The Benjamin Files by Fredric Jameson explains everything by reference to everything else, in a way that often makes the narrative all but impenetrable.
TATTOO: 1730s-1970s. Henk Schiffmacher’s Private Collection is strong on the presentation of images, but says very little about their meaning.
Coming from a secular perspective, it seems strange to speak, in almost mystical terms, of being taken out of oneself.
Where indelible images restlessly bond with the ambiguity of words.
Monuments are built only when the political struggle they commemorate has been definitively won.
Writing a global art history demands that we give up historical thinking.
Like the international financial markets, the art museum is a controlling Western institution.
Like cabinets of curiosities from the old regime, art museums often display plunder.
Loren Munk’s “SOHO Map” offers a visual record of a densely peopled art world.
Liberation Wall by Kyle Holbrook and Moving Lives of Kids Community Mural Project commemorates people and events that deserve attention right now.
What is the relationship between Félix Fénéon’s politics and the art he admired?
An-My Lê is a Vietnamese-born photographer who has portrayed — and participated in — re-enactments of the Vietnam War.