On display at the Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia, works of Benjamin Jones project deep sorrow as well as an unvanquished ray of optimism.
Melissa Stern is an artist, writer, curator and anthropologist living in NYC. As an artist she works at the intersection of story- telling, drawing and objects. As a writer she is focused on the collision of the arts, culture and politics. She has written extensively for The New York Press, CityArts, The Weeklings, and Time Out NY. Follow her writing on speakingintongues.melissa-stern.com and her traveling multimedia installation, "The Talking Cure" at thetalkingcureproject.com.
The Urgent and Necessary Images of Shahidul Alam
At the Rubin Museum of Art, Truth to Power spotlights Alam’s tireless documentation of over 40 years of struggle and change in his native Bangladesh.
A Memorial to Crimes Against Women and Children in Ghostly Glass
Northern Irish artist Alison Lowry addresses the 200 years of crimes perpetrated by the Catholic Church in collaboration with the Irish state.
Figural Sculptures That Weave an Enigmatic Story of Disassociation and Isolation
Claudette Schreuders’s most recent show at Jack Shainman gallery, In the Bedroom is perhaps both her most revealing and most enigmatic body of work to date.
An Exhibition About a Book That Rejuvenated an Indigenous Culture
The show tells a success story not often heard in the world of Indigenous art and culture, chronicling how the Boas/Hunt book has acted as a guide for contemporary Kwakiutl peoples.
A Treasure Trove of Oddities and Timely Exhibitions at Oxford’s Ethnography Museum
Originally defined as an academic museum of Anthropology and World Archeology, the Pitt Rivers Museum has morphed into something much more extensive and meaningful.
Artists and Scientists Concoct Immersive Projects at the Wellcome
The Wellcome Collection in London introduces four mixed-media installations in an immersive, collaborative show between artists and scientists.
Artists Who Unlocked the Modernist Grid
A gallery show that turns the form of the grid inside out, shedding more light on this iconic 20th-century favorite.
Tantalizing Quilts Woven with Poetic, Political Messages
The artists in Piecework embed intriguing, coded messages into their quilts.
Jazz, Mardis Gras, and Musical History at the New Orleans Triennial
An exhibition at Prospect 4 is showcasing magnificent Mardi Gras costumes, collaged tape cases made by Louis Armstrong, and more.
The Story Behind Northern India’s Breathtaking, Disappearing Frescoes
The Shekhawati region covers almost 5,000 square miles and hosts an estimated 2,000 frescoed buildings built from the 17th to the early 20th century.
Found Object Sculptures that Spell Out an Urgent Environmental Message
At MASS MoCA, sculptures by Lonnie Holley and Dawn DeDeaux reflect the environmental and political state of the earth today.