Bob Mould’s Unbroken Line
Jeff Severns Guntzel
“Where did punk rock start? Who cares? It’s not where did it start, it’s why did it start?” said Bob Mould in 1981. Before the Bob Mould Band and Sugar, before a prolific solo career, Mould was part of punk mainstays Hüsker Dü. Jeff Severns Guntzel looks at Mould’s Minneapolis origins and the unbroken line—personal, musical, and political—linking his work with the band and all that has come since.
Digression(s) and Entry Point(s): An Interview with Heman Chong
What “old rules” about art programming, production, and distribution has the Internet broken? Barcelona’s Latitudes is leading an investigation into such questions of culture and connectivity. Their new #OpenCurating dialogue features Singapore-based artist, curator, and writer Heman Chong, whose work examines “the philosophies, reasons, and methods of individuals and communities imagining the future.”
The Campification of the Divine: Andy Messerschmidt’s Graze Anatomy
“Culturally, I’m a cold-hearted colonialist,” says Andy Messerschmidt, whose work borrows ideas from world religions, from Buddhist mandalas to Indonesian shamanistic rituals to American holidays, in his art. The tendency is on display in his new Walker commission, which he says explores the “compression of loaded symbols of divinity and how they work in moire to create a meta-symbol of the divine.”