Interventions, Volume 01, Issue 01: En Route Curatorial studies in the 21st Century is not a hermetic practice; on the contrary, it is inherently interdisciplinary and necessarily socially engaged. Its very definition is constantly in flux and requires frequent reappraisal. As students in the Modern Art: Critical and Curatorial Studies program at Columbia University, we … Read more
by Francesca Sonara* Today, a burgeoning community of artists, dancers and filmmakers is rapidly emerging within the country of Cambodia. At the forefront of this emerging scene is the collective Stiev Selapak (Art Rebels). Having met during a photography workshop in 2007- one of few mechanisms for accruing knowledge on contemporary art in the country- … Read more
by Daisy Nam* August 2011 When I learned that artist and friend, Donna Huanca, was awarded a Fulbright and was leaving for her research trip to Mexico City in a few months, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to ask her some questions. Through our conversations, I’ve learned about her artistic process and personal … Read more
by Julia Sherman* At a junk auction in Perkiomenville, PA, amidst tables of dust covered knick-knacks, old photos and hidden treasures, sat a booklet, black, white and magenta, with a large photo of a young, bra-less Cher, carrying a hobo bag and lazily sticking out her thumb. The title read: American International Presents, “Chastity.” The … Read more
by Jacob Moore* An Invitation for Change  The exhibition Small Scale, Big Change was on view at New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) from October 3, 2010 through January 3, 2011. Curated by Andres Lepik, the show brought together 11 projects from five continents – each with different programs, scales, sites, and institutional contexts … Read more
#1 – Ralph Parez Interviewed by Ismaelly Pena* and Rachel Barnard** The following is the inaugural interview for the To Be Determined series, completed on the occasion of the inaugural issue of Interventions. This series intends to survey varying positions, commitments and approaches to art as social practice. Art as social practice is a broad … Read more
by Natasha Marie Llorens* It wasn’t important to find a rhythm. Collective energies without the insistence of collaboration, made it easier to be impacted by each other’s practices, and for practices to be honed and diverted and transformed for a while. -Notes from the Sarai Media Lab During the summer of 2010, Sarai and the … Read more
by Sebastian Black* “The alphabet always remains obediently embedded in the white page, and if it should happen that the letters come to life… this is the fault of the spectator alone.” -Michel Leiris *Sebastian Black is a second year MFA student at Columbia University School of the Arts.
by Ceren Erdem* “ILLUMInazioni” (ILLUMInations), Bice Curiger’s title for the 54th Venice Biennale, reveals her quest for new connotations. It implicitly sets up two contexts: Light and national borders. Still considered one of the preeminent showcases in the world for contemporary art, this year’s iteration includes 83 artists from around the world, 32 of which … Read more
by Jaime Schwartz* Each issue of Interventions will feature a text analyzing an artwork currently on view in New York City. — “Probably September 11 bothered me more than I expected.” - Gerhard Richter[i] — Memory and Memorialization: Gerhard Richter’s September This account will begin like every other, with facts; the only pieces of information that are known … Read more
by Alexandra Lerman* Each issue of Interventions will feature an artwork or image from a selected artist that will exist as a single-page pdf, available for download as an unlimited edition. Download your copy: Interventions-between-frames-01-w *Alexandra Lerman is a second year MFA student at Columbia University School of the Arts.