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.
So Many Emotions and Gay Love Cliches
Artist Jennifer Chan is masterful at remixing images and video clips from pop culture, overlaying text with a ’90s special-effects aesthetic and often setting the carefully coordinated pieces to catchy pop songs.
A Clickhole into Conceptual Video Art
Clickhole, the Onion’s clickbait-parodying spin-off, is producing some of the best video art on the internet.
Bolshoi Ballerina Performs ‘Dying Swan’ at 61
I first saw a video of Maya Plisetskaya dancing when she died early last month.
Carolee Schneemann REALLY Loves Her Cat
There’s loving your cat, and then there’s loving your cat.
How Frieze Art Fair Is Like a Dead Doughnut
Many criticisms have been leveled at art fairs.