Patrick Nathan suggests that capitalism benefits when human relationships are reduced to two-dimensional representations.
An Artist Tries to Save Pepe the Frog From Fascists
The film Feels Good Man chronicles Matt Furie fighting his creation’s co-option by the far right.
The Fascist Messaging of the Trump Campaign Eagle
Trump and his surrogates have repeatedly and blatantly integrated fascist aesthetics into the campaign. This T-shirt design is only the latest example.
Is Spain’s Decision to Exhume Franco’s Body a Goodwill Gesture or a Politically Motivated Ploy?
The leftist government’s decision to dig up the dictator’s body from its resting place after four decades in the country’s most important memorial site threatens to open old wounds.
Monstrous Mutations (Part 2): From the Fascist State to Radical Hospitality
It wasn’t “just a jacket.”
The Art that Flourished Under Mussolini
While unquestionably autocratic, Mussolini did not oppose the proliferation of unofficial artistic styles.
Anti-Fascists Clash with White Nationalists at the Minneapolis Institute of Art [UPDATED]
The altercation took place outside and inside the museum. No artworks were damaged.
5 Books to Read About Artists Under Nazism
How do artists function under tyranny?
Revisiting Le Corbusier as a Fascist
PARIS — Spoiler alert: The deplorable revelations recounted here will not ruin your appreciation of the sublime beauty of Le Corbusier’s masterpieces.
In Malmö, Street Art with a Social Conscience
MALMÖ — The capital of Skåne County, Sweden, enjoys a scenic coastal location, across the Öresund strait from Copenhagen, and has a strong creative output — in the words of one artist I met, it’s Sweden’s best city for street art.
Italian Futurism, or the Lessons of Art and Politics
The exhibition Italian Futurism, 1909–1944: Reconstructing the Universe, presently on view at the Guggenheim, is the first important museum survey of work from this seminal utopian Modernist movement seen in New York since Futurism at the Museum of Modern Art in 1961.
Thinking About the Origins of Street Art, Part 1
Setting a time and a place for the birth of street or urban art is always a tricky question, as one could argue that its history is as old as humanity. Besides, it’s not that easy to find documentation about the development of street art and graffiti before the 1980s because of the way technology has transformed the way we study the past. Any episode before the advent of the internet or digital cameras isn’t as easy to track down, particularly in regards to underground scenes. Sure there’s the library but only academics, writers, and intellectuals tend to venture into the hallowed halls of learning to spend a whole day (or days) researching. Here are some precedents you may not know about.