Shaun Randol founded The Mantle in 2009. Today he is the Editor-in-Chief and Publisher. You can email him at shaun [at] themantle.net. Shaun is the co-editor of Gambit: Newer African Writing. He is also a member of the PEN American Center and serves on the boards of Nomadic Press, the Global Literature in Libraries Initiative, and Africa Book Link.
There must be something intrinsic about that thing we call "art" that transcends genre, context, and history.
Amin and Magritte's art finds truth where it has been obscured.
Erasing faces in order to draw deeper understanding of identity creation.
What does it mean to mask something? To mask ourselves?
Is it possible that Ensor was an inspiration for Basquiat?
The conversation with Lawman Lynch continues.
Out of concern they're being watched, writers are passing on public events, redirecting research, and muting some communications.
Art is not always assertive, but curators can be.
Expanding the way we think about politics, art, economics, and more.