Art Movements

17 Episodes

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

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The State of the Union at the Museum of Modern Art

August 10th, 2018


Members of MoMA’s biggest union have been working over 80 days without a contract, and we ask them to explain what’s going on.

A special thanks to Hellrazors for the music to this week’s episode, you can liste…

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 Met…

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 journalist Barbara Pollack chats about her new book on an emergi…

The Birth of the Dumpling Emoji

July 20th, 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 the city’s museums, an unlikely museum in Thailand, how a Stolen Arab…

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 and Liberty group (often referred to as Egyptian Surrealism), to a w…

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 editor-in-chief Hrag Vartanian about sex, art, gender inequality, Planned Parenth…

A Conversation with Mega-collector Don Rubell

December 9th, 2016


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

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

December 3rd, 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 producing work among the thousands of waterprotectors and their alli…

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

December 2nd, 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 Horne, have traveled to Standing Rock to create a Healing Tent and …

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