Articles by Thea Liberty Nichols

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100 Artists | Jessica Stockholder

100 Artists | Jessica Stockholder

For the final post in her 21-day blogging residency, Thea Liberty Nichols interviews Art21-featured artist Jessica Stockholder.

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“The only thing I do everyday” | Tavi Gevinson

“The only thing I do everyday” | Tavi Gevinson

“Rookie” editor Tavi Gevinson speaks with Thea Liberty Nichols abou crossing disciplines, crossing platforms, and being a writer at the end of the day.

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You Can’t Always Give and You Can’t Always Take | Edie Fake

You Can’t Always Give and You Can’t Always Take | Edie Fake

“Sharing what we can is how we help each other thrive on this messed up planet. It creates networks, emotional bonds, kinship, thought…”

Faheem Majeed.

“My Work Should Grow on You” | Faheem Majeed

“My Work Should Grow on You” | Faheem Majeed

“Like any sane person that is faced with a difficult life decision, I decided to go to grad school.”

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PictureBox Inc.: Rewriting Post-WWII Visual Culture

PictureBox Inc.: Rewriting Post-WWII Visual Culture

Thea Liberty Nichols: While trying to determine how to define what it is that you do, I hit upon the idea of just describing all of your activities in one …

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Lilli Carré: Rhythm and Written Sound

Lilli Carré: Rhythm and Written Sound

Thea Liberty Nichols: I’ve had the pleasure of curating one of your self-published books into a show I put together a few years ago, and recently you were kind enough …

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Roxaboxen Exhibitions: Community Community Community!

Roxaboxen Exhibitions: Community Community Community!

Thea Liberty Nichols: I have to bashfully admit that, despite it being just a bike ride away, I’ve never visited Roxaboxen Exhibitions before. But, for a while now I’ve been …

Jasmine Justice. "Uranium Leak," 2010. Acrylic and vinyl paint on canvas.

Jasmine Justice: Style Is Just Another Tool

Jasmine Justice: Style Is Just Another Tool

Thea Liberty Nichols: I had the pleasure of getting to know you while working in my previous post at 65GRAND gallery, and it was lovely seeing you in town again …

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The Sun Never Sets on Aurora Picture Show

The Sun Never Sets on Aurora Picture Show

Thea Liberty Nichols: On my first trip to Houston several years ago, I was able to visit Aurora Picture Show in its previous converted-church location. There was a palpable sense …

Selina Trepp. The Painter, 2011. Archival inkjet print, 19.5" x 27.7"

Selina Trepp: Artist Avoiding Painting

Selina Trepp: Artist Avoiding Painting

Thea Liberty Nichols: I left your studio, which you were kind enough to have me visit the other day, inspired to make new work because hearing about the “instructions” you …

Wangechi Mutu. Photo: Flora Hanitijo.

Wangechi Mutu

Wangechi Mutu

“I’m really trying to pay homage to the notion of the sublime and the abject together and using the aesthetic of rejection, or poverty, or wretchedness as a tool to …

Tobias Putrih, "View of Siska International," 2010. Mixed media installation. Installation view at Espace 315, Centre Pompidou, Paris. Photo credit: Georges Meguerditchian. Image courtesy of the artist and Meulensteen Gallery, New York

Tobias Putrih

Tobias Putrih

“I don’t think art is about consistency. It’s about complexity … The key question for me is how to make an object that expresses its own self-doubt, questions its own …

Yael Bartana. Courtesy of the artist and Annet Gelink Gallery Amsterdam

Yael Bartana

Yael Bartana

“It’s not that I have concrete solutions to the problems … I’m constantly mirroring human conditions and political situations. Is it possible to create this reality or not, that is …

Kori Newkirk: 1997-2007 (installation view), 2007. Photo: Adam Reich. Image courtesy The Studio Museum in Harlem

Kori Newkirk

Kori Newkirk

“No one can make a better Kori Newkirk about Kori Newkirk than Kori Newkirk.”(Kori Newkirk: 1997-2007. Los Angeles: Fellows of Contemporary Art, 2007, 29) The Visiting Artists Program at The …

Lisa Freiman. Photograph by Adam Ames.

Lisa Freiman

Lisa Freiman

“When I first came here, people said, ‘Why are you going to Indianapolis?’ I said, ‘I’m going to Indianapolis because it’s a huge opportunity.’ They answered, ‘What huge opportunity? There’s …

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José Muñoz in Chicago

José Muñoz in Chicago

I write with the animating glow of philosophical idealism, and I articulate my thought through descriptions of performances of queer aesthetics practiced in everyday life, literature and art. — José …

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The School of the Art Institute’s Visting Artists Program

The School of the Art Institute’s Visting Artists Program

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) is one of the oldest accredited art and design schools in the US, and The Visiting Artists Program (VAP), where I …

Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown in Las Vegas, 1966 © Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates, Inc., Philadelphia

Las Vegas Studio

Las Vegas Studio

“…We look backward at history and tradition to go forward; we can also look downward to go upward. And withholding judgment may be used as a tool to make later …