Kara Walker

Post image for Kara Walker’s Puppets Dance in a New Music Video for Santigold

Even if you’re familiar with artist Kara Walker’s signature shadow puppets, you’ve probably never seen them looking as cheerful as they do in electro-pop artist Santigold’s new music video.

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Post image for An Exhibition About Black Lives, with a Gendered Focus

I Can’t Breathe, now on view at the Art Gallery at the College of Staten Island, is a dissonant show.

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Post image for A Sprawling Show of Artists as Social Critics

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Spanning several media, much of the work in Us Is Them makes social commentary from the perspective of underrepresented populations. Notably, the show features some of the biggest names in contemporary African-American art, bringing the focus on the fraught nature of black existence in the US.

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Post image for A Show of African American Artists Resonates in Racially Divided Detroit

DETROIT — Can an exhibition be informed by the place it visits?

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Post image for Best of 2015: Our Top 15 Exhibitions Around the World

It’s hard enough compiling best-of lists for single cities — try the world.

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Post image for An Encounter with Kara Walker’s Poignantly American Work in the UK

LONDON — Kara Walker’s Go to Hell or Atlanta, Whichever Comes First is a powerful, nuanced visual rant.

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Post image for Two Chelsea Galleries Go Wall Out for Summer

‘Tis the season of reduced hours and low-stakes group shows at most Manhattan galleries, but two spaces in Chelsea are bucking the trend with summer exhibitions of large-scale murals.

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Post image for Subversive Color at the Rose Art Museum

WALTHAM, Mass. — To say that painting is having a moment would be ironic – since, despite periodic claims regarding its demise or return, it clearly never went very far away.

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Post image for How the Identity Politics of ‘Empire’ Play Out on Its Walls

Not 10 minutes into the pilot episode of Fox’s TV drama Empire, Kehinde Wiley’s bright yellow portrait “Prince Albert, Prince Consort of Queen Victoria” looms into view above the dining room table where the men of the Lyon family are gathered.

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Rirkrit Tiravanija

A few months after having been roundly trounced for The Forever Now: Painting in an Atemporal World, its attempt to assess the current state of painting, the Museum of Modern Art opened a reinstallation of its contemporary collection on the same day as its Björk fiasco.

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