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SPLC’s 2018 Confederate Monument study @ Hyperallergic

Last week, Southern Poverty Law Center released an update to its eye-opening 2016 report, Whose Heritage?, which sought to locate and quantify the number of Confederate symbols being presented in monuments within the public sphere. The original report was motivated by the 2015 terrorist attack by a gun-wielding white supremacist on the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, […]

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Interview with Carolina Falkholt @ Hyperallergic

Gothenburg-born artist Carolina Falkholt raised eyebrows and garnered media attention last Christmas, when she installed a mural of a massive phallus on the building at 303 Broome Street on New York’s Lower East Side. Now the artist, who has spent much of her life and career as an artist, graffiti writer, and musician shuttling between […]

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The Last Billboard Controversy @ Hyperallergic

A billboard has sparked public controversy in Pittsburgh. Designed by local artist Alisha B. Wormsley, it was erected on March 3 above a building in the East Liberty neighborhood — a part of Pittsburgh that has seen rapid change in the form of redevelopment and gentrification in recent years. The white letters read: “THERE ARE BLACK PEOPLE IN THE […]

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9/9/15 – Free Ryde with Michael McGillis

Artist: Michael McGillis Location: Russell St. Deli Breakfast: MM – Orange juice, smoked tomato soup, veggie burger SRS – Coffee (black), “Corned Beef All the Way” on toasted rye I met Mike for breakfast specifically intending to talk about his plans for a new project in Denmark, part of a multi-artist installation on a site […]

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