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An interview with artist Ogawa Machiko
An interview with artist Ogawa Machiko

Ogawa Machiko's artistic connection to raw natural beauty is linked to her time living abroad with her anthropologist husband as well as to the seaside landscape of her hometown of Sapporo on the island of Hokkaido.

Zheng Chongbin on “I Look for the Sky”
Zheng Chongbin on “I Look for the Sky”

I Look for the Sky consists of two site-specific commissions that manipulate light and space, shifting our perspective of the ever-changing world.

Mickalene Thomas on her Materials and Artistic Influences
Mickalene Thomas on her Materials and Artistic Influences

Artist Mickalene Thomas discusses her use of craft materials, her artistic influences, and the importance of seeing oneself represented in museums.

Abraham Cruzvillegas, Autoconstrucción
Abraham Cruzvillegas, Autoconstrucción

Transformation and decay are at play with Cruzvillegas's improvised house-like structures, reflecting also the improvised construction of identity

Damián Ortega, Alias
Damián Ortega, Alias

Ortega explains the process of translating, recontextualizing, and appropriating as an opportunity to reexamine knowledge and ways of thinking from different perspectives

Nick Cave’s “Soundsuits”
Nick Cave’s “Soundsuits”

“Soundsuits” serve as an alien second skin that obscures race, gender, and class, allowing viewers to look without bias towards the wearer’s identity

El Anatsui,  <em>Old Man’s Cloth</em>
El Anatsui, Old Man’s Cloth

Textile or sculpture? El Anatsui purposely disregards the limiting categories imposed by Western art history.

El Anatsui, <em>Untitled</em>
El Anatsui, Untitled

The artist transforms metal from alcohol bottles into textiles that represent libations for ancestors.

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