A photographer who understands Nabokov’s assertion that “imagination is a form of memory,” that as human beings we are forever recreating our own lives.
Can the art world embrace straight talk, or is it doomed to sound liked poorly translated French?
Ela Bittencourt talks to the director of Losing Sonia, a profile of an Orthodox nun and icon painter who reflects the changes in modern Russia.
Notes on creativity as a commons.
The landscape of human impact.
Artwork as a form of environmental criticism.
The work of the prolific outsider artist defies labels.
What the work of James Turrell and Paul McCarthy mean in the contemporary art world.
In the modern redux, penis is patriarchy, and patriarchy is violence. But must to show one’s penis be to endorse power and privilege? An, er, intimate reconsideration of male nudity.
The Pratt Manhattan Gallery showcases design that’s meant to disrupt.
A champion for the bildungsroman publishes his first confessional novel based on his childhood.
In Syria, a photographer captures his subjects’ pleas for normal life against the backdrop of the war-weary landscape.
The documentary filmmaker on reenacting atrocity as an allegory for impunity in his new film, The Act of Killing, which exposes the perpetrators of Indonesia’s mid-century genocide.
Whether they consider it a painful burden or a “release” of the body’s “energies,” some artists are painting their monthly period. Literally.
Inside the movement to bring the world thousands of tiny, crowd-sourced, community libraries.
The Guggenheim’s current exhibition, No Country, challenges conceptions of modern Asian art.
An artist catalogs usage of a versatile Egyptian swear.
The multiform artist creates mixed-material worlds from ceramics, drawing, and photography.
A long-lived artists’ squat in Paris’s Twentieth Arrondissement on the eve of eviction.
Life in a Chinese artists’ colony through the eyes of the local taxi driver
Amitava Kumar and Teju Cole collaborate on an ekphrastic project exploring how Cole’s paired images intersect with the works of artists ranging from Sontag to Singh.
According to Cornish, the pool, an infinity pool, would be able to recreate the event of Africa sinking into the sea.
The Mary Ryan Gallery features the work of artist and radical Hugo Gellert.
Krzysztof Wodiczko’s Abraham Lincoln: War Veteran Projection
A cartoon history of End Times that weren’t.
(re:)FORM Art founder Anna Harrah talks with us about collaboration, apocalypse, and self-fulfilling prophesies.
An outsider works to restore an abandoned chateau in historic Burgundy.
The poet C.D. Wright discusses book-length works, the political in art, and more.
Returning to Spain, a journalist and critic maps responses to the economic crisis and its historical points of origin.