Not long after the new Whitney opened in 2015, the museum exhibited an all-star lineup of abstract expressionists on their seventh floor, where they show their permanent collection. On the money wall — the final north facing wall before the windows and doors to the
This idea of American desire and what’s encapsulated in that is this reckoning, but, also holding the truths of being white in American culture means you have to hold the history of being an oppressor. But, then, how do you hold that?
“Double consciousness is knowing the particularity of the white world in the face of its enforced claim to universality… Double consciousness, in other words, is knowing a lie while living its contradiction.” – Biko Maura ruminates on white privilege and the mythology of the neutral body.
Editor’s Note: QUEERING MARRIAGE is the concluding essay documenting the long-table process around Kyoung’s Pacific Beat’s production of PILLOWTALK at the Tank. You can read about the previous conversations here and here. I have the privilege of sharing out PILLOWTALK’s third, and final long-table, addressing
In the alchemic container that is Weird Classrooms, anyone’s expertise becomes compelling.
Every story needs to be considered individually for us to have any chance at finding something that looks like justice.
Culturebot contributors Amelia Parenteau and Audrey Moyce in dialogue on SHEILA at A.R.T./New York
The evening resembles what one might imagine how a Moth Storytelling Hour might play out if it were held at the Restaurant at the End of the Universe.
Moodey tries to save the bird by soaking it in Epsom salts and massaging it, but the inevitability of its death leads to the practicality of it being made into chicken soup.
The age of the ally is over, let’s be accomplices. Maura on Rosy Simas, Nora Chipaumire and NIC Kay at American Realness 2018.
“Money is not the root of all evil. The love of money is the root of all evil.” We need money, but money is not the only way to define our value.
Bizarre, off-putting, and utterly spectacular