Essays

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…

“Why Ain’t There No [Sisters] On The Wall?”

Sometimes, when I look up the photographers behind the credits of my favorite magazines, newspapers,…

Transplant Exploits: Detroit’s Savior Complex

somebody almost walked off wid alla my stuff not my poems or a dance i…

The Poetics Of Wangechi Mutu’s Hybrid Human

Violence is a force exerted with intent to destabilize. It’s often described in congruence with…

Melancholia, Black Moaning, And Futile Hope

Praying Protesting And knowing that there will be no peace These are, I think, the…

The New Curriculum: Reflections On The 2015 Creative Time Fall Summit

The 2015 Creative Time Summit in New York City, a two day long conference that…

Notes On Postcolonial Theory As Cinematic Fantasy

1. The genesis of this inquiry on the aesthetics of post-colonialism really lies in the…

Lace Parts: On The Work Of William Marcellus

A conventional metal folding chair is stripped to its skeleton, the surface of the seat…