Visual arts


Last Monday, writer and former athlete Kareem Abdul-Jabbar sent me a picture of his family standing with the Obamas.


When cuts need to be made, the arts are the first to take a hit. These conditions can, however, prove a fertile breeding ground for alternative means of creating and exhibiting art.


Cotton’s current exhibition leads the viewer unsteadily through a series of meditations on biculturalism, conflict, and the role of the indigenous object in art.


You don’t need to have any prior knowledge to enjoy it—this quick guide aims to brush away its pretensions and misconceptions, and make art genuinely enjoyable.


The film-exhibition succeeds as a documentation of Manet and his art, but as a format to replace the experience of seeing paintings first-hand it does not.


Whenever the media reports on another famous painting being auctioned off for millions, it comes across as not just incomprehensible, but ridiculous. So what makes people spend their fortunes on a piece of canvas, and is any piece of art really worth it?


Beautiful Creatures is an exhibition of youth, fantasy and desire.


A dark cartoonist, an oil painter, an eerie filmmaker and a public performance artist—the group of nominees is generously representative and excitingly diverse.


Considering the breadth of artworks to encounter, this ‘micro museum’ is definitely worth a couple of visits.