French Institute Alliance Française’s essential festival returns with a surplus of US premieres and a series paying tribute to Paul Grimault, one of France’s most accomplished animators.
Inspired by Nam June Paik, Performa is Bringing Back the Telethon
The 8-hour online program will debut new works, reimaginings, and collaborations by artists such as Yvonne Rainer, Glenn Kaino, Barbara Kruger, and the WideAwakes.
Making Use of the Mundane: Black Performance & Becoming
In this excerpt from his new book, Blackspace: On the Poetics of an Afrofuture, Anaïs Duplan probes the constraints and contradictions of Black masculinity.
Sam Gilliam’s Tactile Choreography of Colors
For six decades, Gilliam’s colors have swirled on canvases, his practice levitating above categorizations. For his latest exhibition, the artist has created what he calls a “dance” between three new bodies of work.
Shahzia Sikander Urges a Rethinking of Art History
Sikander’s first New York solo show in nine years includes a captivating range of paintings, mosaics, animations, and the artist’s first-ever sculpture.
A Performance Protest Against the “Petty Thuggery of Fascist Monsters”
From sunrise to sunset, the Afield will present a new multimedia performance which mines the details and redactions of the Mueller report.
Lynda Benglis Is Back — Knots, Pours, Dildos, and All
The patron saint of provocation is back with Early Work 1967-79, her first major New York show since 2011.
Patrisse Cullors Revisits a Malcolm X Speech to Help Get Out the Vote
Malcolm Revisited screens for free on October 2 and 3.
Honoring Motherhood and the Mundane
Wings of Change, the forthcoming New York debut of Billie Zangewa, will bring together a selection of the artist’s tender silk collages, which revel in Black domestic intimacy.
In Sonia Gomes’s Hands, Textiles Evoke Resilience
With her New York debut on the horizon, the Afro-Brazilian artist, known for her seductive, textile-based sculptures, is finally, and rightfully, receiving international recognition.