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Re'al Christian

Re’al Christian is a New York-based independent writer and art historian, whose work has appeared in Art in America, Art Papers, Art in Print, and BOMB Magazine. She is an MA candidate in art history at Hunter College, and a Curatorial Fellow at the Hunter College Art Galleries.

Gordon Parks: The Atmosphere of Crime, 1957

This photobook reproduces more than 50 of approximately 300 photographs Parks took during his Life magazine assignment, revealing both the humanity of those who have been convicted of crimes and how race and class determine the extent to which criminals are prosecuted.

Ming Smith: An Aperture Monograph

With a signature “blurriness,” Smith’s subjects are often difficult to make out or identify, effectively denying the gaze. In doing so, her photographs act as sites of complicated indexicality, in which Black individuals are able to escape the confines of their own visibility.

dispersed holdings’s Speed of Resin

For their recent publication, Speed of Resin, the artist-run space dispersed holdings engaged with the idea of truncated time while documenting their final days of programming in Eva Hesse’s former Bowery apartment before being forced to find a new location.


The Brooklyn Rail

OCT 2021

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