Labor and Nature: Deborah Anzinger, Bomb Magazine (interview)


Deborah Anzinger’s artistic practice addresses the great inequalities, both domestic and international, that are partly the result of capitalism’s long and violent history toward both people and the land. Blackness, capitalism, the Anthropocene, politics, environmental justice, and ethics are all addressed in An Unlikely Birth, Anzinger’s first solo exhibition in the United States, curated by Daniella Rose King. Anzinger spoke to me about her exploration of nonlinear relationships between the body, land, and nature as well as her use of materials such as Aloe barbadensis, acrylic, synthetic Afro hair on canvas, mirrors, and polystyrene to “think about equitable paradigms for value and space.”