The photographs and videos in Black Cowboy at the Studio Museum show images of nonwhite cowboys, bringing Americana in line with historical accuracy.
Jordan Casteel, EJ Hill, and Jibade-Khalil Huffman all use their work to explore the body, whether the subject’s, the artist’s, or the spectator’s.
An exhibition at the Aperture Foundation gathers pictures taken by Alex Webb over more than 30 years, all across Mexico.
The Woman Destroyed, currently on view at PPOW Gallery, takes as its organizing theme the 1967 Simone de Beauvoir book of the same title, comprised of three stories that explore the personal crises of middle-aged and aging women.
Laura Poitras is an excellent filmmaker.
The work of Marcel Broodthaers balances erudite postmodernism and a straightforwardness so literal that it borders on humorous.
Turkish photographer Aydın Büyüktaş describes his surreal photographic series Flatland as a “multidimensional romantic point of view.”
MOOCs (massive open online courses) have been both hailed as a possible solution to providing low-cost, high-quality education and derided as a destructive reallocation of resources from public education to private corporations.
Transitions: New Photography from Bangladesh, a collaboration between the Bangladeshi American Creative Collective and the Bronx Museum of the Arts, offers a dark view of the forces of industrial production and globalization at work in contemporary Bangladesh.
Discussions of West African portrait photography tend to gravitate towards the 1960s and 1970s, the era of such well-known artists as Seydou Keïta, Malick Sidibé, and Samuel Fosso.
The Jewish Museum’s The Power of Pictures: Early Soviet Photography, Early Soviet Film examines the beginnings of Soviet Russia, positing that the period from 1921 to 1932 was one of avant-garde artistic experimentation, a time when photographers and filmmakers (many of them Jewish) imagined their craft to be as radical as the social changes it reflected.
Mistress America is director Noah Baumbach’s latest take on the trials and tribulations of the supposedly indecisive and perennially juvenile millennial generation.