In their MLK Day performance inspired by LaToya Ruby Frazier’s photo series, Sister Tour explored the relationship between Black women and water.
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Artists Help Us to Gain a Deeper Understanding of Death and Healing
From Albrecht Dürer to LaToya Ruby Frazier, artists have for centuries depicted and reflected on health and illness.
LaToya Ruby Frazier Looks Beyond Blue-Collar Stereotypes
In The Last Cruze, the artist hones in on the vast inequities that persist in US society, as well as the tender relationships that enable survival and persistence in spite of them.
Two Artists Document the Rise and Fall of Pittsburgh’s Steel Industry
Sandra Gould Ford and LaToya Ruby Frazier reveal a side of the city that is rarely seen by outside observers or even many of its contemporary, white-collar locals.
Artists Nicole Eisenman and LaToya Ruby Frazier Among 2015 MacArthur ‘Genius Grant’ Winners
Two prominent US artists, Nicole Eisenman and LaToya Ruby Frazier, are among the 24 winners of this year’s John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation fellowships, often referred to as “genius grants.”
Teachable Moments from a Conference on Art and Education
Last month, ART21 hosted an intricately interdisciplinary affair: Creative Chemistries: Radical Practices for Art + Education, a conference designed to probe the intersections of art and education.
Best of 2014: Our Top 10 Art Books
There’s never a shortage of art books, but it is often hard to find the best in a field flooded with vanity projects, sales tools, and books that promise so much more than they deliver.
The Pursuit of Art, 2013
Memories fade. That’s the one good reason, as far as I can see, to compile an end-of-year list. It’s sometimes startling to retrace what attracted my attention over the course of a year; it is also instructive to determine where such a miscellany of shows fits in with ongoing areas of interest, and which ones, in hindsight, merited the time it took to review them.
Paul D’Amato Documents America, or Chicago’s West Side
CHICAGO — Paul D’Amato’s large-scale photographs in his exhibition We Shall at the DePaul Art Museum offer a glimpse into the lives of ordinary people and urban landscapes on Chicago’s West Side.
The Girl Gore Aesthetics of White Lace, Ghosted Bodies, and Animal Menageries at Expo Chicago
CHICAGO — I didn’t want to go to the art fair. I never do. A lot of stuff at art fairs is the same-ish, and galleries are trying their best to sell the most. Yet the art fairs keep coming, and as the market has proven Chicago is no exception.
Photographs Behind Closed Doors
CHICAGO — To every story there is a backstory. Open the door and walk down the hall until you reach a room you haven’t been in before.
Rock Hard: LaToya Ruby Frazier’s Photo Excavations
LaToya Ruby Frazier’s elegiac installation at the Brooklyn Museum is entering its final week, and if you haven’t already, it’s time to make the acquaintance of this dauntless artist.