Chinese Animal Idiom cards remind us that we can fly free, yes, and we should, but we eventually need somewhere to land.
The Dreams and Demons of Bob Thompson
Thompson wanted to author a world where the struggle between chaos and order, structure and impulse, the rational and irrational is never settled.
A Rear View of Art History
A new exhibition offers a sensitive and probing critique of what it is like to both view and occupy a contemporary female body.
A Cabinet of Curiosities, Minus the Cabinet
Nina Katchadourian’s Uncommon Denominator is one of the most unusual and engrossing shows that I’ve encountered in years.
The White Savior Sin of A Still Small Voice
While on its surface the film follows selfless caregivers, dig a tad deeper and troubling aspects begin to bubble up.
Poetry in the Expanded Field
An unclassifiable artist and a deep reader, Jen Bervin has expanded the notion of what it is to be a poet in the 21st century.
The Women Who Created “Naive” Art for the Darkest of Times
A new exhibition in Warsaw celebrates four postwar Polish artists on the margins of art history.
Capturing the Soul of a Guadalajaran Architect in LA
Alejandro Zohn shaped public space in Guadalajara, Mexico, but beyond its borders, few know about him.
Reclaiming Agency Over Trauma
In The Listening Takes, Elisabeth Subrin centers actress Maria Schneider’s refusal to discuss a non-consensual sex scene in Last Tango in Paris.
Marcelo Pombo in the Age of Neoliberalism
A new exhibition presents new works by the Argentinian artist alongside drawings from his days as a gay rights activist in the 1980s.
Helen Cammock’s Love Letter to New Orleans
In a vividly illustrated artist’s book, Cammock breaks through the fourth wall of the page to present the city as a composition of energies.
What Survivance Means for Indigenous Artists
Speaking with Light addresses an Indigenous audience with a subtler message: we are now in the process of reclaiming our own representation.