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V.27 No.8 | 2/22/2018
Francisco Cantú
Beowulf Sheehan

Culture Shock

The Muscle of Memory

Author Francisco Cantú discusses his work on the border

Francisco Cantú's mother warned him, "You must understand that you are stepping into a system, an institution with little regard for people."
untitled Linn Meyers work
Linn Meyers

Arts Interview

Breaking the Rules

Artist Linn Meyers returns to Tamarind as March's artist in residence

We speak with Linn Meyers, a multidisciplinary artist who will begin a tenure as the artist in residence at the Tamarind Institute.
V.27 No.7 | 2/15/2018
“Protect: Caribou and Salmon”; Gwich'in Human- Aerial Art along the Yukon River, Fort Yukon, Alaska
Courtesy Of Gwich'In Steering Committee

Culture Shock

Resistance and Creative Practice

Multi-disciplinary artists converge at “the last oil” conference

“The last oil” symposium posits that we are in the second oil age, which has had devastating effects on the natural world. One of its organizers, Subhankar Banerjee, points at art for for how to resist the destruction.
Soprano Daisy Beltran as Tony and Mezzo- soprano Kirsten Chávez as Ultima in Opera Southwest's adaptation of Rudolfo Anaya's novel
Lance Ozier/Todos Juntos Photography

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New Songs for Anaya

Opera Southwest premieres an adaptation of a classic

For this little-over-a-week long engagement, Opera Southwest is presenting Bless Me, Ultima in the form of an opera conducted by Maestro Guillermo Figueroa.
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V.27 No.6 | 2/8/2018
Mona Lisas
Courtesy of Grand Exhibitions

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Renaissance Man

Leonardo Da Vinci makes an extended stay in Albuquerque

Da Vinci, the Genius—Secrets of the Mona Lisa examines the Mona Lisa, unpacking its forensics and how it was created.
V.27 No.5 | 2/1/2018
Nora Wendl collecting sound, "which is divorced from image," to record the experience of Edith Farnsworth.
Nora Wendl

Culture Shock

Windows Across Time

Nora Wendl's installation uncovers the histories of a glass house

For 12 years Nora Wendl has been studying the glass-and-steel Farnsworth House, resulting in her forthcoming book.

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Windows Across Time

Nora Wendl's work uncovers the complex histories of a glass house

“It was all really controlled,” Nora Wendl described of her visits to the Farnsworth House in Plano, Illi., “but I'm a woman, so I'm used to that.” The house that Wendl—who is an architect, writer and artist—described is something of an enigma. Completed in 1951 by renowned architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe for Dr. Edith Farnsworth, the house is made entirely of glass and steel. To look at pictures of it, the metal joints sort of fade away, and what you see is flat planes of glass bounding in the living space, upheaved on stilts, the structure bleeding into the forest, paralleling the Fox River, which runs just 100 ft. away.

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V.27 No.4 | 1/25/2018
La Bestia
Guillermo Bert

Culture Shock

A Design of Defiance

Expansive exhibition creatively explores the complexity of the border

That The US-Mexico Border: Place, Imagination, and Possibility has taken on such potency in light of increased emphasis on so-called “border issues” and increasingly exclusionist policies is happenstance, but it makes the show all the more illuminating, instructive, encouraging.
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Artist M. Jenea Sanchez weaving her “Border Tapestry” through the border
Rosa Sanchez

Arts Interview

Weaving Across Land and Time

M. Jenea Sanchez' “Border Tapestry” visits Sanitary Tortilla Factory

Artist M. Jenea Sanchez hails from both sides of the US-Mexico border, calling both Douglas, Ariz., and Agua Prieta, Sonora, home. Her work is a persistent inquiry into identity and fluidity.
V.27 No.3 | 1/18/2018
Emi Ozawa

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Playing with Shape

Emi Ozawa prompts viewers to Follow the Line toward wonder

Emi Ozawa's Follow the Line exhibition of large, wooden sculpture and smaller framed paper pieces is based on amidakuji, a common game of chance in Japan.
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V.27 No.2 | 1/11/2018
Gigi Bella
Adam Rubenstein

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The Selena-meets-Athena Warrior Poet

Gigi Bella performs at the Lobo Slam Championship

Weekly Alibi interviews poetry slam champion Gigi Bella.
V.27 No.1 | 1/4/2018
One example of the kind of genius coming out of Power & Light Press' Silver City headquarters
Power & Light Press

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Return to Form

Power & Light Press makes an old craft cool again

Consumers' return to buying handmade items has extended to all reaches of life and all manner of goods, now including the charming, letterpressed bite of Power & Light's greeting cards.
Zahra Marwan illustrates with a poetic sense of memory.
Zahra Marwan

Arts Interview

Yesterday has Blossomed

The Harwood becomes floral with the help of artist Zahra Marwan

In Zahra Marwan's illustrations, she inserts magic into everyday life through distinct line work and often a few poetic lines. Weekly Alibi gets her thoughts, processes and inspirations.
V.26 No.52 | 12/28/2017
Aesculapius
Steve Barry and Sanitary Tortilla Factory

Culture Shock

A Year in Review

Resonances of theater, art, installation and dance in 2017

Trying to catalog the last year of this column underscores all the more the scary fast flow of time as Maggie Grimason asks herself—was that yesterday? A week ago? Last month?
Raven Art Center

Arts Interview

Best of Intentions

Raven Art Center hosts workshops that focus efforts in the new year

Weekly Alibi speaks with Nicole White of Raven Art Center about intention-setting in art and life.