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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

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

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

A recent spate of TV shows set in Missouri show the state as a cultural imaginary on the fault line of US political debate

BY Ian Bourland | 19 NOV 18

Exotic flora and tentative ‘Afronauts’ speak to a sense of alienation, but throughout the artist’s work runs a current of optimism 

BY Ian Bourland | 15 NOV 18

I cut my skin to liberate the splinter evokes the dissonance and precarity of post-apartheid South Africa

BY Ian Bourland | 30 OCT 18

A collaborative exhibition at the Baltimore Museum of Art and Art + Practice, Los Angeles, explores the lesser-known ephemeral works of the sculptor

BY Ian Bourland | 23 SEP 18

Landing only months before the US midterm elections, it’s impossible not to understand the show foremost in the context of the Trumps and Kushners of the world

BY Ian Bourland | 15 AUG 18

US true crime series Unsolved takes two formative pop cultural events to explore their concealed human stories and systemic narratives

BY Ian Bourland | 05 MAR 18

From The X-Files to The Orville to Black Mirror: what role does sci-fi play in our age of fake news?

BY Ian Bourland | 16 FEB 18

‘A countercultural beacon’: Ian Bourland reflects on the artist’s remarkable, six-decade career

BY Ian Bourland | 24 JAN 18

Various venues, New York, USA

BY Ian Bourland | 14 DEC 17

A year marked by new visualizations, both controversial and celebrated, of the black body

BY Ian Bourland | 12 DEC 17

The removal of the Confederate monuments in Baltimore shows decisiveness after years of inaction – already they stand as sites of counter-memory

BY Ian Bourland | 18 AUG 17

On the anniversary of the 2016 Orlando massacre, Brendan Fernandes reclaims the dancefloor as a site of resistance

BY Ian Bourland | 13 JUL 17