Post image for Whimsical, Art Deco–Inspired Window Designs

CHICAGO — Confessions of an arts writer: my background is in theater design.

Continue Reading →
Post image for The Unusual History of Cosmism and the Future of Pavel Pepperstein

MOSCOW — There’s no hopelessness in Pavel Pepperstein’s work, no abandonment; there’s only laughter: the final laughter of those who have very little to protect them from the world.

Continue Reading →
Post image for “Japan’s View of Pussy Is Really Weird”: Vagina Kayak Artist Releases Manga Memoir

For the past two years, we’ve been following the strange saga of criminalized Japanese “vagina artist” Megumi Igarishi.

Continue Reading →
Post image for The Fluid Experimentation of László Moholy-Nagy in a Long-Awaited Retrospective

Decked out in red factory overalls, László Moholy-Nagy cut a striking figure of an avant-garde utopian during his time teaching at the Bauhaus in Dessau from 1923 to 1928.

Continue Reading →
Post image for Young Khmer Artists Try the Tricky Business of Mapmaking

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — The mapping and the drawing borders has been an especially violent and contested activity here for centuries.

Continue Reading →
Post image for UNESCO Report Details How Climate Change Threatens World Heritage Sites

The Statue of Liberty is a favorite victim of Hollywood’s climate change disaster scenarios.

Continue Reading →
Post image for A Few Disturbing Things I’ve Encountered in Art

Like these …

Continue Reading →
Post image for The Beauty That Will Not Save the World in Contemporary Russian Art

MOSCOW — If you were to go only by the types of exhibitions you see in Moscow galleries, you would get only a partial view of what’s happening in art in Russia.

Continue Reading →

ReactorWeekend

Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on May 29, 2016

Post image for Required Reading

This week, 72 new emojis, being photographed by Mapplethorpe, Dublin’s artist studio problems, empathy vs exploitation, Warhol on Trump, and more.

Continue Reading →

ReactorWeekend

Weekend Words: Butterfly

by Weekend Editors on May 29, 2016

Adriaen Coorte,

“I almost wish we were butterflies and liv’d but three summer days — three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain.”

Continue Reading →