Sarah Belknap and Joseph Belknap, Exoplanet Skin (1), 2014 and Deflated Moon Skin (1), 2014; Photo courtesy of the artists and MCA Chicago.

The following article was originally published by Artslant on December 18, 2014. The ways by which men arrive at knowledge of the celestial things are hardly less wonderful than the nature of these things themselves. —Johannes Kepler Walking down Franklin Boulevard in Chicago’s Garfield… +

Untitled: an interview with Xaviera Simmons

The following interview was originally published in Artslant, in 2014. Xaviera Simmons is a New York-based artist whose practice manifests in performance, photography, sculpture, installation, sound, video, and more. That dynamic interdisciplinary material is fueled by research, contemplation, and feeling, three modes that enable… +

Who is Responsible for the American Dream? : Josef Strau at the Renaissance Society

Josef Strau, The New World, Application for Turtle Island, Installation view, 2014. Courtesy the artist; House of Gaga, Mexico City; Greene Naftali Gallery, New York; and the Renaissance Society, Chicago; Photo: Tom Van Eynde.

The following article was originally published by Artslant on October 17, 2014. I had a dream a couple years ago in which a new, previously unknown continent was discovered on Earth. The knowledge entered my consciousness first like the ambient news of a radio… +