Art Movements

31 EpisodesProduced by Hyperallergic

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

31 Episodes | 2016 - 2018

Lowery Stokes Sims and Chloë Bass Talk Empathy, Art, and Education

December 7th, 2018


Didier William on Painting a Revolution

November 29th, 2018


It’s rare for an artist to have two concurrent solo shows in the same city, but Didier William accomplished that with his Curtains, Stages, and …

Antwaun Sargent on Black Contemporary Art

November 15th, 2018


Sir Sargent, as he’s known on social media, represents a new wave of art writers and critics focused on Black contemporary art and its evolving role …

Carleton Watkins and Photography’s Romance with the American West

November 9th, 2018


Tyler Green may be best known as the journalist and art writer behind the Modern Art Notes podcast, but for the last six years, he’s also been working on a major book about a photographer who helped establish the …

The Book Object as Exhibition, an Interview with Dayanita Singh

November 1st, 2018


Artist Dayanita Singh wasn’t happy taking photographs in the traditional way, preferring to create what she calls “book objects,” mini-exhibitions to showcase her work. Singh  plays with the conventional language of …

The Artist as Lawyer, an Interview with Sergio Sarmiento about Art Law

October 25th, 2018


The world of art has become more complicated as copyright, appropriation, and other issues force artists, dealers, collectors, and others to turn to …

Linda Nochlin Explores the Role of Women in the Arts in a Previously Unaired Interview

October 11th, 2018


YO, Deborah Kass!

October 4th, 2018


After decades in the art world, Deborah Kass has a hit. A major one. The type of beloved public artwork that you see endlessly on your social feeds, and brings a smile to your face whenever you encounter it. I'm talking …

How the #MeToo Movement Has Impacted the Performing Arts

September 27th, 2018


What Does a Black Radical Art Education Look Like?

September 20th, 2018


Faced with the ubiquity of white supremacy in US culture, some are seeking new, radical ways to shift the conversation to center Black consciousness …

What the Hell Are McMansions and Why Do They Exist?

September 13th, 2018


McMansions are the houses many of us love to hate. They're big, gaudy, and often they're accumulations of traditionally mismatched architectural …

The Rebel Women of 19th-Century New York

September 6th, 2018


The stories of trailblazing women continue to inspire but many of these figures, who occur throughout history, have been written out of the history books or relegated to accounts of their time and ignored by historians. …

Is the Art World Ready for the Sanctuary Movement?

August 30th, 2018


This week's we talk to Abou Farman, artist and anthropologist at the New School, and Raquel de Anda, director of public engagement at No Longer …

Who Was Artist David Wojnarowicz?

August 23rd, 2018


Last month, a dozen activists gathered at the Whitney Museum of Art to condemn the institution's lack of modern context about the HIV/AIDS epidemic in relation to Wojnarowicz's artwork. Their action was noticed by the …

The State of the Union at the Museum of Modern Art

August 9th, 2018


This past Monday, over a hundred members of UAW Local 2110, the largest of the Museum of Modern Art’s five unions, staged a walkout just days before negotiations were set to resume. The union members, who are employed …

Hearing from the Artist Behind Anonymous Was a Woman

August 2nd, 2018


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 …

How Contemporary Female Artists Are Grappling with Sexual Violence in Their Work

July 27th, 2018


Curator Monika Fabijanska talks about her The Un-Heroic Act: Representations of Rape in Contemporary Women's Art in the US exhibition, and arts …

The Birth of the Dumpling Emoji

July 19th, 2018


In our inaugural episode, we discuss the top art news headlines from the week, including how New Yorkers can use their library cards to visit 33 of …

Ford Foundation President Darren Walker on the Power of Art, Inequality, and Detroit

November 9th, 2017


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 …

Egyptian Surrealism and the Quest to Define Modern Egyptian Art

January 5th, 2017


Hyperallergic travels to Cairo to see one of the new wave of exhibitions that are reintroducing Egyptian modern art, particularly related to the Art …

Marilyn Minter and Xaviera Simmons Talk Art, Sex, and American Democracy

December 22nd, 2016


Artists Marilyn Minter and Xaviera Simmons both have solo shows up in New York this month. We invited them to chat with Hyperallergic's …

A Conversation with Mega-collector Don Rubell

December 8th, 2016


Hyperallergic's Editor-in-chief Hrag Vartanian speaks to mega-collector Don Rubell of the Rubell Family Collection about decades of collecting and …

The Roles of Art and Artists at the Pipeline Protests in North Dakota

December 2nd, 2016


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 …

Artists Rebecca Nagle and Graci Horne Help Women Confront Sexual Violence at Standing Rock

December 1st, 2016


Native American women grapple with the highest rates of sexual violence in the United States and two Native American artists, Rebecca Nagle and Graci …

A Report from Standing Rock, Where Artists Listen, Learn, Inspire, and Heal

November 29th, 2016


Hyperallergic traveled to Oceti Sekowin Camp at Standing Rock, where thousands of water protectors and their allies are trying to stop …

Curator and Art Historian Kellie Jones

October 18th, 2016


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 …

Brazil's Inhotim and the Legacy of Tropicália

October 10th, 2016


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 …

Women of Abstract Expressionism

July 25th, 2016


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 …

Hank WIllis Thomas and Eric Gottesman on For Freedoms Super PAC

June 6th, 2016


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 …

Tania Bruguera, Mariam Ghani, Queens International

May 30th, 2016


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 …

Marrakech Biennial 6

May 4th, 2016


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 …

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