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A LIFE IN

Eric Johnson Brings Out the Hidden Side of Music’s Biggest Icons

September 14, 2021

The photographer behind our September Doja Cat cover shoot reflects on 40 years of shooting hip-hop and R&B giants.

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The Artist Joe Mama-Nitzberg Is Putting His Private Universe on Display

September 9, 2021

“The best work of art is one that tricks you,” says the artist Joe Mama-Nitzberg on a recent Friday afternoon. He’s speaking generally, but these are words that the Catskill, New York-based artist lives by. The ‘trick’ at play in Mama-Nitzberg’s work is rooted in his mastery— and subversion— of semiotics. Messaging from the realms […]

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Armchair Traveler: Otherworldly Arrangements

September 9, 2021

This month, we highlight four exhibitions that bend, warp, and travel backwards in time.

RECLINE & LUXURIATE

Mickalene Thomas and Whoopi Goldberg on Artistic Freedom

September 9, 2021

“Black artists so often have to define ourselves based on how we look. We don’t have the same freedom or privilege as white people to walk around and say, ‘I’m an artist.’”

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John Edmonds and the Complex Role of the African Art Object

August 30, 2021

The Brooklyn-based artist juxtaposes contemporary subjects with historic artifacts in his current exhibition, “A Sidelong Glance.”

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Sam Mckinniss Is Reimagining Hollywood Iconography in a New Medium

August 27, 2021

“Wouldn’t it be amazing to recast and reimagine ‘Eyes Wide Shut’ aboard the sinking Titanic?”

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Nusi Quero on Trespassing, Shoe Fondling, and His Next Publicity Stunt

August 23, 2021

“I’m a self-proclaimed rascal and I’m going to do some silly shit.”

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With the Palai Project, the Art World Stages Its Comeback

August 19, 2021

Ten celebrated galleries from across the world unite for a sprawling exhibition set in a decadent Puglian palazzo.

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Armchair Traveller: London to Berlin and Back Again

August 10, 2021

This month, we’re taking in photography in Manhattan, sculpture in London, and video art in Berlin.

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A Star-Studded Legends-Only Club Mel Video Party for MTV’s 40th Birthday

July 30, 2021

On the 40 year anniversary of MTV, we asked 40 legends about the music videos that shaped them.

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From the Senegalese Coast to the Hudson River: the Liquid Confidence of Khari Turner

July 16, 2021

“I cannot do what I want to these pieces. The work tells me what it needs.”

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An Intimate Moment with The Late Musical Genius Sophie

July 14, 2021

“Noise,” a new exhibition from the artist Zoe Chait, is a raw and intimate homage to the late musical icon.

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Armchair Traveler: New York to Paris and Back Again

July 14, 2021

In this month’s installment of “Armchair Traveler,” we jet from New York’s Lower East Side to the’ iconic Marais district of Paris.

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The Artist David Chatt Embraces The Seductive Power of Tiny Beads

July 1, 2021

The artist’s elaborately-beaded still lifes celebrate the dying art of patience and, yes, “the seductive power of beads.”

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Dennis Cooper and Richard Hawkins on Books, Naked Bodies, and OnlyFans

June 29, 2021

Two of the culture’s most debauched antiheroes sit down to discuss, among other things, “the pornographic slaughterhouse that you call prose.”

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The Curator Alexander May Is Breathing New Life into LA’s Design Scene

June 28, 2021

The artist and curator’s site-specific exhibition brings together works from the likes of Sterling Ruby, Michèle Lamy and Lykke Li.

Adam Pendleton and Venus Williams on When Passion Becomes Profession

June 28, 2021

In honor of his upcoming MoMA show, the artist spoke to the tennis legend about the power of words, the promise of Black Lives Matter, and why it doesn’t feel like work if it’s a passion.

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Mark Seliger ‘s Latest Book Reveals an Eerie, Empty New York

June 25, 2021

During the early months of the pandemic lockdown, the legendary portrait photographer turned his lens on the most photographed city on earth.

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“I’ll Make You Bigger Than Life”: A Few of Catherine Opie’s Favorite Portraits

June 25, 2021

The eponymous new monograph serves as a reminder of all the reasons the Los Angeles–based artist is one of the most radical and sharp-eyed artists of this century.

In Conversation

Avram Finkelstein and Qween Jean Look Back on a Lifetime of Organizing

June 24, 2021

“I can finally see the world on the horizon that I’ve been hoping for my entire life.”