Friday, May 27, 2016

Fwd: Rescuing Roosevelt Island’s Rare, Abstract WPA Murals

May 27, 2016
by Allison Meier
"When people hear the words 'WPA murals,' they envision the large and heroic figures they may have seen in post offices or other public buildings across America," said Stephanie Wiles, the director of the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University. Read More →
FLINT, Mich. — When President Obama visited Flint a few weeks ago and took note of peoples' feisty attitude, I was relieved to have my own perceptions echoed by someone I trust, who probably has spent about as much — or more accurately, as little — time in the city as I have. Read More →
It's not always as easy as it seems. Read More →


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Artist and writer Hannah Black's videos — including "My Bodies," "Intensive Care/Hot New Track," and "The Neck" — combine images, texts, and sounds in a way that seems less about creating tension than exposing it. Read More →
Through the castellated gates at the Sands St. entrance to the Brooklyn Navy Yard, I marched along a line of pointing volunteers. Read More →
The Close to the Edge: New Photography from Japan exhibition at Miyako Yoshinaga looks to position the gallery as an organization that shapes the conversation around historical and contemporary photography from Japan. Read More →
I find it easy to get lost in a painting by Alex Dodge even if I'm not entirely certain what the subject matter is. Read More →
Some 470 US writers — including big names like Stephen King, Amy Tan, Dave Eggers, Cheryl Strayed, and Pulitzer Prize–winner Junot Díaz — have signed an online petition to oppose the candidacy of Donald Trump for president. Read More →
Whitechapel Gallery and the MIT Press recently published Queer, the latest addition to Documents of Contemporary Art, a popular series of anthologies on major themes and ideas in contemporary art. Read More →
As the sounds of a storm fill the gallery, the illuminated caravan begins to clatter with life. Read More →

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