Zimra Chickering

Zimra Chickering (24C) was born and raised in Chicago and plans to major in art history and nutrition science. She is a representative of Slow Food Emory and a volunteer at the Michael C. Carlos Museum. Chickering can be found cooking for her friends and family, taking long walks and drinking tea. She uses writing as an outlet to reflect upon issues with current visual art institutions, imagine the wonderful ways we can transform artistic platforms and address accessibility to both the arts and food. Contact Chickering at [email protected]

Contemporary Art Isn’t for Snobs and MASS MoCA Proves It

When one pictures the largest contemporary art museum in the world, they may think of a major metropolitan area, busy art galleries and erudite urban architects. The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) is far from that, however. It is a story about revitalization, reflection and the true meaning of “artistic process.” The documentary [...]

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Year in Review: Museums Are Changing, Not Dying

Within the last year, museums, particularly art museums, have undergone calls for change and reflection during political protests. While the two extremes of this argument are to either abolish museums or keep them the same, it’s critical to see the happy medium: instead of dying out, art museums must respond and transform for the better. [...]

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Year in Review: COLORS Studio’s Best Releases

One of the best things to happen in 2020 was my discovery of COLORS Studio: an aesthetic global music platform and YouTube channel that defies conventional genres. The studio, started by creatives Philipp Starcke and Felix Glasmeyer, releases two weekly videos of artists performing their songs live in an empty, monochromatic room. The Berlin-based studio [...]

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Eagle Eatz: Reviewing Emory’s Food Scene

Emory’s dining halls are often hit or miss, but now with fewer opportunities to enjoy the Atlanta food scene, student-run Instagram account, eagle.eatz, satirically reviews the dishes that are found around campus. With over 600 followers, students living on campus this semester have contributed content to the page — sharing, discussing and criticizing their quarantine [...]

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