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

Mel Chin by Saul Ostrow
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Wry installations and revelatory sculptures blend art-making and activism in Chin’s unique practice of transformation.

Trees, Grass, & Collectivist Rock by Clinton Krute
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Träd, Gräs och Stenar and the democratizing power of the riff.

Abraham Cruzvillegas by Haegue Yang
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Before I met Abraham Cruzvillegas, more than once I’d heard curator Clara Kim mention in passing that he was a special person. This piqued my curiosity.

Rachel Kushner by Hari Kunzru
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I first met Rachel Kushner in Toronto McCarren airport in, I think, 2007. We were both there for the International Festival of Authors (IFOA). I’d just spent several hours in US immigration detention (the asshole border guard had opined that I “didn’t deserve” my visa) and I was heartily pissed off at missing a flight to New York. 

John Miller by Liam Gillick
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John Miller and Liam Gillick talk about repurposing painting, conceptualism, and reality TV.

BOMB GLOBAL: Creative Time Summit, Living as Form by George Scheer
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In light of the politically empowered movements that have risen across the globe during this turbulent year, George Scheer explores the role of the artist becoming a catalyst for broad social change and questions the purpose of integrating politics with creative forms.

Emory Douglas: Black Panther by David Kramer

Emory Douglas joined the Black Panther Party soon after it was formed in 1966, and quickly began to work on the party’s newspaper, the Black Panther

In Sight: Disturbing the Universe by Montana Wojczuk
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Montana Wojczuk reviews the documentary William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe.

A World Apart, A Dialogue in Three Parts: Chris Menges by Liza Béar
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A World Apart explores apartheid through the eyes of the young daughter of political activists in Johannesburg in 1963. This interview is the second in a three-part dialogue with screenwriter Shawn Slovo, director Chris Menges, and actor Linda Mvusi.

A World Apart, A Dialogue in Three Parts: Linda Mvusi by Liza Béar
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A World Apart explores apartheid through the eyes of the young daughter of political activists in Johannesburg in 1963. This interview is the second in a three-part dialogue with screenwriter Shawn Slovo, director Chris Menges, and actor Linda Mvusi.

A World Apart, A Dialogue in Three Parts: Shawn Slovo by Liza Béar
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A World Apart explores apartheid through the eyes of the young daughter of political activists in Johannesburg in 1963. This interview is the first in a three-part dialogue with screenwriter Shawn Slovo, director Chris Menges, and actor Linda Mvusi.

The Dictator’s Witchdoctor  by Alejandro Bravo
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The barracks where the soldiers slept: deserted. Deserted, the classrooms and playing fields. 

Three Poems by Margaret Randall
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All you want to do is murder us, those who have survived

Five Poems by Roque Dalton

El Salvador will be a beautiful

Three Poems by Leonel Rugama
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& black like the last time

& if it wasn’t you

Apropos: Daniel Schmid by Gary Indiana
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The films of Daniel Schmid elaborate the sensual fantasies people call forth to veil reality, a response of desire to exigencies of the social order. 

Lizzie Borden by Betsy Sussler
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Filmmaker Lizzie Borden imagines a post-revolutionary future in which women of all races band together to overthrow a male-dominated media and government. She discusses the film’s adoption of ’60s counterculture rhetoric and the value of science fiction.

Jörg Immendorff by Heidrun Reshöft
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Heidrun Roshöft conveys the most formative experiences in Jörg Immendorff’s life … from artistic isolation in West Germany, a camaraderie with fellow German artist A. R. Penck, to the development of the Café Deutschland series.

Cuba, El Salvador: Gianfranco Gorgoni by Betsy Sussler
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From photographing the New York artists of the ’60s and ’70s to capturing the streets of Cuba and El Salvador, Gianfranco Gorgoni speaks to Betsy Sussler about his move to photo-journalism and subsequent responsibility of bearing witness.

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