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.”
Scenes From a Contemporary Arab WorldHaniya Rae interviews Massimiliano Gioni
The curator on the New Museum exhibition Here and Elsewhere.
The UnlearningBy Tatiane Schilaro
A New York-based Brazilian writer considers her country’s unrest through the work of performance artist Paulo Bruscky.
Sight LinesAlex Zafiris Interviews Milton Glaser
The iconic graphic designer on personal responsibility, the dangers of corporate branding, and the power of art to bridge social divides.
Number 7, a Slice of HeavenBy Alex Zafiris
In Bowls Balls Souls Holes, artist Mika Rottenberg imagines the hidden machinations of luck.
Life/WorkOpen Engagement 2014, May 16-18
A conversation with keynote presenters J. Morgan Puett and Mierle Laderman Ukeles.
Death in the Opposite HouseBy Kathleen Massara
David Armstrong inaugurates Casa de Costa’s new East 61st Street location with an immersive mix of sculpture and photography.
A Gentleman’s WarAshley James interviews Madeleine Hunt Ehrlich
In the fields of Brooklyn’s Jamaica Bay, a documentarian explores the transnational landscape of the sport of cricket.
Shooting FilmBy Charlotta Kotik
In Not Afraid of Film Anymore, Czech artist Tomáš Svoboda examines how we have become calm observers of modern horror.
Effacing MemoryBy Anila Rubiku
The artist defaces dictators who amassed illegitimate power, and works of art.
Forts and FugitivesBy Veronica Kavass
On the artistic transformation of a Nashville neighborhood.
FreestyleLaura Blereau interviews Rashaad Newsome
The artist’s video productions and photo collages merge dance, animation, street culture, painting, and turntablism.