Motion lionizes the personal automobile as an objet d’art of unparalleled cultural influence while minimizing its negative effects. Oh, and it’s sponsored by Volkswagen and Cadillac.
Erica X Eisen's works have appeared or are forthcoming in The Guardian, Hazlitt, The New Inquiry, The Paris Review Daily, The London Review of Books Blog, The Baffler, Slate, The Threepenny Review, Stinging Fly, Electric Literature, and elsewhere. She received her bachelor's degree in History of Art & Architecture from Harvard and her MA from The Courtauld Institute of Art.
Exploring the Politics of Masks Beyond COVID
Though masks are popularly conceived of as limiting expression, they allow their wearers to access a range of emotionality, of which the human face alone is incapable.
Glimpses of Civil War Scars in Spanish Photography
Frente a Frente at Madrid’s Museo Nacional de Antropología reveals the fundamental ways in which, eight decades on, Spain still has yet to reckon with the conflict that once tore it apart.
The Limits of Edvard Munch’s Radicalism
What remains unspoken in the British Museum’s Love and Angst is the ways Munch’s dark emotions frequently came to target the women in his life.
A Collection Devoted to Intimate Trans Stories
With its focus on the quotidian, the Museum of Transology is in many ways the antithesis of the media spectacle of trans peoples’ lives.
In Pittsburgh’s Wake, Curators at Jewish Museums Consider the Importance of Their Institutions
The rise in global anti-Semitism has prompted renewed reflection on the roles of Jewish cultural institutions.
LGBTQ Tours Offer a New Way of Looking at an Old Museum
At the Victoria & Albert Museum, LGBTQ tours offer a queer history of the museum’s collections.