Art Movements

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A weekly collection of news, developments, and stirrings in the art world with host Hrag Vartanian, cofounder and editor-in-chief of Hyperallergic.

Episode Date
Michael Rakowitz Discusses Withdrawing from the 2019 Whitney Biennial, and His Leonard Cohen Problem
The artist shares his thoughts on museums, power, art, and ideology.
May 17, 2019
What Should Artists Do With Their Work After They Die?
I talk to two artist estate experts who share their thoughts on what needs to be done when an artist dies.
Apr 17, 2019
Tapping into the Art World's Potential to Making Us Feel Empowered
A new event is working to demystify the art industry, while empowering artists and art professionals through deep conversation and myth-busting workshops.
Apr 15, 2019
An Artist Works to Break Down the Walls Between a College and Its Community
What does it mean for an artist to be invited into an institution of higher learning to engage in conversations about safety, community, and change?
Mar 31, 2019
A Museum Hires a Full-time Therapist
Is a museum visit just what the doctor ordered? In Montreal, medical professionals can prescribe you a museum visit to see the only full-time art therapist working in a museum on the continent.
Mar 22, 2019
Discussing Modern and Contemporary Art of the Middle East with Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi
In a region often overlooked on the maps of modern art lovers, one man has made it his mission to inform the world.
Mar 07, 2019
Traveling Through the Uyghur Homeland with Lisa Ross
For 17 years, artist Lisa Ross has been documenting the lands of Western China that are home to Uyghurs, a population that is threatened today by the Chinese authorities.
Feb 28, 2019
Hyperallergic Editors Reflect on Warhol’s Superbowl Commercial, MoMA Expansion, and More
This week was a snowy one in Brooklyn, so Hyperallergic editors decided to gather and chat about some of the stories we've been reporting about.
Feb 15, 2019
Discussing the Sculptures of Richard Serra with Hal Foster
A new book of conversations between the noted artist and art historian captures a complex body of work that continues to challenge the conventions of sculpture.
Jan 24, 2019
The Political Life of Memes with An Xiao Mina
Memes are increasingly part of protest movements, but how do we understand their role and purpose? A new book helps us figure it out.
Jan 10, 2019
Lowery Stokes Sims and Chloë Bass Talk Empathy, Art, and Education
What does it mean to have empathy? How do we navigate difference? Can contemporary art contribute to our understanding of all this?
Dec 07, 2018
Didier William on Painting a Revolution
In his large two-part exhibition, the queer Haitian-American artist centers the body, which figures in his work both literally and figuratively.
Nov 30, 2018
Antwaun Sargent on Black Contemporary Art
From social media to mainstream publications, Sir Sargent (as he is know online) is dedicating himself to ensuring that Black voices in the art world are heard.
Nov 15, 2018
Carleton Watkins and Photography’s Romance with the American West
How do you tell the story of an artist whose archive was destroyed? Tyler Green’s new book focuses on a major figure in the early history of photography.
Nov 09, 2018
The Book Object as Exhibition, an Interview with Dayanita Singh
We talk to Singh her discontent with photography that simply exist on the walls of art galleries and museums, and why she prefers to create objects that she conceives as mini-exhibition.
Nov 01, 2018
The Artist as Lawyer, an Interview with Sergio Sarmiento about Art Law
Sergio Sarmiento went to law school as an art project, but now he is an authority on the burgeoning field of art law. We talk copyright, contracts, Richard Prince, Sam Durant, Banksy, and a lot of other things.
Oct 25, 2018
Linda Nochlin Explores the Role of Women in the Arts in a Previously Unaired Interview
In this extensive interview from a year before groundbreaking feminist art history Nochlin passed away, we talk to her about women in the art world, particularly in the Abstract Expressionist movement.
Oct 12, 2018
YO, Deborah Kass!
Artist Deborah Kass’s “OY/YO” (2015) is a Brooklyn favorite, and now the eight-foot tall public art work is landing in front of the Brooklyn Museum, and we ask her what the work is really about.
