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Interview with Juan Dávila
Interview with Juan Dávila

“Our first modernity in Latin America is indigenous, not a discovery in Paris in the 1870s, something happens there that resists academic, scientific and rational thought.”

By Paco Barragán
On the ocassion of his recent solo show “Juan Dávila: Imagen Residual/After Image” at Matucana 100 in Santiago de Chile, we spoke to Juan [...]

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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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The Shadow of History and the Simulacrum in the Art of Andreas Angelidakis
The Shadow of History and the Simulacrum in the Art of Andreas Angelidakis

“Do we even need architecture anymore?”
Andreas Angelidakis

By Alexandria Pierce

Andreas Angelidakis’s body of work, inspired by the city of Athens, continues to signify the shadow of history and the simulacrum in works like Vessel (2016), which is both a sculpture and an animated video. Humorously, it features a pithos, a [...]

A Motley Choir. Variations in Tone in Contemporary Art Criticism
A Motley Choir. Variations in Tone in Contemporary Art Criticism

By Kerr Houston
Clearly, the function of contemporary art critics can be-and has often been-construed in a number of different ways. In his essay Clichés Reach Critical Mass, Take Writers Down Slippery Slope, Blake Gopnik suggests that art critics can write the first draft of art history. Elsewhere, Peter Plagens has suggested that we [...]

The Laws of Motion. In-Studio Interview with Alex Kanevsky
The Laws of Motion. In-Studio Interview with Alex Kanevsky

By Kim Power
An apple thrown in the air will fall downwards, obeying the laws of gravity. Its velocity will remain constant unless an outside force acts upon it. We rely on predictable laws of motion to navigate our daily world. However, in art, and more specifically in painting, these laws may be suspended, [...]

Tomás Ochoa: Social X-rays
Tomás Ochoa: Social X-rays

By Raisa Clavijo
The work of Tomás Ochoa (Cuenca, Ecuador, 1969) carries an implicit, powerful political message. This multidiciplinary artist takes Latin American society and history as essential raw material, analyzing them in light of his knowledge of semiotics, post-structuralist theories and decolonial discourse. His strategy is based on dismantling or deconstructing “official” history, [...]

Miguel Chevalier: Virtual Encounters
Miguel Chevalier: Virtual Encounters

By Heike Dempster
How do we interact with the space around us? How do we inform the city and how does the city inform us? What are the structures of cities and life in the future? Miguel Chevalier reaches for a technological, futuristic and seemingly abstract register to describe the city and urbanism and [...]

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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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DIANE MULLIN
DIANE MULLIN

Diane Mullin is senior curator at the Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota.  She earned her PhD in Art History from Washington University in St. Louis. Mullin was director of Minneapolis College of Art and Design Gallery (2002-2004) where she ran the MCAD/McKnight and MCAD/Jerome fellowship programs. Her exhibitions include “Paul [...]

CARLA ACEVEDO-YATES
CARLA ACEVEDO-YATES

Carla Acevedo-Yates is a curator, researcher, and art critic. She earned an M.A. in Curatorial Studies and Contemporary Art at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College where she was awarded with the Ramapo Curatorial Prize. Previously she earned a B.A. in Spanish and Latin American Cultures from Barnard College, Columbia [...]

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