Vijay Masharani, Mourning In Advance, 2021-22

Vijay Masharani, Mourning In Advance, 2021-22

Dry, quantifiable data can evince emotions. And artist Vijay Masharani’s technical images are full of paranoia.

 Gauntlett Cheng SS23. Photo: Sarah Schecker

Gauntlett Cheng SS23. Photo: Sarah Schecker

Cara Schacter on moonlit ponytails, compulsive masking tape behavior, and being softcore cerebral at New York Fashion Week.

The author with her book. Photo: Michael Krim

An excerpt from Tea Hacic-Vlahovic’s newly published A Cigarette Lit Backwards, a punk story in the ‘burbs.

Tongo Eisen-Martin is today’s leading revolutionary poet. Here, he speaks about the evils of San Francisco, Black liberation, and John Coltrane.

 Rollin Leonard, Mud Puddle , single channel video, 2014

Rollin Leonard, Mud Puddle, single channel video, 2014

Rollin Leonard stretches faces into nonsense. Here the artist speaks with poet Kate Durbin about Web3, the Anthropocene, cadavers, and more.

 John Philip Falter, Young Astronaut, 1953

John Philip Falter, Young Astronaut, 1953

On the good life none of us will ever see

 La Intermundial Holobiente, Theaterschlag , 2022. Installation view, documenta 15, 2022. Photo: Nils Klinger

La Intermundial Holobiente, Theaterschlag, 2022. Installation view, documenta 15, 2022. Photo: Nils Klinger

We asked curators and writers about the BDS(M) scandal and they predicted documenta’s future.

 Agus Nur Amal PMTOH, Tritangtu , 2022. Installation view, documenta 15, 2022. Photo: Nils Klinger.

Agus Nur Amal PMTOH, Tritangtu, 2022. Installation view, documenta 15, 2022. Photo: Nils Klinger.

We asked curators and writers about the Taring Padi controversy and about identitarian art.

 BeReal meme remixed by the clothing brand Praying, posted to Instagram @praying

BeReal meme remixed by the clothing brand Praying, posted to Instagram @praying

Adina Glickstein clocks some parallels between social media’s latest compulsion and cinema’s angsty Danes.

 Hamja Ahsan, documenta Fried Chicken , 2022. Installation view, documenta 15, 2022. Photo: Frank Sperling

Hamja Ahsan, documenta Fried Chicken, 2022. Installation view, documenta 15, 2022. Photo: Frank Sperling

We asked writers and curators about the interesting and distressing aspects of documenta 15.

 Instagram screenshot by author

Instagram screenshot by author

“I’m not saying the internet ruined boobs. But it does seem like, in real life, they’re being de-platformed.” This month, Cara Schacter writes about the epistemology of Billie Eilish’s cleavage and more.