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Center Love: Caleb Azumah Nelson Interviewed by Rachel Eliza Griffiths
Open Water by Caleb Azumah Nelson

A novel about two Black British artists who fall in love and are forced to face challenges beyond their control.

Center Love: Caleb Azumah Nelson Interviewed by Rachel Eliza Griffiths
Open Water by Caleb Azumah Nelson

A novel about two Black British artists who fall in love and are forced to face challenges beyond their control.

I Have Had Enough Conversations To Know That Flowers Sell: Jeffrey Augustine Songco Interviewed by Jessica Lanay
A photograph of a room featuring a piano a photograph of someone kissing a trophy a plaque and a chair titled, Jeffrey Augustine Songco: Society of 23’s Trophy Game Room

Objects and installations that redirect symbolic systems.

Karyn Olivier by Michelle Lopez
Fairground tent with a single chair behind a wall covered in various cloths and clothing items. A passerby examines the tent.

At the heart of Olivier’s sculptural inquiry is the fate of our existing and future monuments. How can they teach, and change us?

Making and Destroying Myths: Precious Okoyomon Interviewed by Jareh Das
A stack of large rocks surrounded by rings of dirt and smaller rocks titled, FRAGMENTED BODY PERCEPTIONS AS HIGHER VIBRATION FREQUENCIES TO GOD, by Precious Okoyomon

Texts, installations, and performances that address the global operations of race.

After the Father by Wendy S. Walters
Pages from the print version of Wendy S. Walters's essay "After the Father" as it appears in BOMB Magazine's spring 2021 issue.

“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.”

Points of Tension, Points of Solidarity: Naima Coster Interviewed by Yasmin Roshanian
Cover of the book What's Mine and Yours by Naima Coster

A novel that explores love, family, racial integration in a school system, and the deep range of experiences across different communities of color.

Danielle Evans by Jamel Brinkley
Portrait of author Danielle Evans. The photograph is tinted pink.

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.

Violence is the Texture of Experience: Benjamin Krusling Interviewed by Vijay Masharani
Glaring

The poet on his new collection, institutions of power, purity, and the possibility of total obliteration.

Building a Bigger Table: Stefanie Batten Bland Interviewed by Rachel Stone
Five performers surround a long table with a white female dancer sitting on top of the table, her arm outstretched.

Interrogating constructed behaviors of intimacy.

Protection and Resistance: Stephanie J. Woods Interviewed by Hallie McNeill
A person wearing camouflage with an America flag wrapped around their head titled, When the Hunted Become the Hunters, by Stephanie J. Woods

A multidisciplinary artist addresses personal and collective experience.

Portfolio by Malcolm Peacock
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Trenton Doyle Hancock by Bill Kartalopoulos
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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.

Carolyn Lazard by Catherine Damman
Six brown smiley faces evenly spaced along a free-standing white wall.

Lazard’s spare, conceptual works examine the political dimensions of illness and disability and the pleasures of being with and caring for one another.

Vivian Vázquez Irizarry and Gretchen Hildebran’s Decade of Fire by Roya Marsh
Robert Foster Clearing Rubble Bronx NYC

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.

Vastness, Loneliness, and Abandonment: Bill T. Jones Interviewed by Nicole Loeffler-Gladstone
silhouettes of dancers performing in Bill T. Jones Deep Blue Sea

Themes of race and abandonment in Bill T. Jones’s Deep Blue Sea become all the more relevant.

Bouchra Khalili’s The Radical Ally by Sophie Kovel
Book cover of The Radical Ally by Bouchra Khalili

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.

Outstanding, Girl, You Knock Me Out: Ayana Evans and Tsedaye Makonnen Interviewed by Jessica Lanay
1  Nothing Lasts Forever

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.

Two Poems by Xandria Phillips
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we consummated our marriage / on a bed littered with sour faces / of dead presidents, liberated livestock / sweating through the dollars.

Multitudes and Multitudes: Shane McCrae Interviewed by Anastasios Karnazes
The Guilded Auction Block

The poet on responding to atrocity through formalism and sneaking an epic into his upcoming collection.

Something You’re Not Supposed to Look At: Christopher Harris Interviewed by Andrew Northrop
Stillhere Frame 1 Jpeg

The filmmaker discusses his resurgent work still/here and the examination of landscape and history through the lens of race.

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