Interviews

Deana Lawson & Henry Lawson

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Where Thoughts Provoke, Getting Deep In Shallow Water, 2015; acrylic on canvas; 36 × 36 inches. Courtesy of the Artist and Blum & Poe, Los Angeles/New York/Tokyo.

Today from our friends at BOMB Magazine, we bring you a conversation between artists Deana Lawson and Henry Lawson. They speak about the commonalities of their practices, their travels, and the importance of color in their work. Lawson says of her photographs, “I often think of Carrie Mae Weems’s titles in the Colored People series, in which she names the nuances of black and brown bodies[…..]

Freestyle: Interview with Rashaad Newsome

Rashaad Newsome. King of Arms, 2013 (performance still); live procession in City Park, New Orleans. Courtesy of the Artist. Photo: Jena Cumbo.

Today, from our friends at Guernica, we bring you curator Laura Blereau in conversation with artist Rashaad Newsome. Newsome says, “I’m playing with gender and roles that are shifting as this elaborate allegory for transformation. The body can change. That’s ultimate emancipation, to just completely change your body, to change your physicality.” This article was originally published on March 17, 2014. Guernica: The kind of art that you create[…..]

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[…..]