Senga Nengudi, R.S.V.P. 1, 1977/2003,  nylon mesh and sand, 10 pieces, dimensions variable. Museum of Modern Art, New York (artwork © Senga Nengudi; photograph provided by Thomas Erben Gallery, New York)
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Sexing Sculpture: New Approaches to Theorizing the Object Jillian Hernandez and Susan Richmond

This forum, which originated as a panel at the 2013 Annual Conference of the College Art Association in New York, developed from the following question: how do sculptural practices uphold or, conversely, equivocate the certainties of gendered and sexual embodiment? … READ MORE

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Through the Looking-Glass, Darkly Tina Rivers

Ken Johnson. Are You Experienced? How Psychedelic Consciousness Transformed Modern Art. New York: Prestel, 2011. 232 pp., 150 color ills., 10 b/w. $49.95 David S. Rubin, ed. Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art since the 1960s. Exh. cat. Cambridge, MA: MIT … READ MORE

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Heather Cassils, Becoming an Image Performance Still No. 1, Edgy Women Festival, Montreal 2013  (artwork © Heather Cassils; 
photograph by the artist and Alejandro Santiago).
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Queer Formalisms: Jennifer Doyle and David Getsy in Conversation Jennifer Doyle and David Getsy

This conversation took place via e-mail over the course of autumn 2013. David Getsy: The context of a group of essays on sculpture, sexuality, and abstraction prompts me to start this conversation by talking about how we both write about … READ MORE

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Catherine Opie, Karin, 2009,  inkjet print, 11 x 11 in. (27.9 x 27.9 cm) (photograph © Catherine Opie, provided by Regen Projects, Los Angeles)
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Karin Higa: A Collage of Remembrances

Well before I met Karin Higa, I knew of her as a curator of Asian American art, a prominent voice in the contemporary art world, and an author whose writings I frequently assigned to students. Though Karin would eventually pursue … READ MORE

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Eadward Muybridge, Pi-Wi-Ack, Valley of the Yosemite (Shower of Stars), “Vernal Fall,” 400 Feet Fall, No. 29, 1872, wet-plate collodion photograph (photograph in the public domain)
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“A Clear Day and No Memories”: Neurology, Philosophy, and Analogy in Kerry Tribe’s H.M. Matthew Goulish

I delivered a version of this essay as a lecture in Utrecht, on May 26, 2011, for the Performance & Philosophy working group’s panel “Enacting Pasts & Presents in Philosophy & Performance” at the Performance Studies international conference #17: Camillo … READ MORE

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Modernism, Essentialism, and “Racial Art” in America Amy Lyford

Jacqueline Francis. Making Race: Modernism and “Racial Art” in America. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2012. 256 pp., 12 color ills., 47 b/w. $40 paper ShiPu Wang. Becoming American? The Art and Identity Crisis of Yasuo Kuniyoshi. Honolulu: University of … READ MORE

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Veronica Friedman, Pages from monthly planners, 1980 and 1981. Veronica Friedman Papers, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society, San Francisco (photograph © Barbara McBane).
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Introduction Tirza True Latimer

More than a repository of objects or texts, the archive is the very process of selecting, ordering, and preserving the past—in short, of making history. Artists, scholars, and activists have been rethinking the politics of what archives preserve, demonstrating that … READ MORE

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Tammy Rae Carland, Galz Living Room, MWMF, from Outpost, 2004, color photograph, 20 x 24 in. (50.8 x 61cm) (artwork © Tammy Rae Carland)
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Sharing an Archive of Feelings: A Conversation Tammy Rae Carland and Ann Cvetkovich

Tammy Rae Carland: As I remember, we met in 1995 in Portland, Oregon, through our musician girlfriends. I had just finished graduate school and had gone to New York, to the Whitney Independent Study Program, and I was about to … READ MORE

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Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? Sarah Betzer

Spurred by global economic contractions, by the attention of politicians, legislators, and pundits, and certainly also by the historical curiosity and critical orientation of its ranks, the academy at present is in the thrall of self-scrutiny. What is the past, … READ MORE

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Front cover with detail of Moyra Davey, Dedication, 2012, photograph (artwork © Moyra Davey)
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Editors note Lane Relyea

At the suggestion of a few colleagues I wrote a letter back on March 25, 2011, to the College Art Association asking to be considered for the position of editor-in-chief of Art Journal. I wouldn’t have thought of seeking the … READ MORE

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