Archive for November, 2020

Hannah Black’s Year in Review

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

Sasha Geffen

Sasha Geffen is the author of Glitter Up the Dark: How Pop Music Broke the Binary (University of Texas Press, 2020). Their writing also appears in Rolling Stone, The Nation, Pitchfork, NPR, and Elsewhere. ... | Read More

Kerry James Marshall

WHERE TO START with “Black and part Black Birds in America,” the new series of paintings by Kerry James Marshall—modest, easel size—I stumbled on this July when, starved for art, I turned to the web. ... | Read More

Hal Foster on art and lockdown

HOW TO UNDERSTAND the sudden shift in social life from the lockdowns in March to the demonstrations in June? Models like spectacle and surveillance capture little of the experience of either isolation ... | Read More

Jason Farago on “Gerhard Richter: Painting After All”

LATE JANUARY, a bitter wind, and we are going to Auschwitz. Before the wide Birkenau gatehouse, alongside the train tracks to the crematoria, sit the presidents of Germany and Israel, the kings of ... | Read More

Thomas J. Lax

Thomas J. Lax is curator of Media and Performance at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. They are currently working on the exhibition “Just Above Midtown: 1974 to the Present” with Linda Goode Bryant. ... | Read More

BEST OF 2020

EACH DECEMBER, Artforum invites a group of distinguished critics, curators, and artists from around the world to consider the year in art. Ten contributors count down their top ten highlights of ... | Read More

Peter Saul

Peter Saul remembers listening to the electrocution of American scapegoat Ethel Rosenberg live on the radio. This would have been 1953, when he was eighteen. According to the artist, the reporter became ... | Read More

Yvette Mutumba

Dr. Yvette Mutumba is cofounder and editor in chief of the art magazines Contemporary And (C&) and Contemporary and América Latina (C&AL). She is a lecturer at the Institute of Art in Context, Berlin ... | Read More

Manuela Moscoso

Manuela Moscoso is a curator, an editor, and a critical producer. She is the curator of the Eleventh Liverpool Biennial, 2021.1 THE 11TH BERLIN BIENNALE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART (CURATED BY MARÍA ... | Read More
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