Cruel Youth Diary: Chinese Photography and Video greets us with the dizziness befitting a period of rapid economic growth and social change.
Can We Find Compassion in the Grotesque?
Monstrous Faces and Caricatures invites viewers to confront ugliness and the questions it raises about how we relate to it.
The Stories of Art History’s Detectives
The provenance researcher must be a detective, figuring out alternative ways to get at information that major participants in the trade are often unwilling to disclose.
Celia Álvarez Muñoz Adds Color to Conceptualism
With an eye for unearthing cultural hypocrisy and advocating for exploited people, Álvarez Muñoz responds to social injustice in her colorful art.
Depravity and Delights in Nicole Eisenman’s Prints
If God (and the Devil) are in the details, the craft of printmaking proves a powerful outlet for exploring Eisenman’s most enduring themes.
Diary of a British Town
The tales in the Thamesmead Codex are melded, mashed up, meshed together fragments of the many human stories told to artist Bob and Roberta Smith.
New York Has Something to Learn From San Francisco
The city could use more political public murals like those of the artist known as Rigo 23.
Elizabeth Talford Scott’s Quilts Defy the Grid
“Quilt” is an insufficient description for the extraordinary fabric pieces Scott began to construct in the 1970s.
The World Is Finally Ready for Mina Loy
A new exhibition and forthcoming book honor the overlooked 20th-century female artist.
Spinning a Web of Murakami’s Stories
Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman captures Haruki Murakami’s combination of low-key magical realism, sexual neurosis, and loneliness.
On the Sacred Magic of Writing
With “Dark Illumination” artist Kenturah Davis creates opportunities for us to see the sacred and meditative in the words we write.
The Complex Spiritualities of Syncretic Beliefs
While candles, images of saints, and other idols are common in households in Puerto Rico, the meanings owners ascribe to them can be unexpected.