Category Archives: democracy

  1. Art AIDS America at the Tacoma Art Museum on World AIDS Day

    On this World AIDS Day, I offer a review of the comprehensive exhibition at the Tacoma Art Museum, Art AIDS America. It includes 127 works, many media, and a thesis that artists who addressed AIDS in the 1980s and 1990s permanently changed the course of American art by demonstrating strategies to address political issues.

  2. Nato Thompson Seeing Power, Art and Activism in the 21st Century

    My Review of Nato Thompson’s Seeing Power, Art and Activism in the 21st Century. Thompson is curator of Creative Time.

  3. Rodrigo Valenzuela, the 13th man and the end of Utopia

    Rodrigo Valenzuela juxtaposes the words and experiences of migrants and other workers in the midst of the collapse of the utopian discourses of modernism and its structures, both philosophical and physical. He jarringly disconnects words and images to reveal the deep fissures in our society.

  4. Women Artists in Seattle Part II

    Women Photographers with roots in South Asia and Afghanistan show challenging work about cultural contradictions and Tanis S’eiltin, Tlinglit installation artist challenges fixed ideas on Indigenous culture.

  5. A few thoughts on Fremont Solstice, We the People and Occupy Living Rooms

    Fremont Solstice Parade, We the People festival and Occupy Living Rooms, a play, all express collaborative creativity that resists categories of art and politics.