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Critique and Care: Sheida Soleimani Interviewed by Cassie Packard
a collage featuring lobsters a white pot and whiffle balls and a bat titled, ​Bayou Choctaw Sweet, Sheida Soleimani

Photomontages that expose power and brutality.

Critique and Care: Sheida Soleimani Interviewed by Cassie Packard
a collage featuring lobsters a white pot and whiffle balls and a bat titled, ​Bayou Choctaw Sweet, Sheida Soleimani

Photomontages that expose power and brutality.

The Value of Labor: Rodrigo Valenzuela Interviewed by Forrest Muelrath
A black and white photograph of machine parts assembled in a metal room titled, Afterwork #2, by ​Rodrigo Valenzuela

Films and photographs that address the future of work.

We Were Determined to Play: A Conversation by The Ferrante Project Editors
Book Cover of The Ferrante Project: The Freedom of Anonymity on dark blue background

A collective of sixteen women writers of color experimenting with freedom, anti-fame, and anonymity.

Form and Politics: Theodore A. Harris Interviewed by Kristin Prevallet
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Creating a poetic history book with collage.

Holding Power Accountable: Shuddhabrata Sengupta Interviewed by Rehan Ansari
A wooden bench in an empty gallery in front of a projected geometric abstraction titled, Undoing Walls, by Raqs Media Collective

A Raqs Media Collective member discusses politics, art, and not making art.

Recording Society’s Crimes: Fernando Arias Interviewed by Kurt Hollander
A painting of a close-up of a man receiving communion with the communion wafer painted blood red titled, ​¿Sangre de? (Blood from?), by Fernando Arias

Art addressing war and inequality in Colombia and elsewhere.

Of Grief and Anger: David Wojnarowicz’s In the Shadow of Forward Motion Reviewed by Conor Williams
A black and white cover of, In the Shadow of Forward Motion, by David Wojnarowicz

A rare David Wojnarowicz zine is republished.

Collapse and Equilibrium: Michelle Lopez Interviewed by Olivia Gauthier
Large sculpture featuring ladders, scaffolding, stones, wire, wood, and fencing titled, Ballast and Barricades, by Michelle Lopez

Translating protest into sculpture.

Strangeness and Beauty: Dear Climate (Una Chaudhuri, Oliver Kellhammer, and Marina Zurkow) Interviewed by Louis Bury
Dear Climate installation featuring Wooden post with three signs reading How Forests Think Where Branches Point and What Roots Report at Appalachian State University by Una Chaudhuri Oliver Kellhammer and Marina Zurkow

A unique approach to environmental art.

The Freedom to Develop What Is Necessary: Maria Thereza Alves Interviewed by Richard William Hill
A variety of potted plants collected in plywood boxes and set in a small white gallery with botany drawings on the walls

Documenting a cross-cultural politics and aesthetics.

Looking Back: BOMB on the Past Decade in Art
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With contributions from Naeem Mohaiemen, Martha Rosler, Devin Kenny, Swoon, and more.

What’s Going On (or Some Violence To Get Some Good): Ben Jones Interviewed by Jessica Lanay
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Painting that works with politics and abstraction.

Living Matter by Claire Atherton
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I never made a decision to become a film editor—or, in any case, I didn’t decide upon it at a young age and follow a single career path.

The Art of Satire: Slavs and Tatars Interviewed by Osman Can Yerebakan
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Fleshy ideas of language.

A Haunting Political Argument: On João Gilberto Noll’s Lord by ​Ross McElwain
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“Any take [Noll] has on arguments dimly recognizable from contemporary thought will be an unusual one.”

Everywhere at Once: José Maceda’s Musical Territory by Aki Onda
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The secrets are boxed within. That’s what I thought two years ago in Quezon City, where I was doing research at the University of the Philippines Center for Ethnomusicology.

Against Our Will: Traci Molloy and Sarah Super Interviewed by Melissa Potter
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Public art addressing the trauma of sexual violence.

Have We Done Enough to Remember? Have We Remembered Enough?: Contemplating AIDS in Contemporary Art by Jareh Das
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Artists and exhibitions address the AIDS crisis.

Marcos Castro and Baris Gokturk by Sabine Russ
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Fashioning ersatz artifacts and museological displays, two artists dispense with individual authorship to inhabit the “speculative nature of history” with an eye on the future.

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

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