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Gaining Identity Through the Archive in Qiana Mestrich’s Hard to Place

Gaining Identity Through the Archive in Qiana Mestrich’s Hard to Place Qiana Mestrich’s Hard to Place (2016) is an intimate family portrait that simultaneously explores the maternal, the home, and a sense of belonging, while addressing urgency in the loss

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Transmediale: Festival for Art & Digital Culture

Transmediale: Festival for Art & Digital Culture Berlin February 3–7, 2016 From Skype duets to an artist shaking hands with one thousand people and then tak­ing “Microbiome Selfies” of the germs on his hands, from a performance of a flying

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Essay

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  Metaphor and Memento in Christine Shank’s Our First Year Together Rebecca J. DeRoo Christine Shank’s powerful and continually unfolding work, our first year together, is an ongoing series of photographs and edition of two artists’ books, begun in 2009 and exhibited at

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Scientific Creativity: The Notebooks of Rose Lowder Tara Merenda Nelson I was first exposed to Rose Lowder’s films in 2003, while attending monthly screenings at Pittsburgh’s experimental film focused micro-cinema, Jefferson Presents. The audience for Jefferson Presents typically consisted of

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Film Review
Arresting Power: Resisting Police Violence in Portland, Oregon

ARRESTING POWER Trailer from Arresting Power on Vimeo. Arresting Power: Resisting Police Violence in Portland, Oregon By Jodi Darby, Julie Perini, and Erin Yanke/2015/84 min. In rare confluences of timing and artfulness, documentary films, at their best, can fill a breach, sound a clarion

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The Artist as Debtor: A Conference about the Work of Artists in the Age of Speculative Capitalism

The Artist as Debtor: A Conference about the Work of Artists in the Age of Speculative Capitalism New York City January 23, 2015 Within the law there is a type of debt, incurred through wickedness, that cannot be dissolved—debt that

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Exhibition Review
The Space Between at Center for Photography at Woodstock

The Space Between: Redefining Public and Personal in Smartphone Photography Center for Photography at Woodstock Woodstock, New York June 28–September 15, 2014 Photography now marches in lockstep with smartphones and engages all the imagemaking possibilities (democratic, social, individualistic, narcissistic) that

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Book Review
Unsettled/Desasosiego: Children in a World of Gangs

Unsettled/Desasosiego: Children in a World of Gangs Photographs by Donna De Cesare University of Texas Press, 2013 164 pp./$65.00 (hb) Today the tattooed faces and bodies of Salvadoran gang members are put on display for readers of US and European

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Exhibition Review
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­­­­­kate hers RHEE Berlinische Galerie­ Berlin April 30–May 26, 2014 Upon entering the IBB-Videolounge at the Berlinische Galerie, I was greeted by a close-up of a woman’s mouth, barking German racial slurs. One sees only the performer’s lips and subtitles

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Exhibition Review
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enact Online May 6, 2013–ongoing The disillusionment and sheer creative chutzpah of the Nixon era are conjured in the typescript facsimile pages that make up the catalog for the 1970 show Art in the Mind, which was held at the

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