Growing up in a country littered by the detritus of war, rural Laotians in the most heavily-bombed regions set off into the jungles to harvest unexploded ordnance that could either transform their family’s economic future or seal a terrible fate.
In May 2021, 100 Belarusian artists, activists, and intellectuals dedicated to grassroots, anti-totalitarian resistance joined together in Kyiv, Ukraine to exhibit works of tactical performance art, underground documentary films, and other evidence of popular struggle against President Lukashenko’s autocratic policies.
The “Make Love Not War” bumper sticker on Harry Gamboa Jr.’s VW in 1970s East L.A. stood out against the police brutality his Chicano community experienced. One incident in particular left him bloodied and disoriented. He recounts the events that gave him the critical focus for his photographic artistic practice.
Weaver, archivist, and textile artist Jagdeep Raina embroiders tapestries that depict the South Asian diaspora through his vivid interpretations of archival imagery.
The entangled artistic and activist contexts of these drawings reveal the complex political regime under which artists are working in Russia today.
TravaLíngua looks at vocal and performative practices, especially related to the femininization or masculinization of vocal change in people transitioning between genders or sexual identities.
A book-length poem that parodies the form of a corporate/governmental prospectus—complete with opportunity statement, deliverables, and budget—all while exposing their smooth rhetoric, exploitative intentions, and empty promises.
From Where Do You Speak?: Locating the Possibility of Decolonization in Krista Belle Stewart’s Seraphine, Seraphine
An essay about the inadequacies of Canada’s Truth & Reconciliation Commission, considered through the lens of contemporary artistic practice.