SOFT SYNTH + BIGHT BOUND

The works of Angela Lopez, Emma Oslé and José Santiago Pérez come together toward an equation called SOFT SYNTH + BIGHT BOUND. This is a room of seemingly surface contradictions- knotty lines that are meant to dance, a rough hand across a plush material, smooth continuity of natural fibers that move in order to contain. … Continue reading

Daniel Oliva’s Home Economics

Daniel Oliva’s Home Economics an essay by Andrea Kirsh Daniel Oliva employs an accessible visual language that reflects the breadth of his subject – nothing less than the state of the nation. He makes a plea to understand the injustices of the past as a foundation upon which to build a just future. His newest body of … Continue reading

Notes on the NAVA Diagram

Notes on the NAVA Diagram By Asha Sheshadri September 2018 We Might Consider these rhetorical questions, from one friend to another: do you feel a unique and distinct panic when language suddenly seems to fail you when times are most urgent (if so) with this panic, do you feel the weight of the capsized vessel (the … Continue reading

NAVA

10.5 – 10.21, 2018     nava (F)-(M) /noun/verb/adjective/geography/universals 1. language is one method of human communication, faith(s), self, identity and healing properties. Nava is a namesake that intersects, region, nation, cultural landscapes, vexillology, and lineage. 2. transformations and signage is the cornerstone that(‘s) bring(s) [ing] object(s) to the foreground celebrating multiplicity and connecting community. … Continue reading

MAKE THEORY WALK

Dr. Elizabeth Bishop is a writer, researcher, educator and youth advocate. She lives in New York City where she is a Director at Global Kids and faculty of Youth Studies at CUNY SPS. @drbishopdigital http://www.dropknowledgeproject.org Tamsen Wojtanowski is an artist and educator. She lives in Philadelphia where she is a founding member of the artist-run … Continue reading

THE TALLEST STATUE IN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE

THE TALLEST STATUE IN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE an essay for Boca de Lobo a solo exhibition by Ricardo Zapata 1. Let’s start at the airport you flew into, I said. It only takes a couple seconds to leave the airport and reach downtown San Juan. From there we take PR-22 west. We are heading to … Continue reading

Exhibition Essay for Ava Hassinger’s SISYPHUS

To download a PDF version of this essay please click HERE • • • NAPOLEON is a collectively-run project space that strives to provide a platform for new work and new ideas.

Signal Boost

 Signal Boost Juan C. Giraldo Zora J. Murff & Lorenzo Triburgo   Curated by Jordan Rockford & Rafael Soldi In partnership with Strange Fire Collective   In the last decade, social media platforms have quickly become engines for amplification, allowing organizing and sharing of messages on a global scale. This new tool, signal-boosting, has proven to … Continue reading

The Mind Made Material: An essay on Marianne Dages’s Into the Valley by Anne Cross

The Mind Made Material An essay on Marianne Dages’s Into the Valley by Anne Cross The subject of Marianne Dages’s latest work is words and the spaces between them. With an artistic practice that manifests itself variously as image, text, sculpture, and sound, Dages engages language as both form and content, pressing upon and pulling apart … Continue reading

Modus Operandi: Statements on APPARATUS

Modus Operandi: Statements on APPARATUS APPARATUS is an exhibition of video and performance, and its related ephemera. An “apparatus” is defined as the technical equipment or machinery needed for a particular activity or purpose. Each artist in this exhibition has chosen an apparatus as the basic framework for their process. These tools, devices and instruments … Continue reading

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