V.27 No.11 | 3/15/2018
New Views for Without Reservations
Ricardo Caté's cartoons deck the gallery walls at the IPCC
Santa Domingo Pueblo resident Ricardo Caté created “Without Reservations" to draw the world as he sees it and lend some perspective to non-Native viewers.
A Lit Weekend
Book your weekend at the ABQ Antiquarian Book Fair
For those of us who still thrill to turn the pages of a book or explore the faded terrain of old maps, the Albuquerque Antiquarian Book Fair—an annual exchange of antique and rare books, maps and other ephemera—is taking place once again.
V.27 No.10 | 3/8/2018
Teart Figur Kraków
Time for Revolutions
Annual international theater festival brings performance from around the globe to ABQ
Tricklock Company's Revolutions International Theatre Festival returns, once again to bring voices of young, experimental artists to the forefront.
Festival Ballet Albuquerque
The Story of a Dance
Dance phenom Jock Soto collaborates with legendary musician
World-renowned ballet dancer and choreographer Jock Soto's work will premiere during the Festival Ballet Albuquerque's Sacred Journeys, which will not only feature the legendary Soto, but the live music of another luminary, Robert Mirabal.
V.27 No.9 | 3/1/2018
The Art of Anti-Assimilation
Sister Spit brings QTPOC writing and art to The Tannex
Sister Spit's QTPOC Cruising the West tour artists are people of color, queer, trans, disabled, or fat—people normally not represented by mainstream publishers pandering to white women in the Midwest.
Entering the Void
Abrepaso's latest performance articulates the spaces in between
We talk to Abrepaso Flamenco's producer and artistic director, Alice Blumenfeld, about the themes in this weekend's premiere of Vacío/Void.
V.27 No.8 | 2/22/2018
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."
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
Courtesy Of Gwich'In Steering Committee
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.
Lance Ozier/Todos Juntos Photography
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.
V.27 No.6 | 2/8/2018
Courtesy of Grand Exhibitions
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
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.
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.
V.27 No.4 | 1/25/2018
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.
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.