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For Bisa Butler, "The World Is Yours," Every Stitch at a Time
Bisa Butler told me this week that this show took time, that the show was hard to make. And in so many ways, history takes time, takes time to understand, to reconcile, and in her practice, the Fall
May 11, 2023
Book Review: "Bisa Butler: Portraits"
On the cover of Bisa Butler’s Portraits, a six-year old girl stands composed, brave and ready, about to emigrate from Jamaica to the US. Her face beams in luminous, golden light, her hair tied in l
March 12, 2021
Bisa Butler and Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi in Conversation for Toledo Museum of Art, December 3rd, 2020
A few weeks back, we shared our Radio Juxtapoz conversation with Toledo Museum of Art curator, Lauren Applebaum, on the process putting together Radical Tradition: American Quilts and Social Cha
December 02, 2020
Radio Juxtapoz, ep 057: Radical Tradition and a Conversation About American Quilts and Social Change
There are those moments, the ones we literally designate as those where history stops and becomes a chapter. In America, you talk of 9/11, Pearl Harbor, Kennedy and MLK being shot, the night Ob
November 10, 2020
Radio Juxtapoz ep 053: Reinventing, Reimagining and Retelling the American Story with Bisa Butler
It's a new season here at Radio Juxtapoz, and where we were hoping that Fall would bring back art openings and a sense of normalcy to our already tumultuous year, we are still a bit in flux. This mon
September 14, 2020
Bisa Butler: Stitching History
Have you ever seen a picture of Frederick Douglass? I have, too. In most photographs, he is wearing a suit, carrying the weight of injustice in his furrowed brows, with an intensity in the eyes that
August 31, 2020
Preview: Fall 2020 Quarterly with Bisa Butler, Marilyn Minter, Nicolas Party, Dominic Chambers, Cassi Namoda and more!
Kerry James Marshall is not featured this time around, but his presence looms large. He’s referenced, with reverence, by a few artists, Dominic Chambers, notably, but KJM’s powerful oeuvre and wo
August 27, 2020
The Incredible Quilts of Bisa Butler In Her First Museum Survey, "Bisa Butler: Portraits" @ Katonah Museum of Art
Where painting is perceived as a singular artistic act, textile work implies collaboration, regardless of how solitary the process might be. Textile artists share a generational pride as they quite l
July 24, 2020
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