Very soon after my review of Louis Draper was published in Hyperallergic Weekend (February 7, 2016), I got an email from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and from the Museum of Modern Art.Continue Reading →
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The argument is that Beyoncé’s “Formation” is complexity masquerading as simplicity. But it’s also simplicity pretending to be more complicated.Continue Reading →
Chameleonic photographer Cindy Sherman is featured in March’s Harper’s Bazaar in a send-up of street style Instagrammers that makes both the artist and the magazine look out of date and tone deaf.Continue Reading →
Opposing the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement takes away the only effective nonviolent leverage that Palestinian society currently has.Continue Reading →
This week, 100 jokes that shaped modern comedy, the information of critic Lawrence Alloway, critics of China are not safe, giant dancing bears on Twitter, and more.Continue Reading →
This week, Martin Shkreli, former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, invoked the Fifth Amendment before a House committee investigating the company’s fiftyfold price increase of a decades-old drug.Continue Reading →
When you have to release a 2½-minute video to explain what your logo means, you have failed.Continue Reading →
Seeing the current retrospective of Picasso’s sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art reminded me of a graduate school experience, because as I wandered through the show I saw work that cleverly illustrated problems that sculptors would need to solve and questions they might have to answer in the course of plying their practice.Continue Reading →
I see this image and I wonder.Continue Reading →
You may have heard the news that a German businessman has reportedly purchased a photograph of a dirty potato for $1.8 million.Continue Reading →