Whether destroying the Mona Lisa or whole museums, why does contemporary film and TV want us to watch the art world burn?
If the iconic NASA astronaut is a confident (male) neo-colonist, Forner’s Astronauts are infantile, unprotected, vulnerable.
Turkish literature shows how difficult it is to balance political critique with literary experimentation. But it can—and, perhaps, must—succeed.
“Everything in the comic has to be thought about from front cover to end … How are you going to use all the secret resources of comics?”
Artist Simone Leigh curated a series of intellectual sermons directed by Black women who grieved, strategized, loved, and yearned for community.
Howard Becker pointed out that critics, curators, suppliers, and administrators are as important to the creation of art as artists themselves.
In what ways might art resist a colonial state? Can a painting function as a land rights claim?
Art made by AI subverts our usual understandings of creativity as a uniquely human power.
“The discipline and certain ideas from dance have stuck with me and inform more or less everything I’ve done ever since.”
Chicago—for women artists of various backgrounds—demanded a new art to advance the struggle for freedom by imagining other possible worlds.
Why are Anglophone novels more worthy of attention than Ottoman shadow puppetry or the art of knot-tying? Just what are the humanities for?
Postwar culture was divided between “freedom” and “totalitarianism.” Or was it?
Once, Black women employed textile arts both as a mutual aid network, and as a safe space to envision a Southern Black liberated life.
On both sides of the border, artivistas—art activists—infuse their creative and political work with minority struggle and solidarity.
What do we see when looking at art from the perspective of the infrastructures that sustain it?
Guadalupe Maravilla makes multimedia art to grapple with his “traumatic experiences” as a unaccompanied child and undocumented migrant.
Millions of items looted from Africa during the colonial era remain housed in private collections and museums around the world.
By making familiar objects strange, two new books of poetry reveal the limits of overly simple critique.
The documentary "Paris Is Burning" obscured the ordinary lives of queer people of color, but new footage reveals how the film could have been different.
In lockdown, one shop asked for people to submit comics of “a utopian world after we survive this moment.” Hundreds around the world answered.