Adrian Piper

In conversation with Lauren O'Neill-Butler

“At best the United States provides a cautionary tale to other countries as to what not to do.”


Frank B. Wilderson III

In conversation with Aria Dean

"The kind of freedom that a Black revolution offers someone is freedom from recuperation [...] And no one wants to be that free; free of everything they are and everything they can be."


Christopher K. Ho

In conversation with Dawn Chan

"On July 1, after Hong Kong's new national security law passed [...] a young woman, unclear about what could be said, held up a blank sheet of paper [...] That a readymade—A4 paper—became a primary symbol of suppressed speech in a city famed for bureaucratic panache is fitting and ironic."


Sarah Schulman

In conversation with Emmanuel Olunkwa

"Lesbian rights, if you mean legal rights, are completely dependent on gay men. All of the victories in the courts—though often argued by women geniuses—are often financed by men's money. But representation is a different matter because many gatekeepers are too prejudiced to universalize to a lesbian protagonist."


Nell Painter

In conversation with Lauren O'Neill-Butler

"Things improving for old women artists is like things improving for Black Americans. Things improve. But things stay awful."


Ruba Katrib

In conversation with Dawn Chan

"The modern manifestation of the museum has its origins as a colonial and disciplining institution that directs social and cultural behavior and norms, and there has been a lot of work that has been done to combat this legacy. In a similar manner though, we could think about social media as a disciplining entity, training behavior and content in a myriad of ways. It is really pervasive, as the rest of the web and real life gets filtered through it."