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Untangling identity

When Sarah Whyte was a child, her parents said it didn’t matter that she was Asian and they were white. What mattered, they said, was that she was their daughter.  That didn’t stop adults from reminding her she was adopted, telling her to be grateful she’d been “saved” from the orphanage in China. Nor did […]

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Fragments in ‘Unity’

The problem of the construction of history has been of particular interest to an ever-growing cadre of artists engaged in creative research (i.e., working against disciplinary boundaries to counter dominant modes of how knowledge gets made). Not quite engaged in institutional critique, social practice, or art history proper, creative researchers often contend with history’s emerging […]