Can the art world embrace straight talk, or is it doomed to sound liked poorly translated French?
YoutopiaBy Danial Nord
Youtopia is part of Presented Without Interruption, a monthly video series curated by Guernica‘s art editors.
Brothers in ArtsArtwork by the Gao Brothers
Evading Chinese censorship, the Gao Brothers challenge authority through sculpture, painting, performance, and photography.
Edward Burtynsky’s WaterBy Eriola Pira
The landscape of human impact.
Particulate MatterBy Jake Longstreth
Artwork as a form of environmental criticism.
Two RiversGlenna Gordon interviews Carolyn Drake, with text by Elif Batuman
The photographer’s new book defies borders and conventions in central Asia.
A Re-Imagined PalestineHaniya Rae interviews Larissa Sansour
Larissa Sansour explores the Palestinian condition by using science fiction in her films and photography.
AssemblyBy Glenna Gordon, with photographs by Andrea Stern
Performance as Play: Children Pursuing Their Calling.
Bringing Up SunnyText by Anne Ishii, images by Taiyo Matsumoto
A champion for the bildungsroman publishes his first confessional novel based on his childhood.
What RemainsPhotography by Cihad Caner, text by Glenna Gordon
In Syria, a photographer captures his subjects’ pleas for normal life against the backdrop of the war-weary landscape.
Vipralambha (Union Through Separation)By Simon Coates and Zahra Jewanjee
Two Dubai-based artists explore a history of political and social tension through border-crossing sounds.
Mapping MarginalityBy Denis Wood
The radical geographer explores the hidden, unmapped stories of his neighborhood in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Heavyweight PaintHaniya Rae interviews Jerome Lagarrigue, Joseph Adolphe, Taha Clayton, and Tim Okamura
Four painters on the complexities of categorization via nationality, race, and subject.
No Justice for AllBy Sabrina Jones and Marc Mauer
Race and justice in America are inextricably linked.
Bird and StoneHaniya Rae interviews Adel Abidin
Conveying an Iraqi tragedy through form, motion, and sound.
Radical TransgenderismPhotographs by Elle Pérez
Bronx-born, Puerto Rican photographer Elle Pérez explores queer identity in rural Tennessee.
Images from an Unfathomable PlaceSara Yu interviews Hyon Gyon Park
The mixed-material artist on the catharsis of Korean shamanism and why “the process of purification” is her natural subject matter.
Trompe l’oeilsBy Julia Pfeiffer
The multiform artist creates mixed-material worlds from ceramics, drawing, and photography.
Studio Visit: Adrián SonniMiddle Mind Project interviews Adrián Sonni
The Argentine muralist on using the city as a canvas.
Who’s Got the Address?Text by Amitava Kumar, photographs by Teju Cole
Amitava Kumar and Teju Cole collaborate on an ekphrastic project exploring how Cole’s paired images intersect with the works of artists ranging from Sontag to Singh.
An American Revolution RevolutionBy Shawn Huckins
Imagine what George & Co. could have done with the internet. Or not.
Oblivious VixensHaniya Rae interviews Johnny Negron
Jonny Negron speaks about drawing characters of eroticism, mythology, and contemporary fashion.
A Family PortraitHaniya Rae interviews Jacolby Satterwhite
Jacolby Satterwhite on rendering his mother’s drawings into worlds of their own.
The Sound of Barking Dogs: Expelling the Roma from BelvilPhotographs by Matt Lutton, Audio by Darko Stanimirović, Text by Alan Chin for Newsmotion.org
Alarmed to the eviction in advance, photographers Matt Lutton and Darko Stanimirovic distributed disposable cameras so that the residents could document their own dispossession.
Art FlowBy David Joselit
David Joselit theorizes about the function of art in the global age of abstracted value and Art Basel
‘Superstorm’ Sandy and Acting Like a JournalistBy Noah Rabinowitz and John Francis Peters
Guernica’s art editor, Noah Rabinowitz, and photographer John Francis Peters discuss what they saw while working on and off assignment in the days after Hurricane Sandy.
A Fractured StateNoah Rabinowitz in conversation with Michael Kirby Smith
Michael Kirby Smith’s unprecedented and intimate look into Yemen
Mining Fear in Idyllic LandscapesPhotographs by Brett Van Ort
Seventeen years after the Yugoslav wars, large swaths of land in Bosnia are still riddled with active land mines.
Intimate SpacePhotographs by Kelly K. Jones
Kelly K. Jones’s work explores the boundary between documentary and conceptual ways of image making.
The Edge EffectPhotographs and Conversation with Daniel Kukla
Equipped with a mirror, painter’s easel, a camera, and his formal training in biology, scientist-turned-artist Daniel Kukla explores where the low Sonoran Desert meets the high Mojave.