Given that so much of Monty Python’s humor was predicated on testing and twisting codes of civility and decorum, it’s surprising their Flying Circus didn’t alight more frequently in that most stuffily decorous setting, the art museum.
Discovering a Downtown New York Artist Who Disappeared for 30 Years
I had never heard of Jill Kroesen before a Whitney Museum press release landed in my inbox a few months ago
Ellsworth Kelly Explains His Relationship to Abstraction
“I’ve always lived in the present tense, and I like my paintings to be in the present tense,” Ellsworth Kelly begins his interview with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) in 2013.
When the Performance Artist Mr. Peanut Ran for Mayor in 1974
In 1974, artist Victor Trasov ran for mayor of Vancouver under the guise of his performance art persona, Mr. Peanut.
Simon Says This Is the Best Music Video Filmed in a Museum
For his 1999 hit single “Simon Says,” the Queens rapper Pharoahe Monch used one of the borough’s most sci-fi structures as a post-apocalyptic battleground.
Cruising Through Ed Ruscha’s Career in Seven Minutes
Despite his resistance to the characterization, Ed Ruscha has a reputation as a quintessential Los Angeles artist.
Welcome to Videodrome
Once a year, Hyperallergic probes the video vault that is the internet to present a daylong series we’ve named after the 1983 sci-fi classic Videodrome.