Where this round [
Shattering the Concrete: Artists, Activists and Instigators] really shines, though, is in the contrast between two installations:
The Natural History Museum, presented in a collaboration between New York-based Not an Alternative and T.E.J.A.S., and the installation Karankawa Carancahua Carancagua Karankaway, by Nuria Montiel and John Pluecker. Both ask for a deeper engagement and careful looking at a specific place–Houston–over time. And both pose significant questions about museum and community, politics and organizing, spaces between things and people, and how change happens. Most importantly, they consider how Houston’s own history is based on making certain peoples, histories, and things invisible.
- Laura Wellen on Karankawa Carancahua Carancagua Karankaway. Read the rest here.