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Fine Art news and analysis from The Nation
May 12, 2022
Florine Stettheimer, Insider Artist
Barbara Bloemink’s biography paints a complicated picture of an artist whose work both celebrated and critiqued the upper echelons of early-20th-century cultural life.
May 11, 2022
The Whitney Biennial Isn’t As Bad as It Looks
But it sure does make a poor first impression.
May 5, 2022
The Ground Beneath Us: On the Photographs of An-My Lê
Her photos, whose subjects range from the Vietnamese countryside to the Rio Grande border, reveal hidden histories and elicit profound reconsiderations of the familiar.
April 5, 2022
The Fantasias of Niki de Saint Phalle
Her art aimed at the creation of two things: the fashioning of a new self and a new world.
March 29, 2022
Landscapes of the Mind
On Joseph E. Yoakum and Etel Adnan.
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March 15, 2022
Howardena Pindell’s Decades-Long Fight to Integrate the Art World
There’s been a surge of interest in the 78-year-old artist’s work, but art institutions remain overwhelming white and male.
March 8, 2022
Are Museums in Crisis?
As institutions around the world deal with various challenges—politically and economically—it is worth asking if museums have lost their authority.
January 10, 2022
The Black Arts Movement’s Revolution in the South
A new book offers a sweeping history of the radical art and institutions created in the South by the Black Arts Movement.
January 6, 2022
No Other Way to Live: Why Ai Weiwei Left China
Xi Jinping’s tenure has been marked by harsh crackdowns on human rights activism.
December 28, 2021
Maggie Nelson and the Evolving Politics of Liberation
In her new book, Nelson examines the politics of freedom on the left and the right.