Tomás Gutiérrez Alea's 1968 film is a "crackling document, swiveling furiously to inspect the material conditions and ideological attachments that foster and hinder a truly revolutionary cinema."
Babes in Toyland drummer Lori Barbero and artist Chris Larson are fundraising to equip a St. Paul studio where girls can learn to write, play, and record music of their own—all with Barbero's help.
The Met’s decision to charge admission for non-NY residents has generated a range of reactions and reignited a conversation around museum funding. The Met's Daniel H. Weiss speaks with Hrag Vartanian.
Artist and activist Tim Rollins, whose literary-inspired work with KOS, a collective of South-Bronx teens, garnered both acclaim and criticism from the art world, died on December 26 at the age of 62.
"My favorite thing is when artists have a ridiculous idea and they need someone to say, ‘Yeah, let’s do it.’” Mark Allen on closing Machine Project, his experimental LA art space, after 15 years.
From Adam Pendleton's Black Dada Reader to Uneasy Dancer, the catalogue for Betye Saar's Fondazione Prada exhibition, Culture Type picks the year's best black art books.
“These things aren’t rocket science and they don’t have fairy dust. It’s just about executing on them.” At look at how Atlanta's High Museum trripled its nonwhite audience in just two years.
Prototypes for Trump's proposed border wall "seemed at once the most and least architectural objects I’d ever seen. They were banal and they were startling, full and empty of meaning."
Noting immersive art experiences like Kusama's mirror room at the Hirshhorn, Santa Fe's Meow Wolf, and the Museum of Ice Cream, Ben Davis looks at a spectacular trend of 2017: Big Art Fun.
“The harder the utensils are to see, the less you will use them." A look at the design of Julia Child's famed kitchen through Bill Stumpf's 1977 deep-dive in the pages of Design Quarterly.
Now on view at the Legion of Honor, Lynn Hershman Leeson's new installation exactingly recreates San Francisco scenes from Hitchcock's 1958 film to explore questions of double and hidden identity.
Fearing state media wouldn't cover mass evictions of migrant workers, painter Hua Yong has fled China—after police tried to arrest him for posting videos of demolished migrant housing online.
"If the petition were successful, we’d be asking museum-goers not to look directly at the painting, but to see it through the lens of our fears." Lauren Elkin on that Balthus painting at the Met.
Naming Jerusalem Israel's capitol—write 100+ artists including Tunde Adebimpe, Brian Eno, and Mona Hatoum—"erases Palestinians, as a political and cultural presence, from the life of their own city."
The Walker's Gwyneth Shanks revisits a 2014 performance by Rafa Esparza and Rebeca Hernandez along the LA River and its relationship to the nearby waterway and California’s historic draught.
Exploring privilege and family, Young Jean Lee's Straight White Men marks a major first: coming next summer, it's the first play written by an Asian American woman to be produced on Broadway.
Trumpism, writes critic Ben Davis, "finds its roots in the museum as well as the megachurch and draws as much power from cynical sophisticates as it does from the sans culottes."
Works by Beth Gill, Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, and the late, great Merce Cunningham—including the Walker's sprawling Common Time exhibition—top the year in dance for Times critics.
Derived from the African talking drum, Kerry James Marshall's A Monumental Journey will pay homage to the National Bar Association, a black lawyers association founded in Des Moines in 1924.
Praised for art addressing colonialism, racism, and institutional invisibility, Lubaina Himid has won the Turner Prize. She's the first woman of color and oldest recipient of the 33-year-old prize.
David Lang's new work, composed for 400 amateur musicians playing broken instruments, is part of an effort to raise funds to fix 1,000 damaged instruments for use in cash-strapped Philly schools.
"Curatolatry (as in the worship of curation and curators) is really booming," writes Thomas Frank, who explores the term's considerable baggage—including its class and political connotations.
A series of commissioned opinion pieces featuring provocative reactions to the headlines by Ron Athey, Gordon Hall, Natascha Sadr Haghighian, Postcommodity, Ana Tijoux, Jack Whitten, and others.
To commemorate the year that was, we invited an array of artists, writers, designers, and filmmakers to share a list of the most noteworthy ideas, events, and objects they encountered in 2017.
A program of commissioned moving image works by artists—including James Marwa Arsanios, Yto Barrada, Renée Green, and Pauline Boudry/Renate Lorenz—who respond to work in the Ruben/Bentson Collection.
Ben Davis, Sabaah Folayan, RaMell Ross, and Eric Schlosser consider "truth" in light of Werner Herzog's Trump-era update to the 1999 Minnesota Declaration on truth and fact in documentary cinema.
An editorial supplement to the conference Superscript: Arts Journalism and Criticism in a Digital Age, featuring commissioned essays by Kimberly Drew, Alexandra Lange, An Xiao Mina, and others.
Offering perspectives from those closest to the art, this recurring video series gives voice-of-the-artist perspectives on work on view.
An ongoing series of essays, translations, interviews, and excerpts examining the past, present, and future of art education, presented by the Walker Education and Public Programs staff.
The Walker Dialogue and Retrospective Series brings together some of the most innovative and influential filmmakers of our time with leading critics, writers, and historians.
A memoir series by the late Walker director Martin Friedman, recounting his encounters with artists including Joseph Cornell, Marcel Duchamp, and John Cage.
In serial form, a 10-part curatorial essay from the 2014 exhibition 9 Artists, which featured Yael Bartana, Liam Gillick, Hito Steyerl, Danh Vo, and others.
Avant Museology is a two-day symposium exploring the practices and sociopolitical implications of contemporary museology.
Experimental Jetset, Lucky Dragons, Tomás Saraceno, and others share how 1960s artists featured in the exhibition Hippie Modernism have influenced their work and thinking today.