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Sending Out the Signal: Swoon Interviewed by Katie Peyton
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“I take myself, my drawings, and this little bundle of creative forces that is me, and I try to make a chemical reaction with the world.”—Swoon

John Akomfrah by Shezad Dawood
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On the eve of Signs of Empire, his current show at the New Museum, the British artist and filmmaker elaborates on how philosophy and the history of cinema have influenced his practice. 

There Is Life and Death in the Power of the Tongue: Vanessa German Interviewed by Jessica Lanay
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“I gave myself this education on my own eye and on my own instincts. I was trying to find a place of resonance.”

One Piece: NYC Fluorescent by Jordan Seiler
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The artist talks about dismantling street advertisements and their infrastructure.

One Piece: Clearly Confused by Natalie Baxter
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The artist talks about the genesis, composition, and execution of a recently completed work.

Looking Back on 2017: Art
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Featuring selections by Corina Copp, Max Galyon, Patricia Spears Jones, S.D. Chrostowska, Karl Holmqvist, Phillip Lopate, Mary Simpson, and more.

Cellular Portals: A Conversation with Ursula Andkjær Olsen by Morten Høi Jensen
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The Danish poet on corporeal poetics, pregnancy, and the influence of classical music.

An Occupation: Joshua Cohen’s Moving Kings by Robin Giles
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Jewish identity and oppression, at home and abroad.

Daniel Borzutzky by Joyelle McSweeney

A Chilean American poet maps the troubling parallels between his native land under Pinochet and the present-day US.

Portfolio by Azikiwe Mohammed
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Potential Futures / Black Receipts

Laura Kurgan by Noah Chasin
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An architect talks about her data maps of urban conflict from Brooklyn to Aleppo.

Embodied Absence by Claire Barliant
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Chilean protest art of the 1970s proves timely.

Njideka Akunyili Crosby by Erica Ando
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From Lagos to LA, a young painter’s images resonate with meaning, both personal and political.

Cameron Rowland by Ian Edward Wallace
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Of the various collected objects in Cameron Rowland’s studio—a fluorescent orange work coat, a bundle of street-sweeper bristles, several pot-medal badges—the most abundant are books. 

Motherland by Cecilia Corrigan

A lighthearted psychodrama about mommy issues and Hillary Clinton.

Portfolio by Martha Rosler
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“Bodily trauma at the very level of form.”

Caroline Woolard by John Haskell
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Artists generally fall into two groups: the makers (of objects) and doers (of activities). They survive, more or less, on the largesse of the art world. 

Felix Gonzalez-Torres and Roni Horn by Lucy Raven
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BOMB Specific by Julie Ault
Allora & Calzadilla by Christopher Y. Lew
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Music, the voice, intention, and history.

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