Everyone has at least one: an artist who you know is probably a very bad person, but whose work you just can’t resist. Maybe you’re hooked on her durational performance experiences in spite of those terrible things she said about Aboriginal Australians. Maybe you kept watching the show that made his career even after his public outburst of racist hatred. Maybe you were won over by her modern yet comfortable interior design aesthetic even though you knew she’d been convicted of insider trading. Maybe you fell for his work long before you knew he’d been accused of rape.
Or, maybe you finally gave up on his clunky paintings and sculptures after he said those insanely sexist things about women artists. Maybe you were pushed over the edge and disavowed the seemingly sarcastic violence of his ceramic sculptures when it turned out he actually is a white nationalist. How we negotiate the balance between swearing off bad people and enjoying the art they make is an internal struggle we all face, and one that comedian Billy Eichner externalizes delightfully in the newest installment of his show Billy on the Street.
The segment “Can You Separate The Art From the Artist?” turns the tensions between the public scandals and cultural contributions of Shia LaBeouf, Bill Cosby, Michael Richards, and Mel Gibson into an obstacle course game show. If only the solution in real life were so simple!
Eva Hagberg’s new book sheds light on the relationship between critic and publicist Aline Louchheim and architect Eero Saarinen.
If there is an object you have ever desired in your life, rest assured that someone in the advertising industry made money convincing you of exactly that.
The award-winning Canadian artist explores notions of power through the imagery of science fiction in portraits, sculpture, and objects.
Custodians, groundskeepers, and movers at the Rhode Island School of Design are seeking wage improvement, healthcare benefits, and a retirement package.
Ceramic fried eggs, critiques of real estate, and a whole booth dedicated to female-identifying saints caught my eye at Untitled, NADA, and Art Miami.
This affordable, interdisciplinary program with excellent facilities and private studios offers in-person instruction for 2023.
The Manhattan District Attorney’s office recovered 23 looted objects from Shelby White’s home over the last year and a half.
An egregious “anti-woke” billboard erected in Los Angeles attempts to sow division among Latino/a/x communities.
The latest episode of this documentary series on PBS explores the meaning of home through handmade objects, hand built homes, and the artists who create them.
This week, missed signs of previous life on Mars, the appeal of forged art, and why are blue whales singing in lower octaves?
All the Beauty and the Bloodshed forcefully posits multiple parallels between the world Nan Goldin grew up in and the one she fights in today.
Rhode Island School of Design opens registration for its residential summer Pre-College program and year-round online intensive Advanced Program Online.
Your list of must-see, fun, insightful, and very Los Angeles art events this month, including Bob Thompson, Aimee Goguen, Uta Barth, the Transcendental Painting Group, and more.
There is the singular artist and then there is the more exclusive club that has only one member. Harvey belongs to the latter.