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Pupsie Cola and One Hundred Thousand Glowing Beacons

Pupsie Cola and One Hundred Thousand Glowing Beacons

  The Girard Wing at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe is louder than a New Mexican Rodeo. Two months ago, I was drawn into this place …

The Walker Curates the News 10.26.15

The Walker Curates the News 10.26.15

“Everything is awesome!” Or so goes The Lego Movie’s slogan, but Ai Weiwei is finding that’s not quite the case. In September, the Chinese artist was told that the toy …

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Josiah McElheny Sees Potential in Painting

Art21 Exclusive

Josiah McElheny Sees Potential in Painting

“Abstraction – in its potential hopefulness for imagining a different world or imagining a world that’s not absolutely apparent – can tie us together.” — Josiah McElheny Today’s ART21 Exclusive features …

Saya Woolfalk’s Happy People

Saya Woolfalk’s Happy People

In July 2015, when I encountered the installation by the New York–based artist Saya Woolfalk in the Disguise: Masks and Global African Art exhibition at the Seattle Art Museum, I felt like …

The Walker Curates the News: 10.19.15

The Walker Curates the News: 10.19.15

“Even when artists of color are embraced by the canon,” says artist Rashid Johnson, “there is often a strict focus on a particular moment, rather than their career as a whole.” Such …

Long Live Catharsis

Long Live Catharsis

I haven’t cried since the summer before I went to college and broke up with my high-school girlfriend. And by cried, I mean like when your face starts uncontrollably heaving …

The Walker Curates the News: 10.12.15

The Walker Curates the News: 10.12.15

The “unselfie,” writes the New York Times’s Sam Anderson on Alec Soth’s Instagram series of self-portraits obscured by snow, leaves, pixels, and the like, “documents and annihilates. What we most …

Elena Ferrante’s Bad Feelings

Elena Ferrante’s Bad Feelings

Recently, I was Tinder messaging with a manarchist type (white, bespectacled, etc.) whose profile read: “Looking for the wisdom of Alice Munro in the body of Joan Didion.” A reference …

The Walker Curates the News: 10.05.15

The Walker Curates the News: 10.05.15

The title alone—Empty Lot—conjures an urban outdoorsiness, but beyond that, details of Abraham Cruzvillegas’ s installation for Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall, opening October 13, remain under wraps. A request by Tate to …