Essays

Two Black women stand in the street. One, filmmaker Ja'Tovia Gary, wears a red scarf as she holds a micrphone in front of the woman wearing a yellow coat. The woman wearing the yellow coat is preparing to answer a question.
Visualizing Refusal: Ja’Tovia Gary’s Acts of Care

The bass in Alice Coltrane’s 1971 song “Journey in Satchidananda” provides the pulse to black-and-white…

a coupling of drawings that are pinned to a wall. they are oval shaped with the bottom half completely covered in black so that you cannot see the bottom half of the oval.
A Grammar for Black Interior Art

Black Interior Art [ Black – always with a capital “B”] [Interior – the inner,…

Wayfinding: Parts 2 + 3

The following essay is an excerpt of Chloë Bass’ project WAYFINDING, currently on view in St.…

Melanin-o-phonic Space or, The Speaker Body As Totem

shawné michaelain holloway, Evan Ifekoya, and sidony o’neal come together around shared practices of engaging…

A Topology of Infinity and Internal Alchemy

shawné michaelain holloway, Evan Ifekoya, and sidony o’neal come together around shared practices of engaging…

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A Reflection on Discourse, Disruption, and Latinidad in Miami

Before I moved to Miami last year, I ran around New York researching the studio…

White Skin, Black Masks

Originally on view at Chisenhale Gallery in London, England, Autoportrait is a film, in four…

The Body and The Parable Opera

  For several days before the Parable of the Sower Opera, I get flashes of…

The imagination of Jennifer Harge’s Choreography

On an unusually cold Spring evening in Detroit, I parked my car in front of…

Leni Riefenstahl, the Master

There are multiple parts to the process of assessing the aesthetic quality of a photograph.…