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Installation detail, seen from Mexico, showing one of the balloons that comprise the Repellent Fence / Valla Repelente in relationship to the US border fence.  In this image the US Border Fence reflects the sunlight at dusk. Photo by Michael Lundgren. Courtesy of Postcommodity.

“Repellent Fence / Valla Repelente”

“Repellent Fence / Valla Repelente”

Continuing their exploration of contested spaces, Postcommodity recently presented Repellent Fence / Valla Repelente, the largest bi-national land art installation ever exhibited on the US/Mexico border. The temporary, two-mile-long fence …

From left to right: Tammam Azzam's Syrian Museum: Gustav Klimt's The Kiss (Freedom Graffiti), archival print, 2013; Sara Shamma's Untitled, oil and acrylic on canvas, 2014; Kevork Mourad's The Last Prayer, acrylic on paper, 2014.

Confronting Crisis: An Interview with Syrian Artists Tammam Azzam, Sara Shamma & Kevork Mourad

Confronting Crisis: An Interview with Syrian Artists Tammam Azzam, Sara Shamma & Kevork Mourad

These three Syrian artists left their homes behind, and their bodies of work have been forever changed by the war that’s tearing their nation apart. In this extended interview we find answers to the question: What is life like as a refugee and artist?

Titus Kaphar. Sacrifice (Diptych), 2011. Oil on canvas, 73 x 52 x 2 1/2 inches.

Dismantling History: An Interview with Titus Kaphar

Dismantling History: An Interview with Titus Kaphar

A canvas curtain slips from its place of prestige, revealing another that’s hidden beneath. The folds of a Thomas Jefferson portrait gracefully fall, and behind it we see an African …

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Cold Showers and Manic Transcendence: Cranbrook Students Talk Method

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Cold Showers and Manic Transcendence: Cranbrook Students Talk Method

How do artists make the most of their time in the studio? Five Cranbrook grad students discuss their personal methodologies.

Glenn Wharton

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

Concepts Around Interviewing Artists: a Discussion with Glenn Wharton

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

Concepts Around Interviewing Artists: a Discussion with Glenn Wharton

IMA conservator Richard McCoy discusses the methodology and the process of interviewing artists with MoMA conservator Glenn Wharton.