Georgia is a collaborative blog devoted to the critical potential—as realized at moments in the past and as yet to be fulfilled—of artistic practice. The authors will revisit works and organizing efforts that offer insight into increasingly pressing contemporary issues such as immigration, discrimination, displacement, LGBTQ rights, disability issues, nationhood, and more. At the heart is the claim that artistic practice must remain counter-hegemonic, imbued with the capacity to push against dominant ideologies and capable of inciting direct action in the name of social change.

Suzy Halajian is a curator and writer. She has recently curated exhibitions and programs at LACE, Hammer Museum, Human Resources LA, Los Angeles Contemporary Archive (all Los Angeles); Sursock Museum, Beirut; Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York; and UKS, Oslo. Halajian serves on the Programming Committee of Human Resources LA and is the Associate Curator at the Armory Center for the Arts. In 2014, she received a Curatorial Research Fellowship from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Her writing has been published by ArtEast, BOMB, X-TRA, Ibraaz, among others.

Shoghig Halajian is a curator, writer, and researcher who serves on the Board of Directors at Human Resources LA. From 2013-2016, she was Assistant Director at LACE, where she curated numerous exhibitions. In addition, she has presented projects at the Hammer Museum; UKS, Oslo; Magasin-Centre National d’Art Contemporain, Grenoble, among others. Her writing and interviews have been published by LACE (forthcoming); contemptorary (2016); and Statements on Cultural Capital, Office US for the Venice Architecture Biennale (2014).

Anthony Carfello has managed programs at the MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House in West Hollywood since 2009, serving as Deputy Director since 2015. He edits catalogs for various exhibition venues and provides editorial assistance for internationally distributed MAK Center publications. His writing has been published by L.A. Forum for Architecture and Urban Design, REDCAT, X-TRA, among others, and he is an instructor for Temple University’s Los Angeles program.