This week, global warming and archaeology, Barbie’s new looks, Christine Chubbuck’s mysterious suicide footage, photos that got a photographer banned from North Korea, drone racing, and more.
Writing in The New York Times, James Poniewozik boils down Donald Trump’s standoff with Fox News to a matter of eggs and geese.
Vince Staples’s Summertime ‘06 is the hardest album to hit the rap game in a decade, maybe more.
Absurdity and loneliness embrace each other in David Beck’s diminutive, meticulously detailed dioramas.
A precocious youth forced to work in a factory during the Cultural Revolution, the painter Zhu Jinshi afterwards joined the seminal new art group the Stars (星星), producing works that dabbled in the imported medium of abstraction.
When art world luminary, Ellsworth Kelly, died in December at the age of 92, his obituaries described him as an artist who rejected the very idea of art as self-expression.
Jonathan Lasker’s approach to painting hasn’t changed materially in decades, and so why would his work, which struck me as an alienating (if not irritating) closed system when I first started looking at it in the 1990s, now feel so open, urgent, and fresh?
The tension between design and art derives from the utility ascribed to the former vying with the elusiveness that characterizes the latter.
Hastily photoshopping a graphic of an airplane into a shot of some abstracted architecture could win you a Nikon prize.
This week in art news: Jeremy Deller and Fraser Muggeridge raised a smiley face flag over London, the Knoedler forgery trial began with testimony from art world heavy-hitters, and the dissident Russian performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky was sent to a psychiatric hospital.
Although there are grants — and generous individuals — out there in the world of academia ready to support scholarly publishing, funding an academic journal, from its creation to production to ultimate dissemination, is often still a challenge.
Picked apart and poured over by a confederacy of film-obsessed mavens with keen eyes and airtight attention spans, Stanley Kubrick’s opus The Shining (1980) has proven remarkably fecund over its 36-year lifetime.