Blood, Sweat, and Time
Emerging Perspectives on Mildred Howard and Adrian Burrell


ISBN 978-1-953189-14-1
March 2024, English, 7 x 9 inches, 140 pages, full color, softcover
Design: Sming Sming Books
Co-published with ICA San José! 

Edited by Luke Williams, Blood, Sweat, and Time: Emerging Perspectives on Mildred Howard and Adrian Burrell brings together a collection of creative and scholarly contributions formulated in response to two exhibitions held at the Institute of Contemporary Art San José: Mildred Howard: The Time and Space of Now and Adrian Burrell: Sugarcane and Lightning pt 3. Consolidated around the capacious themes of “blood,” “sweat,” and “time,” this collection intensifies the thematic conversation initiated by these exhibitions and probes several critical questions: How does the long durée of history inform the contemporary moment of Black art? How might gender and sexual identities inform time as an inflection point? How does labor appear or disappear in the art world? What messages should we collectively share with those coming behind us? 

Foreword by Zoë Latzer and introduction by Luke Williams. Contributors include: Selam Bekele, Elena Gross, Shaquille Heath, Benjamin L. Jones, Deborah LeFalle, Charles H. Lee, Aaron Samuel Mulenga, Margarita Lila Rosa, Delphine Sims, and Luke Williams.