Lovely Decorative TentaclesBy Aditi Sriram
The little-known book illustrations of Henri Matisse.
The Footsteps of Dance PoetryJen Karetnick interviews Natica Angilly
Future of Language: Our human identity has been described as atoms dancing, a living poem, a moving message…
The Wealth of NationsBy Emmanuel Iduma
Nigerian artist Victor Ehikhamenor fills oil drums with the trauma of national memory.
Remembering Leila AlaouiBy Shirin Neshat
The work and lasting legacy of the young photographer killed in the Burkina Faso terrorist attack.
Female GazingBryony Angell interviews Ana Alvarez-Errecalde
The artist on primal super identities, photographing migrants, and motherhood as a source of creative power.
Material EffectsLee Ann Norman interviews Jelili Atiku and Bernard Akoi-Jackson
The artists on cultural appropriation, performance as participation, and the struggle with modernity.
Locating CubaJulie Schwietert Collazo interviews Rachel Price
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 ReasonBy Carlos Vega
The artist on his current New York solo exhibition, inspired by the religious coexistence of a more peaceful era.
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.