Oct 04, 2018
How the #MeToo Movement Has Impacted the Performing Arts
This month's American Theatre magazine is full of stories of sexual assault in the performing arts. We talk to Senior Editor Diep Tran about the impact of #MeToo on the theatre scene.
Sep 27, 2018
What Does a Black Radical Art Education Look Like?
The Black School talks to Hyperallergic about the role of radical Black education and the "Black art world," in a special interview that comes on the heels of their residency and exhibition at New York's New Museum.
Sep 20, 2018
What the Hell Are McMansions and Why Do They Exist?
McMansions are the houses many of us love to hate, and we invited Kate Wagner, aka McMansion Hell, to talk oversized buildings of wealth and status and what they all mean.
Sep 13, 2018
The Rebel Women of 19th-Century New York
A new exhibition explores the “Rebel Women” of 19th-century New York, and we talk to curator Marcela Micucci to discover the stories of these largely forgotten figures. And then we talk to critic Paddy Johnson and artist William Powhida, co-hosts of the Explain Me podcast, about the fall season at New York museums.
Sep 06, 2018
Is the Art World Ready for the Sanctuary Movement?
This week we talk to Abou Farman, artist and anthropologist at the New School, and Raquel de Anda, director of public engagement at No Longer Empty, about their recent efforts to educate New York City cultural leaders about the needs of immigrant communities. And then we interview Emma Sulkowicz, who many people suggest helped kick off the #MeToo movement with their widely publicized "Mattress Performance (Carry That Weight)" (2014–2015) performance.
Aug 30, 2018
Who Was Artist David Wojnarowicz?
Last month, a dozen activists gathered at the Whitney Museum to condemn the institution’s lack of modern context about the HIV/AIDS epidemic in relation to Wojnarowicz’s artwork. In this episode we talk to Wojnarowicz biographer Cynthia Carr who helps narrate the complicated story of an artist who became one of the luminaries of New York's East Village scene in the 1980s.
Aug 24, 2018
The State of the Union at the Museum of Modern Art
Members of MoMA’s biggest union have been working over 80 days without a contract, and we ask them to explain what’s going on.
Aug 10, 2018
Hearing from the Artist Behind Anonymous Was a Woman
We talk to Susan Unterberg, the person behind the mysterious Anonymous Was a Woman foundation that gives $25,000 — no strings attached — to female artists over 40. And then we talk about a boxing exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum that’s worth a look.
Aug 02, 2018
How Contemporary Female Artists Are Grappling with Sexual Violence in Their Work
Curator Monika Fabijanska talks about her The Un-Heroic Act: Representations of Rape in Contemporary Women's Art in the US exhibition, and arts journalist Barbara Pollack chats about her new book on an emerging generation of Chinese contemporary artists.
Jul 27, 2018
The Birth of the Dumpling Emoji
This episode features Jennifer 8 Lee, who fought to add a dumpling emoji 🥟to everyone’s keyboard.
Jul 20, 2018
Ford Foundation President Darren Walker on the Power of Art, Inequality, and Detroit
Hyperallergic's editor-in-chief Hrag Vartanian talks to Ford Foundation President Darren Walker about the public's interest in scrutinizing institutional authority, Walker's own love of art, and the renovations at the Foundation's building, and also discussed Agnes Gund's new Art for Justice fund, the role of the arts for marginalized communities, and the importance of public education.
Nov 09, 2017
Egyptian Surrealism and the Quest to Define Modern Egyptian Art
Hyperallergic travels to Cairo to see one of the new wave of exhibitions that are reintroducing Egyptian modern art, particularly related to the Art and Liberty group (often referred to as Egyptian Surrealism), to a wider audience.
Jan 05, 2017
Marilyn Minter and Xaviera Simmons Talk Art, Sex, and American Democracy
Artists Marilyn Minter and Xaviera Simmons both have solo shows up in New York this month. We invited them to chat with Hyperallergic's editor-in-chief Hrag Vartanian about sex, art, gender inequality, Planned Parenthood, and the election.
