Archive for November, 2020

Krist Gruijthuijsen

Krist Gruijthuijsen is a curator and director of KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin.1 MY APARTMENTCompiling a Top Ten out of one of the most bizarre years in recent history is a ... | Read More


In 1974, the artist Jess (1923–2004) had an exhibition of oil paintings at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, curated by the institution’s legendary Kynaston McShine. The imagery and texts for the ... | Read More

Dan Herschlein

The shuddersome tableaux created by Brooklyn-based artist Dan Herschlein aren’t intended to frighten, he says. On the contrary, he hopes his eldritch images will offer some solace to the suffering. But ... | Read More

Go Outside

ALL RIOTS EMIT A WORLD-HISTORICAL SHINE, but the George Floyd uprisings were extra radiant because they opened the doors of the world. The riots saved social life by proving that it was possible, with ... | Read More

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Tim Griffin

Tim Griffin is executive director and chief curator of the Kitchen. In 2021, he will depart the organization after nine years and join the Ohio State University as a visiting professor in the departments ... | Read More

John Waters

Film director John Waters is working on a novel titled Liarmouth. His last book Mr. Know-It-All (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2019), was just released in paperback.1 BUTT BOY (Tyler Cornack)A ... | Read More

Myriam Ben Salah

Myriam Ben Salah is the director and chief curator of the Renaissance Society in Chicago. She recently organized (with Lauren Mackler and Ikechukwu Onyewuenyi) Made in L.A. 2020: “a version,” the fifth ... | Read More

Amy Taubin

Amy Taubin is a contributing editor of Artforum.1 THE HANDY, AFFORDABLE-TO-EVERYONE, MOVING-IMAGE CAMERADziga Vertov’s idea that the motion-picture camera could speak truth to power and ... | Read More

Jacob Lawrence

In 1961, Jacob Lawrence (1917–2000) spoke of his thirty-panel series “Struggle: From the History of the American People,” 1954–56, as a crux in his oeuvre: “Years ago, I was just interested in expressing ... | Read More
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