Spot 1: SUMMER IS NOW

SUMMER IS NOW

FUNTOWN

Funtown Pier was an actual place, once.

Type:
Projects
Source:
May 24, 2018
Location:
Funtown Pier, Seaside Heights, New Jersey
Credit:
Art / Joe Peragine

Las Vegas: Still Learning?

As the entertainment capital struggles to pioneer a new arts & culture landscape, the shape of the “future city” begins to take form—and it looks like a “strip.”

Type:
Features
Source:
Spring 2018
Location:
Las Vegas
Credit:
Text / Claire E. Dempster

Poolside Chat

An LA architect and a Palm Springs architectural curator discuss liberated design and pastel color palettes in the American West.

Type:
Features, Interviews
Source:
Spring 2017
Location:
Los Angeles

Spot 2: Atlanta

Atlanta

Doris Adelaide Derby

“Not all aspects of our lives are about the injustice.” Atlanta photographer, activist, organizer, and educator on SNCC in 1960s Mississippi, Roy DeCarava, and the importance of multidimensional representation.

Type:
Interviews
Source:
Winter 2017
Location:
Atlanta
Credit:
Interview / Erin Jane Nelson

Deborah Roberts: The Evolution of Mimi

The sharp angles, contrasting patterns and colors, and outsized body parts in Deborah Roberts’ collages of young girls are a...
Type:
Reviews
Source:
May 17, 2018
Location:
Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Atlanta
Credit:
Text / Rebecca Dimling Cochran

Everything is Connected

Buildings are for people; architectural photography is portraiture; walking is a way of seeing; and John C. Portman is your architect.

Type:
Interviews
Source:
Winter 2017
Location:
Atlanta
Credit:
Text / Victoria Camblin

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Spot 3: Walk

Walk

The Patty Chang Landscape

“Mao Tse-tung once said that the south had a lot of water and it would be okay if the north borrowed a little.” An artist tracks wandering lakes through piss and tears, from Central Asia to Queens.

Type:
Features
Source:
Winter 2017
Location:
Queens, New York; Eurasia
Credit:
Text / Marcus Civin

The Practice of Circuit-Making

To “know” a city, walk it.

Type:
Projects
Source:
Winter 2017/2018
Location:
Tbilisi; Seoul; San Francisco; Istanbul; Decatur, GA.
Credit:
Art + Text / Brian Sherman

Wong Ping: Beyond the Pleasure Principle

Urban life can be alienating; it limits our mobility and entraps us in fantasy. In Hong Kong, an artist’s erotic animations offer brief release.

Type:
Features
Source:
Winter 2017
Location:
Hong Kong
Credit:
Text / Stephanie Bailey
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Advertisement for Harmonic Dysfunction by artist Matt Haffner at whitespace

Spot 4: Reviews

Reviews

The US-Mexico Border:
Place, Imagination, and Possibility

A photograph by Pablo López Luz shows an aerial view of the US-Mexico border as it stretches between Tijuana and...
Type:
Reviews
Source:
Spring 2018
Location:
516 Arts, Albuquerque; Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM
Credit:
Text / Chelsea Weathers

I’m not who you think I’m not #4: Chebomuren

I’m Not Who You Think I’m Not #4: Chebomuren was a two hour performance by artists Awuor Onyango, Nyakallo Maleke,...
Type:
Reviews
Source:
Spring 2018
Location:
Uhuru Park, Nairobi, Kenya
Credit:
Text / Rose Jepkorir Kiptum

Isaac Julien: Playtime

Julien’s sumptuous three-part film installation at Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture in San Francisco invoked manifold puns and...
Type:
Reviews
Source:
Spring 2018
Location:
Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, San Francisco
Credit:
Text / Monica Westin

Spot 5: AH / HA

AH / HA

Samson Young:
Songs For Disaster Relief

Do they know it’s Christmas? Yes, they do. Charity jingles chart the rise of neoliberalism at the Hong Kong pavilion in Venice.

Type:
Features, Interviews
Source:
Fall 2017
Location:
Venice, Italy
Credit:
Interview / Vivian Chui

Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries

Flash animation to make a frenzied bid for utopia, sex, freedom, and jazz

Type:
Features
Source:
Fall 2017
Location:
Seoul; San Francisco
Credit:
Text / Blythe Sheldon

Lawrence Abu Hamdan

“Echo Profiles,” “ear witnesses,” and audio forensics inform the practice of an artist and “private eye” working at the intersection of sound and politics.

Type:
Features
Source:
Fall 2017
Location:
Beirut, Lebanon; Sharjah, UAE
Credit:
Text / Rayya Badran