Artist Statement: Simone Leigh
The artist and activist behind a Brooklyn-based homeopathic
health care service is inspired by the temples of Angkor Wat
and vernacular architecture in Natchez, Mississippi.
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The Inflation of Personal Life
Interview With Péter Forgács
Sonja Simonyi and Niels Van Tomme
When a family secret is revealed, a Hungarian artist
processes a private past, and a public politics.
* NEW *
Looking for Black Art in Baltimore
Joyce J. Scott & Theresa Chromati
Abdu Mongo Ali
Faced with limited support and resources in their city,
artists discuss what it means to leave—and what it means
to come home.
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Geopolitics on the Edge
The Arctic archipelago of Svalbard is the new arena in a
global sprint for power, influence, and resources—and an
emerging site for artistic and interdisciplinary research.
- Four Edges of Pyramiden: Ieva Epnere
A woman in a blue dress "symbolizes the Russian 'dream'
of an ideal state or place on earth."
- Fieldwork: Cédric Maridet
On the territory of Svalbard as an archive
for the idea of
deep time, and a wasteland "where primordial and modern
history can both be traced."
- The Good Soil: Michael John Whelan
Photographing the Global Seed Vault, an artist experiences
"a sobering feeling of inescapability" at the juncture of
geological past and humanity's future physical fragility.
- Flow Through: Bahar Yürükoğlu
Processing the politics of "a timeless, borderless place,"
an artist proposes a new mythology.
- Frost: Aggie Peterson and Petra Hermanová
"You could feel the presence of the people, but you
could not see them": archival photographs of Svalbard's
residents are reworked into portraits of a ghost town.
- Synnøve Persen, The Land Outside The Map
A Sami poet, visual artist, and activist calls for us to
"unsubscribe from the map of the colonizers."
Artist Projects: The Last Mile
Four young Atlanta-area artists explore landscapes of transition.
- Saige Rowe: Exterior Engagements (Parts I & II)
- Steffen Sornpao: Eschatology for a Scrapper
- Brandon English: Untitled
(Naw... but for real, fuck 'em)
- Ignacio Rivera: Lupita
Mining the Museum
Spelman College curatorial students propose a thematic
exhibition of works from Atlanta university collections.
Transitions: States of Being
Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose
Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art
Estamos contra el muro / We Are Against the Wall
Jacqueline Gordon: Inside You is Me
Duane Michals: The Narrative Photograph
Christina Price Washington
UH-OH: Frances Stark 1991-2015
Emily B. Watlington
Anne Imhof: Angst
Artist and Empire: (En)Countering Colonial Legacies
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