In the Trump era, the courage of artists like my former student, Emma Sulkowicz, and the institutions showing them is absolutely crucial.
See highlights from the 2017 Whitney Biennial, which opens to the public later this week.
Everything moves in It Ain’t What You Make It’s What Makes You Do It, a quirky funhouse of a show currently spinning, tapping, and pounding away at Valentine. And almost everything makes noise — a lot of noise. If you want to finish up the 2013–14 art season with a bang, this is the place to go.
Nothing says yoga quite like a mat that looks like a $100 bill with a razor blade, broken mirror, and lines of cocaine on it.
Don’t go to Jon Kessler’s The Blue Period at Salon 94 Bowery if you don’t like to be watched. Actually, if surveillance makes you nervous, you should probably move to the remote landscape of Antarctica, because at least in Kessler’s installation the cameras are visible. The thousands of CCTV units that constantly film us in the streets and buildings of New York are not. Yet beyond just reminding us that privacy is dwindling, there’s the trade-off in The Blue Period for enjoyable voyeurism.
You know you’re going to spend money this holiday season even if it’s only a gift or two for friends, family or that special someone. So, why not spending money in a way that supports emerging galleries, craftspeople, artists, charities, or quality small businesses that are trying to do something different.
Here is our short guide to some ideas for creative and affordable gifts.