In Minneapolis's Cedar Riverside—aka Little Mogadishu—Magnum photographer Olivia Arthur meets Somali women making a mark, including Rep. Ilhan Omar, designer Fatimah Hussein, and artist Ifrah Mansour.
"Society is really afraid of the body. I'm part of that." With novelist Heidi Julavits, Kiki Smith discusses feminism, age, and menopause, a time when "you get to own yourself in a different way."
In Gary Simmons's installation at the California African American Museum, white text blurs on a black background as film titles seem to fade away—his nod to forgotten black actors of Hollywood's past.
Defying Donald Trump—who proposed eliminating funding to the National Endowment for the Arts—the House Appropriations Subcommittee has proposed a FY2018 budget for the agency of $145 million.
While many artist-run blogs have shuttered in recent years, many criticism sites remain vibrant—from ARTS.BLACK to Two Coats of Paint, Greg.org to Brian Dupont's Artist’s Texts.
Lance Wyman's designs for the 1968 Mexico City Olympics—Op-Art melded with pre-Columbian imagery—shifted meaning when, on the eve of the Games, the government violently suppressed a student protest.
Influential jazz pianist Geri Allen has died at age 60. A composer, educator, and collaborator, she recorded with top jazz figures from Ornette Coleman to Esperanza Spalding to Steve Coleman.
"No matter what metric is used to determine Indigenous status, [he] doesn't fulfill any of them." Postcommodity's Kade Twist and other Cherokee scholars refute Jimmie Durham's claim to being Cherokee
The Walker's "resolutely epic" Adiós Utopia (opening in November) and the Bronx Museum's Wild Noise show Cuban art that "situates itself beyond utopia, but also beyond apocalypse."
A new TSA proposal—which would oblige travelers to remove books and papers from carry-on luggage at airport security checks—is reason for concern, according to the ACLU and academics.
Critic Ben Davis on documenta 14 in Kassel: "It would be a pity if the post-colonial subject gets to speak in art only at the moment when speaking ceases to be empowering, and starts to be a burden."
"I always hope my work would be in support of Native American struggle and justice. To hear that it was harming them, I felt terrible." Sam Durant discusses Scaffold with Carolina Miranda.
If capitalism is on its way out, its “ideology, history, and legacy” must be documented. Created by the artist duo FICTILIS, the Museum of Capitalism opens its inaugural show in Oakland this month.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Offering perspectives from those closest to the art, this recurring video series gives voice-of-the-artist perspectives on work on view.
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.
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.
A memoir series by the late Walker director Martin Friedman, recounting his encounters with artists including Joseph Cornell, Marcel Duchamp, and John Cage.
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 2016.