Art And Oracle

Exhibitions are no longer straightforward enterprises in which one simply considers the selection of items and the manner of their display. They now entail an associated publication, special events for…

The roof is on fire

The roof, the roof, the roof is on fire! We don’t have no water, let the whole thing burn! “Tear Down De Roof” Jam Band, 2001 An astonishing fact: each…

The Peabody exhibition

Early ethnographers of Sierra Leone and Liberia describe Poro but are somewhat dismissive of Sande in terms of its social impact. Recently that focus has reversed, and Sande has been…

Interview with Goddy Leye

A month and a half before his death, Goddy was interviewed by curator and art historian Annette Schemmel, who is currently at work on a PhD at the Freie Universitat…

This Is for Your Own Good

Five students at the University of Southern California are staging an intervention. The addict? An unsuspecting campus art museum that exhibited a conventional dependence on its previous art show, “Four…