Freedom in Body and Water: Sama Alshaibi at Zane Bennett Gallery

Sama Alshaibi, "Fatnis al-Jazirah (Fantasy Island)" (2014), digital archival print, 15 1/2 x 20 inches (courtesy Zane Bennett Gallery)

The following article was originally published by Hyperallergic in March 2022. Multimedia artist Sama Alshaibi consistently interrogates the female form as a nexus point for politics, histories, climate, and forced migrations. Her exhibition Four Series at Zane Bennett Gallery spans 15 years of artistic inquiry… +

The Elusive Residue of Memory in Hazy Prints

Installation view, Maja Ruznic: Migration of Spirits at the Tamarind Institute (all images courtesy Tamarind Institute and the artist)

The following article originally appeared in Hyperallergic in March 2022. ALBUQUERQUE — “I think of all prints as interior or psychological landscapes,” New Mexico-based artist Maja Ruznic writes. “These prints are perhaps my surrender to Shadow and my hope is that they will invite a similar kind… +

Temp Check

The following comic was published by the Chicago Reader in March 2022. Chicago art organizers, curators, and administrators talk to the Reader about working during a pandemic and features Alma Weiser, director of Heaven Gallery; Janet Dees, Steven and Lisa Munster Tananbaum curator of modern… +

Memorializing Blackdom, New Mexico’s First All-Black Town

Nikesha Breeze, Miles Tokuknow, and Lazarus Nance Letcher, Stages of Tectonic Blackness: Blackdom, live performance in November 2021 (photo by Noël Hutton)

The following article was originally published by Hyperallergic in March, 2022. LAS CRUCES, NM — Freedom Colonies and all-Black towns were established throughout the United States following the Emancipation Proclamation. The first instance of an all-Black town in New Mexico, named Blackdom, was founded… +