Surrealist VisionsBy Surti Singh
Three contemporary Egyptian artists take the self as subject in exploring post-revolution politics.
Radical RealismBy Abby Margulies
An exhibition at the Jewish Museum brings together a group of largely unknown artists creating provocative and unexpected work.
No Noise, Only SoundBy John Cage
The late avant-garde composer’s Diary offers his musings on politics, prose, and the strange condition of being human.
The Shark’s FinBy Abby Margulies
A new documentary follows three climbers up one of the world’s most challenging peaks to explore the depths of commitment, passion, and calculated risk.
The UnknowingMesha Maren interviews Claire Falkenberg
Boundaries of Nature: The visual artist on the landscape of her native Canada, exhibiting at a nuclear power plant, and seeking to destabilize the familiar.
A Battle in ImagesBy Abby Margulies
Political posters and propaganda on view at LACMA shed light on a tumultuous period in Germany’s history, when art served as a catalyst for change.
Music Meant to Change the WorldBy Justin Slaughter
Folk City at the Museum of the City of New York dives into the politics and nostalgia of New York’s folk revival.
Breaking the SilenceBy Kathleen Massara
Zanele Muholi’s stirring portraits of South Africa’s LGTBQI community.
I Share, Therefore I AmBy Arianne Di Nardo
Artist Mónika Sziládi examines the digital self.
The People’s PervertMeakin Armstrong interviews John Waters
Boundaries of Taste: The filmmaker and artist on the evolution of bad taste.
A Failure of MemoryBy Ingrid Sinclair
Three photographs chronicle the devastation surrounding the war against apartheid in South Africa.
Shifting StatesBy Emmanuel Iduma
What can two portraits of President-elect Muhammadu Buhari, taken three decades apart, tell us about Nigeria’s political climate?
Jesus DaysBy Greg Reynolds
A photographer’s images of a contented but closeted youth.
Raw NerveGrace Bello interviews Françoise Mouly
The New Yorker’s art editor on learning English through imagery, comics as cultural barometer, and collaborating with Art Spiegelman.
Escape, Release, and ReturnBy Leslie Baum
The artist reimagines Robin Beth Schaer’s poem, “Messenger.”
This Huge EquilibriumBy Darrell Hartman
On director Wim Wenders’s documentary The Salt of the Earth, a look at the career and conservation efforts of photographer Sebastião Salgado.
Inside / OutsideAlex Zafiris interviews Hayv Kahraman
Boundaries of Gender: The artist discusses refugee trauma, female oppression, and her new show, How Iraqi Are You?
Buffalo MagicBy Darrell Hartman
Plains Indians, Painted Hides, and the De-Wilding of the American West
The Perfect BeatBy Alex Zafiris
Canonizing and continuing DJ Afrika Bambaataa’s hip-hop legacy
Slowly, and With Much ExpressionBy Rebecca Bengal
Alec Soth’s Songbook.
Before the EclipsePhotos by Jaime Permuth
The photographer’s recent images of Havana.
Of This TimeAlex Zafiris interviews Chitra Ganesh
Religion in America: The artist discusses Hinduism in the diaspora, religious imagery, and her new show, Eyes of Time.
Documentary Film and the Pleasure PrincipleBy Darrell Hartman
Reflections on Les Blank.
The Self-Portraits of Samuel FossoBy Emmanuel Iduma
Examining identity through costume, impersonation, and performance.
The Darling DuckBy Dorothy Iannone
One of many recipes inspired by centuries of yearning for the eternal duck.
Choosing Their HistoriesCynthia Cruz interviews Katy Siegel
The curator discusses her preference for non-linear perspectives and truly independent thinkers.
How Small It Actually IsAlex Zafiris interviews Ben Davis
American Empires: The art critic and activist discusses the power structures of the art empire.
Birds in FlightBy Kathleen Massara
In NEGROGOTHIC: A Manifesto, The Aesthetics of M. Lamar, the artist re-envisions historical narratives to break open the present.
Outlaw’s TerritoryBy Rebecca Bengal
Disregarding Hunter S. Thompson’s advice, Danny Lyon set off to “record and glorify the life of the American bikerider.”
Layers of TruthAlex Zafiris interviews David Unger and Anne Gilman
The novelist and visual artist discuss their collaborative work “The Mastermind y lo contrario.”