Artist Alicia Grullon performs the role of a UN representative for refugees to address the migration crisis at the southern US border.
Urban Ecological Consciousness at Wave Hill
By providing more information than viewers might process, the show’s dense, small-font text highlights an aesthetic challenge that confronts social practice art.
In Harlem, a New Triennial Parses the Historical, Political, and Social Context of “Uptown”
The inaugural show at Columbia University’s Wallach Art Gallery spotlights 25 artists living or practicing north of 99th Street.
Artists and Activists Propose a “People’s Cultural Plan” for New York City
As the Department of Cultural Affairs works on the official NYC cultural plan, a group of activists has advanced its own ambitious vision.
A New Cultural Plan for NYC Runs into Objections from Artists
The Department of Cultural Affairs is devising a plan for June 2017 that would manage and organize New York City’s resources for arts and culture.
Five Artists, Writers, and Curators Share Their Inauguration Day Plans
Everyone has to make a decision of what they will do that day and these five offered us insight into their plans.
I’d Prefer Not To: ‘Enacting Stillness’ at The 8th Floor
Overall, the work in Enacting Stillness suggests that, contrary to some of the grander claims made about art’s political efficacy, most art intervenes in the world in a more limited, but no less essential, way.
Protesters Fight Bronx Rezoning that Could Displace Longtime Residents, Businesses, and Artists
When I came upon the protests taking place on a little strip of green at the intersection of West Burnside Avenue and University Avenue, I heard chants of “Fight, fight, fight / Housing is a right,” and “Whose Bronx? / Our Bronx.”
The Political Art of Alicia Grullón
Like the food on our supermarket shelves, public artworks appear to us with their history of labor relations mostly obscured.