July Blogger-in-Residence: Noah Simblist

Noah Simblist.

Noah Simblist.

Many thanks to Art21’s June blogger-in-residence, Natalie Musteata, for contributing a travelogue of her journey through Europe, making stops in Nottingham, Paris, Venice, and Basel to see some of this summer’s most talked about exhibitions. Catch up on Natalie’s posts here.

Up next is Noah Simblist, a writer, curator, artist, and an Associate Professor of Art at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Noah’s writing projects include “Setting Sail: The Aesthetics of Politics on the Gaza Flotilla” for Art Papers, as well as interviews with Khaled Hourani, Omer Fast, Jill Magid, Walead Beshty, and Nicholas Schaffhausen; “Trouble in Paradise: The Erasure of Memory at Canada Park” for Pidgin Magazine; “The Art of Forgetfulness, the Trauma of Memory: Yael Bartana and Artur Zmijewski” for Transmission Annual, and a feature about the work of Dor Guez for ARTPULSE magazine. His curatorial projects include Yuri’s Office by Eve Sussman and the Rufus Corporation at Fort Worth Contemporary Arts; Out of Place at Lora Reynolds Gallery; Tamy Ben Tor at Testsite; and Queer State(s) at the Visual Arts Center. He is on the curatorial team for the 2013 Texas Biennial.

Like Natalie, Noah will be writing for us from the road as he visits Beruit, Tel Aviv, Ramallah, and Venice. In response to our current theme, “networks,” Noah said:

“My posts will look at the ways artists engage activist politics in an increasingly globalized art world. While I will be paying attention to the ways in which cultural workers in very different places are connected, even networked, by common concerns, I will also be looking at the local particulars that resist a flattening perspective, pointing instead to a richly diverse set of scenes.”

We excitedly await your first post, Noah!