Rank #1: Women of Abstract Expressionism
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 “Women Of Abstract Expressionism” exhibition curator Gwen Chanzit, Abstract Expressionism artist Judith Godwin, feminist art historian Linda Nochlin, and critic/curator Karen Wilkin to understand the issue.
Rank #2: Ford Foundation President Darren Walker on the Power of Art, Inequality, and Detroit
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 Foundation's building, and also discussed Agnes Gund's new Art for Justice fund, the role of the arts for marginalized communities, and the importance of public education.
Rank #3: A Conversation with Mega-collector Don Rubell
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 world.
Rank #4: Who Was Artist David Wojnarowicz?
Last month, a dozen activists gathered at the Whitney Museum to condemn the institution’s lack of modern context about the HIV/AIDS epidemic in relation to Wojnarowicz’s artwork. In this episode we talk to Wojnarowicz biographer Cynthia Carr who helps narrate the complicated story of an artist who became one of the luminaries of New York's East Village scene in the 1980s.
Rank #5: Discussing the Sculptures of Richard Serra with Hal Foster
A new book of conversations between the noted artist and art historian captures a complex body of work that continues to challenge the conventions of sculpture.
Rank #6: Linda Nochlin Explores the Role of Women in the Arts in a Previously Unaired Interview
In this extensive interview from a year before groundbreaking feminist art history Nochlin passed away, we talk to her about women in the art world, particularly in the Abstract Expressionist movement.
Rank #7: Curator and Art Historian Kellie Jones
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 professor at Columbia University. She spoke to Hyperallergic about her work, life, and the evolving world of contemporary art. Photo: John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Rank #8: The Birth of the Dumpling Emoji
This episode features Jennifer 8 Lee, who fought to add a dumpling emoji 🥟to everyone’s keyboard.
Rank #9: The Political Life of Memes with An Xiao Mina
Memes are increasingly part of protest movements, but how do we understand their role and purpose? A new book helps us figure it out.
Rank #10: What Does a Black Radical Art Education Look Like?
The Black School talks to Hyperallergic about the role of radical Black education and the "Black art world," in a special interview that comes on the heels of their residency and exhibition at New York's New Museum.
Rank #11: Lowery Stokes Sims and Chloë Bass Talk Empathy, Art, and Education
What does it mean to have empathy? How do we navigate difference? Can contemporary art contribute to our understanding of all this?
Rank #12: What the Hell Are McMansions and Why Do They Exist?
McMansions are the houses many of us love to hate, and we invited Kate Wagner, aka McMansion Hell, to talk oversized buildings of wealth and status and what they all mean.
Rank #13: How Contemporary Female Artists Are Grappling with Sexual Violence in Their Work
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 emerging generation of Chinese contemporary artists.
Rank #14: Hank WIllis Thomas and Eric Gottesman on For Freedoms Super PAC
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 inviting artists to reflect on important topics during the run up to Election Day.
Rank #15: Hyperallergic Editors Reflect on Warhol’s Superbowl Commercial, MoMA Expansion, and More
This week was a snowy one in Brooklyn, so Hyperallergic editors decided to gather and chat about some of the stories we've been reporting about.