Read the Bureau of the Longitudes first volume online now. Essays and artist projects by Maio Alvear, Jyoti Arvey, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Juan Pablo Pacheco, Prima Jalichandra-Sakuntabhai, and Amanda Walters.Read More
A survey of the work of LA-based artist Prima Jalichandra-Sakuntabhai made through a collaborative process of interviews and text exchanges between Kathryn Barulich and the artist. Focusing on Prima's performative lectures and collages, the essay looks to the breakdown of structures of power by its symbols. Prima opens up an alternative future archive made outside of a patriarchal model.Read More
Ephemeral, political interventions seem to toe the line between protest and art, while not functioning as either. Citing works of contemporary art, political theory, and media studies, Squier ponders the possibilities of these actions as digital media, exploring how they morph while circulating virally. When considering these actions in the context of visual culture, the visual image might have more power than one would think.Read More
Chicago’s recent resurgence represents a triangulation of social justice at its most superficial and approachable level, the art world’s attempt to answer the calls of its constituents—namely the white, educated and middle-class liberals—for art that reflects their politics, but in a way that no longer ruffles any feathers and the pressures of the market.Read More
Dissolve interviews Shaghayegh Cyrous, curator of Eleven and a Half Hours(Aggregate Space Gallery), an exhibition focused on how Iranian and American residents carry on living despite varying levels of political turmoil that maintain a state of unrest. The collaboration between Dionne Lee and Shirin Abedinirad, two female artists in parallel political and geographical locations, showcases an attempt to resist the law of inertia by entering into a conversation and sharing experiences of discomfort in a sanctioned world.Read More
An Open Letter from Dissolve to the Spambots at Facebook.
When today’s social and cultural archives are being forged in the sharing economy of Facebook news feeds—as our own role in these systems becomes more removed and the mechanisms behind them more automatic and opaque—Dissolve asks that Facebook attend to the particularities of its users’ individualities.
Una Carta Abierta de Dissolve a los Spambots de Facebook
Cuando los archivos sociales y culturales de nuestros tiempos se forjan en la economía de las actualizaciones de Facebook—y mientras que nuestro rol en estos sistemas se vuelve cada vez más disociado y los mecanismos tras de ellos cada vez más automáticos y oscuros—Dissolve pide que Facebook atienda las particularidades de las identidades de sus usuarios.Read More