Essays

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A Reflection on Discourse, Disruption, and Latinidad in Miami

Before I moved to Miami last year, I ran around New York researching the studio…

White Skin, Black Masks

Originally on view at Chisenhale Gallery in London, England, Autoportrait is a film, in four…

The Body and The Parable Opera

  For several days before the Parable of the Sower Opera, I get flashes of…

The imagination of Jennifer Harge’s Choreography

On an unusually cold Spring evening in Detroit, I parked my car in front of…

Leni Riefenstahl, the Master

There are multiple parts to the process of assessing the aesthetic quality of a photograph.…

On Cecile Emeke and the conditions of Black Cultural Production

Cecile Emeke’s aesthetic decisions as a filmmaker have been provocative, bold, and often profound, playing…

Looking back at 2017

2017 is almost over. Thank God. It’s been a hard, weird year hasn’t it friends? And…

Unburdening the Object

  “How do you begin to unburden an object bound to nothing when you too…

Sorry not sorry.

  Sorry not sorry.(Couples Counseling for Artists and Institutions: Step Two) [note]Presented as part of Chloë…

On Equity, Sustainable Design, and Detroit

“Each generation, coming out of obscurity, must define its mission and fulfill or betray it.”…

Fighting to Fit

“The woman’s body, no longer private property but rather fetishized commodity, circulates inexorably and vertiginously…

A Letter from an Arts Worker: Jessica Lynne

Dear DéLana, I have been reading Lorraine Hansberry’s To Be Young, Gifted, and Black, her…