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Sometimes an exhibition can be so packed with information and ideas that it can send viewers racing home to try their hands at their own creations. That’s the kind of pay-off that can feel as rewarding as examining a deeply illuminating show itself.
First things first: Kanye West’s release strategy for his new album was a catastrophe.
The political diction of the 1930s has made a comeback. Long-gone buzzwords like “socialism,” “fascism,” “the rich,” “worker rights,” “economic crisis” and “Wall Street bankers” have been bandied about these past few years, amplified by news cycles and social media memes.
There are numerous points of beguilement throughout the show, beginning in the very first room off the street.
SHANGHAI — When Yan Cong started self-publishing comics in the mid-2000s, his work ignored the conventions of the manga-influenced Chinese comics industry and looked instead like characters from children’s cartoons had wandered into an unexpectedly adult world.
Lucia Love is a talented, Brooklyn-based artist, but if you Google her name you'll probably find a different Lucia Love — a British hardcore porn star.
Japanese hip-hop idol group Lyrical School's newest video, for the track "RUN and RUN," is a bit like an iPhone ad on acid, or a Luddite's nightmarish parody of what goes on in the worlds of screen-addicted teenagers.
This week in art news: the Metropolitan Museum intends to offer buyouts and cease new hires to curtail its multimillion-dollar deficit, a rug designer found one of the UK's largest Roman villas buried in his backyard, and Maurizio Cattelan prepared to install a solid gold toilet at the Guggenheim.
People are up in arms about signs at the Victoria and Albert Museum banning not just photography but also sketching in its latest temporary exhibition, Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear.
The Banksy Job looks remarkably like the 2010 mockumentary Exit Through the Gift Shop, but its co-directors maintain that the whole thing is unscripted.
Palmyra is routinely presented as a city of ruins that had been left to decay naturally for 1700 years, until ISIS came. In fact, the ancient site was continuously inhabited until the early 1930s.
Travelers through the Prince Street subway station in Manhattan yesterday may have looked twice at its signage that was temporarily transformed into a memorial for the late Prince.
On the contrary!
No Pineapple Left Behind, from Subaltern Games, turns the controversial 2001 No Child Left Behind Act, which connected federal funding in American public schools to standardized test scores, into a bleak management game.
TOLEDO — Indigenous Beauty: Masterworks of American Indian Art from the Diker Collection presents a conundrum of conscience.
Unlike many of Koraïchi’s contemporaries, who seek to abstract calligraphic forms, he not only nods at tradition, but, as an artist of Sufi lineage himself, he inscribes his work within it.
Richard Evans Schultes took peyote with the Kiowa in Oklahoma in the 1930s, was the first scientist invited to a hallucinogenic yagé ceremony in the Amazon's Sibundoy Valley in the 1940s, and inadvertently helped launch the psychedelic era of the 1960s.
LISBON — Since 2008, the Lisbon-based art and architecture collective Os Espacialistas has been developing site-specific interventions that introduce new perspectives to public spaces and reconsider the politics they embody.
From initiation rites to harvest festivals, many traditional African rituals require participants to don masks and elaborate costumes that transform their wearers into spirits, beasts, or ancestral beings.
Seven years ago, Bologna-based designer Gianluca Gimini started approaching friends and strangers with an odd request.