Ellen Tani reminds us that one’s intellectual world participates in hegemonic systems, even as we forge the tools to reckon with its entanglement.
A look back at our first handful of issues with our top three posts of 2015.
The philosophical movement that has garnered the greatest attention and engaged most thoroughly with the present culture is speculative realism. Skye Priestley explores the components of speculative realist thought and ties them to the logos of current cultural production in Maine.
Narciso Philostratus’ review of Elizabeth Fox’s latest paintings reveals unabashed religiosity, technical sophistication, and a fresh sense of humor. by Jeffrey Ackerman
Julie Poitras Santos’ essay takes the act/ion of translation as its territory and looks at Jimmy Riordan’s translation of Francis Jammes “Le Roman de Lièvre” into English, as well as into various representations and reflections of the work in visual form.
Mariah Bergeron continues her serial on the New York art epicenter with a guide to using political, economic — and yes — artistic tools for taking over the (art) world.
One attendee’s perspective from the Hand in Glove 2015 conference in Minneapolis: what is our common field and how do we define our practices inclusively? by Jenna Crowder
An intro to a serial involving Maine art and: New York art world centrism, geopolitical economy, regional identity, gentrification, and the (d)evolution of the scene. by Mariah Bergeron
As the subject of children and parenting becomes more prevalent in global contemporary discourse and in academia, is Maine’s creative economy prepared to encourage and support women artists with families? by Alana Dao