Tag Archives: trauma

Summer Shorts II

Imran Qureshi creates an image of immemorial dying – the unremitting onslaught of cruelty – covering the rooftop tiles of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In an intervention of reduced form, he assuages an emotional outpouring of abstract expressionist torment with subtle brush strokes… [Read More…]

Nayda Collazo-Llorens: An Exercise in Numbness & Other Tales

An Exercise in Numbness & Other Tales, exhibited last fall at the Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Western Michigan University, was Nayda Collazo-Llorens’ largest solo exhibition to date. It included Unfolding the Triangle: Lake Michigan as the 3rd and final installation that maps where the artist has lived and worked – New York, Pittsburgh, and now… [Read More…]

Nancy Spero: Tell it slant

Since the late 1960s and early 1970s when Nancy Spero created the War Series, Artaud Paintings and Codex Artaud, she strove for the validity of the poor image before its appearance in a new millennial discourse of resistance: the image that is hastily executed and viewed from peripheral vision – “slant” – glanced at rather than observed from a fixed and diagnostic point of view. [Read More…]

KRZYSZTOF WODICZKO’s
 War Veteran Projection


Krzysztof Wodiczko believes in the power of art to heal, transform, and enlighten. For this artist, cultural practices provide the means to embolden voices muted through marginalization and alienation. To coincide with Veteran’s Day, fourteen soldiers and family members recuperate their stories and reconcile troubled pasts in testimonies projected onto Henry Kirke Brown’s statue of Abraham Lincoln, which has stood silent vigil in Union Square’s north end since 1870. Through digital proxy the veterans assume Lincoln’s authority as a statesman and orator to gain standing as viable public citizens. [Read more…]