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Ian Bourland

Ian Bourland is a critic and an art historian at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, USA. He is a contributing editor of frieze

The gothic tales of notorious racist H.P. Lovecraft provide source material for HBO’s new show about ‘the hauntedness of Black life’

BY Ian Bourland | 11 SEP 20

In the director’s sweeping new Vietnam War film, it is never clear ‘who is the colonizer and who is the colonized’ 

BY Ian Bourland | 19 JUN 20

The fifth season of Billions is a queasy portrait of inequality in the US, but it can be hard to look away

BY Ian Bourland | 21 MAY 20

The new HBO series imagines a celebrity, Nazi-sympathizing president and election fraud in the 1940s 

BY Ian Bourland | 09 APR 20

From The Walking Dead to Stranger Things, frightening revivals ‘captured a bit of lost magic in a disenchanted world’ 

BY Ian Bourland | 26 DEC 19

The artist’s moving portraits of ‘unallocated’ auto workers in Lordstown, Ohio, on view at the Renaissance Society, celebrate the power of unions as job losses hit US manufacturing

BY Ian Bourland | 18 NOV 19

The new film is neither as sombre and meditative as the work of contemporaries such as Robert Redford, nor as adaptive as the real-world activism of Jane Fonda

BY Ian Bourland | 07 NOV 19

Informed by the legacies of funk and jazz, the artist’s many collaborations are given space to shine

BY Ian Bourland | 21 OCT 19

The most famous painter in the US finally receives art world recognition

BY Ian Bourland | 15 OCT 19

The collective’s 1998 record – creating tension that builds like a fever – remains a shadowy noir, and a harbinger of human tragedy

BY Ian Bourland | 03 OCT 19

Ian Bourland profiles one of the leading gallerists of the East Village scene of the 1980s

BY Ian Bourland | 08 JUL 19

At the Brooklyn Museum, a landmark exhibition of never-before-seen photographs captures a rich spectrum of postwar American life

BY Ian Bourland | 07 JUN 19

For more than 60 years the Tehran-born, Minneapolis-based artist has made work about community, coexistence and the experience of exile

BY Ian Bourland | 03 JUN 19

‘Past is prologue’ in two shows at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, following the 50th anniversary of the Tet Offensive

BY Ian Bourland | 16 MAY 19
Venice 2019

The artist represents the US at this year’s Venice Biennale

BY Ian Bourland | 30 APR 19

Twenty years on from the devastating shooting, can its cultural legacy in film and television reframe our present moment?

BY Ian Bourland | 20 APR 19

Body and landscape converge in the groundbreaking painter’s first US retrospective at the Phillips Collection, Washington, DC

BY Ian Bourland | 18 APR 19

J.P. Girault de Prangey’s beautiful yet orientalist pictures are on view for the first time at the Met

BY Ian Bourland | 12 MAR 19

Federal museums ensure that art is not merely the purview of the leisured class; the impasse is an abdication of that responsibility

BY Ian Bourland | 22 JAN 19

Director Yorgos Lanthimos does away with the prudish niceties of the Merchant Ivory format with satisfying energy

BY Ian Bourland | 10 JAN 19