Morehsin Allahyari discusses two major projects for National Geographic's Genius, Material Speculation: ISIS and She Who Sees the Unknown. Material Speculation works have exhibited internationally at institutions such as the Centre Pompidou, France; Hartware MedienKunstVerein, Germany and Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Australia. Upfor recently presented the first three from a planned series of twelve She Who Sees figures at the Armory Show in New York.
BOMB's latest issue includes a conversation between The Feeling Good Handbook artists Heidi Hahn and Shana Moulton, introduced by exhibition curator Jordana Zeldin: ‘Human experience remains messy and ambivalent; I feel a kind of reassuring generosity in their exploration of those more difficult aspects, as if through their work they’re saying to all of us: “You’re not alone!” ‘Read More
Glasstire reviews Rodrigo Valenzuela's Prole and The Unwaged (on view at PAM through April 22 and Art League Houston through May 5); Work in Its Place opens at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art in Eugene, Oregon on April 25.Read More
In a new project on the edge of Director Park, Ralph Pugay takes on the role of director for Portland Tropical Gardens, created in collaboration with MFA students from PSU's Art and Social Practice program. The project builds on Pugay's interest in finding creative ways to address what is commonly called Seasonal Affective Disorder, first manifested in the 2016 project S.A.D. Park, created in collaboration with Ariana Jacob for a Houseguest Residency.
Pugay and his students recently spoke to April Baer about Portland Tropical Garden: