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Playing for Justice: contesting/contexting SPORT

by Andrea Alessi
I lost sleep when Portugal beat France to win its first-ever European Cup football championship this month. Not from nerves—despite living in Portugal, I had no skin in the game—but from the unremitting cacophony of car horns and vuvuzelas invading my apartment. Up for celebrating, I joined the impromptu party of waving flags, sticky splashes of Super Bock, and staccato football chants. I fell asleep to sounds of revelry, comforted by the fact that even in troubling times, such overpowering joy... [more]
Posted by Andrea Alessi on 7/28/16
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RADIOACTIVE: An Interview with Maria Gaspar

by Tempestt Hazel
I spoke with artist Maria Gaspar about her upcoming project RADIOACTIVE: Stories from Beyond the Wall on the Fourth of July. We talked about mass incarceration, a central subject of Gaspar’s work, on a day that asks people in the US to reflect on freedom. Days after Gaspar shared her thoughts on art and disruption, names like Alton Sterling and Philando Castile started to break open the stitches of old and new wounds and raise questions about freedom. I couldn’t ignore the timing.  In The... [more]
Posted by Tempestt Hazel on 7/11/16
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