Social FabricJune 2015
Boundaries of Taste: The Turner Prize-winning “transvestite potter” on the taste tribes of Britain.
Canticle for Gigi SauvageauJune 2015
Boundaries of Taste: Where we saw shape, line, and shadow—a nude—he saw a naked overweight woman.
Lost Art From The First MillenniumMarch 2015
Shanoor Seervai interviews Met curator John Guy on ancient Hindu and Buddhist art, excavating shipwrecks, and the growing influence of Eastern art in the West.
Şükran Moral: The Slow UnsilencingNovember 2014
On the eve of Contemporary Istanbul, Rachel Friedman talks with one of Turkey’s most controversial artists about performance, process, and what happens when your art makes you a target.
The Darling DuckNovember 2014
One of many recipes inspired by centuries of yearning for the eternal duck.
Choosing Their HistoriesOctober 2014
The curator discusses her preference for non-linear perspectives and truly independent thinkers.
Kevin Thomas: Books, Comics, and the Procrustean BedJuly 2014
Andrew Rose interviews cartoonist/reviewer Kevin Thomas on distilling 1,000 pages into nine graphic panels.
Marin Karmitz: A Life of Cinema ActivismJune 2014
Sarah Françoise talks with the filmmaker, on the occasion of his MOMA retrospective, about political fiction, debating Godard, and fighting battles through the cinema.
AE Fogg: Warhol Goes DigitalJune 2014
An Andy Warhol online auction hosted by Christie’s may have been good for commerce but was bad for the art.
Rachel Friedman: In Their Own WordsJune 2014
Eight artists on this year’s controversial Biennale of Sydney, and the ethics and politics of funding the arts.
A conversation with keynote presenters J. Morgan Puett and Mierle Laderman Ukeles.
Rocco Samuele: Contexts Have ShiftedApril 2014
At the intersection of JR in Cincinnati & Susan Sontag’s On Photography.
Roslyn Bernstein: Between Underground and AboveApril 2014
After a burst of Western interest in the mid-90s, and amid a complex system of government censorship, Vietnam’s contemporary art scene comes into its own.
Matt Lombardi: George W. Bush, Sated ArtistApril 2014
What does it mean when a president, a professional athlete, or a movie star needs to paint?
Effacing MemoryApril 2014
The artist defaces dictators who amassed illegitimate power, and works of art.
Chris Wallace: The Winner-Takes-All SocietyMarch 2014
Competition drives our sports, our arts, and our lives. It doesn't need to be that way.
The artist’s video productions and photo collages merge dance, animation, street culture, painting, and turntablism.
Teow Lim Goh: SplitMarch 2014
Despite all the efforts to whitewash the dangers of nuclear power, we still remember its catastrophic potential.
Aditi Sriram: Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts HereMarch 2014
Remembering Al-Mutanabbi Street on its 7th anniversary.
The OffenceMarch 2014
An excerpt from Karolina Breguła’s short film about a Hungarian town’s fear of modernity.
Fawz Kabra: On Jowhara AlSaud’s Dual CensorshipJanuary 2014
Free Expression: A studio visit shows how the photographer obscures her images in order to reveal.
Roslyn Bernstein: Everything GrowsJanuary 2014
Inside Wangechi Mutu’s A Fantastic Journey.