ART PAPERS 40.06 - Nov/Dec 2016

ART PAPERS 40.06 - Nov/Dec 2016

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 This winter issue of ART PAPERS considers what happens to the notion of “Home” when it is dislodged from the simplicity, comfort, and familiarity implied on all the novelty pillows embroidered with with platitudes about how hime is “sweet,” or “where the heart is.”


TABLE OF CONTENTS:


Artist Statement: Simone Leigh
Ciara Moloney
The artist and activist behind a Brooklyn-based homeopathic health care service is inspired by the temples of Angkor Wat and vernacular architecture in Natchez, Mississippi.


Meaning Attribution:
The Inflation of Personal Life
Interview With Péter Forgács
Sonja Simonyi and Niels Van Tomme
When a family secret is revealed, a Hungarian artist processes a private past, and a public politics.


Looking for Black Art in Baltimore
Conversations With
Joyce J. Scott & Theresa Chromati
Abdu Mongo Ali
Faced with limited support and resources in their city, artists discuss what it means to leave—and what it means to come home.

 

Special Dossier:

Geopolitics on the Edge
Stephanie Bailey
The Arctic archipelago of Svalbard is the new arena in a global sprint for power, influence, and resources—and an emerging site for artistic and interdisciplinary research.


- Four Edges of Pyramiden: Ieva Epnere
A woman in a blue dress "symbolizes the Russian 'dream' of an ideal state or place on earth."


- Fieldwork: Cédric Maridet
On the territory of Svalbard as an archive for the idea of deep time, and a wasteland "where primordial and modern history can both be traced."

- The Good Soil: Michael John Whelan
Photographing the Global Seed Vault, an artist experiences "a sobering feeling of inescapability" at the juncture of geological past and humanity's future physical fragility.


- Flow Through: Bahar Yürükoğlu
Processing the politics of "a timeless, borderless place," an artist proposes a new mythology.

 

- Frost: Aggie Peterson and Petra Hermanová"You could feel the presence of the people, but you could not see them": archival photographs of Svalbard's residents are reworked into portraits of a ghost town.


- Synnøve Persen, The Land Outside The Map
A Sami poet, visual artist, and activist calls for us to "unsubscribe from the map of the colonizers."


Artist Projects: The Last Mile
Four young Atlanta-area artists explore landscapes of transition.
- Saige Rowe: Exterior Engagements (Parts I & II)
- Steffen Sornpao: Eschatology for a Scrapper
- Brandon English: Untitled
(Naw... but for real, fuck 'em)
- Ignacio Rivera: Lupita

Class Assignment:
Mining the Museum
Spelman College curatorial students propose a thematic exhibition of works from Atlanta university collections.
Glossary: Ordinary
Jennifer Bonner

Reviews
Transitions: States of Being
Liz Flamming


Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose
Paul Ryan


Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art
Risa Puleo


Estamos contra el muro / We Are Against the Wall
Monica Westin


Jacqueline Gordon: Inside You is Me
Eva Mak


Duane Michals: The Narrative Photograph
Christina Price Washington


UH-OH: Frances Stark 1991-2015
Emily B. Watlington


Mika Rottenberg
Teresa Carlesimo


Anne Imhof: Angst
Christoph Chwatal


Artist and Empire: (En)Countering Colonial Legacies
Jennifer Piejko