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IDEAS: An Extraordinary Substance – an a.gen.cy lecture with SRS & Casey Rocheteau

I haven’t talked very much about a.gen.cy, despite it being a project I’ve been working on, in some form, for nearly two years at this point. Its genesis came in the aftermath of the 2016 election disaster, and a series of conversations about art as resistance, hosted at Play House […]

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Sukkah + Detroit @ Hyperallergic

DETROIT — For centuries, Christian holidays have been the undisputed champions of temporary outdoor decorative displays in the United States, with traditions ranging from the tasteful to the garish. But this week marks the beginning of the Jewish harvest festival period of Sukkot, which celebrates the completion of an intensive High […]

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FRONT: Oberlin @ Hyperallergic

OBERLIN, Ohio — While the primary hub of the inaugural FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art offered a diverse range of interactions with the city of Cleveland, the three-site offshoot of FRONT, based in the nearby college town of Oberlin, unified its offerings around the broader theme of architecture. […]

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Interview with Randy Goodman on “Iran: Women Only” @ Hyperallergic

Political sociologist Randy Goodman made her first trip to Iran in 1980. She was part of a delegation of Americans who traveled to Iran to meet with the Iranian college students belonging to the Muslim Student Followers of the Imam’s Line, who ultimately occupied the US Embassy in Tehran for […]

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Artists in Space! @ Hyperallergic

Space travel has historically been controlled by government entities — thus the chance to be an astronaut was limited by their tedious, bureaucratic tendency to recruit people who can, you know, fly aircraft and, like, understand astrophysics. But here in our glorious age of Late Capitalism, we collectively demonstrate that […]

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“Beyond Borders” at UMMA @ Hyperallergic

ANN ARBOR, Michigan — Three years ago, as Laura De Becker prepared to assume her position as the inaugural Helmut and Candis Stern Associate Curator of African Art at the University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA), she did so with the personal determination to create an exhibition that would […]

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