The school denounced the rapper’s “anti-Black, antisemitic, racist and dangerous statements.”
Ye’s Critics Got It All Wrong
Treating Kanye West’s latest statements as exceptional, rather than a routine expression of the everyday reality of white supremacy, is only making the problem worse.
The Art World Reacts to Ye’s Hateful Comments
A film studio scrapped its completed documentary on Ye, artists are denouncing hate speech, and LA’s Holocaust Museum says it received threats.
Jeen-Yuhs Knows That Kanye West Isn’t a Riddle That Can be Solved
The gargantuan three-part documentary follows the famous, controversial rapper for 20 years, capturing his brilliance and contradictions.
The Gospel According to Kanye and Aretha
The live stream of Kanye West’s Coachella “Sunday Service” and the restored Aretha Franklin concert film Amazing Grace offer contrasting portraits of celebrity faith.
Kanye West and Ivanka Trump Collaborate on “Make America Yeezus” Fashion Line
Kanye West and Ivanka Trump have created the fashion line “Make America Yeezus,” with Trump designing her own pair of Yeezys.
Rap Futurism: Cupcakke, Ski Mask and the Slump God, Playboi Carti, and Kanye West
The future of rap lies in silliness, absurdism, functionalism, and sonic delight.
Kanye West Helped Create These Designs for Prison Chic Prefab Concrete Houses
After music and fashion, Kim Kardashian’s husband is trying his hand at architecture via his new firm, YEEZY Home.
Confronting the Limits of Catharsis in a Video About Black American Life
Arthur Jafa’s “Love Is the Message, The Message Is Death” communicates a truth about black life in the US: Many of our public encounters erupt in violence or are premised upon violence.
Vanessa Beecroft Publicly Airs a Racist Perspective
One can only imagine the patience and tolerance required of New York Magazine writer Amy Larocca to spend time with Vanessa Beecroft and listen to the utter absurdity spewing from the artist’s mouth.
Kanye West Fragmented
First things first: Kanye West’s release strategy for his new album was a catastrophe.
A Brief History of Kanye West’s Art Commentary on Twitter
This morning, School of the Art Institute of Chicago honorary degree holder Kanye West proclaimed on Twitter: “My tweets are a form of contemporary art only compromised by people trying to tell me what to tweet and not to tweet…”