Visitors to two Chinatown parks in New York can scan colorful banners that turn into lively animations about Chinese heritage and immigrant narratives.
Fred Wilson Summons Ghosts of the Past to Confront the Racism of the Present
Wilson’s installation challenges not just outwardly violent historical figures but subtle colonial aesthetics still embedded in the city’s more liberal public monuments.
Artist Mary Mattingly Wants to Know: Where Does Your Water Come From?
Mattingly’s public art project at Prospect Park aims to raise awareness about how to create more equitable and sustainable public water systems.
Refugee Stories Told from a Barge, Timed for UN General Assembly Session
We talked to Shimon Attie and the subjects of his project about the state of political asylum in America.
How Health and the Environment Impact Art
Environmental activists, public health advocates, and artists consider how we can be mindful of illness and the environment.
An Animated Movie Reimagines Nosferatu in Present-Day NYC
Premiering this week, Andrea Mastrovito’s NYsferatu is an adaptation of 1922 silent film as a parable about the immigrant experience made using rotoscope animation.
In a New Residency, Artists Make Work by Volunteering
The small, circular portrait features the face of a man in gold. Creases cut through his forehead, and patches of hair line his thick lips.
Dread Scott Enacts the Images of Oppression
The archway under the Manhattan Bridge was the site of artist Dread Scott’s one-time-only performance “On the Impossibility of Freedom in a Country Founded on Slavery and Genocide.”