Filmmaker John Wilson has a practice not quite like anything else you’ve seen before. He captures reams of footage of mundane occurrences (usually around New York City, where he lives), and then edits it together with offbeat narration that constructs small stories about everyday life. The results are strange and difficult to describe, but often incredibly funny. For instance, in the most recent episode of his new HBO show How To with John Wilson, his voiceover about feeling overwhelmed in his personal life plays over a shot of a woman getting absolutely swarmed by pigeons in a park.
But this is no pure randomness. Wilson also provides surprising insights, connecting subjects you’d never consider by drawing on the observations he makes around the city. The new episode is all about the pervasive construction scaffolding all over buildings in NYC, and looks into the various ways that people live with these structures, their unintended hindrances (such as to people with disabilities), and their differing aesthetics. It’s this kind of thinking outside the box that makes this show a continual joy to watch.
The settlement comes after Tate prevented an artist who exposed sexual harassment by one of its largest donors from co-curating an exhibition.
Let’s be honest: On a best bathrooms list, no one wants to be number two.
The Newark Museum of Art Presents Jazz Greats: Classic Photographs from the Bank of America Collection
Photographers Antony Armstrong Jones, Milt Hinton, Chuck Stewart, Barbara Morgan, and more capture a breadth of legendary and local musicians and performance artists. On view through August 21.
Advocacy groups are pushing for a 5% royalty in resales, which would pertain even after the artist dies, in which case the funds would go to their estate.
This week, the Getty Museum is returning ancient terracottas to Italy, parsing an antisemitic mural at Documenta, an ancient gold find in Denmark, a new puritanism, slavery in early Christianity, and much more.
Art and photographs, publications from the 19th and 20th centuries, manuscripts, posters and more are set to cross the auction block on August 18.
The absence of an explicit framing of American art, in all of its diversity, as a visual culture of empire distorts and hampers our ability to understand — and reimagine — our social world.
The gap between the material body and the psychological one, which we all too often take for granted, is one of the underlying themes of Hiro’s exhibition.
David Rios Ferreira and Denae Shanidiin join forces to bring awareness to the plight of Indigenous women and girls, and LGBTQ+ individuals.
Metrograph’s series The Process features films that were either directed by Robert M. Young or made with the help of Irving Young’s postproduction facility.
Memes depicting a sinister, all-powerful Joe Biden alter ego are sweeping the internet, and the Democratic establishment is loving it.