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A-B Projects

Critical dialogues & exhibitions under the direction of Nicole Seisler

Black in Appalachia Podcast

Reclaiming history & contributions of African Americans in the mountain south 


Rigorous, comprehensive resource on contemporary art in the south

Living Myth Podcast

Deep sessions on current events & the unconscious 

Studio Noize Podcast

Intimate conversations with contemporary black artists


Art in California

by Jenni Sorkin

Funny Weather:
Art in an Emergency

by Olivia Laing

How to be Both 

by Ali Smith


Touching Feeling: Affect, Pegdagogy, Performativity 

by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick

Wild Things: The Disorder of Desire 

by Jack Halberstam

The Women of Atelier 17: Modernist Printmaking in Midcentury New York

by Christina Weyl



Mic drop at MASS MOCA. Ceramics in the Expanded Field opens October 15, 2022. 

We've been in hell. Who wouldn't want to visit ParadiseMyungJin Kim offers it up.

Shameless Weekend at Fields Project in NYC revels in the body & erotics. We're there. 

Roger Herman at Sorry We Are Closed is sensual exuberance. Like coming out of quarantine into carnival.

Shinichi Sawada's first solo exhibition in the United States, at Venus Over Manhattan, is an extraordinary encounter.

The Archive Year 1


Celebrating The First Township10

Working with clay provided me a kind of meditative motion. The focus it takes to work on the wheel has an undeniable kinship to the focus of poem making. With both you have to get into a zone, you snap out of it and the pot falls, the poem disappears.


--Melanie Tafejian

Books to shake
you up

We asked (on Instagram):

What books have been central to your development as an artist?


What shook you up or opened new avenues for thinking?


If you disappeared for a year to make work, what books would you bring?

Harold and the Purple Crayon 

by Crocket Johnson


For the Time Being

by Annie Dillard



About This Life 

by Barry Lopez


The Unknown Craftsman 

by Soetsu Yanagi




by M.C. Richards


The Thinking Hand 

by Juhani Pallasmaa


The Hero with a Thousand Faces 

by Joseph Campbell


Art and Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking

by David Bayles and 

Ted Orland


The Medium is the Message

by Marshall McLuhan



Walking on Water 

by Madeleine L'Engle


Pottery, People and Time 

by Alan Caigar-Smith



The Violin Maker

by John Marchese


The Secret Knowledge of Water

by Craig Childs


Leaves of Grass 

by Walt Whitman


Making Room for Making Art

by Sally Warner



A Potter's Workbook 

by Claire Illian


Making : Anthropology, archaeology, art and architecture 

by Tim Ingold



The Zen of Creativity: Cultivating Your Artistic Life 

by John Daido Loori


A Dreary Story

by Anton Chekhov


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