The New York governor receiving the Founders Award for his COVID-19 press briefings marks a new nadir in politics as style over actual results.
The Bioweapons of Culture War
The hope now is not for this to end well, but simply for it to end.
Alison Saar, the Alchemist
Saar makes work that engages the body and the spirit, work that she hopes audiences will find a way to connect with.
Processing Our 2020 Feelings With Patty Chang
In March, Chang put out an open call for our fears and made a video out of them. Watching it eight months later, I hoped it would help name whatever it was I was feeling.
The Dire Need for a Decentralized News Media
Moving toward smaller-scale organizations would help engage younger audiences left out by the companies that preside over 90% of what’s on-air and online.
Cézanne’s Hard Truths
For Cézanne, stone represented structure incarnate.
How a Futurist Hungarian Arts Movement Offers New Means of Autonomy
Hungarofuturism, an Eastern European movement directly inspired by Afrofuturism, collapses perceptions of national and individual identity, monuments, and historical sites.
How Journalists Can Use Their Reporting to Support Marginalized People
Disability rights activist Emily Ladau explains “supported storytelling.”
We Need New Institutions, Not New Art
Coco Fusco writes on why “equity won’t be achieved by a new biennial, another emerging artist of color survey, or a record auction sale by a Black artist.”
Albert Murray Talking Modernism, Race, and Jazz
Murray came of age at a time when brutal circumstances coincided with buoyant Modernity.
During the Pandemic, Zadie Smith Sits With the Compulsion Towards Doing
Begun at the start of quarantine in the US and finished days after George Floyd’s murder, Intimations ekes out a semblance of narrative during our moment of destabilizing upheaval.