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Interview with Gamaliel Rodríguez
Interview with Gamaliel Rodríguez

“I often see progress as retrogression.”
Puerto Rican artist Gamaliel Rodríguez (1977, Bayamon) has from the very beginning achieved a particularly recognizable style. His eerie and intriguing work deals with concepts like memory, history and vigilance and is rather “un-Caribbean” in style.

BY PACO BARRAGÁN
Paco Barragán - Puerto Rico is a small island with [...]

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Who Cares? 16 Essays on Curating in Asia
Who Cares? 16 Essays on Curating in Asia

Who Cares? 16 Essays on Curating in Asia. Edited by Álvaro Rodríguez Fominaya and Michael Lee. Hong Kong: Para/Site Art Space with Studio Bibliothèque and seed | projects, 2010. 187 pages. ISBN 9789889896393
By Irina Leyva-Pérez
This book opens the forum with a simple yet intriguing question: Is it different to curate an exhibition in [...]

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Weaving Metaphors. Exploring the Known Within New Contexts
Weaving Metaphors. Exploring the Known Within New Contexts

Artist Nari Ward, born in Kingston, Jamaica in 1963, moved to the U.S. at age 12, where he attended the School of Visual Arts in New York and received his Bachelor of Arts from Hunter College and Master of Fine Arts from Brooklyn College.
Ward’s artistic investigations reference urban space, performance, the dynamics of [...]

Painting Time
Painting Time

By Christina Schmid
In 2013, at the opening of “Painter Painter,” the Walker Art Center’s first exhibition of contemporary painting in over a decade, Jan Verwoert ended his memorable talk with a demonstration: a simple baseline on a Roland TP 3 Base Synthesizer entering a feedback loop. The filter the sound passes through begins [...]

Gustavo Acosta: Paper Trails
Gustavo Acosta: Paper Trails

Known for his peculiar urban renderings as representations of symbols of power, Gustavo Acosta (Havana, 1958) has based his work on the social and political aspects that architecture represents. He talked to ARTPULSE about what has influenced him through the years, how he dissects his surroundings with an almost cinematographic eye, and how [...]

Dynamic Instability. An Interview with Amanda Coogan
Dynamic Instability. An Interview with Amanda Coogan

Irish performance artist Amanda Coogan is recognized for creating durational works that explore the intersection of action, materiality and time while testing the limits of her body. Incorporating a range of inspirations and sources, Coogan creates multisensory, aesthetic experiences that are provocative, engaging, disturbing and, at times, hilarious. In the following interview, Coogan [...]

A Grey Dawn: On ‘The Problem of God’
A Grey Dawn: On ‘The Problem of God’

By Jon Seals
It is fitting that Düsseldorf, the city so formative in the life of art shaman Joseph Beuys, would host an exhibition investigating such themes as anthroposophy, bodily suffering, performance, ritual and social philosophy in contemporary art. Rather than attempting to be a shamanistic spirit guide in shaping society, politics or faith, [...]

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Interview with Franklin Sirmans
Interview with Franklin Sirmans

“We believe in the space of the museum, as this is the place where people come together and get educated and entertained at the same time.”
As with most curators, Franklin Sirmans started as an arts writer for magazines, in his case Flash Art and Artnews. Before being appointed department head and curator of [...]

I Like the Direct Experience of Documentation: A Conversation with Artie Vierkant and Parker Ito
I Like the Direct Experience of Documentation: A Conversation with Artie Vierkant and Parker Ito

“With more and more media readily available through this unruly archive, the task becomes one of packaging, producing, reframing, and distributing; a mode of production analogous not to the creation of material goods, but to the production of social contexts, using existing material. What a time you chose to be born!”—Seth Price wrote [...]

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MARIA ELENA BUSZEK
MARIA ELENA BUSZEK

Maria Elena Buszek, Ph.D., is a scholar, critic, curator and associate professor of art history at the University of Colorado Denver. Her recent publications include the books Pin-Up Grrrls: Feminism, Sexuality, Popular Culture (Duke University Press Books, 2006) and Extra/Ordinary: Craft and Contemporary Art (Duke, 2011). She has also contributed writing to [...]

JAMES LOUGH
JAMES LOUGH

James Lough teaches nonfiction writing at the Savannah College of Art and Design in the writing department, which he formerly directed. His book This Ain’t No Holiday Inn: Down and Out in New York’s Chelsea 1980-1995 was published by Schaffner Press in 2013. He is also the author of Spheres of Awareness [...]

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