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Stranger, Harder, Brighter

The 2019 Burnaway Reader $20.00

This limited-run print anthology features the magazine’s best stories since its tenth anniversary in 2018 alongside newly commissioned essays and profiles.

The inaugural anthology is organized into three thematic sections that reflect the concerns and questions Burnaway has pursued in 2019: Cartographies of the Global South, Artworks and Art Workers in Crisis, and Profiles and Conversations. Punctuating each of these three sections is an installment of Mood Ring, the series of artists’ projects introduced by Burnaway in 2019.

Features include a feature essay in Spanish and English by Domingo Castillo covering Beatriz Gonzáles’s retrospective at PAMM Miami, a photo-essay documenting Joe Minter’s African Village in America in Birmingham, and Diana C. Stoll’s portrait of East Tennessee photographer Mike Smith. Ben Beckett reports on art workers’ unionization efforts and the racist history of right-to-work laws, curator Daniel Fuller lays out brief sketches of eight artists across the South, and artist Emma McMillan creates a print-exclusive artist project which spatially inverts architecture as painting in the shadow of John Portman.

Distributed and published by Burnaway
Designed by Brette Richmond
7.5” x 10.25”
Edition of 700, newsprint, partial color, 143 pages
Printed in New York

Stranger, Harder, Brighter is not only an anthology but also a guidebook for contemporary art in the South, featuring guides to museums and galleries in Atlanta, Birmingham, Nashville, New Orleans, and Miami, and an index of DIY spaces across the region.