Artists can stage the encounter of the state with the refugees it presumes to judge. In this searching personal essay, Niels Bekkema, a Dutch artist working with the Polity of Literature series, recalls some of the ways that art and justice intersect and shed light on one another.
When Angela Davis was imprisoned on false charges of abetting murder, in 1970, her friend Bettina Aptheker visited her in jail over a year-and-a-half to co-write and co-edit a foundational book of the prison abolition movement, If They Come In the Morning.
[roundtable_menu] [contributor]Ella Boureau, New York City [excerpt]I am mourning a second self, a sibling with ancestral knowledge whose presence I can only verify through absence. [/excerpt] [/contributor] [contributor]Thiago Carrapatoso, São
[roundtable_menu] [contributor]Luis Camnitzer, New York [excerpt]We must revitalize the word art and helped remove its ambiguities.[/excerpt] [/contributor] [contributor]Paolo Cirio, New York [excerpt]ArtCommodities.com proposes a new model for an innovative art market through an
The possibility of the city as form becomes more feasible when the artist has a sense of the possibility of direct engagement with the real.
Graffiti and street art can be controversial, but can also be a medium for voices of social change, protest, or expressions of community desire. What, how, and where are examples of graffiti as a positive force in communities?
[roundtable_menu] [contributor]Pauline Bullen, Harare [excerpt]For many who want to surround themselves with art that makes them feel good, the work of the graffiti artist may be too bold or too