Memory Heap from “The Course of an Empire” series by Danielle Cole (24″x18″; archival print of handmade collage; 2017). Courtesy of the artist.

Artist Life in the Cool Zone of History

What the visual history of riots teaches us about whiteness in America and the response to the murder of George Floyd

Detail of drawing by Thomas Nast in Harper’s Weekly, September 8, 1866, page 569.

How personal loss, grieving, and memorialization can humanize and illuminate the controversies around monuments.

Artwork by Darshana Bolt (courtesy Serenity Bolt)

As Western Civilization, as we have known it, seems to be unraveling, what are artists to do?

Ric Kasini Kadour, “The Soft Power of Art” (2016), digital collage (courtesy the artist)

Ric Kasini Kadour

Ric Kasini Kadour is a writer, artist, and culture worker who is curious about the intersections of art, history, and society.

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