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In Conversation

NJIDEKA AKUNYILI CROSBY with Jason Rosenfeld

LA-based artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby speaks with Jason Rosenfeld about Nigeria, her image transfer process, and specificity of references.

In Conversation

GREGG BORDOWITZ with Yasi Alipour

Artist and activist Gregg Bordowitz speaks with Yasi Alipour about his multi-faceted practice, from political activism and protest to writing and lecture-performances.

In Conversation

CHITRA GANESH with Megan N. Liberty

Brooklyn-based artist Chitra Ganesh speaks with Megan N. Liberty about rethinking public space and public monuments, the way comics are uniquely equipped to represent this time of rupture and isolation, modernist narrative strategies, and reimagining archives.

In Conversation

JO SMAIL with Louis Block

Baltimore-based painter Jo Smail speaks with Louis Block on the occasion of her retrospective at the Baltimore Museum of Art, reflecting on her career in South Africa and the US, recovering from a stroke, painting emptiness, and the influence of Clarice Lispector.

In Conversation

MADDALENA GRANZIERA with Angela Brisotto, Victoria Stephanie Uzumyemezoglu, Sara Antoniolli and Olga Lepri

If you ever find yourself hiking on and off trails in the mountains, or wandering around an industrially-shaped countryside landscape and looking for places that are not heavily trailed by human footsteps, then you might be able to spot Italian artist Maddalena Granziera at work. Explorative hikes are creatively and spiritually meaningful to the Veneto region-based emergent artist, whose painting and photographic artwork is imbued with surreal geographic references echoing cosmic allusions, her imagination, and a planet Earth untouched by human presence.

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The Brooklyn Rail

JUL-AUG 2020

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