"Like it or not, trash tells the truth about our time. “Testimonium” is a way of giving voice to waste, without teaching it how to speak or telling it what to say."
Yvette Janine Jackson: Freedom review – vivid voyage through hate
Contemporary album of the month - John Lewis
Interview with Alina Grasmann
"I want my paintings to be pictorial implementations of real, existing architecture, in which I can devote myself to personal examination of nature and the transience of things."
The Art Gallery in Your Mind’s Ear
' “Invisible People,” is all hellfire and brimstone, part excoriating exorcism, part calculated recitation of Jonathan Edwards sermonizing (heard here in usefully creepy text-to-speech), all playing out in an atmosphere of dissolute, slow-motion chamber music.'
"Freedom" Album review
The Wire Magazine issue 443
"The combination of vocals, sound effects, field recordings, and instrumentation is presented with an intensity that I've not felt for some time."
Listen: Yvette Janine Jackson’s "Destination Freedom" (Side A)
The Wire Magazine
"Destination Freedom is an example of Jackson’s favoured approach to storytelling: using history to examine contemporary social issues."
Disclosures: Dindga McCannon, or A Table of Their Own
White Hot Magazine
"In the act of communication, at the heart of artistic expression, McCannon passes from the particular to the universal, transforming the language of her life into a language that addresses everyone and demands they take notice"
5 Artists on Our Radar This September
"An accomplished musician with several albums under his belt, [Blitz] Bazawule is also an adept painter. “For me, everything is art,” Bazawule said in a 2017 article. “Literature is art, music is art, even culinary skills are art. I’m one of those artists who doesn’t see the need for clear barriers between art forms.” Through all of his work, he seeks to preserve and convey personal and ancestral memories."
After Dark Online: Hacking the Human Genome
"Transmedia artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg’s work probes what we can and can’t learn from our DNA, balancing an optimistic perspective on biotechnology with an honest exploration of its ethical implications."
Review of Marina Rosenfeld and Ben Vida: Vertice
Blow Up (IT)
Art For Quarantine: Diamanda Galás Premiers Quadrophonic Sound Installation ‘Broken Gargoyles’
"Invoking the facially disfigured soldiers of the first world war, operatically trained experimental singer Diamanda Galás collaborated remotely with artist and sound engineer Daniel Neumann, and video artist Carlton Bright, on a quadrophonic sound work."
On Site: All at Once (Curated by Regine Basha)
"All at Once is an expansive selection of works; elsewhere other forms of collectivism are recalled, be they crafts or pieces addressing cosmic and theological concerns"
"The exhibition focuses on ways of listening and seeing through works on paper, an exhibition score, and video installation, with textures, resonances, and rhythms becoming the visual and aural matter composing a sensory triangulation of material, sound, and moving image."
This Artist Got His Start as an I.C.U. Nurse
The New York Times
Nate Lewis developed a visual language in the rhythms of EKGs. Now, his intricate works on paper take the scalpel to society.
Light Shop is an explorative study of light taking place in the gradually fading Bowery Lighting District
Reflecting on the disappearance of the neighbourhood lighting stores, the exhibition is in dialogue with the works of the photographer Berenice Abbott: Changing New York (1937) — a documentation of a city in transformation, and Documenting Science (1958) — An examination of the formal and material qualities of light.
Nate Lewis' Multidisciplinary Works Challenge Perspectives on Race & History
Comparing the slight changes in diagnostic sounds to shifts in color and texture, Lewis admits, “These nuanced ways of looking at and listening to a body, profoundly influenced how I see, hear, and understand the world.”