Oil

Beto Shwafaty: Oil as a Global Lubricant

Image of a half black Brazilian flag and a framed newspaper clipping to the right of the flag
by Juan José Santos // Sept. 16, 2022
Half of the Brazilian flag is blacked out with oil, its green colour progressively devoured by black. Titled ‘From Abstract Orders to Material Progress’ (2010–2011), it is one of the…[read on]

Letter from the Editor: OIL

an installation view of a gallery exhibition in which a wall with a black and white pattern is scene and two plinths
by Dagmara Genda // Sept. 1, 2022
Oil, that black viscous substance trapped in reservoirs below the earth’s surface, is burned in the blink of an eye but takes millions of years to form. 70% of the “black gold” powering…[read on]