Arts
GABRIEL GARCIA MARQUEZ, CONJURER OF LITERARY MAGIC, DIES AT 87 (04/17/2014)  Gabriel García Márquez, the Colombian novelist whose “One Hundred Years of Solitude” established him as a giant of 20th-century literature, died on Thursday at his home in Mexico City. He was 87.Cristóbal...  

AI WEI-WHERE? AI WEIWEI'S ART IS COMING TO BROOKLYN--BUT HE IS NOT (04/17/2014)  The artist is not present.Ai Weiwei has a new exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum opening on April 18, but the persecuted Chinese artist will not be coming to present his work, because he is stuck in Beijing without a passport.Instead,...  

ART OF THE REAL 2014 (04/10/2014)  Our new annual series Art of the Real is a nonfiction showcase founded on the most expansive possible view of documentary film. The inaugural edition features new work from around the world alongside retrospective selections by both known and...  

CALL THE VILLAGE VOICE DIAL-A-POEM SERVICE AT (347) 618-6376 (04/09/2014)  As we mentioned in this week's cover story, we've set up a dial-a-poem service so you can hear many of the poems first published in this week's poetry issue, as read by the poets themselves. It's not an original...  

NATIONAL EXHIBITION WILL FILL US BILLBOARDS WITH ART (04/08/2014)  Five American art museums and the Outdoor Advertising Association of America (OAAA) will mount a nationwide public art exhibition this summer. Art Everywhere will bring reproductions of some 50 artworks from the museums’...  

FIVE DECADES LATER, THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM COMMEMORATES JUDY CHICAGO'S EARLY CAREER (04/07/2014)  On April 4th, the Brooklyn Museum’s Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art joined institutions across the nation in celebrating artist Judy Chicago’s 75th birthday with a retrospective exhibit. Chicago in LA: Judy...  

WHITNEY COUNTERWEIGHT 2014 (04/01/2014)  Bill Rabinovitch is curating the 2014 Whitney Counterweight entirely from work posted by artists to Facebook. He feels this makes the 2014 Counterweight contemporary with our times, and consistent with how artists now present work. This year in...  

SOVIET ECHOES IN CALL FOR ARTISTS TO BACK CRIMEA POLICY (03/27/2014)  “An old, old Soviet story repeating itself,” Boris Akunin, a novelist who signed the opposition petition, wrote in an email when asked about the war of words.“It’s just that under Stalin, if a prominent cultural figure...  

NEW 9/11 MUSEUM ANNOUNCES IT WILL OPEN MAY 21 (03/24/2014)  After years of planning, the national museum created to document and memorialize the devastating attack on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, will open to the public on May 21.The museum has set aside the preceding week as a...  

LOBBYISTS SET TO FIGHT ROYALTY BILL FOR ARTISTS (03/23/2014)  Lawyers for Sotheby’s auction house paid an unusual visit to a few lawmakers on Capitol Hill this month and brought along some high-powered lobbying muscle. They had come to complain about a new bill that even some supporters acknowledge faces...  

'DEAR WHITE PEOPLE' IS AN EPIC VICTORY FOR BLACK HOLLYWOOD (03/21/2014)  “Dear white people: Breaking news – the amount of black friends required to not seem racist has now been raised to two. Sorry, your weed man Tyrone does not count.”So begins the "concept...  

YES, THERE IS A RIGHT WAY AND A WRONG WAY TO RECAST RACE (03/21/2014)  I was recently asked what the difference is between Michael B. Jordan playing Johnny Storm and Rooney Mara playing Tiger Lily. The question was rhetorical and the implication was that there is no difference. But there is, and it's a...  

STUDIO OR SQUARE? (03/11/2014)  Below is an excerpt of Krajeski's piece from The Nation on art and revolution in Cairo. For the full article, click here. In the spring of 2011,...  

FOR THOSE HOPING TO LOSE, A HARD LOOK IN THE MIRROR (03/23/2013)  Fat people aren’t very visible on American television, and when they appear, it tends to be in one of a few approved roles: comic props in blue-collar reality series, cautionary figures in exploitative medical shows, huffing and puffing...