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Yatika Starr Fields and mural painting
Yatika Starr Fields and mural painting

Yatika Starr Fields grew up in Tahlequah, in northeastern Oklahoma, whose nature and landscape continues to influence his work today.

Artist Richard Bell – ‘My Art is an Act of Protest’
Artist Richard Bell – ‘My Art is an Act of Protest’

Meet Richard Bell, an activist and artist who challenges preconceived ideas about Aboriginal art.

Birdhead – ‘We Photograph Things That Are Meaningful To Us’
Birdhead – ‘We Photograph Things That Are Meaningful To Us’

Shanghai based photographers Ji Weiyu and Song Tao, aka Birdhead, make art about everyday life in their home town.

SAAM: Nam June Paik, Electronic Superhighway: Continental U.S., Alaska, Hawaii, 1995
SAAM: Nam June Paik, Electronic Superhighway: Continental U.S., Alaska, Hawaii, 1995

Take a trip across the U.S.A. with Nam June Paik's "Electronic Superhighway: Continental U.S., Alaska, Hawaii, 1995."

Mark Bradford’s <em>150 Portrait Tone</em>
Mark Bradford’s 150 Portrait Tone

Mark Bradford’s 150 Portrait Tone was conceived after the fatal shooting of Philando Castile by a Minnesota police officer in July 2016. The title refers to the name and color code of the pink acrylic used throughout the painting. Like the now-obsolete “flesh” crayon in the Crayola 64 box, the color “portrait tone” carries inherent […]

An-My Lê, <i>29 Palms</i>
An-My Lê, 29 Palms

An-My Lê's photographs and films examine the impact, consequences, and representation of war, framing a tension between the natural landscape and its violent transformation into battlefields.

Graciela Iturbide, Photographing Mexico
Graciela Iturbide, Photographing Mexico

Rejecting the sensationalization of Mexico's injustices, Iturbide embeds herself within the communities when taking photographs

Do Ho Suh, <i>Rubbing/Loving</i>
Do Ho Suh, Rubbing/Loving

Contemporary artist Do Ho Suh covers every surface in the apartment that was his home and studio for eighteen years with white paper, rubbing with colored pencil all of the space's memory-provoking details.

Krzysztof Wodiczko, <i>Monument</i>
Krzysztof Wodiczko, Monument

An 1881 Civil War monument comes to life with video projections of refugees

Hock E Aye Vi Edgar Heap of Birds, <em>Native Hosts (Arkansas)</em>
Hock E Aye Vi Edgar Heap of Birds, Native Hosts (Arkansas)

Signs to guide historical understanding

What’s in a map? Jaune Quick-To-See Smith’s <em>State Names</em>
What’s in a map? Jaune Quick-To-See Smith’s State Names

Thinking about our history in a different way helps us rethink our present. 

The National Memorial for Peace and Justice
The National Memorial for Peace and Justice

The first monument to commemorate the over 4,000 African Americans who were lynched in the early 20th century.

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