As the amount of carbon in the atmosphere passes a dangerous threshold, DJ Spooky speaks with 350.org founder Bill McKibben about the perils of climate change and the critical role art can play in confronting it.
World-renowned artist Ai Weiwei grapples with his 2011 arrest and continual censorship, expressing skepticism that the Chinese Communist Party will ever relax its control over civil society, and cautious hope that people are nonetheless beginning to imagine change.
Examining Guantanamo as a military doctrine circulating far beyond the prison itself, artists Mariam Ghani and Chitra Ganesh create an interactive digital archive defining, illustrating and linking key terms and events in the “global war on terror.”
In January 2013, Illinois’ Tamms “supermax” prison closed its doors after 15 years of operation, during which hundreds of men were held in solitary confinement indefinitely. Here’s how artists, writers and the families of prisoners shut down the notorious facility.
May 20, 2013 —A campaign aims to keep wrestling in the 2020 Olympics, and it pitted the U.S. against Russia and Iran in an exhibition match in Grand Central. In a tender photo-essay, Lisi Raskin shares her reasons to save the sport. More
May 20, 2013 —Pedro Reyes, who has responded to gun violence by converting weapons into musical instruments and shovels to plant trees, makes a passionate case for gun control, explaining how U.S. laws exacerbate the drug wars in Mexico. More
May 20, 2013 —As the amount of carbon in the atmosphere passes a dangerous threshold, DJ Spooky speaks with 350.org founder Bill McKibben about the perils of climate change and the critical role art can play in confronting it. More
May 20, 2013 —In Argentina, a group of women calling themselves the “Mothers of Ituzaingó” are fighting against the spraying of Monsanto pesticide Roundup. Federico Zukerfeld films a protest against the notorious biotech corporation in Buenos Aires. More
May 6, 2013 —When news stories feel more fictive than real, the surreal horrors of public life call out for playful interventions. Here, Anthony Haden-Guest casts recent news in verse and animates his rhymed renditions of current events. More