Theory + Practice
Theory + Practice is a series supported by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation.
Repainting a European encounter with the Ottoman Empire.
An international chess master and a filmmaker play a match while discussing the art of the game and its history in India.
The Atelier’s research into urban morphology and their transformation of its precepts form the basis for Made in Tokyo: Architecture and Living, 1964/2020, an exhibition opening at the Japan Society this October.
The challenge of craft practices to patriarchy and the art world.
The artist’s works amend the white supremacist mythology contained in American monuments and historical paintings: “Democracy requires a clear understanding of the past, including its mistakes.”
Overlooked modernisms on display.
A new series of photographs tracks the Underground Railroad.
The art of dehumanization.
The social practice works of Bon and Tuazon take the form of functional interventions to address and educate about California’s water crisis.
Artists and exhibitions address the AIDS crisis.
Thinking the politics of race in contemporary dance.
Delving into public arts funding, resentment of “cultural elites,” and campaign finance, artist and curator discuss 2016 in Museums, Money, and Politics—Fraser’s examination of the intersection of cultural and political patronage.
Examining the politics of representation.
“I take myself, my drawings, and this little bundle of creative forces that is me, and I try to make a chemical reaction with the world.”—Swoon
On the eve of Signs of Empire, his current show at the New Museum, the British artist and filmmaker elaborates on how philosophy and the history of cinema have influenced his practice.
Two poets and a photographer discuss the presence of absence, the power of the number three, and art as documentation and disruption.
The German philosopher holds forth on love, diagrams, and his particular style of oration. His book Inconsistencies will appear in English this fall from MIT Press.
Future St. is set in an America in which homosexuality has triumphed over heterosexuality, cloning has replaced sexual reproduction, and California has seceded from the mainland United States to form the gay male state of “Clonifornia.”