weekend links: Morgan Parker, Standing Fox, building bumper stickers

Ice Fishers
Ice Fishers

An ice fisher in Astana, Kazakhstan. Photograph by Aleksey Kondratyev. Image courtesy of The Calvert Journal.

This week, we saw an arguable example of institutional racism at the Grammys when Beyoncé's Lemonade was overlooked for Album of the Year. Take a closer look at institutional racism and white privilege in the context of the Grammys, and an ode to the beauty of Beyoncé's album and her fight with the system. [NPR]

And speaking of Queen Bey, here's an interview with Morgan Parker about her latest poetry collection, "There Are More Beautiful Things than Beyoncé. [Nylon]

Detroit-based photographer Aleksey Kondratyev's new photo series captures ice fishermen in Kazakhstan at work in -40 degree Celsius temperatures in their self-made plastic cocoons. [The Calvert Journal]

Standing Fox, photographer and Apache activist, discusses how producing art, documenting Apache culture, and preserving sacred lands at Oak Flat are all linked. [Hyperallergic]

Torrent Tea: Queer Space and Photographic Futures, a new exhibit in Portland, Oregon, showcases work that explores the role the Internet plays as an exhibition space for queer artists of color. [The Creators Project]

In his acceptance speech for the Truman Capote Award, Kevin Birmingham used the platform to shine a light on the failure of universities to pay adjunct humanities professors fair wages—a speech worth reading. [The Chronicle of Higher Education]

While it was nice to see The Contemporary Austin unveil a new work dedicated to “Liberty and Justice for All” during the Women’s March in January, Ariel Evans points out the shallow nature of what she calls “a bumper sticker for a building.” Her insight is appreciated. [Conflict of Interest]

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