From the Archives: Interview with Judith Bernstein

QUATTRO CUNTS 2015 Oil on Canvas 84 x 84 Inches

Today from our archives we bring you Elspeth Walker’s refreshingly blunt interview with painter Judith Bernstein. As we begin the new year and consider our plans for the next twelve months, it’s important to recall Bernstein’s philosophy: “[I]t’s important to be true to what you want to say and how you want to handle that. You have to keep moving forward. You can’t just stay where[…..]

Vicious Circles

Mounir Fatmi. Casablanca Circles, 2012 (detail); Print on baryte paper; 35 2/5 × 47 1/5 in. Courtesy the artist and a private collection.

From our friends at REORIENT, today we bring you “Vicious Circles.” In this piece, author Samannaz Kourang Pishdadi talks with Moroccan artist Mounir Fatmi about growing up in Tangier, the inspiration of the Beat movement, and his interdisciplinary career. Fatmi says of his work, “At the beginning, I think I was very naïve thinking my work could change things. Eventually, I realised that the most important [thing][…..]

Otobong Nkanga in Conversation with Clare Molloy at Kadist Paris

From our friends at Kadist Art Foundation in Paris, today we bring you a video of Clare Molloy in conversation with Nigerian artist Otobong Nkanga. They discuss Nkanga’s exhibition Comot Your Eyes Make I Borrow You Mine, which was on view from September 27 through December 20, 2015. Nkanga says, explaining the title, “In a way, traveling and going through all these places, I had only the eyes of others.” 

Best of 2015 – Interview with Nick Cave

Nick Cave, Soundsuits, 2015; Mixed media. Courtesy of Shreveport Regional Arts Council. Photo: Casey Jones.

As we continue our look back over the year, today’s selection for our Best of 2015 series comes from Shotgun Reviews editor Emily Holmes: “As the year wraps up, I was pleased to see Tori Bush’s recent interview with Nick Cave. I remember not knowing who he was when his work was at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and I regretfully missed the exhibition.[…..]

Interview with Tammy Mercure


Author Taylor Murrow talks with Mercure about her pop-up shop project, where the prices reflect the local gender wage gap.

Interview with Angelica Mesiti

Artist Angelica Mesiti.

From our friends at Guernica, today we present an interview with Australian video and performance artist Angelica Mesiti. Author Naomi Riddle notes, “In Mesiti’s work, verbal language is decidedly absent. The artist is preoccupied with actions and movement—with the communicative potential of sound and the body, the significance of an upturned hand.” This article was originally published on November 2, 2015. I stood watching Australian artist[…..]

Interview with Nick Cave

Nick Cave, Soundsuit, 2015; Mixed media. Courtesy of Shreveport Regional Arts Council. Photo: Casey Jones.

Shreveport is a border town at the crossroads of Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas. The city is known for its musical history—the term “Elvis has left the building” was coined there. But Shreveport also suffers from crippling issues of injustice. Shreveport prosecutors use peremptory challenges to bar people of color from juries, and juries in Caddo Parish “now sentence more people to death per capita than[…..]