At the heart of Olivier’s sculptural inquiry is the fate of our existing and future monuments. How can they teach, and change us?
Texts, installations, and performances that address the global operations of race.
“Each time they told me to smile I felt at risk for oblivion, as if it wasn’t me that they were looking at but, rather, some bright reflection of themselves, some aspiration gnarled against their own self-perception.”
A novel that explores love, family, racial integration in a school system, and the deep range of experiences across different communities of color.
In Evans’s first interview before the release of her new and unintentionally prescient collection, The Office of Historical Corrections, she discusses humor, power, and replicas of the Titanic.
The poet on his new collection, institutions of power, purity, and the possibility of total obliteration.
Interrogating constructed behaviors of intimacy.
A multidisciplinary artist addresses personal and collective experience.
The artist’s new graphic novel delves deeper into his mythic Moundverse, where gentle plant–animal vessels are protected by TorpedoBoy and hounded by tofu-eating enemies.
Lazard’s spare, conceptual works examine the political dimensions of illness and disability and the pleasures of being with and caring for one another.
Decade of Fire is a remarkable tale of the Bronx’s rise from ash, standing to set the record straight about the fires that ravaged the borough in the late ’60s and ’70s.
Themes of race and abandonment in Bill T. Jones’s Deep Blue Sea become all the more relevant.
In February 1970, the Black Panther Party (BPP) sought political support from the French dissident writer Jean Genet, after his play The Blacks, which had recently traveled to New York, suggested he might be an ally.
Two artists manifest, claim, and demand space in a society that operates around violence against black women’s bodies while pretending that they don’t exist.
we consummated our marriage / on a bed littered with sour faces / of dead presidents, liberated livestock / sweating through the dollars.
The poet on responding to atrocity through formalism and sneaking an epic into his upcoming collection.
The filmmaker discusses his resurgent work still/here and the examination of landscape and history through the lens of race.
An art of the body and the environment.
On resisting parasitic invasions—from the poisons in our soil, to toxic masculinity in the psyche.