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Tauba Auerbach and Sam Hillmer
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Before the premiere of their multimedia collaboration LIGATURE, visual artist Auerbach and saxophonist Hillmer talk about connectivity, geometry, and the nature of mind.

Daaimah Mubashshir’s The Immeasurable Want of Light by Rachel Valinsky
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Capaurisces (pronounced “kuh-pour-i-ces”)—a combination of a far-flung galaxy made of “99.99 percent dark matter” and an artist colony in New Hampshire—is the unlikely setting for Daaimah Mubashshir’s The Immeasurable Want of Light, a collection of short plays recently published in book form as part of the playwright’s ongoing project Everyday Afroplay. Beginning in 2016, Mubashshir developed a daily writing practice in response to Chris Ofili’s Afro Muses painting series, offering a sustained meditation on Blackness and the Black body.

Studio Visit: Margaux Ogden by Matthew J. Abrams
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Painting as disappearance.

Otobong Nkanga’s To Dig a Hole That Collapses Again by Jason Foumberg
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Through layered symbolism—such as sticks and roots threading and pricking interconnecting bodies and mounds of earth—the Kano, Nigeria–born, Paris-trained, Antwerp-residing artist Otobong Nkanga works through the trauma of decolonization by probing links between Europe’s economic growth and the exploitation of African lands.

Illustration and Language: Caitlin Keogh Interviewed by Caroline Elbaor
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Painting the fragmented body.

Let People Be Who They Are: Sam Pink by Leah Schnelbach
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On writing without moral objectives, Florida’s thunderstorms, and jobs both terrible and sublime. 

Chris Martin and Cy Gavin
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The artists discuss painting landscapes, from transient rays of moonlight to the immensity of environmental changes.

Black Passages: Curtis Talwst Santiago Interviewed by Ayasha Guerin
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Layering histories and identity.

Before They Are Forgotten: Carlito Dalceggio Interviewed
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A painter opens his studio.

Letters to Lina Iris Viktor by Emmanuel Iduma
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Part of the Theory + Practice series.

Studio Visit: Nate Lowman by Osman Can Yerebakan
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American pop and detritus. 

Writers on Artists: Thomas Bernhard’s Old Masters by Ed Winstead
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The use and abuse of art in an imperfect world.

Screen Interactions: Howardena Pindell’s Video Drawings by Olivia Gauthier
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Television and its simulations.

Controlled Chaos: Howardena Pindell Interviewed by Jessica Lanay
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“All the pieces … are an attempt to unite my mind again, to mend the rupture.”—Howardena Pindell

Vulnerable Avatars: Heidi Hahn and Shana Moulton in Conversation
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On storytelling, seriality, and a shared love of clichés.

Studio Visit: Greg Lindquist by Louis Bury
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Painting pollution.

Three Letters by Remedios Varo

I have let a prudent amount of time go by and now believe, or more, I am absolutely certain that your spirit will find it auspicious to be in contact with me. I am a reincarnation of a friend you had in other times. 

One Piece: Inversion Landscape no. 1 by Darren Waterston
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The artist talks about mixing tradition and innovation.

Summer Wheat by Tina Kukielski
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On the eve of two solo exhibitions, Wheat discusses her tapestry-like paintings, stained-glass works, and tulipieres.

Village Wen, Fragrant Brook, and Other Vanishing Townships by Yun-Fei Ji
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Reaching June, it had not rained for eight months at Village Wen. The river had long dried out; crops were not growing. On the 13th, it finally rained. Raindrops the size of green mung beans hit the camphor trees by the road, making a sound like popping sesame seeds.

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