LIFE TODAY can seem overtaken by powers unseen, impossible to graspwhether financial, governmental, or environmentaland, indeed, larger than life. But art is uniquely capable of addressing those vast geopolitical systems at the level of perceptual experience, of seeing and listening and being. In the Summer issue, a raft of distinguished artists, architects, critics, and thinkers ask: How doesor mightpolitics manifest in the everyday? From money to race, infrastructure to information flow, strikes to markets, geology to gender, how does the political reveal itself in quotidian experience? What are the material cultures of the politicalits images, its forms, its events?
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