Touch the Tile

Elizabeth Karp-Evans interviews Sarah Crowner
May 2016

The artist discusses sewn paintings, tiled murals, and viewer inhibitions.

At Soil Level

Simran Sethi interviews Sophie Munns
May 2016

The visual artist on working with seeds and seeing the world anew.

Lovely Decorative Tentacles

By Aditi Sriram
April 2016

The little-known book illustrations of Henri Matisse.

The Footsteps of Dance Poetry

Jen Karetnick interviews Natica Angilly
March 2016

Future of Language: Our human identity has been described as atoms dancing, a living poem, a moving message…

The Wealth of Nations

By Emmanuel Iduma
March 2016

Nigerian artist Victor Ehikhamenor fills oil drums with the trauma of national memory.

Remembering Leila Alaoui

By Shirin Neshat
February 2016

The work and lasting legacy of the young photographer killed in the Burkina Faso terrorist attack.

Female Gazing

Bryony Angell interviews Ana Alvarez-Errecalde
February 2016

The artist on primal super identities, photographing migrants, and motherhood as a source of creative power.

Material Effects

Lee Ann Norman interviews Jelili Atiku and Bernard Akoi-Jackson
January 2016

The artists on cultural appropriation, performance as participation, and the struggle with modernity.

Locating Cuba

Julie Schwietert Collazo interviews Rachel Price
December 2015

Boundaries of Nations: The scholar and author on Cuban contemporary art and how changing US-Cuba diplomacy may impact the art world.

Faith Need Not Fear Reason

By Carlos Vega
December 2015

The artist on his current New York solo exhibition, inspired by the religious coexistence of a more peaceful era.

Surrealist Visions

By Surti Singh
November 2015

Three contemporary Egyptian artists take the self as subject in exploring post-revolution politics.

Radical Realism

By Abby Margulies
November 2015

An exhibition at the Jewish Museum brings together a group of largely unknown artists creating provocative and unexpected work.

No Noise, Only Sound

By John Cage
October 2015

The late avant-garde composer’s Diary offers his musings on politics, prose, and the strange condition of being human.

The Shark’s Fin

By Abby Margulies
October 2015

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 Unknowing

Mesha Maren interviews Claire Falkenberg
September 2015

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 Images

By Abby Margulies
September 2015

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 World

By Justin Slaughter
August 2015

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 Silence

By Kathleen Massara
August 2015

Zanele Muholi’s stirring portraits of South Africa’s LGTBQI community.

I Share, Therefore I Am

By Arianne Di Nardo
July 2015

Artist Mónika Sziládi examines the digital self.

The People’s Pervert

Meakin Armstrong interviews John Waters
June 2015

Boundaries of Taste: The filmmaker and artist on the evolution of bad taste.

A Failure of Memory

By Ingrid Sinclair
June 2015

Three photographs chronicle the devastation surrounding the war against apartheid in South Africa.

Shifting States

By Emmanuel Iduma
May 2015

What can two portraits of President-elect Muhammadu Buhari, taken three decades apart, tell us about Nigeria’s political climate?

Jesus Days

By Greg Reynolds
May 2015

A photographer's images of a contented but closeted youth.

Raw Nerve

Grace Bello interviews Françoise Mouly
April 2015

The New Yorker’s art editor on learning English through imagery, comics as cultural barometer, and collaborating with Art Spiegelman.

Escape, Release, and Return

By Leslie Baum
April 2015

The artist reimagines Robin Beth Schaer’s poem, "Messenger."

This Huge Equilibrium

By Darrell Hartman
April 2015

On director Wim Wenders’s documentary The Salt of the Earth, a look at the career and conservation efforts of photographer Sebastião Salgado.

Inside / Outside

Alex Zafiris interviews Hayv Kahraman
March 2015

Boundaries of Gender: The artist discusses refugee trauma, female oppression, and her new show, How Iraqi Are You?

Buffalo Magic

By Darrell Hartman
March 2015

Plains Indians, Painted Hides, and the De-Wilding of the American West

The Perfect Beat

By Alex Zafiris
February 2015

Canonizing and continuing DJ Afrika Bambaataa’s hip-hop legacy

Slowly, and With Much Expression

By Rebecca Bengal
February 2015

Alec Soth’s Songbook.