When we honor King publicly, as many in the art circle did on Monday, we use these moments to do more than just remember and pay tribute.
Seph Rodney, PhD, is a senior critic for Hyperallergic and has written for the New York Times, CNN, MSNBC, and other publications. He is featured on the podcast The American Age. His book The Personalization of the Museum Visit was published by Routledge in 2019. In 2020 he won the Rabkin Arts Journalism Prize. Find him at sephrodney.com.
Saying Maybe to the Yes Men
As much as I appreciate the collective’s culture jamming initiatives, I don’t know that their putative premise ever bears meaningful fruit.
The Getty, Google Arts, & Banana Craze Create Three Online Shows Worth a Visit
What unites all these projects is a clear sense that they exist in a world unto itself: the digitized space.
Jennifer Coates Communes with the Gods of Nighttime Revelry
A thought experiment I sometimes engage in is to ask myself what kind of god would make the world that is being represented in the work I’m seeing.
When an Artist’s Body Breaks Down, Human Relations Become Crucial
Michael Mandiberg’s Timeframe exhibition gives the viewer a window into a period of time when they had to deal with the breakdown of their own body.
Not Quite the Wifredo Lam Show That’s Needed Now
Wifredo Lam developed a style that dances between figuration and abstraction, but the selected compositions at Pace gallery tend to repeat.
Why Are so Many Online Shows Phoning It In?
If a digital site is described as an “exhibition” I go to it wanting a visual experience animated by lively and inventive juxtapositions and means of navigation.
The Coexistence of Beauty and Evocations of Race and Power
“Behold” here, in this exhibition, is an invitation to see the intertwining of aesthetic concerns and the rigors of political and historical exploration.
Renée Stout is a Do-It-Yourself Conjurer
Her witchery is mischievous, aiming to trick the beholder into a quite fragile enchantment.
The Sun Also Shines In Florida
BOCA RATON, FL — One of the first things I see as I walk into the gargantuan Schmidt Center Gallery on the campus of Florida Atlantic University is a wall assemblage that in the aggregate, from a distance, looks like the profile of a fish gaping its mouth to swallow some floating trinkets. I get […]
Tschabalala Self Dramatizes the Struggle to See and Be Seen
Sounding Board does not do what I expect from contemporary performance with its staged acting and scripted plot and dialogue, but it still succeeds.
The Voices Dawoud Bey Hears
Unless you were already familiar with Bey’s documentary work, the horror he refers to might not be recognizable to you.