economics

museums

The Museum of Capitalism Exposes the Cost of Our Collective Greed

Turns out we take a lot of terrible things for granted.
Nastia Voynovskaya
7.16.17
Venice Biennale

You'll Never Hear "We Are the World" the Same Way

'Songs for Disaster Relief' takes aim at self-righteous charity singles.
Andrew Nunes
7.11.17
arts funding

How NEA Funding Revived a Rural Town in Minnesota

When Fergus Falls, MN lost its main industry, Springboard for the Arts stepped in, thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Abby Ronner
5.16.17
Humor

The Professor Putting "President Trump" Barf Bags on Planes

Graphic Design Professor Tim Guthrie makes politically engaging work about alternative histories and speculative futures.
Andrew Salomone
5.10.17
Art

Artists Enlist the Public in Building Future Utopias in Two Forgotten Cities

Blast Theory collective is working with cities Hull and Aarhus to transform them as more sustainable and economical.
DJ Pangburn
1.18.17
Art

You Are a Whore, and That's Okay

Let artist, comedian, and activist Casey Jane Ellison help you come to terms with the fact that you, indeed, are a number.
Alyssa Buffenstein
3.19.16
Art

Honolulu's 'Graffitification' Problem Can't Stop the POW! WOW! Art Festival

We talk turning enemies into friends and literally painting the town red with POW! WOW! founder Jasper Wong.
Beckett Mufson
2.9.16
Film

Learn the Depressing Vocabulary of '70s Korean Sweatshops

German filmmaker Nils Klauss guides you through the remnants of a factory boom town that peaked in the 80s.
Beckett Mufson
1.13.16
politics

Explaining Income Inequality with Balloons, Gold, and Thumbtacks

Activist artist Iván Sikic takes on the rich with 99 silver balloons and 7,000 wicked sharp thumbtacks.
Beckett Mufson
7.24.15
Art

Street Artist Tags a Wall with €1,000 in Coins

The SpY's tongue-in-cheek new mural cashes in in Spain.
Beckett Mufson
6.16.15
Art

2014 Was the Best Year Ever for Art Sales. Period.

Here are 5 things we learned from the TEFAF Art Market Report.
Emerson Rosenthal
3.11.15
Design

We Spoke To The Designers Of Norway's New Pixel Art Currency

This is the story of how Scandanavian design firm Snøhetta created a currency design that became a viral phenomenon.
Beckett Mufson
10.10.14