Front & back cover: Lordy Rodriquez, Road Trip, (detail), 2007
Marker on paper
20.5 x 14.5 inches
Courtesy the artist


Mapping the Republic of Contemporary Art

(Notes from the Panamerican Highway)

Pablo Helguera

It was August 16, 2006, and I was in Cúcuta, a town on the Colombian border with Venezuela…

Selections from the Phantom Traveling Trenchcoat, 2007

Ali Fitzgerald

Now That We Can Do Anything, What Do We Do?

Gean Moreno & Daniel Martinez

As his contribution to the last Cairo Biennial (December 12, 2006–January 31, 2007), Los Angeles-based artist Daniel Joseph Martinez exhibited The Fully Enlightened Earth Radiates Disaster Triumphant, an animatronic double of himself that burst into sudden apoplectic attacks...

Projecting ARTL!ES Into the Void

Chris Taylor

Public Address

Preliminary Thoughts on Alternative Systems of Distribution

Kelly Baum

or many years now, I have been interested in the relationship between art and the public—specifically, I am curious to understand how art addresses (and, in so doing, actually creates) its audience...

Francis Al˙s: Walking Distance from My Studio

Urbanism of the Imagination

Cuauhtémoc Medina

An artist is neither defined by the accidental nature of his passport’s nationality nor by the tradition of a discipline...

A Cunning Plan

Basim Magdy


A Project by Michael Rakowitz

Regine Basha

A few months ago, I began a project tracking the musical life of Iraqi Jews, from legendary performances on Baghdad Radio in the 1940s to worldwide house parties and jam sessions by those left alive in the diaspora...

Agadez Chronicle

Post-colonial Politics of Space and Mobility in the Sahara

Ursula Biemann

he significance of the Sahara lies in its strategic qualities and almost unimaginable expanse. It never harbored great economic potential for colonialists...