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September 6, 2016
Danny Lyon’s Drama of Solitude
How did he take such profoundly empathetic photographs?
August 23, 2016
Thomas Struth’s Post-Internet Art
His pictures generate a perceptual confusion that might best represent where we stand with technology today.
July 11, 2016
Drumpf: The Musical
The story of the real-estate mogul’s rise through the 2016 Republican primary slog.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
March 18, 2016
The Syrian Who Wanted the Revolution, Part Seven: The Salvation
On the fifth anniversary of the revolt, the film collective Abounaddara gives a voice, a face, and a humanity to one of the country’s bludgeoned survivors.
March 2, 2016
Rhythm, Water, and Global Blackness
Whether it is in New Orleans, Gaza, Basra, Massawa, or Mogadishu, often where there are ports, there are battles for control over identity.
Kristina Kay Robinson
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February 15, 2016
NSA: National Security, Art
Perhaps what’s most striking about “Astro Noise” and “Agitprop!” are the ingenuity and openness of the institutions hosting the shows.
January 26, 2016
Why Donny McCaslin Was David Bowie’s David Bowie
In the making of
, David Bowie trusted that Donny McCaslin and his quartet would invoke a profoundly emotive album.
November 9, 2015
Standing Up for Migrant Workers in the Gulf, 1 Installation at a Time
For the artists in the activist group Gulf Labor, the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi epitomizes the conquest of art by corporate interests.
October 7, 2015
Laurie Anderson’s Guantánamo Installation Goes Where Obama Fears to Tread
The US government has abdicated its role in prosecuting those responsible for torture following 9/11. It has fallen on civil society to take up the charge.
July 2, 2015
The 2015 Venice Biennale
Islands of meaning in a morass of incoherence.