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Amani Al-Thuwaini and Andrea Hasler
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Two artists recast the iconography of consumerism—one into tradition-bending Kuwaiti dowry chests and the other into sculptures evoking raw flesh.

Amani Al-Thuwaini and Andrea Hasler
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Two artists recast the iconography of consumerism—one into tradition-bending Kuwaiti dowry chests and the other into sculptures evoking raw flesh.

Anonymous Critic: Robert Sietsema Interviewed by Michael Blair
Restaurant Critics, Key Group Worldwide

The post-punk-turned-food-critic on New York City’s varied cuisine.

Édouard Glissant’s Sun of Consciousness by Miho Hatori
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Last spring, inspired by Édouard Glissant’s theory of mondialité, I created an experimental performance salon at The Kitchen, featuring sound stories with an attitude of globality and an improvised/ambient/chanting vibe.

Korakrit Arunanondchai by Martha Kirszenbaum
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As he prepares his musical—part video, part performance—for Performa 19, the Thai-born artist shares thoughts on Ghost Cinema, the ritual circle, storytelling, and empathy.

Atelier Bow-Wow Interviewed by Sunil Bald
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The Atelier’s research into urban morphology and their transformation of its precepts form the basis for Made in Tokyo: Architecture and Living, 1964/2020, an exhibition opening at the Japan Society this October.

That You Have the Body: Alix Lambert Interviewed by Signe Swanson
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The filmmaker and photographer discusses the return to her work on Russia’s inmates.

Portfolio by Mano Penalva
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Creating an aesthetic rupture in systems of exchange.

National Disintegrations by Braden King
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Art and exchange in extraterritorial territories

Tim Parks by Scott Esposito
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The international novel, mistranslation, and blogging in print.

On the Cinema Tropical Awards by Gary M. Kramer
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Shining a light on Latin American cinema.

Damaged Goods: Michael Glawogger by Craig Hubert
Megacities

Michael Glawogger makes movies about humans in a globalized world. Things don’t look good.

Jarett Kobek’s Portrait of a Hijacker by Noura Wedell
Atta In Airport

Jarett Kobek’s novel ATTA reads as a relentless laceration of the fear and disaster mythologies of globalized empire.

Surplus Rising by Claire Barliant

Claire Barliant talks to Julia Christensen about her work as a multimedia artist and writer.

Allan Sekula by Edward Dimendberg
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From his investigation of maritime space to his extensive travels to world seaports, Allan Sekula’s trajectory transforms and connects domains that aren’t usually compared. His practice has extended from photography into filmmaking and recently, curating.

Bruce Mau  by Kathryn Simon
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The president and creative director of his own design firm and the force behind a range of interdisciplinary projects and partnerships, Bruce Mau speaks with Kathryn Simon about drift, vision, and his unique studio environment.

Olu Oguibe by Saul Ostrow
Sherif el-Azma’s Pilot for a Soap Opera about an Egyptian Air Hostess by Lawrence Chua
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In Pilot for a Soap Opera about an Egyptian Air Hostess, Sherif el-Azma conjures the quiet tension of an object about to fall. 

Brazil: Body and Soul at the Guggenheim by Carlos Brillembourg
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Reviewer Carlos Brillembourg finds the absurd task of representing 500 years of Brazilian history in a single exhibit further hampered by Jean Nouvel’s Guggenheim redesign and the franchising of the museum brand.

Shahzia Sikander by David Hunt
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Sure, the painter Shahzia Sikander, born and raised in Pakistan, manages to flip the script on the whole history of Indian miniatures, but to position her as an artist throwing off the oppressive yoke of male patriarchy, Islamic censorship, or the pervasive Western fantasy of South Asian culture as simply some kind of prohibitive version of Footloose does a disservice to her work.

Gioconda Belli by Kenia Halleck
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Gioconda Belli is one of Nicaragua’s major political and intellectual voices.

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