Posts written by Spencer Nelson
Familiar as we are with the history of the Civil Rights Movement, the day-to-day realities of segregation and racism sometimes escape us. Gordon Parks photographs the separate world of ’50s African-American society.
The Greek tradition, which draws thousands of viewers and will dominate TV for the coming weeks with everything from shot-put to soccer to Jim Nantz speaking in comforting tones, apparently takes a Roman turn after the cameras turn off. ESPN unveils the orgiastic bacchanalia that is the Olympic Village at night.
A donation of €150,000,000 worth of modern art is causing headaches for Berlin’s cultural authorities. With so little museum space and so much to show, curators and administrators are being asked to choose whether to display old masters or twentieth century icons.
Nowhereisland, an island nation, is being pulled around Britain by a tugboat, challenging normative conceptions of territory and state. The project, however lacks substance.
The proprietor of freechuckcloseart.com is angry about being called derivative and angrier about being shut down. Scott Blake calls out Chuck Close in “My Chuck Close Problem.”
Secreted away in the Julia de Burgos Latino Cultural Center, an award-winning photographer shoots extreme poverty and extreme violence.
The talented Tauba Auerbach shows off at MoMA next to John Lennon and William S. Burroughs.
Shamus Khan postulates that elitism is no longer expressed by enjoying highbrow arts, but rather by indulging a wide range of cultural preferences, from cheap Chinese food to Tchaikovsky.