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.
Colescott’s use of stereotypes and humor continues to make viewers feel uncomfortable because it jabs indelicately at our complicity.
Doreen Lynette Garner renders flesh in silicone with unforgiving realism, representing the pathology of colonialism, slavery, and white supremacy.
It’s unclear how “Acer,” as the anonymous artist is known, evaded the museum’s security officers and surveillance cameras
A foremother to young new media artists working today, Hershman Leeson has blazed a trail for more than five decades.
Confronted with a new national consciousness around racial inequity, two New York City art exhibitions focus on mourning with varying degrees of success.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
Both museums received Paycheck Protection Program loans in the millions.
The group Artists for Workers has created a website replicating that of the museum, but instead provides resources for anti-racist organizing.