Tag: art

Ed Winstead: The Mystery Box

August 2016

The artist Jonathan Horowitz takes on presidential politics, again.

Farhad Mirza: Transfiguration and Magic

July 2016

The many lives of John Lurie

J. Jezewska Stevens: BB9, Inc.

July 2016

The 9th Berlin Biennale Gets a Corporate Makeover

Yxta Maya Murray: Fail Worse

June 2016

On the artistic merits of letting everything go to hell.

Daniel José Older: This Far: Notes on Love and Revolution

March 2016

Protest, marriage, and migration in an age of ongoing crisis.

Ed Winstead: Approaching Donald Judd

December 2015

An exhibition of the artist's Cor-ten steel sculptures offers a meditative experience.

James Orbesen: The Force of Greed

December 2015

When art becomes just another trusted brand

Sophie Lucido Johnson: What a Panic Attack Looks Like

November 2015

An illustrated inquiry

Chloe Wyma: To Aestheticize Politics

October 2015

The nebulous function of political art

Jenny Pritchett: Funny Money

October 2015

When the law is lawless.

Grace Moon: An Artist Grows in Cuba

August 2015

A sneak peak of Maria Elena Gonzalez’s solo show at the 31st Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts.

Social Fabric

June 2015

Boundaries of Taste: The Turner Prize-winning “transvestite potter” on the taste tribes of Britain.

Canticle for Gigi Sauvageau

June 2015

Boundaries of Taste: Where we saw shape, line, and shadow—a nude—he saw a naked overweight woman.

Lost Art From The First Millennium

March 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 Unsilencing

November 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 Duck

November 2014

One of many recipes inspired by centuries of yearning for the eternal duck.

Choosing Their Histories

October 2014

The curator discusses her preference for non-linear perspectives and truly independent thinkers.

Kevin Thomas: Books, Comics, and the Procrustean Bed

July 2014

Andrew Rose interviews cartoonist/reviewer Kevin Thomas on distilling 1,000 pages into nine graphic panels.

Marin Karmitz: A Life of Cinema Activism

June 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 Digital

June 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 Words

June 2014

Eight artists on this year’s controversial Biennale of Sydney, and the ethics and politics of funding the arts.


May 2014

A conversation with keynote presenters J. Morgan Puett and Mierle Laderman Ukeles.

Rocco Samuele: Contexts Have Shifted

April 2014

At the intersection of JR in Cincinnati & Susan Sontag’s On Photography.

Roslyn Bernstein: Between Underground and Above

April 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 Artist

April 2014

What does it mean when a president, a professional athlete, or a movie star needs to paint?

Effacing Memory

April 2014

The artist defaces dictators who amassed illegitimate power, and works of art.

Chris Wallace: The Winner-Takes-All Society

March 2014

Competition drives our sports, our arts, and our lives. It doesn't need to be that way.


March 2014

The artist’s video productions and photo collages merge dance, animation, street culture, painting, and turntablism.

Teow Lim Goh: Split

March 2014

Despite all the efforts to whitewash the dangers of nuclear power, we still remember its catastrophic potential.

Aditi Sriram: Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here

March 2014

Remembering Al-Mutanabbi Street on its 7th anniversary.

The Offence

March 2014

An excerpt from Karolina Breguła’s short film about a Hungarian town’s fear of modernity.

Fawz Kabra: On Jowhara AlSaud’s Dual Censorship

January 2014

Free Expression: A studio visit shows how the photographer obscures her images in order to reveal.

Roslyn Bernstein: Everything Grows

January 2014

Inside Wangechi Mutu’s A Fantastic Journey.