Tag Archives: identity

Nao Bustamante’s Soldaderas, Real and Imagined

New Project from one of my favorite artists Nao Bustamente – women, history, identity, revolution, subversion, re-enactement, and archival research!

Nao Bustamante’s “Soldadera” is a “speculative reenactment” of women’s participation in The Mexican Revolution. ­­
>> Article from KCET
>> Article in LA Times

Source: Nao Bustamante’s Soldaderas, Real and Imagined | Los Angeles | Artbound | KCET

Untitled (Blackness): Q+A With Hank Willis Thomas – Art in America

Untitled (Blackness): Q+A With Hank Willis Thomas – Conversations – News & Opinion – Art in America.

by Brian Boucher 09/19/11

American artist Hank Willis Thomas, who was born in New Jersey, grew up in New York and now lives in Paris, is included in the Istanbul Biennial’s group exhibition “Untitled (Passport).” His 2009 wall sculpture A Place To Call Home (Africa-America) is an approximately 8-foot-high metal map of the outline of North America, with, beneath it, Africa replacing South America. The striking visual symbol affords numerous interpretations: for example, Jens Hoffmann and Adriano Pedrosa, writing in the companion text, call it “a possible different history of the African diaspora.”

Hank is an P&I alum, 1998, see more of his work on his website.

Wunderkammers on the Web

Cabinet of Wonder, and in German Kunstkammer or Wunderkammer (wonder-room).

Interactive 3D  display from the Getty Museum of The Augsburg Cabinet, circa 1630

Wunderkammer Magazine – art & culture

Artist Web Projects

Library of Small Things
The Library of Small Things houses and occasionally exhibits a growing collection of found and donated artifacts and ephemera that bear witness to the delicate traces of daily life.

Queer Technologies
Queer Technologies delivers digital suites for the contemporary queer technologist.

League of Imaginary Scientists.
By conflating imagined and real space, inventing characters and concocting science, the collaborative research by the League of Imaginary Scientists can be characterized as a series of dream experiments.