ArtPrize’s “Project 1” Public Exhibitions in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Artists engage with not only the city but also generations of residents

In Grand Rapids, Michigan, ArtPrize has debuted a new initiative called Project 1—on now through 27 October. Working with the community through the filter of art, invited artists engage not only the city but also generations, from grandparents to toddlers. This was the case during the opening weekend when artists Amanda Browder, Heather Hart, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Olalekan Jeyifous and collaborative duo Paul Amenta & Ted …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

NYC's changing drag culture, portraits of insects, the universe's missing matter and more

1. Ai Weiwei’s New NYC Project “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors” Ai Weiwei’s latest NYC art installation is made up of some 300 pieces all over the city and makes a strong point about immigration and refugees. With a fence circling the Unisphere in Queens, a cage in Washington Square Park, and more “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors” encourages New Yorkers to take a moment …

NYC’s Old and New Drag Culture

Drag culture in NYC has come a long way since its beginnings; at this year’s RuPaul’s DragCon 35,000 people attended and weekend passes cost $60. Fans waited for hours to see their favorites. As Jesse Dorris writes, queens used to be “court jesters (and sex workers and criminals)” but those days are gone. Bob the Drag Queen said at the event, “Drag queens ain’t supposed …