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Holding Power Accountable: Shuddhabrata Sengupta Interviewed by Rehan Ansari
Undoing Walls Raqs Media Collective1

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

Holding Power Accountable: Shuddhabrata Sengupta Interviewed by Rehan Ansari
Undoing Walls Raqs Media Collective1

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

Recording Society’s Crimes: Fernando Arias Interviewed by Kurt Hollander
Blood From Fernando Arias1

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
In The Shadow Of Forward Motion3

A rare David Wojnarowicz zine is republished.

Collapse and Equilibrium: Michelle Lopez Interviewed by Olivia Gauthier
Michelle Lopez1

Translating protest into sculpture.

Strangeness and Beauty: Dear Climate (Una Chaudhuri, Oliver Kellhammer, and Marina Zurkow) Interviewed by Louis Bury
Dear Climate: Signs, Wonders, Blunders, 2019-20

A unique approach to environmental art.

The Freedom to Develop What Is Necessary: Maria Thereza Alves Interviewed by Richard William Hill
Maria Thereza Alves, Seeds of Change, New York, A Botany of Colonization, 2017

Documenting a cross-cultural politics and aesthetics.

Looking Back: BOMB on the Past Decade in Art
Kanishka Raja Final

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
Against Our Will1

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
Jareh Das1

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

John Akomfrah by Shezad Dawood
Transfigured Night A Copy

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
Jordan Seller

The artist talks about dismantling street advertisements and their infrastructure.

One Piece: Clearly Confused by Natalie Baxter
Natalie Baxter Clearly Confused

The artist talks about the genesis, composition, and execution of a recently completed work.

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