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Issue 07: Rooting

Fall 2021

$18.00

“Rooting” is a site for exploring all that cannot be seen at the surface. It is a space for highlighting the hidden connections, histories, and shared networks of knowledge that make our creative community flourish. Within these pages, artists, writers, community organizers, and scholars reflect on what it means to “root” in their own sites, communities, and practices.

Cover: Gohar Dashti, Untitled, from the series Uprooted, 2019.

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In this Issue

Title

Author

Category

Link

Letter from the Editor

Jameson Johnson

Letter

The Radical Act of Growing a Plant: “Garden for Boston” at the MFA

Paige Curtis

Feature

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Communing in Isolation: Rania Matar’s Window Portraits

Shuchi Saraswat

Profile

READ

“It’s My Infinite Indigenous Queer Love”: In Conversation with Jeffrey Gibson

Mary McNeil

Conversation

READ

Choreographing the Personal: A Profile of Jessica Roseman Ilya Vidrin Profile

Ilya Vidrin

Profile

READ

On Place, People, and Plants: A Visit with Gohar Dashti

Karolina Hac

Profile

Artist to Artist: On Hybrid Rhizomatic Identity

Sawool Kim and Julia Kwon

Conversation

Dream House: How a Providence Collective Fashioned A Home For Art in a Storied Space

Jacqueline Houton

Feature

A Museum Minus the Hierarchies: How Two Artists Are Paving the Way for the Future of Art in Fall River

Marguerite Wynter

Feature

Reflected Across Time: In Conversation with Eli Brown

Alli Salwen

Conversation

Beyond the Root: Musings on Mushrooms as Metaphors for Blackness

Arielle Gray

Special Project

Shifting Contours

Joanna Tam

Special Project

Can Our Gardens Create Change? The Story of CoVictory Gardens

Sheila Novak

Historical Roots and Future Roots: Reflections on Efforts to Cultivate Culture in Boston

Raquel Jimenez

Roots of Revolution and Diaspora in Firelei Báez’s ICA Watershed Installation

Elizabeth S. Hawley

READ

Connecting Histories: Glenn Kaino’s “In the Light of a Shadow” at MASS MoCA

Marcus Civin

READ

In a Painterly Field: Tamara Gonzales’s Cosmic Recess at Providence College Galleries

Leah Triplett Harrington

READ

On the Way: “A Thread, Extended” at Northeastern University’s Gallery 360

Maya Rubio

Articles from this Issue

Issue 07Mar 06, 2022

It’s My Infinite Indigenous Queer Love: In Conversation with Jeffrey Gibson

Interview by Mary McNeil

Issue 07Feb 26, 2022

Connecting Histories: Glenn Kaino’s “In the Light of a Shadow” at MASS MoCA

Review by Marcus Civin

Issue 07Dec 07, 2021

Choreographing the Personal: A Profile of Jessica Roseman

Profile by Ilya Vidrin

Issue 07Nov 15, 2021

Communing in Isolation: Rania Matar’s Window Portraits

Review by Shuchi Saraswat

Issue 07Oct 24, 2021

The Radical Act of Growing a Plant: Garden for Boston at the MFA

Review by Paige Curtis

Issue 07Sep 27, 2021

In a Painterly Field: Tamara Gonzales’s "Cosmic Recess" at Providence College Galleries

Review by Leah Triplett Harrington

Issue 07Aug 30, 2021

Roots of Revolution and Diaspora in Firelei Báez’s ICA Watershed Installation

Review by Elizabeth S. Hawley