Turns out photographer Pieter Hugo's fantastic images of Jamaican porn actors, sex workers, and assorted 'gully queens' — so named for the large drain underneath the city of Kingston in which they live — wearing archival pieces by Hood By Air were just the beginning.
In a mesmerizing transcendence of time and place, Ukrainian artist Alexey Kondakov photoshops characters from mythology and antiquity into ordinary scenes of modern Kiev.
Incongruous though they are, clearly, there's something rather apropos about Bouguereau's Virgin Mary and child riding a bleak subway or Caravaggio's depiction of David and Goliath played out in a shadowy alley.
This is art without borders, pastiche in the digital age.
Chelsea Manning is America’s number one political prisoner, a soldier and trans-woman who's been locked in solitary confinement since 2013 for leaking the drone killing of a journalist, among other classified documents. She's attempted suicide at least once and is believed to be undergoing a hunger strike currently.
In her first major museum exhibition, Between Tongue and Teeth, Angela Fraleigh reimagines the feminine role in art history by transposing women — some of them well-known activists, artists, designers — into fragments of Old Master works or in nebulae of gold and silver leaf. By jumbling references and periods, thus merging the muse and the feminist, Fraleigh liberates these marginalized figures, and she does so in the thoroughly modern I.M. Pei-designed Everson Museum in Syracuse, New York, an area synonymous with women's emancipation.