The following article was originally published by Artslant on January 6, 2015. I go back and forth between feeling like Anthropocene is a buzzword for contemporary hysteria—our generation's equivalent to the Cold War—and recognizing it as a practical reality. Either way it is the nexus point between published facts and our dogged consumerist lifestyles: we live in the 6th Great... +
The following catalogue essay was written for Buckled and Stained, a solo exhibition by Jeremy Bolen at Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago, 2015. “Isn’t it strange that we can admire comets, black holes, and suns — entities that would destroy us if they came within a few miles of us — and we can’t get a handle on global warming? Isn’t global warming now in the uncanny valley? Doesn’t this have something to do with art?”+
In November 2015, I participated in a live-coverage event around the Renaissance Society's 100 year anniversary symposium with Karen Archey. You can read the whole stream here. Below is an excerpted capsule I wrote about Ranjit Hoskote's talk.