On the Cover
Betye Saar, The Alpha & Omega,
2013–16. Detail of mixed-media installation.
Photo: Robert Wedemeyer, Courtesy the artist
and Roberts Projects, Los Angeles.
In this Issue...
The artists in this issue combine personal, cultural, and historical materials to create powerful, evocative statements that resonate
far beyond the confines of the art world. From Betye Saar's assemblages of highly charged images and materials to Xu Zhen's edgy,
technologically inflected mash-ups of cultural icons, María Magdalena Campos-Pons's evocations of displaced Afro-Cuban traditions
and practices, Naomi Wanjiku Gakunga's investigations of processes and materials rooted in experience and social dynamics, Françoise
Grossen’s labor-intensive metaphorical objects, and Sonya Clark’s politically charged interweavings of hair, textiles, and combs, these
works fuse concept and craftsmanship in challenging ways.
Also, in the print and digital version of April's Sculpture - Itinerary, Commissions and ISC News.
April Online Feature: Betye Saar: Ritual, Politics, and Transformation
For nearly 70 years, Betye Saar has created prints, collages, and assemblages that transform the cast-off and forgotten into powerful explorations of African American history and identity, the politics of race and gender, spirituality, and the occult...
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The artists in this issue combine personal, cultural, and historical materials to create powerful, evocative statements...