Dec 22, 2016
A Conversation with Mega-collector Don Rubell
Hyperallergic's Editor-in-chief Hrag Vartanian speaks to mega-collector Don Rubell of the Rubell Family Collection about decades of collecting and establishing one of the biggest collections of contemporary art in the world.
Dec 09, 2016
The Roles of Art and Artists at the Pipeline Protests in North Dakota
In the Oceti Sakowin Camp at Stadning Rock, North Dakota, there is a prominent art tent area. Dozens of artists and volunteers are silkscreening and producing work among the thousands of waterprotectors and their allies, which have arrived to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline from crossing the Missouri River. Among those artists is Standing Rock native Cannupa Hanska Luger and three of his friends, Jesse Hazelit, Raven Chacon, and Dylan McLaughlin. Hyperallergic spoke to the friends to discuss what is going on at Standing Rock and what role art plays.
Dec 03, 2016
Artists Rebecca Nagle and Graci Horne Help Women Confront Sexual Violence at Standing Rock
Native American women grapple with the highest rates of sexual violence in the United States and two Native American artists, Rebecca Nagle and Graci Horne, have traveled to Standing Rock to create a Healing Tent and to work on their Monument Quilt project, which addresses sexual violence.
Dec 02, 2016
A Report from Standing Rock, Where Artists Listen, Learn, Inspire, and Heal
Hyperallergic traveled to Oceti Sekowin Camp at Standing Rock, where thousands of water protectors and their allies are trying to stop the multi-billionaire dollar Dakota Access Pipeline, which is being pushed by the government and major oil companies. We talk to artists about why they’re there and what they are doing to listen, learn, inspire, and heal.
Nov 30, 2016
Curator and Art Historian Kellie Jones
Curator and art historian Kellie Jones is the guest for our latest episode. A 2016 McArthur Fellow, Jones is a lifelong New Yorker and an associate professor at Columbia University. She spoke to Hyperallergic about her work, life, and the evolving world of contemporary art. Photo: John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Oct 18, 2016
Brazil's Inhotim and the Legacy of Tropicália
The impeachment of Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff and the current economic crisis will have a long-lasting impact on the country, including on one of the largest open-air contemporary art collections in the world.
Oct 10, 2016
Women of Abstract Expressionism
Why were women excluded from the art movement that has come to represent some of the best of 20th century American art? The answer may be rather complicated and Hyperallergic’s editor-in-chief Hrag Vartanian interviews “Women Of Abstract Expressionism” exhibition curator Gwen Chanzit, Abstract Expressionism artist Judith Godwin, feminist art historian Linda Nochlin, and critic/curator Karen Wilkin to understand the issue.
Jul 25, 2016
Hank WIllis Thomas and Eric Gottesman on For Freedoms Super PAC
In the third episode of the Hyperallergic Podcast, we talk to artists Hank Willis Thomas and Eric Gottesman about the For Freedoms Super PAC, which promises to shake things up during the 2016 US Presidential election by inviting artists to reflect on important topics during the run up to Election Day.
Jun 06, 2016
Tania Bruguera, Mariam Ghani, Queens International
Our second podcast focuses on New York's borough of Queens, which is becoming a growing hub of artistic activity in the city. We talk to Tania Bruguera about her Immigrant Movement International project in Queens and her experience in Cuba, then we chat with artist Mariam Ghani about her commissioned mural at the Queen Museum, and finally we wander the Queens International biennial with director Laura Raicovich and guest co-curator Lindsey Berfond to discuss the exhibition's themes of accumulation and globality.
May 30, 2016
Marrakech Biennial 6
Our inaugural podcast sends our editor-in-chief Hrag Vartanian to Morocco to visit the 6th Marrakech Biennial curated by Reem Fadda. There are interviews with the curator and artists Haig Aivazian (Lebanon) and Dineo Seshee Bopape (South Africa), as well as discussions of Superflex’s “Kwassa Kwassa” and Khaled Malas’ "Windmill in Eastern Ghouta (Syria).”
May 04, 2016