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Stephanie Syjuco

Stephanie Syjuco Work from Dodge and Burn (Visible Storage) at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. “Stephanie Syjuco explores the complicated ways in which we understand such politically charged concepts as citizen, immigrant, nationhood, and identity. The title installation, Rogue States, is made up of twenty-two reproduced flags originally used in Hollywood films (Die Hard 2, Ace Ventura, and Coming […]

Cosmo Whyte

Cosmo Whyte Works from his oeuvre. “I am a trans-disciplinary artist who employs drawing, performance, and sculpture to create conceptual work that explores how notions of identity are disrupted by migration—particularly migration as an unfinished arc of motion whose final resting point remains an open-ended question. I situate my work in the liminal space between […]

M’Shinda Imani Abdullah-Broaddus

M’Shinda Imani Abdullah-Broaddus Work from Daddy Says. “Daddy Says is a body of work that discusses the challenging and isolated reality of being both queer and black. The work is a byproduct of my response to the traumatic experience of coming out to both my mother and father as homosexual -an experience that queer people […]

Laura Thompson

Laura Thompson Work from Senseless. “Based on various anthropological and scientific studies, it has been observed that as people have become more dependent on modern technology and science, people’s senses have gradually dulled and become dislocated with our natural surroundings. Sociologist Richard Sennett states that urban sprawl and technological advances in transportation are some of […]

Justyna Wierzchowiecka

Justyna Wierzchowiecka Work from Museum Studies. “Most of the things have been photographed. Images circulating amongst the photo documentations or collections projected on the screens of our devices originate an obvious debate over the presence of art and objects being reproduced in the hybrid reality. Their saturation in the networked cycle is on a thin […]

Allora & Calzadilla

Allora & Calzadilla Work from The Great Silence. I was fortunate enough to see The Great Silence tonight at the Contemporary Art Center as part of a film screening with the Mini Microcinema titled “Artist and Animal Pt. 1” that is running in conjunction with the soon-to-open exhibition Creatures curated by Steven Matijcio. If you […]

Lothar Hempel

Lothar Hempel Work from Working Girl. “Tess McGill is an Irish-American working-class stockbroker’s secretary from Staten Island with a bachelor’s degree in Business from evening classes. She aspires to reach an executive position. Tricked by her boss into a date with his lascivious colleague, she gets into trouble by publicly insulting him and is reassigned […]

Daniel Gustav Cramer

  Daniel Gustav Cramer Work from his oeuvre. “Daniel Gustav Cramer is known best for his sparse aesthetic in multiple mediums. An ambitious ongoing series, simply titled “Works” (begun 2009), is comprised of a variegated range of work including film, sculptures, installations, and photography. In many of these, he seeks out unspectacular scenes, but ones […]

Naoya Hatakeyama

Naoya Hatakeyama Work from BLAST. “Do not be afraid, yet do not make light of nature. Always keep the gods in mind with prayer… Imagine a huge piece of rock, like a mountain, that you wanted to take a part of home. How would you do it? If you had a hammer, like a geologist, […]

Bessma Khalaf

Bessma Khalaf Works from Torch Song. “Khalaf’s sublime, black and white, natural world landscapes offer up beauty and uncertainty. Using various processes of degradation (burning, smashing, consuming) the artist re-imagines the natural world, taking the viewer beyond the nihilism of destruction, into the generative possibilities that are offered by voids and absences. Troubling, and all […]