What might feminism's present learn from feminism's past? This question is especially urgent after the terrifying first weeks of Trump's presidency. Some answers may be gleaned from The Town Hall Affair, the Wooster Group's new theatrical production at…Read more
Ann Hamilton's latest work, ONEEVERYONE, a series of sixty-five photographic portraits on porcelain-enamel panels, did not begin with a sketch or even an idea. It began with a vote. Citizens of Travis County, Texas, approved a ballot proposition to…Read more
The Big B Liquor Party Store, which holds down the northeast corner of the intersection of Trumbull Ave and the I-94 freeway in Detroit's Woodbridge neighborhood, has taken on a different character of late. The third-story windows on the eastern…Read more
A traveling exhibition brings the Surrealist paintings and drawings of Art et Liberté, an avant-garde Egyptian art group active during the Second World War, to audiences outside of their country.
NEAR THE BEGINNING of Egyptian writer Waguih Ghali’s…Read more
FOR THE PAST four decades, Mimi Gross has lived and worked in a broad, art-filled loft just below Canal Street in Manhattan. Visitors are greeted by an enormous and exuberant painted sculpture—Gross calls it a “2½-D” work—in which the artist portrays…Read more
This year's Shanghai Biennale takes place amid China's new money-fueled turn to Western art.
IN 2000, the third Shanghai Biennale marked a turning point in East-West art relations. Fully contemporary and fully international for the first time, the…Read more
WHEN WE MET last fall, I told Meredith Monk that my favorite work of hers is Turtle Dreams (1983), originally televised on WGBH, Boston’s public station. She was incredulous to learn that the twenty-five minute video piece, which features a quartet of…Read more
Amy Sillman's exhibition "After Metamorphoses," currently on view at New York's Drawing Center, unites painterly processes and digital techniques to attend to transformations both mythical and decidedly real. The exhibition consists of an animation of…Read more
In the sleepy first week of 2017, before many Americans had even returned to work after the holidays, a statue of American Indian Movement (AIM) cause célèbre Leonard Peltier was removed from display outside American University’s Katzen Arts Center in…Read more
Canadian artist Walter K. Scott is the subject of the "First Look" column in our January issue. As Brian Droitcour writes, "Scott further opens his work to a multifaceted relatability by creating a context for it with the storytelling of popular…Read more
In 1988, at the Tracy Aviary in Salt Lake City, Utah, a flamingo took flight during a routine wing-clipping procedure. The bird, whose sex is unknown, flew to the Great Salt Lake, an environment not unlike its native roosting grounds in Chile. Popularly…Read more
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A selection of…Read more