Post image for Disney and Despotism: Why Governments Buy North Korean Art

As of 2011, North Korea has earned $160 million in commissions from international governments to build and export colossal sculptures. These monuments, with their smooth unwrinkled hands, joyous smiles, and innocent demeanor cover up humanitarian catastrophes with a hokey grin. Thus is the aesthetic of Disney Despotism.

Post image for 7 Rising Art Stars to Watch: Deanna Havas

Last but not least, our interview with Deanna Havas!

Post image for 7 Rising Art Stars to Watch: Claudia Maté

“Fucking prolific” is a phrase that comes to mind when paging through Claudia Maté’s web portfolio. Just based on the thirty-nine websites, GIFs and videos on her site, you might think she’s well into her late thirties. Her resume is equally long, listing exhibitions at MoMA, The Art Gallery of Ontario, and Wayne State University.