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Tomáš Rafa: New Nationalisms at MoMA PS1

On View Now

Tomáš Rafa: New Nationalisms at MoMA PS1

Slovakian artist Tomáš Rafa’s latest film documents scenes of protests throughout the Balkans and Central Europe, capturing complexities regardless of politics.

Polyculturalist Visions, New Frameworks of Representation: Multiculturalism and the American Culture Wars

Polyculturalist Visions, New Frameworks of Representation: Multiculturalism and the American Culture Wars

Nettrice Gaskins examines the ongoing crisis of representation in cultural institutions, ultimately arriving at what she sees as a “polyculturalist” future for art, in which it moves away from dialectical identity politics to a sphere of fluid identities.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Art + Action: Creating a Platform for Social Justice

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Art + Action: Creating a Platform for Social Justice

Art21 Educator Jack Watson shares his recent experience with launching a social justice collective at his high school in Durham, North Carolina.

Art21 Exclusive

Eleanor Antin Plays with Politics

Art21 Exclusive

Eleanor Antin Plays with Politics

Eleanor Antin discusses her use of paper dolls to create politically charged sculptures and videos in a new episode of ART21 “Exclusive.”

Latino/a Art: Race and the Illusion of Equality

Latino/a Art: Race and the Illusion of Equality

Scholar Arlene Davila uncovers an ugly truth in the art world and society at large: diversity is not the same as the lack of racism.

Dismantling History: An Interview with Titus Kaphar

Dismantling History: An Interview with Titus Kaphar

A canvas curtain slips from its place of prestige, revealing another that’s hidden beneath. The folds of a Thomas Jefferson portrait gracefully fall, and behind it we see an African …

Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor: Unending Revolution

Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor: Unending Revolution

“All art is in revolution of tyranny.” —Atticus Our recent revolutionary movements feel… deflated. We tell ourselves “things aren’t that bad right?” and the fight we need to make change …

Pop Culture Pirate [interview w/Elisa Kreisinger]

Pop Culture Pirate [interview w/Elisa Kreisinger]

Elisa Kreisinger is a video remix artist, writer, curator, and educator whose work often addresses feminist, queer, and social issues. While there is a long history of appropriation-based political critique …

Once more, with feeling

Once more, with feeling

Imagine the evening news meets Flight of the Conchords in a project mapping an effusion of feeling onto the flattened affect of reporters and politicians. YouTube video art sensation “Auto-Tune …

Flash Points

Authenticity 2.0

Flash Points

Authenticity 2.0

At the École des Beaux-Arts de Nantes (Nantes School of Art), I am teaching a course called “Contemporary Art in the United States, 2000-Today.” The premise of the course is …