Alexis Clements

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Within certain chambers of poetry in the past year, a series of incidents, specifically involving white poets presenting work that has been called out for its callous racism, has led to a great deal of debate on the internet and elsewhere.

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Post image for Muddying the Circumscribed Myth of Abstraction

Bounded and unbounded space, continental drift, turbulence, topology, pools of ink and color spilling into and pressing up against one another — these are some of the images in the mix of work on display in Endless, Entire, one of two shows currently on view at FiveMyles in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

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Post image for Among Intimates at New York’s Queer Experimental Film Festival

When I arrived early on opening night of this year’s MIX NYC festival at a former manufacturing space in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, I heard a rumor that there used to be a panty factory there.

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Post image for A Dance About Capitalism Falls Prey to Its Machinations

Early in koosil-ja’s new show I Am Capitalism, which ran at The Kitchen last week, she spoke through recorded voice-overs of a desire to acquire dances.

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Post image for Lively Artworks That Make Room for the Mind

There is this one particular color of paint that appears in many of the paintings by Etel Adnan on view right now at Galerie Lelong in New York.

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Post image for A Personal Journey Through the Legacy of Apartheid

Catherine Taylor’s book centers on her search — what feels like an obsessive search — through veins of history buried in the time of apartheid in South Africa, where she and her family are from.

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Post image for The Radical Art of Archiving Performance, as Practiced by Martha Wilson

The day after I went to go see the Martha Wilson: Downtown and Performing Franklin Furnace exhibitions in New York City, a friend brought me to a lecture-performance by Carolee Schneemann at a raw gallery space in Tribeca run by Hunter College.

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Post image for In the State of Nevada, This Land Is Not Your Land

WENDOVER, UTAH — Land use has got to be one of the least sexy topics of conversation.

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Post image for Early Anti-Lynching Plays, Read in Light of Ferguson

Just two days before the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) released its report “Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror,” I sat in the audience at JACK in Brooklyn for a reading of playwright Mary P. Burrill’s 1919 anti-lynching play Aftermath.

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Abstraction that Invites Speculation

by Alexis Clements on February 19, 2015

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When I walked into Emily Roysdon’s latest exhibition, If Only a Wave, at Participant Inc., I initially felt like I might not be able to decipher the work.

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