“I Had an iPod on My Pussy”: An Eight-Minute Cig With Artist Jacolby Satterwhite

May 24, 2024

In this week’s installment of Smoke Break, we smoked American Spirits with the 3-D artist and provocateur outside of The Kitchen’s Spring 2024 Gala.


“What Does It Mean to Have Survived?”: Lyle Ashton Harris, in Conversation With Ryan McGinley

May 20, 2024

Before opening his sprawling mid-career retrospective at Queens Museum, the 59-year-old artist talked art, activism, and acupuncture with his friend Ryan McGinley.


Bruce LaBruce on Gen Z, GHB, and Double Penetration

May 16, 2024

In this week’s Rorschach Test, the artist and pornographer sounds off on Pride Month, steam rooms, campus protests, and his “deep sexual fetish for rough trade.”


Lucky DeBellevue Paints the Sexy, Tortured Worlds of Rainer Werner Fassbinder

May 13, 2024

“I didn’t want to shy away from sexuality,” says the downtown painter, who painted stills from a number of the German director’s films for his new solo exhibition.


For Artist Diedrick Brackens, Weaving Is An Act of Religion

May 10, 2024

“Ritual in some sense is about repetition, and repetition is a holy act,” says the 35-year old artist about what drives his textile practice.


“You Ghosted Andy Warhol”: Magdalena Wosinska, in Conversation With Christopher Makos

May 10, 2024

The two photographers got on Zoom to talk about celebrity egos, making it in Tinseltown, and Wosinska’s new book “Fulfill the Dream,” a document of the 90s skate scene.


Artist Nikita Gale Is Watching You From the Nosebleeds

May 9, 2024

The LA-based artist’s new exhibition at Petzel Gallery imagines a stadium’s nosebleed seats as “not just a position and a space, but a theoretical, philosophical position.”


“Explore Page Realness”: A Nine-Minute Cig With Artist Kiernan Francis

May 9, 2024

For our inaugural installation of Smoke Break, we caught up with artist and filmmaker Kiernan Francis at his raucous LES opening.


For Jonathan Lyndon Chase, A Masterpiece Emerges From the Rubble

May 8, 2024

“I’m very interested in this idea of what our bodies carry,” says the 35-year-old artist. “If we take something like paper and crumple it, it always kind of holds a memory.”


“My Career Is Down the Drain”: Bjarne Melgaard, in Conversation With Nicole Eisenman

May 2, 2024

“I’ve been portrayed as the biggest drugged out, money-hungry whore ever to exist in Scandinavian art,” says Melgaard, whose works are currently on view in “Barney Does it All” at Faurschou Gallery.


Sedrick Chisom Shows Kara Walker His Apocalyptic Vision

May 1, 2024

Ahead of his debut solo show, the painter got together with friend and mentor Kara Walker to discuss everything from dystopia to utopia and Lacan to Freud.

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Michaël Borremans Reveals His True Colors to Luca Guadagnino

April 30, 2024

At his studio in Ghent and with some help from his celebrated filmmaker friend, the enigmatic Belgian confronts himself.


Artist Lynn Hershman Leeson on Cyborgs, Filler, and Film-Snobs

April 26, 2024

“When I started doing all of this work, it was rejected and not paid attention to,” says the 83-year-old artist, whose show “Anti-Aging” is currently on view at Bridget Donahue.


Lucas Oliver Mill of @CollectorWalls Paints Milan Red at Salone

April 22, 2024

In Milan for Salone del Mobile, we talked design dreams and interiors icks with the man behind the beloved Instagram account @CollectorWalls.


Curator Legacy Russell Unpacks the Meaning Behind Black Meme

April 19, 2024

“One of the problems with Black representation is speed, and we deserve slowness.”


Olivia Erlanger Invites Aubrey Plaza Inside Her Industrial Futurama

April 18, 2024

Before the opening of her debut solo show at the Contemporary Arts Museum, the artist talked to Aubrey Plaza about haunted appliances and pill-popping housewives.

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“I’m Happy to Be an Object”: Miles Greenberg, in Conversation With Klaus Biesenbach

April 17, 2024

“I feel I’m quite happy to be an object,” the artist told Klaus Biesenbach ahead of his ambitious performance at Palazzo Malipiero. “I think that’s always the goal, in a way.”


“Turn This Fucking Butt Plug Off”: Meet Rubber Sculptor Rich Aybar

April 16, 2024

The designer calls up his collaborator, Raul Lopez, to talk metrosexuality and “chic horniness.”


Photographer Jason Byron Gavann Takes Us Inside Boston’s Unsung Queer Scene

April 11, 2024

“All my friends were transforming themselves from boys to girls,” says the artist, whose photographs of 1970s Boston nightlife are on display at the Tufts University.


Mary Lovelace O’Neal Finds Interviews “Fucking Stupid.” But Not This One.

April 2, 2024

“People ask me about specific things and I just can’t remember,” says the 82-year-old painter, who has new shows at Marianne Boesky and the Whitney Biennial. “I got a lot of shit in my head.”