Surrounded by Wealth, an Artist’s Comment on Education Loses its Edge

One of my companions burst into tears when looking at Brier Patch, Hugh Hayden’s new installation in Madison Square Park. This wasn’t because of the artwork itself, which she proclaimed “cool and ugly at the same time.” It was because answering my question about what she thought of the work caused her to loosen her … Read more

Minimalism, with a murderous edge

‘I don’t actually think of myself as a minimalist,’ says Edward Monkford, the minimalist architect at the center of the BBC’s four-part thriller The Girl Before. ‘When you relentlessly eradicate anything unnecessary or imperfect, it’s surprising how little is left.’ Monkford (Daniel Oyelowo) says a lot of normal, relatable things like this, such as: ‘I … Read more