Art

DREAM MACHINE

Nona Hendryx Invites Carrie Mae Weems Inside Her Virtual Reality

June 17, 2024

The artist and musician tells friend and photographer Carrie Mae Weems about her mixed reality installation now on view at Lincoln Center.

PANEL

Photographers Zanele Muholi And Catherine Opie On Capturing The Harsh Realities Of Queer Life

June 14, 2024

Shortly after her eponymous exhibition opened at Southern Guild, Zanele Muholi joined Catherine Opie on a panel moderated by LACMA curator Britt Salvesen.

RAZA

Reynaldo Rivera and Willy Chavarria on Cholas, Crazy Exes, and Gang Rites

June 12, 2024

The photographer, who’s currently presenting his very first solo show at MoMA PS1, has a long-awaited reunion with fashion designer and longtime friend Willy Chavarria.

ARTIST

Diamond Stingily and Arthur Jafa on Ego, Grief, and Dopamine

June 12, 2024

“I try not to get too caught up in what an article or a paragraph about me says, because there’s more to me than that.”

IN STUDIO

In Her New Show, Painter Emily Ferguson Explores the Lore of the It Girl

June 12, 2024

In her new show at Nicodim Gallery, “It Girl,” the painter meditates on the female experience by rendering famous women like Nico and Carrie Bradshaw on canvas.

IN STUDIO

Artist Suzanne McClelland on Self-Annihilation and Social Cannibalism

June 6, 2024

The 64-year-old painter tells us how the practice of reading tea leaves inspired her current solo exhibition “Highland Seer,” now on view at Marianne Boesky Gallery.

IN CONVERSATION

To the Artist Hugo McCloud, Even Dead Flowers Are Worth Painting

June 3, 2024

The artist talked to curator Aurora James about grief, beauty, and the arduous process behind his new paintings, now on view at Sean Kelly, New York.

IN CONVERSATION

Artist Nina Chanel Abney Plays 20 Questions With Tierra Whack

May 31, 2024

After opening her exhibition “LIE DOGGO” at Jack Shainman The School, the artist and rapper got together to imagine swapping lives, Freaky Friday-style.

SMOKE BREAK

“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.

OPENING

“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.

RORSCHACH TEST

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.”

OPENING

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.

PANEL

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.

CLICK

“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.

OPENING

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.”

SMOKE BREAK

“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.

VENICE BIENNALE

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.”

IN CONVERSATION

“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.

IN CONVERSATION

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.

Michael Borremans

ART

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.