Yearly Archives: 2019
Elle Pérez’s Search for Intensity
Larissa Pham discusses the themes of performance behind the profound photographs by Elle Pérez. Often mistaken as documentary, Pérez’s work is carefully composed, and a collaborative effort between their subjects, many of whom are peers.
Art21 Extended Play
Art21 Extended Play
New Video: Zanele Muholi Unplugs from the Studio
Zanele Muholi explains the impetus behind creating what they call “mobile studios” to photograph members of the LGBTI community in South Africa. Freed from the limitations of a single studio space, Muholi travels to the homes and community spaces shared by the people depicted in their photographs.
A Tangible History of the American South
Landscape has always been a foundational lens through which I interpret the world around me. As a product of the American South, I understood how landscape underscored my everyday experience and learned how natural materials hold a tangible history of lineage, labor, and land. My work reflects the role of landscape in the creation of Americana and how the natural environment is the central protagonist, not a backdrop, of everyday life.
In Conversation: Kevin Beasley and Mark Bradford
This conversation between Kevin Beasley and Mark Bradford, provides insight into two great creative minds at different stages of their careers. Originally published in the book Kevin Beasley, in tandem with Beasley’s first major museum exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) Boston.
Dancing between Spectacular and Ordinary
Photographer Paul Weinberg recounts his career of documenting apartheid in South Africa. Alongside photographer David Goldblatt, Weinberg discusses the cultural climate around documentary photography with the group Afrapix, and his other series of indigenous peoples in light of apartheid.
Artist and curator Tiona Nekkia McClodden visited Kevin Beasley’s exhibition “A view of a landscape” with her mother, sparking a conversation about labor, cotton, and family history. McClodden shares how her creative practice is influenced by these histories and the exploration of black mentifact.