De Nieves suggests that we are not just one thing or another, but an amalgamation, transforming, always in a state of becoming.
Megan N. Liberty
Megan N. Liberty is the Art Books section editor at the Brooklyn Rail and co-founder of Book Art Review. Her writing on artist books, ephemera, and graphic novels also appears in Artforum.com, ArtReview, frieze, and elsewhere. Find her on twitter @meganlib.
Darrel Ellis’s Powerful Investigations of Identity Through Family Photographs
Unlike many of his contemporaries, who centered their own lives and loves in relation to contemporary queer culture and the AIDS epidemic, Ellis looked backward.
Two Books Rethink Publishing as a Radical Practice
Books from Inventory Press, the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, and b_books reshape our understanding of publishing and librarianship.
Trevon Latin Finds Joy in Melancholy
Latin’s colorful artworks touch on aspects of queer and Black experience, not in broad strokes, but in exceedingly specific ones.
A Window Into the Workings of Small Presses
A Poetics of the Press illustrates how invaluable firsthand accounts are to historicize a moment and medium.
A Year of Struggle in Words and Images
Manjit Thapp’s first full-length graphic novel, Feelings, charts a young woman’s emotional journey through South Asia’s six-season calendar.
A Conceptual Compendium of Conceptual Art
Flipping through Seth Siegelaub’s collection of writings and interviews is a bit like diving into an archive without a finding aid, as exhilarating as it is overwhelming.
How Kuniko Tsurita Broke the Mold for Women Comic Artists in Japan
The Sky Is Blue With a Single Cloud shines a light on Tsurita’s short but innovative career.
The Poetry of Love and Textspeak
Simina Banu’s poetry celebrates those who speak of love and loss in the language of emojis and memes, and have had our hearts broken by a text message.
Tauba Auerbach’s Sculptural Art Books
Much like her bookworks, Auerbach’s catalogue S v Z deserves to be examined as a sculptural object before we unfold its cover and consider its contents.
Enter the Humorously Awkward World of a “Long-Distance Cartoonist”
Brilliantly paced, Adrian Tomine’s latest graphic novel takes readers from discomfort to laughter in just a few panels.
A Deep Dive Into Sarah Charlesworth’s Image Archive
An important aspect of Charlesworth’s practice is her longstanding engagement with publishing: she was an active writer and critic, and made several artist books and photo catalogues.