An array of vibrant, distinctly-voiced works celebrating art through the lenses of memory, terrain, dreams, identity, and history.
These books demonstrate transformational curiosity and studied observation as they consider Walter De Maria’s The Lightning Field, desert land art, The Nutcracker, Haitian tourist paintings, and Black feminist performance art. The ambitious essays in this collection forge singular modes of art criticism that are deeply emotional, affecting, joyous, and essential.
This collection contains:
At the Lightning Field by Laura Raicovich: An exploration of coincidences of history, light, space, duration, chaos theory, mathematics, memory, and Walter De Maria’s The Lightning Field.
Brown Neon by Raquel Gutiérrez: A meditation on southwestern terrains, intergenerational queer dynamics, and surveilled brown artists that crosses physical and conceptual borders.
Idiophone by Amy Fusselman: Idiophone is a strikingly original meditation on risk-taking and provocation in art and a unabashedly honest, funny, and intimate consideration of art-making in the context of motherhood, and motherhood in the context of addiction.
the déjà vu by Gabrielle Civil: Emerging from the intersection of pandemic and uprising, the déjà vu activates forms both new and ancestral, drawing movement, speech, and lyric essay into performance memoir. Gabrielle Civil mines black dreams and black time to reveal a vibrant archive of black feminist creative expression.