The South is the theme of A.i.A.’s November/December issue. Take a look at the contents below:
CONTRIBUTORS AND EDITOR’S NOTE
How art thrives in the South today.
Kang Seung Lee by Harley Wong
LA-based artist Kang Seung Lee, born in South Korea, pays homage to his queer predecessors in meticulous drawings and a large bibliographic installation.
Harvard Art Museums curator Horace D. Ballard tells us what’s on his mind.
The Lives of the Party by Glenn Adamson
The fluidly defined collective assume vivid astro focus celebrates two decades of exuberant, multimedium art-making.
by Chen & Lampert
Artist-curators Howie Chen and Andrew Lampert offer tongue-in-cheek takes on art world dilemmas.
by Sonia Almeida with Athulya Aravind
A Portuguese-born artist and an MIT linguist discuss the links between images and words, grammar and socialization.
The Artist as Publisher by Lucy Ives
Adam Pendleton’s publishing projects and visual art are symbiotic, bespeaking a shared resilience.
Alex Weintraub on Emmelyn Butterfield-Rosen’s Modern Art and the Remaking of Human Disposition.
Q&A with Forrest Nash, executive director of the Contemporary Art Library.
THE SOUTH IS A PLACE OF TRANSFORMATION
Valerie Cassel Oliver interviewed by Marion Maneker
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts curator explains why understanding the South is key to understanding America.
by Logan Lockner
More artists than ever are staying in or returning to the South—and here’s why.
by Connor Hamm
In Atlanta, Sol Underground and La Choloteca seek to materially improve Black and Latinx lives.
IN THE STUDIO: JAMMIE HOLMES
with Christopher Blay
The Texas-based artist discusses his early traumas, sudden commercial success, and growing desire to connect personally with viewers and collectors.
NO MAN IS AN ISLAND
by Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw
Sheldon Scott and Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz target the social and psychological rifts affecting the Black diaspora.
by Zachary Fine
Bo Bartlett’s coolly composed realist paintings suggest an elusive Southern essence.
Adler Guerrier presents our readers with an original print.
ASSEMBLAGE AND INHERITANCE
by Kristina Kay Robinson
African American culture has helped make assemblage a signature New Orleans art mode.
Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.
Bridget Donahue, New York
Dürer and After
Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts
Galerie Buchholz, New York
Mary Lee Bendolph
Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, New York
Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, Florida
Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
José Guadalupe Garza
High Low Gallery, St. Louis
Kayne Griffin, Los Angeles
The Dowse, Lower Hutt, New Zealand