Get two rising Aquarians in a room and the conversation doesn't stop flowing. That was the case when I (sun sign Gemini) visited playwright, director and performer Sibyl Kempson (sun sign Leo) in her office at Abrons Arts Center on New York's Lower…Read more
Are you a good rock star or a bad rock star?
—Witch in Vandemonium
I, too, have spoken in pious tones proclaiming TheWire as the greatest work of broadcast television ever. But now celebrating my twenty-fifth year of Ann…Read more
New York-based collective DIS (Lauren Boyle, Solomon Chase, Marco Roso, and David Toro) has pioneered the post-internet aesthetic on their online publishing platform, DIS Magazine. The site hosts essays, interviews, and other critical texts, but also…Read more
Last month we launched a series of residency reports, asking artists to share their insights about the experience of working in an alternative studio environment. The first two entries came from Zackary Drucker and Juan William Chávez. We planned to…Read more
One of the final events of the 9th Berlin Biennale before it closes on September 18 was a romantic art affair—a prom-like “night to remember,” as US-born, Berlin-based artist Lindsay Lawson half-jokingly described her project. Titled Choreography for…Read more
September 8, 1978, was a day that shaped the Persian Gulf as we know it. A crescendo of religious demonstrations culminated in a massacre that has come to be known as Iran’s Black Friday. Guards opened fire, killing an estimated eighty-eight protestors…Read more
Thailand’s Apichatpong Weerasethakul has won a global following with films grounded in intensely local settings and timeless myths.
I haven’t been to Thailand proper, though I’ve traveled there many times via the works of Apichatpong Weerasethakul,…Read more
Fiction and artifice are everywhere in the ninth Berlin Biennale. Most international exhibitions on this scale strive to define contemporary artistic trends. This one offers a coherent set of fictions amounting to a comprehensive vision of the present.…Read more
Donald Moffett was born in Texas in 1955 and moved to New York twenty-three years later. Like many artists who came into their own in the late 1980s, he leaned heavily on juxtapositions of text and image in his early work, appropriating mass-media…Read more
With a retrospective traveling through Europe, Rochelle Feinstein broadens the audience for her incisive, edgy paintings.
“Funny is good as long as it bites back.”
Rochelle Feinstein is…Read more
Detroit's troubles (poverty, crime, and failing public schools) have been well publicized, but over the past decade, the media has turned its attention to new developments in the city. You often hear Detroit referred to as a blank slate, as a city…Read more
From the moment I received the email invitation for a preliminary site visit to Artpace, a residency-and-exhibition program in San Antonio, it was game time! I lived and worked there for two months, and it was a day-in, day-out grind to bring all the…Read more