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Fine Art news and analysis from The Nation
May 12, 2017
New Cinema: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’
James Gunn’s Marvel Universe sequel is earnest in a way that’s ill-suited to a movie that pretends to razz the whole superhero business.
May 2, 2017
Pushing the Limits of Photography
The reflexive photography of Paul Mpagi Sepuya and Jason Loebs.
April 25, 2017
Can the Pain of Others Be Transmuted Into Art?
While Dana Schutz’s
has received the lion’s share of attention
much of the Whitney Biennial seems to seek out controversy.
April 7, 2017
Who Needs the NEA and NEH?
What is really lost when we cut public funds for the arts and humanities.
April 7, 2017
If NEA Funding Gets Cut, Say Goodbye to These Vital Community Cultural Projects
From prison art therapy to tribal landmarks, art districts to agriculture-area artists, these programs make America richer.
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April 6, 2017
Dana Schutz’s Right to Make Art
The controversy over “Open Casket” forces us to reconsider whether an artist’s identity matters.
March 16, 2017
When Downtown Was Up
A new exhibition on New York’s artist-run galleries reminds us of a vibrant but now distant past.
March 13, 2017
Stop the Trump Administration From Defunding the Arts and Humanities
This is not about fiscal responsibility.
March 1, 2017
Keith Jarrett: In Search of Inspiration
To the degree that there was spontaneity in his latest concert, it was spontaneous regurgitation.
February 23, 2017
Even at his most iconoclastic, the French avant-gardist sought to paint life.