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Darla Migan

Darla Migan is an emerging art critic living in upstate New York. She is a graduate of the Masters in Philosophy and the Arts at SUNY Stony Brook where she wrote her Master’s thesis on Foucauldian ‘counter-conducts’ and St. Augustine’s Confessions. Recently she completed her Ph.D in Philosophy at Vanderbilt University with a dissertation on orienting authentic judgment and Adrian Piper’s contributions to Black aesthetics.

Brown’s a Color, Black is Not

Despite the depth of curatorial research into the pioneering works on view, the peculiarity of ecofeminism(s)’s delimited scope presents an occasion to think through the role of cultural essentialism in the mediation between appropriation and inspiration, and offers insights on the strategies through which the politically correct anti-Black art world is currently reconvening.

Things on Walls

In what now seems like prescient thinking borne out of a creative collaboration, the exhibition Things on Walls at Affective Care—an operating medical office specializing in psycho-interventionist treatment—explores sculpture in a variety of mediums, including ceramics, wood, cast paper, resin, metal, and video. Organized by New Discretions, a curatorial project by Benjamin Tischer of Invisible-Exports, the show includes 17 works that play in the overlaps of “inner” life understood as both designed physical space and psycho-sensory interiority.

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The Brooklyn Rail

SEPT 2020

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