Interviews

Shiny Happy People: Interview with Reem Al Faisal

Reem Al Faisal. Zaheera.

From our friends at REORIENT, today we bring you an interview with the Saudi photographer, gallery owner, journalist, and princess Reem Al Faisal. Author Joobin Bekhrad talks with Faisal about her most recent solo exhibition, Nass [People], color, and being a woman photographer in “a man’s world.” This piece was originally published on March 1, 2016. It’s early in the morning, and, amidst news of escalating tensions between Iran[…..]

#BlackGirlMagic: Interview with the Balti Gurls

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From our friends at BmoreArt, today we bring you an interview with Jenné Afiya, the founder of the Baltimore Collective Balti Gurls. Author Angela N. Carroll talks with Afiya about the Balti Gurls’ beginnings, their necessity, and their upcoming projects. This article was originally published March 17, 2016. My first encounter with BALTI GURLS was during February’s All Over Street crawl, at the Copy Cat’s Penthouse gallery. BLK LUV presented[…..]

Interview with Beatriz Santiago Muñoz

Today, from our friends at Kadist, we bring you the first video in a two-part interview with Beatriz Santiago Muñoz. Michele Fiedler talks with Muñoz about Ojos Para Mis Enemigos, a piece done in collaboration with Pedro Ortiz exploring an abandoned military base in Puerto Rico, the displacement of families as a result of the base’s construction, and her project Prisoner’s Cinema. Watch the second part of this interview here. This[…..]

Interview with Mariah Garnett

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Today from our friends at BOMB Magazine, we bring you an interview with Mariah Garnett. Author Risa Puleo speaks with Garnett about her time in Belfast, the making of the film/exhibition Other & Father, and the roles of identity and failure in her films. Garnett says, “That was one thing I was interested in for the film: the way identity is constructed and history is performed,[…..]

Unbreakable: Interview with Larissa Sansour

Larissa Sansour and Søren Lind. In The Future, They Ate from the Finest Porcelain, 2015 (film still). Courtesy the Artists and Lawrie Shabibi.

From our friends at REORIENT, today we bring you an interview with Palestinian video artist Larissa Sansour. Author Abdellatif R. Abdeljawad talks with Sansour about rewriting histories, science fiction as a vehicle to explore the Palestinian condition, and the inherent political nature of art. Abdeljawad says of Sansour’s most recent work, In the Future, They Ate from the Finest Porcelain, on view at Lawrie Shabibi in Dubai through March 3: “Sansour’s film (made in[…..]

Interview with Barbara Bloom

Today, we bring you a video from our friends at Kadist Art Foundation. In this video, Barbara Bloom (in conversation with Jo-ey Tang), describes the impetus for her installation The Bedroom (1997), her fascination with the utilitarian object and the fictional narrative, and the work’s inception in a flea market gouache painting.   

Connecting Intentionally: The Beginning of Blights Out

Blights out began in 2014 during Prospect.3: Notes for Now with Artist Lisa Sigal’s nstallations on houses in New Oreleans’ mid-city neighborhood. Courtesy of the Artist and Blights Out, New Orleans.

From our friends at Pelican Bomb, today we bring you an interview with Blights Out, a New Orleans project that “prioritizes transparency, interdisciplinary collaboration, community involvement, and creativity.” Blights Out is New York–based artist Lisa Sigal, New Orleans artist Carl Joe Williams, and arts activist Imani Jacqueline Brown. Author Rosemary Reyes says, “Blights Out looks to ignite conversations around the rapid economic development in New Orleans by ‘performing[…..]