Hambling’s paintings nudge viewers to consider what we will be losing if humankind continues on its current path, and how much we’ve already lost.
Ilana Novick writes about art, culture, politics, and the intersection of the three. Her work has appeared in Brooklyn Based, Brokelyn, Policy Shop, The American Prospect, and Alternet.
The Fascinating Contradictions of Paul Thek
Thek rebelled against his early virtuosity, and chafed against the aspects of religion that rejected his gayness, while remaining a devout Catholic.
The Thrill and Intimacy of Nan Goldin’s Gaze
Vast in size and scope, Memory Lost recalls a mid-career retrospective more than a single gallery show.
Sea of Surveillance: Christopher Gregory-Rivera Exposes Policing in Puerto Rico
Las Carpetas takes a crucial step in exposing the surveillance of activists. But are pictures of folders the most effective way to tell the stories of people impacted?
In the Shadow of the Atomic Bomb, Artists Respond
Overlaid with trauma, guilt, and questions of accountability, neither the small space of Elongated Shadows, nor its online viewing room, can quite contain all of those layers.
Public Art to Ease the Anxiety of Waiting
Installed in over 500 bus shelters and 1,700 wifi kiosks around the five boroughs, Art on the Grid softens, just a little, our long waits, for the bus, for the pandemic to be over.
In SoHo, Artists Turn Boarded-up Storefronts Into Canvases
As stores begin to reopen, the future of these artworks remains in limbo but one thing is certain: for the first time in decades, the Manhattan neighborhood is teeming with art again.
Norway Will Demolish Building Famous for Its Picasso Murals
While the government promises to preserve the Picasso murals to be utilized in a new building, preservationists are unmoved.
Mexican Artist and Women’s Rights Activist Murdered in Downtown Juárez
Artists are rallying in the wake of Isabel Cabanillas de la Torre’s murder, with an artist collective asking that people all over the world take to the streets to protest their member’s death tomorrow, January 25.
A Photographic Journey Through the Decline of Brick-and-Mortar Retail
Philip Buehler’s photographs are neither a nostalgia fest nor disaster porn, but an unsparing documentation of the decay that marks time and cultural change.
An Artist’s Radiographic Photos Cast New Light on Chernobyl
Anyone willing to view Alice Miceli’s Projeto Chernobyl on its own terms, to see radiography as both a practical tool and a potential art form, will be richly rewarded.
The New MoMA: A Mix of Innovative Choices and Missed Opportunities
The renovation aims to be big enough to not only hold the institution’s art, but its promises.