In Mutu’s artistic universe, the human body, particularly the female or femme form, is a container for many possibilities.
Searching for Brazilian Identity Between Performance and Life
Through regional music and dance Bárbara Wagner and Benjamin de Burca affirm as well as explore and subvert Brazilian identity.
Kapwani Kiwanga Uses Daylight to Expose Racial Surveillance
Kapwani Kiwanga invites viewers to look with only the quiet glow of natural light seeping in through the skylights, illuminating a nuanced way of seeing race.
Robert Colescott’s Indecorous Truths
Colescott’s use of stereotypes and humor continues to make viewers feel uncomfortable because it jabs indelicately at our complicity.
We Need to Talk About the Middle Passage
Doreen Lynette Garner renders flesh in silicone with unforgiving realism, representing the pathology of colonialism, slavery, and white supremacy.
Artist Spray-Paints Massive Graffiti on New Museum
It’s unclear how “Acer,” as the anonymous artist is known, evaded the museum’s security officers and surveillance cameras
Lynn Hershman Leeson, in All Her Cyborg Glory, Gets a Retrospective
A foremother to young new media artists working today, Hershman Leeson has blazed a trail for more than five decades.
On Grieving and Mourning With Art
Confronted with a new national consciousness around racial inequity, two New York City art exhibitions focus on mourning with varying degrees of success.
Grief and Grievance Honors the Weight and Wake of Racial Violence
A prophetic document of our time, the New Museum exhibition calls attention to the weight of Black death not because it is new or salacious but because it remains urgent.
Rhizome Board Member Resigns In Protest of Workplace Culture at New Museum
Art collector Seth Stolbun stepped down from the board of Rhizome, a New Museum affiliate, after a report revealed accusations of workplace harassment and unhealthy work conditions at the museum.
New Museum Faces Charges of Unfair Labor Practices in a Union Complaint
The complaint, filed by Local 2110 UAW, accuses the museum of laying off bargaining unit members in a discriminatory and retaliatory act and refusing to provide necessary information.
New Museum Recalls Some Furloughed Workers, Union Calls for Greater Reform
“As they parade around their executive pay cuts, [director] Lisa Phillips is still making at least $500,000 while 25 people now have no income and no health insurance during a pandemic,” the union said.