Category: Dispatch

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    Celebrating 4/20 with 13 Ways of Looking at Cannabis

    April 18, 2014 - 

    Ahead of the 4/20 holiday, we present the work of 13 contemporary artists who represent marijuana as an intricate flowering plant, a mind-expanding substance and the deep-rooted source of a vibrant subculture.  More
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    Of Crimea and Other Crises: Drawings by Dan Perjovschi

    April 8, 2014 - 

    One of Romania’s best-known artists, Dan Perjovschi, shares drawings that ironically address Russia’s occupation of Crimea as well as today’s worldwide crises of inequality, debt and surveillance.  More
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    The Day the Taliban Took Kabul

    March 24, 2014 - 

    When the Taliban first entered Kabul in 1996, writer Habib Zahori was hopeful their presence would usher in an era of peace and stability after years of civil war. His optimism quickly soured. Now, with Afghanistan’s presidential elections and the American troop withdrawal on the horizon, Zahori explains why political transition invokes a sense of wariness.  More
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    The Majestic Taiwanese Buildings That Only Mosquitoes Call Home

    March 24, 2014 - 

    In Taiwan, hundreds of deserted public construction projects have become breeding grounds for mosquitoes. Artist Yao Jui-chung, joined by a team of photographers known as the Lost Society Document, chronicled these often majestic buildings in images that set off a national scandal and prompted pledges for revitalization from the prime minister.  More
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    A Different Type of Beauty:
    Painter Mickalene Thomas Eulogizes Her Late Mother

    February 24, 2014 - 

    Artist Mickalene Thomas commemorates the life of her late mother, whose conviction and resilience inspired Thomas to make a series of paintings and photographs in tribute to “Mama Bush.”  More
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    Editor's Letter

    This February, the Istanbul-based artist Ahmet Ögüt took part in a conditional withdrawal from the Biennale of Sydney due to its connections to Transfield Holdings—a corporation linked to the management...

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