Essays

Unburdening the Object

  “How do you begin to unburden an object bound to nothing when you too…

Sorry not sorry.

  Sorry not sorry.(Couples Counseling for Artists and Institutions: Step Two) [note]Presented as part of Chloë…

On Equity, Sustainable Design, and Detroit

“Each generation, coming out of obscurity, must define its mission and fulfill or betray it.”…

Fighting to Fit

“The woman’s body, no longer private property but rather fetishized commodity, circulates inexorably and vertiginously…

A Letter from an Arts Worker: Jessica Lynne

Dear DéLana, I have been reading Lorraine Hansberry’s To Be Young, Gifted, and Black, her…

A Letter from an Arts Worker: DeLana Dameron-John

  Dear Jess, I am at my writing desk this rainy Wednesday morning, before the…

Uncluttering The Imaginary In Francis Upritchard’s “African” Sculptures

“One’s own form can hide a box’s belongings.” — Andre Bradley, Dark Archives Earlier this…

Loud. Black. Resident: A Guest Editorial Series

I began this project  by looking at Black performance in museums. Museums navigate complicated relationships…

Curating In An Era Of Change: A Guest Editorial Series

The past four years, more than any prior within the aughts, have been tremendously trying…

A Letter To Marlon Riggs

Dear Marlon, I wanted to write to you, in light of your film work and…