Yes, the polar vortex is back, but we've got a pretty good array of events that will all take place indoors. See, we're thinking about you. Housing Works Bookstore is hosting a party in honor of Asymptote's third anniversary; writers John and Molly Knefel host Radio Dispatch, a progressive political ... More >>
Jon Barthmus of Philadelphia pop group Sun Airway (who open for M83 tomorrow and Wednesday night at Hammerstein Ballroom) has a hard time keeping things simple. When he started conceptualizing the new Sun Airway album Soft Fall, out this week on Dead Oceans, he imagined something much more minimal t ... More >>
42.6 million can be wrong
Plus Esteban Vicente at Grey Art Gallery
What a pleasant surprise to stagger into the Guggenheim Saturday and, in the midst of the museum's YouTube Play: A Biennial of Creative Video exhibit -- an elaborate display of 25 clips guest-curated by a panel featuring everyone from Laurie Anderson to most of Animal Collective to Ryan McGin ... More >>
You may recognize Takashi Murakami's art -- Or is it? -- from Kanye West's album cover, or his trademark appropriation of high-end retail fashion brands like Louis Vuitton into cartoonish colors, or his massively hyped and extensively covered exhibitions at museums in New York and LA. Well, n ... More >>
The most important artists were those who made the biggest impact on other artists
When will we finally be rid of the little bastards?
During the first Great Depression in the United States, regular people were often treated to the spectacle of their betters cavorting, as if without a care, in glossy debutante parties and balls. Sometimes rich folks would in fact have 'Great Depression' parties, in which Astors, Vanderbilts, Swopes ... More >>
An exhibit where beauty is in the eye of the beholder
It's anime on overdrive in the Wachowski's souped-up, tricked-out cartoon adaptation
The Studio Museum in Harlem examines the art of the African diaspora
Mr. Jellyfish Eyes at the Brooklyn Museum
Instead try Canal Street.
Some cleverly dubbed it a “dung deal.” Others slyly suggested that “Ratner is a ‘con’ artist.” And still more dismissed it fundamentally as a “shame.” Chants creative and classic poured from the crowd of protesters assembled behind NYPD barricades on Thursday evening outside the Bro ... More >>
Murakami at Brooklyn Museum
Takashi Murakami, Ed Paschke, and Portrait of the Artist as a Naked Young Man
From superheroes to Hello Kitty, comic relief makes its way into the art world this spring
Transforming the junk pile of culture into something ominous, investigative, and visionary
Way beyond tipsy: Are the spirits of abandon and concentration creeping back into art?
Making a wish list: nagging qualms about the Biennial
Crackerjack craftsmanship aside, does Currin's Whitney show live up to the critical hype?
Koons at Sonnabend, straddling the cosmic divide between innocence and cunning
Isaac Uptown, Ralph on Bleecker
The Fine Art of Picking a Shtick
Investigating Inner and Outer Space
Four Years on, a Critic Reassesses and Reconsiders
Art's Bad Boys Mark Their Targets