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Life is But a Dream @ Galerie Camille

If you’ve missed the news elsewhere, this month I’m so pleased to participate in a four-person show at Galerie Camille, Life is But a Dream. The show is conceptually arranged around participating artist Mary Fortuna, who invited myself, Scott Northrup, and Luzhen Qui to accompany her vision. Mary’s strong capacity […]

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The Blactiquing Space @ Hyperallergic

SAGINAW, Mich. — At the beginning of my guided tour through the Blactiquing Space, collector and curator Kevin Jones asked me a provocative, challenging question: Can something be racist and also be beautiful? It was just the first of many moments that evoked conflicting thoughts and emotions during my experience of […]

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Habibi Futurism at Room Project @ Hyperallergic

DETROIT — One of the first points of discussion at the “HBB from the future” workshop, conducted by Armenian-American weaver Levon Kafafian and Lebanese-American poet and educator Kaymelya Omayma Youssef at Room Project, was the definition of the word “habibi”( حبيبي), often abbreviated as HBB. Translated literally from Arabic, it […]

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“Fauxliage” book review @ Hyperallergic

As early as the introduction of railroads and the telegraph system, the Western landscape has struggled with the aesthetics of convenience. From commercial interests like strip malls and billboards, to national systems like highways and telephone wires, to individual interventions like graffiti and public sculpture, the definition of “eyesore” is […]

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