Lauren Tresp takes over the 5×5 this week with her five picks of things she’s been reading, listening to, watching, or otherwise inspired by.
Welcome to Southwest Contemporary Vol. 2, Flights of Fancy. This issue explores the complexities involved in defining—and staying tethered to—what’s “real.”
Desert X 2021 offers large-scale, photogenic works that, while politically charged, lack a distinct impact.
Take a look at Spring 2021 art exhibitions coming to museums throughout the Southwest.
SWC Vol. 1: Bodies//Boundaries is the first publication of a new journey and an expanded mission: to bring curated, critical arts and culture publishing to the American Southwest, in print and online.
Phoenix artist Saskia Jordá’s practice engages in an iterative mapping and remapping to explore concepts of cultural identity, bodies in space, and sense of place.
Whether you’ve valued our content over the last 28 years, or the last 28 days, now is the time we need your help the most.
The inaugural Field Guide—a guidebook to arts and culture across northern New Mexico —drops in print and online on July 31! To receive an issue delivered to your door, you can pre-order a copy now from our online store.
“It’s really brought home to me the way in which literature can connect us to each other and foster and express our shared humanity. Our experiences in this country might be specific, but through art we can interrogate universal truths about what it means to be human. This is why it’s so important for our arts, culture and society to be inclusive of everyone.”
After careful consideration, and much initial heartbreak, I have decided that Southwest Contemporary will publish one final print edition this year: our new Field Guide publication. We will suspend print publication of The Magazine for the remainder of 2020, with strong and sincere plans to return to print in 2021.
In an effort to bring multiple perspectives into conversation, Friends of Architecture Santa Fe has organized an in-depth series of public discussions termed “ReVisioning History” to take place May through December this year. Each installment of the ReVisioning History series will bring together a group of architects, planners, allied design professionals, and policymakers to make expert presentations, engage in panel discussions, hold Q&A sessions, and structured visioning exercises.
The current state of virtual exhibitions is rather disappointing, but there are a few promising gems out there in the cacophonous landscape of the net. In this essay, Lauren Tresp tries to make some sense of the noise of art online.