Archive for December 2020

35 projects selected as winners of 2021 Creative Capital Awards

After receiving nearly 4,000 applications, 35 projects have been selected as the 2021 winners of the Creative Capital Awards. The awards highlight and support the work of “risk-taking, adventurous artmaking” […]

Researchers suggest Venus figurines were made to help women survive pregnancy in the harshest of climates

Dating back tens of thousands of years, small sculptures known as Venus figurines are among the oldest known figurines that exist. Depicting women who are pregnant or obese – quite […]

Art World Roundup: Emmanuele Panzarini rallies for “Barca Nostra”, architects call for removal of Philip Johnson’s name, and more

This week’s Art World Roundup includes an artist’s initiative to return Barca Nostra to it’s home, a Channel 4 documentary reveals “the Sistine Chapel of the ancients” in Colombia, murmurs of […]

Josef O’Connor on “Going, Going, Gone”: his work in the RA Summer Exhibition that does more than take up wall space

An aptly named print hangs in the Royal Academy’s Winter Exhibition – this year’s rescheduled edition of the RA’s famed Summer Exhibition. Going, Going, Gone. (Lot 44 – The Atlantic […]

Concerns grow as “Barca Nostra”, made of the wreckage that killed hundreds, overstays its welcome in Venice

The husk of a ship at the heart of a tragic wreck that killed hundreds of migrants went on view at the 2019 Venice Biennale, becoming a divisive work of […]

See the 12 submissions shortlisted for High Line Plinth commissions

After appealing to the public for their input, the High Line in New York City has announced the 12 artists whose works have been shortlisted for the Plinth. The submissions […]

Exhibition design in the post-covid era

Being in an enclosed art gallery could make anyone feel paranoid in times of a pandemic. Visitors who do brave the risks of leaving their homes could still have their […]