A draft executive order condemns the modernism of an aesthetic elite in favor of popular neoclassicism. The ensuing controversy has obscured not just the diversity of each style, but also the economic forces behind the business of building.Read More
Nicky Nodjoumi is one of Iran’s greatest artists, but his politics have kept him in exile since 1980. In this interview, he discusses his monumental recent show, in which the front page of the newspaper serves as a canvas for dreamlike explorations of global strife.
Designed as a bucolic working-class suburb of St. Louis, the nearly all-black town of Centreville now floods with raw sewage every time it rains. “Bring us back some help,” residents say, living through an environmental horror that evokes centuries of official disinterest in black suffering, as well as a future in which the poor are left to suffer in areas made uninhabitable by climate change.
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