Volume 19, number 1
The fall issue of X-TRA is here.
Travis Diehl reflects on Nancy Spero’s influence on Frances Stark and delves into questions of sex, death, motherhood and ambivalence in his review of Stark’s exhibition UH-OH! at the Hammer Museum.
Pip Wallis considers the radical potential of desire and the cyborg in her review of Laure Prouvost‘s exhibition A Way to Leak, Lick, Leek at Fahrenheit, Los Angeles.
Jon Leaver contemplates the contingencies at play in Diana Thater‘s exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Sarah Conaway‘s Artist Project, A head, a drawing, a nose, a wall, a painting, a cloud, sets aside “photograph-ness” in favor of ambivalence.
Sasha Archibald explores the latest commission at Headlands Arts Center, The Key Room by Carrie Holt, which continues the history of architectural interventions by artists at this remote and atmospheric northern Californian residency.
Michelle Grabner remembers the progressive pedagogical mission of the Black Mountain School in her review of Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933–1957 at the Hammer Museum.
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