Gallery Nights, organized by LIC Arts Open, brings neighborhood art spaces together every month for after-hour events and exhibitions, encouraging connectivity between cultural spaces and the local community.
In BOOM: Mad Money, Mega Dealers, and the Rise of Contemporary Art, Michael Shnayerson paints a vivid portrait of the dizzying ascent of the contemporary art market and the powerful succession of dealers responsible for its rise.
The power relations presented in an exhibition at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation are selective. We get a discussion of ancient power — but what about the modern power to acquire these objects regardless of legal or ethical concerns?
“Christine,” a portrait of an American hairstylist named Christine Elizabeth Davis, was painted in 1971 by Ben Enwonwu, one of Africa’s most influential 20th-century artists.
We Can’t Even: Millennials on Film, a series of films at BAM about, by, and for millennials, is a rebuttal to the narratives that dominate the discourse around a generation’s priorities and perspectives.
The movie makes its world of 1969 Los Angeles feel incredibly lived-in, not merely a look back but a transporting experience.
Simone Leigh’s work, on view at the Guggenheim Museum, is inhibiting in a particularly difficult way: it doesn’t seduce; it doesn’t explain, it doesn’t rely on interpretation; it doesn’t care what I think.
The latest edition of the Fantasia International Film Festival continued its trend of elevating female filmmakers.
Activist organization Decolonize This Place believes “the museum can be made responsive to people rather than to the dictates of capital, that it can foster creativity and memory rather than functioning as a tool to launder the reputations of the ultra-wealthy.”
During political protests across San Juan, Puerto Rico, police have fired tear gas and rubber bullets manufactured by weapons companies owned by Warren Kanders.
The Del Hierro brothers craft their costumes from polyurethane foam, which they find in whatever city they happen to be in, tearing into discarded couches or mattresses and ripping out the “meat” inside.