Andy Goldsworthy’s installation seeks to signal anti-imperialism at a notoriously capitalist site.
It’s Time to End the 9/11 Tribute in Light
After almost 20 years, what started as a temporary memorial has turned into a symbol of extreme nationalism.
The Brooklyn Historical Society Will Remember 9/11 With an Artist’s Live-Stream of the Attack
Artist Wolfgang Staehle inadvertently captured the first plane crashing into the World Trade Center on his webcam.
At the World Trade Center, a Familiar Tale of a Developer Exploiting Artists
Since last summer, artists have been invited to create works for free on the 69th floor of Four World Trade Center, a raw space that was recently leased to Spotify.
The Prescient Work of an Artist Killed on 9/11
The Michael Richards exhibition on Governors Island, curated by Alex Fialho and Melissa Levin, proves what an astonishing loss it was when the artist was killed on 9/11.
The Time George Pataki (Now a Presidential Hopeful) Accused an Artist of “Denigrating America”
It was in the late spring of 2005 when the story first started making the rounds.
An Art Show for #OccupyWallStreet [UPDATED]
On the 1oth anniversary of September 11, 2001, Loft in the Red Zone, an artistic tribute to 9/11, opened at the historic JP Morgan Building at 23 Wall Street. A week later the show was wrapped up in the middle of Occupy Wall Street as protesters, barricades and police invaded the area at the start of the occupation. Loft in the Red Zone is now joining in the movement, hosting a pop-up exhibition entitled No Comment that is inspired by Occupy Wall Street.
Artist Karen Finley Talks New York of Yesteryear, Women in the Arts, Lady Gaga and More
Has she no decency? At long last, has she no decency? The transgressive, titillating performance artist Karen Finley was denied a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1990 because the language and content in her work was deemed “indecent.” Along with three other artists she became part of the infamous Supreme Court case The National Endowment for the Arts v. Karen Finley, which culminated in the discontinuation of individual artist grants. In her interview with Hyperallergic, Finley reflects on the past of New York City, the state of women in the arts, Lady Gaga and more.
Street Art as Public Memorial
What role can/ should street art play in a broader program of national memorials and monuments. Can we as a public take these kinds of installations seriously, or will the intent of the artist always be suspect?
Hunter Reynolds Wraps Up The 9/11 Memorials
Living blocks from Ground Zero since 2004, I’ve never been a fan of the September 11 tribute overload with its countless ceremonies, blocked streets, morbidly curious tourists and nutty 9/11 Truthers. This year, I spent 9/11 watching visual and performance artist Hunter Reynolds in a 9/11 tribute Mummification performance, which was an intensely powerful experience.
An Initial Reaction to the WTC Waterfalls
Waterfalls now cascade and soothe at Ground Zero. Actually, the word “ground zero” may soon wither into an anachronism because the new memorial is a stunning work of art in its own right.
Required Reading on 9/11
Today is the 10th Anniversary of 9/11 and this edition of Required Reading is about 9/11 and the power of images.