Body Language

Body Language

The Queer Staged Photographs of George Platt Lynes and PaJaMa

Body Language is the first in-depth study of the extraordinary interplay between George Platt Lynes and PaJaMa (Paul Cadmus, Jared French, and Margaret Hoening French). Nick Mauss and Angela Miller offer timely readings of how their practices of staging, collaboration, and psychological enactment through the body arced across the boundaries of art and life, private […]
Border Ecology

Border Ecology

Art and Environmental Crisis at the Margins

This book analyzes how contemporary visual art can visualize environmental crisis. It draws on Karen Barad’s method of “agential realism,” which understands disparate factors as working together and “entangled.” Through an analysis of digital eco art, the book shows how the entwining of new materialist and decolonized approaches accounts for the nonhuman factors shaping ecological […]
Sam Fox School spring Public Lecture Series begins Jan. 26

Sam Fox School spring Public Lecture Series begins Jan. 26

Artists Judith Barry and Kahlil Robert Irving, architects Fernanda Canales and Michael Maltzan, landscape architect Julie Bargmann and philosopher Timothy Morton are among the internationally renowned creative professionals who will discuss their work for the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts’ spring Public Lecture Series.
‘Kahlil Robert Irving: Archaeology of the Present’ opens Feb. 23 at Kemper Art Museum

‘Kahlil Robert Irving: Archaeology of the Present’ opens Feb. 23 at Kemper Art Museum

The Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum at Washington University in St. Louis will present “Kahlil Robert Irving: Archaeology of the Present” Feb. 23 through July 29. An internationally acclaimed artist raised and based in St. Louis, Irving frequently examines issues and topics ranging from memory, race and digital media to Black life and the politics of industrial manufacturing.
Video: ‘Adam Pendleton: To Divide By’

Video: ‘Adam Pendleton: To Divide By’

“Things are always happening at once,” Adam Pendleton said. “I want the paintings to be like that.” In this video, Pendleton, one of the most celebrated visual artists of his generation, talks about his artistic process and how painting echoes the movement of the body.
‘Printing Black America’

‘Printing Black America’

Artist William Villalongo and data scientist Shraddha Ramani will discuss their ongoing collaboration “Printing Black America: W.E.B. Du Bois’s Data Portraits in the 21st Century” Oct. 24. As the Sam Fox School’s 2023-24 Arthur and Sheila Prensky Island Press Visiting Artists, the pair will create new works for the series based on St. Louis.
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