A REVOLUTION IN HASHTAGS: THE HISTORY OF #BLACKLIVESMATTER, #SAYHERNAME, AND WHY #ALLLIVESMATTER IS OFFENSIVE

The important conversations about police violence and systemic racism happening right now are happening around hashtags. This isn’t a new phenomenon, #MeToo has become shorthand for the movement against workplace sexual harassment, but in the days since George Floyd’s murder, a critical mass of social media content has seemed to mobilize around a few slogans,…

8 SONGS OF BLACK LIBERATION FROM THEN TO NOW

Every revolution has its soundtrack, and as long as there has been a struggle for a better world, there has been music to support that struggle. In light of the recent protests sparked by the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and Ahmaud Arbery, the messages of these kinds of songs are painfully…

THE SHIMMERING CONTRADICTIONS OF MRS. AMERICA

As the closing credits of Mrs. America’s first episode roll, you might find yourself wondering, “Is Phyllis going to switch sides?” In the TV world, it’s a logical prediction: Phyllis leads the movement against the ERA, realizes that she actually has a lot in common with the feminists she’s fighting, abandons her movement, and joins…

EXPECTATION VS. REALITY: “CHROMATICA” BY LADY GAGA

This article is part of a new Untitled Magazine series called “Expectation vs. Reality,” where we examine the hype surrounding popular projects before and after release, and examine whether they ultimately meet the general public’s expectations. The first part, "Expectations," was written prior to release, while the second part below, "Reality," was written after release.  …

A NEW GOLDEN AGE OF FASHION UPCYCLING

Since the idea of shelling out for a new summer wardrobe this season might feel like a sham, many trendsetters are turning inward, to their own closets. The events that summer style usually revolve around (music festivals, rooftop parties, beach vacations) are either in jeopardy or have been cancelled outright, but it’s still hard to…

THE FASHION INDUSTRY’S RESET: AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE CFDA & BFC

On May 21st, The Council of Fashion Designers (CFDA) and The British Fashion Council (BFC) released a statement urging fashion designers to slow-down and re-evaluate the repercussions of fast-fashion in a post-pandemic world. "Together, we strongly recommend designers focus on no more than two main collections a year," the statement reads. "We firmly believe this…

“BEDTIME STORIES” IS A NEW DIGITAL PROJECT BY ARTIST MAURIZIO CATTELAN FOR THE NEW MUSEUM’S ONLINE AUDIENCE

As part of its series of new digital initiatives, the New Museum presents “Bedtime Stories," a project launched on May 14, initiated by the artist Maurizio Cattelan (artist of the famous "Comedian" banana that sold for $120,000 at Art Basel Miami 2019). Inviting friends and other artists and performers he admires to keep us company,…

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NADA PRESENTS “FAIR”: A NEW ONLINE-ONLY ART FAIR INITIATIVE

  FAIR Presented by NADA May 20 – June 21, 2020 The New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) has announced FAIR, built in partnership with Artlogic. FAIR is a new art fair initiative designed to be entirely online, function cooperatively, and act as a benefit for NADA’s community of galleries, nonprofits and artists. FAIR offers an…

LET’S TALK ABOUT TIKTOK’S RISE TO THE TOP

TikTok is no longer just for your thirteen-year-old cousin. It’s on the minds of pop culture’s heaviest hitters, even the Queen Bee, Beyoncé. When the video sharing app launched in 2018, its main appeal was a quick cycle of virality which rewarded original content from no-name creators. Everyone got their fifteen seconds of fame. But…

THE UNTITLED SPACE GALLERY ANNOUNCES ONLINE ART BOUTIQUE

The Untitled Space gallery has announced the launch of their new online Art Boutique, presenting a curated selection of artwork by their artists now available for direct delivery. Discover and collect paintings, sculptures, photography, printmaking, drawings, and mixed media, as well as limited edition publications and hard cover exhibition books featuring their roster of artists.…

“MASKS IN THE WILD” TO PROVIDE ARTISTS WITH A STIPEND + MATERIALS TO CREATE UNIQUE MASKS FOR NYC ESSENTIAL WORKERS

Wallplay & 25 Kent have launched "Masks In The Wild", a grassroots public health project that will provide artists with a stipend and materials to create one-of-a-kind masks that will be available to New Yorkers and essential workers for free. The goal of this project is to remove the fear and stigma surrounding wearing a…

7 LOW-STRESS REALITY COMPETITION SHOWS TO CALM YOU DURING QUARANTINE

Shows like The Amazing Race and Top Chef are top notch competition shows that keep us on the edge of our seats. But in a time of global pandemic, heart-pounding high-stakes competition is certainly not what everyone wants. The best thing for the overstimulated brains of those fortunate enough to be able to safely isolate…

THE BEST CLASSIC FILMS THAT WILL TAKE YOU BACK TO BEFORE 2020

It seems that all everyone lucky enough to be able to safely quarantine needs right now is a distraction from the events of the world. What better way to escape the present than by reveling in the past? Everyone has their favorite old movie, and for many that favorite is connected to a younger, simpler…

GRETA THUNBERG CONTINUES ACTIVISM AMIDST CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

It is no secret that 17 year old Greta Thunberg, is a powerful, strong young woman. She has single-handedly led a worldwide movement, including marches in over 200,000 cities regarding climate change. Now, she is adding to her list of passions by launching a new campaign called, Let’s Move Humanity for Children in the Fight…

TOP 10 COMEDY FILMS TO CURB THE QUARANTINE BLUES

In this scary time of global crisis, laughter may not be the best medicine, but it sure is a good distraction. For those who are fortunate enough to be able to work from home or otherwise self-isolate, boredom can set in quickly during off hours, and streaming is what most people turn to for comfort…

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THE HOLE NYC OPENS NEW VIRTUAL EXHIBITION “SECOND SMILE” WITH OVER 30 ARTISTS

SECOND SMILE April 23rd - May 24th, 2020 www.theholenyc.com The Hole NYC opened a new online group exhibit titled "Second Smile", running from April 23th - May 24th, 2020 on their gallery website. Second Smile looks at new tendencies in figuration with a surrealist bent. Including loans of classical surrealist works, the exhibition will focus…

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