Modern Transgender ArtJune 26, 2020
Occasions such as this June’s Pride Month are a great chance to help rewrite history. While individuals who identify as transgender have existed for a very long time, the concept is still a taboo topic in many fields...
Kara Walker’s Fons AmericanusJune 19, 2020
Kara Elizabeth Walker (1969 – ) is an American contemporary artist. She is known as a painter, silhouettist, print-maker, installation artist, and film-maker. Last year (2019) she made the Fons Americanus a large scale public sculpture that tackles...
Behind the Canvas: Mary WeatherfordJune 17, 2020
In our new series which highlights an outstanding female artist in each edition, we look behind the canvas at Mary Weatherford’s illuminating inspirations and works. From today you can also meet Mary Weatherford in Gagosian’s Artist Spotlight and...
The Artists are Present – Marina and UlayJune 17, 2020
Balkan performing artist Marina Abramovic was born in 1946 in Belgrade, Serbia. Ulay (Frank Uwe Laysiepen) was born on the same day as her, a few years earlier, in another place, Solingen, Germany. They met for the first...
Black Artists MatterJune 2, 2020
In the past days I have been repeatedly asking myself what I, a white art historian (gosh, how privileged that already sounds), can do to help raise awareness about the continuing racism and discrimination not only in the...
Chitra Ganesh Visualizes Sultana’s Dream by Begum RokeyaMay 22, 2020
Chitra Ganesh’s Sultana’s Dream exhibition at the Memorial Art Gallery (MAG), University of Rochester, attributes a few pivotal reasonings to artworks, which carry the weight of idealism and redemption. The radical artist has exhibited 27 linocuts, depicting illustrative...
Are people on Respirators Really Thinking About Rembrandt? – Jim Dine on His Show at Galerie Templon, Personal Histories and the Role of Art in Crisis (or Not)May 19, 2020
As Galerie Templon wrap up a retrospective exhibition of his iconic prints, we interview Jim Dine. Jim Dine has occupied an individual position throughout his career, gaining acclaim without neatly fitting into a box. Since pioneering the Happening...
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