There isn’t enough discussion about the institutional structures that led to the exclusion of underrepresented artists from art history in the first place.
Remembering the Legacy of a Larger-Than-Life Artist, Sam Tchakalian
The Bay Area artist believed in shaping artists rather than relaying rules.
The Bite-Sized Art of Chewing Gum
Hannah Wilke is part of an elastic history of bubble gum-as-art that started before her and continues to this day.
“We’re Taking Up Space”: Salvadoran Women Artists Shape a New Identity
“And we’re brown, and Central American, and this is what’s up,” artist Liliana Castro explains.
Jasper Johns: Hiding in Plain Sight
Johns has repeatedly used one motif whose source has never been identified.
What Should We Call the Great Women Artists?
Imagine if Berthe Morisot had been known as Berthe Manet.
Avedon’s Father, My Mother, and Processing Death
People say you should talk to the dying to reassure them, but words felt too pedestrian for this profound space of transition.
Artworks as Portent and Balm
Two exhibitions by Patricia Satterlee have bookended the plague year.
Art Heals: After a Sexual Assault, an Artist Paints Women Who Can’t Be Knocked Down
It took me years to find the language to tell this story.
Painting “the Eternity of Time”
Tu Hongtao’s paintings revisit the traditions of Chinese painting while evading the perils of oversimplification and stagnation.
Good Fictions: Remembering Peter Wollen
In the years leading up to Peter’s death, I would find myself on occasion writing down our dialogues, both past and present.
Reynaldo Rivera’s Photographs of a Los Angeles That No Longer Exists
In the 1980s and ’90s, Rivera photographed drag performers in Latinx gay bars, house parties in pre-gentrified Echo Park, and performers like Sade, Vaginal Davis, and Chaka Khan.