In this 5 Questions interview, independent curator and contemporary art researcher Santiago Rueda discusses the importance of understanding local art histories in Colombia and broader artistic developments and narratives as interrelated processes. Rueda considers female artists, photography, and the Nadaismo avant-garde movement as just a handful of moments worth investigating within local Colombian art history; a history that, as he affirms, is yet to be written.
In Campesinos Testifying, Palace of Justice, Cuzco (c. 1929) by Peruvian photographer Martín Chambi (1891–1973), six Andean peasants huddle together at the Cuzco courthouse—four on a wooden bench and two standing behind them. Behind this group, two men are seated along a wall and, to their right, two functionaries sit at a table, one bent…
From August 2022 to June 2023, artists and friends Julie Tolentino and Kang Seung Lee reflected on their decades-long practices in kinship, politics, performance, and queer history.
What happens when we cross over to the other side? In relation to the phenomenon of transshipment – the risky and at times illicit practice of transferring cargo from one ship to another – artist and poet Rindon Johnson ruminates on borders and bodies that remain in flux.