Collaboration in Marcelle’s work pursues ambiguity and disorder in order to destabilize hierarchies of race and class.
Emily Sun is an educator and writer from Colorado currently based in Madrid. She received her BA in Ethnic Studies from Brown University and has worked at the Museum of the Rhode Island School of Design and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. She has contributed writing to Hyperallergic, the Brooklyn Rail, and elDiario.es.
Colonial Fault Lines Fracture the Madrid Art Landscape
A show at the Prado valorizes cross-cultural flows while muffling ruptures, and two contemporary art exhibitions critique Hispanic legacies to investigate how art history occludes power.
Whimsical, Giant Nests Take Root in Reina Sofia’s Crystal Palace
Petrit Halilaj’s To a raven and hurricanes is at its most successful in liminal gestures that emphasize sensation over the display of identities.
Evoking the Messiness of Memory With the Ocean’s Tide
Drawing on the Galician tradition of collecting “crebas,” or items washed in by the tide, Francesc Torres immerses the viewer in pivotal moments of Spanish history via its detritus.
Decolonizing Western Narratives of Modern Art
The Met Breuer mounts recent acquisitions from Latin America, South and Southeast Asia, West Asia, and North Africa alongside mainstays of postwar American art, sketching a potential reorientation of art history.
Reimagining Home, From the Mundane to Mythic
At Hales Gallery, Vernacular Interior explores home across sites lived and imagined.
Echoes of Identity Across the Work of Two Asian-American Artists
Artists Tommy Kha and Meena Hasan map not only the ethnic dimensions of their background but also the public and private ones.