Inside this issue, novelist Emma Cline traces the boundaries between terror and hilarity in Weyant’s new paintings. Richard Calvocoressi interviews Frank Auerbach about his friendships with Michael Andrews, Francis Bacon, and Lucian Freud.
We are excited to present a special section guest-edited by Roxane Gay, entitled “Black to Black.” The supplement includes an interview by Gay with Calida Rawles and Jordan Casteel, a portfolio by artist Kellie Romany, a profile of Gio Swaby by Brooke C. Obie, and essays by Ladi’Sasha Jones, Randa Jarrar, and Amber J. Phillips. Each feature addresses Black female artists who are working within and against the tradition of figuration.
Elsewhere in the issue, Venita Blackburn’s ghoulish love story concludes in a fourth and final installment; we share an interview with the editors of a recently published monograph on the work of Walter De Maria; Ulrich Wilmes addresses Karin Kneffel’s new series of paintings; Anselm Kiefer responds to Hans Ulrich Obrist’s questionnaire; Raymond Foye writes on Gregory Markopoulos’s singular cinematic production; Mike Stinavage explores the dance theater of Dimitris Papaioannou; and our Bigger Picture series continues with an article by Salomé Gómez-Upegui highlighting the work of artists and organizations against mass incarceration.
Artwork © Anna Weyant