The Chazen Museum of Art in Wisconsin didn’t quite know what to do with a controversial emancipation statue of Abraham Lincoln in its collection until Sanford Biggers stepped in with an idea.
Seeking Histories and Futures in Soil
Today’s artists often refrain from imprinting their vision upon the land, instead bringing the soil into the gallery as an archive of nature-human interactions.
Jaune Quick-to-See Smith on Her Life’s Journey in Art
“In this long journey, it is step by step, hand over hand, something like climbing a rope,” she tells Hyperallergic in an interview.
Lois Dodd’s Life in Nature
From the mid-1960s, when Dodd first took her Masonite panels outdoors to paint, her production has been shaped by observation.
Painting the World on an Egg
Yakov Zargaryan’s collection of painted eggs comprises about 1,200 eggs painted by 940 artists from more than 100 cities in 52 countries.
The Untold History of Japan’s Women Artists
Her Brush is kin with the growing number of women-only presentations that reveal a fact hiding in plain sight: great women artists existed everywhere at all times.
The Overlooked Art of Route 66
Friends of the Orphan Signs sees abandoned roadside signs as a creative and educational opportunity, turning them into revitalized works of art.
The Comedians Who Helped Define Generation X
In the early ’90s, the Kids in the Hall transgressed boundaries of propriety, gender, sexuality, even species as an alternative to binary thinking.
Can We Ever Get Closer to Vermeer?
Even when his style is at its most self-effacing, smoothly drawing us into the moment, we remain, inevitably, outside.
René Mederos and Ho Chi Minh’s Sandals
René Mederos’s portrait of the Vietnamese leader calls us to that moment when the politician sat by a riverbank, theorizing and analyzing a world he wanted to change.
Goya’s Coded Love Letter to the Duchess of Alba
Goya neatly clothes himself in his own world of fantasy: He will have her in the end. In life, where the climate is much chillier, it was, alas, to be otherwise.
What Is a Signature in the Internet Age?
As a cryptographic unit for record-keeping, an NFT can be seen as analogous to a signature or an autograph.