Interviews

Post image for Four Questions for the Demonstrators Outside Zwelethu Mthethwa’s Trial

One of the most prominent aspects of artist Zwelethu Mthethwa’s trial has been a group of (mostly) women who’ve demonstrated outside the courthouse for the last two years, dressed often in orange and holding handmade signs.

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Post image for Protesters Infiltrate Tony NYC Restaurant to Remind Patrons #BlackLivesMatter

On Friday a collective known as Never 21 staged a performance and action at the 21 Club, a high-end eatery in Midtown Manhattan, calling attention to the police killings of black youth.

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Henry Taylor,

The painter Henry Taylor welcomed me into his live-work loft with particular openness. It didn’t take long for us to get real and talk about family, the stories behind the paintings, and the daily struggles.

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Post image for Photographing Queer Life in Port-au-Prince

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Haiti’s gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender communities have long kept a low profile because of a strong social stigma that sparks fear of physical violence or social isolation.

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Post image for Four Decades of Photographing the Relationships Between People

Leaving New York City so your kids can have more green space doesn’t sound like a promising start to an artistic career, but Tina Barney isn’t typical.

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Post image for Toward a Theory of Transcendental Black Metal

Hunter Hunt-Hendrix is the creator of Liturgy, the band from Brooklyn that plays “transcendental black metal music.”

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Post image for A Painter Who Cuts Up Figures with “Knife-Edge Stuff”

After beginning his career as a social “insider” who painted the upper echelons of British society, Justin Mortimer relaunched himself by painting dark, difficult, and disjointed works.

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Post image for Beer with a Painter: Thomas Nozkowski and Joyce Robins

Tom Nozkowski and Joyce Robins are married, and I have admired the work of both for years. When I asked them to be the first “Beer with a Painter” subjects interviewed jointly as a couple, they were completely game.

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Post image for Jessica Jackson Hutchins on Furniture, Found Ceramics, and the Stories of Our Stuff

Portland-based artist Jessica Jackson Hutchins works with paint, ceramics, and furniture to create pieces that are personal, conceptual, and formal.

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Post image for A View of the Global Art World, from a Mexico City Curator

MEXICO CITY — Critic and historian Cuauhtémoc Medina serves as chief curator at the Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporanea, one of Latin America’s and Mexico City’s most progressive contemporary art institutions.

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