This week, the world’s biggest Pokémon card collector, how a photojournalist was killed in Afghanistan, Dan Hancox and Kasia Tomasiewicz, writing for Coda, discuss how children’s toys may be normalizing surveillance, coopting “woke,” and much more.
The Pattern and Decoration movement was a hard-charging assault on traditions both ancient and oppressive. It was also an explosion of joyously liberated impulses.
Caroline Kent’s installation practically vibrates with the energy of near-connection and near-signification.
Ellen Dillon’s verdict on Mallarmé’s pedagogical text? Pretty shaky.
It remains to be seen whether future critics will see the film as contrarian triumph or empty provocation.
A retrospective pays homage to the pioneering artist and curator, who passed away last year.
Garielle Lutz’s sentences are among the most original in modern English, their linguistic specificity making them virtually untranslatable.
This week, the battle over book reviews, Alice Neel’s populism, Herat’s history with the Taliban, considering cultural appropriation, and more.
Serge Poliakoff: Gouaches 1938-1969 furthers the case for Poliakoff’s importance and continuing relevance to abstract painting.
Rego’s women are always independent spirits, and they are often raging.
One thing seems pretty clear about both groups: they separated themselves from mainstream culture, including the art world. This is practically unheard of today.
Director Pablo Larraín doesn’t trust his own filmographic brilliance, and lets the story take over in the end.