Sikander’s retrospective Extraordinary Realities gathers together themes of female multiplicity, queer desire, capitalist exploitation, and decolonial aesthetics.
Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism feeds into the repeated use of Kahlo and Rivera’s work, and the mythology of their romantic relationship, as shorthand for an entire era.
Artist Maya Stovall questions the altruistic intentions of anthropology while also attempting to redefine the discipline as a site of creativity and community empowerment.
Moldy Strawberries is as hilarious as it is heartbreaking, vaulting existential questions across the page while poking fun at the urge to ask them in the first place.
Banhart’s first solo show in Los Angeles is at turns intimate and grandiose.
In the 1970s and ’80s, the Bags, Vaginal Davis, Nervous Gender, and Los Illegals used music and performance to express their dissent of racism and gender violence, imagining punk as a possible utopia.
Rubén Ortiz Torres gathered decommissioned patrol vehicles damaged in altercations with cartels and then bathed them in midnight blue and millennial pink.
The arpilleras narrated the course of Pinochet’s brutal dictatorship through bold colors, broad stitching, and striking imagery, often incorporating fabrics from their disappeared children’s clothes.
In the face of natural disaster, artists question how the overwhelming anxiety of environmental degradation can be harnessed into creative action.