Archive for January 2021

Artist Emeka Ogboh uses unique poster series to highlight repatriation in Dresden

In Dresden, Nigerian artist Emeka Ogboh took to the streets with a recent art installation. Utilising advertising spaces in and around the German city, Ogboh installed “missing” posters of artworks that once belonged to the Royal Palace of Benin as part of a campaign to raise awareness over repatriation. The posters were installed just before […]

SFAI Board of Trustees elects Lonnie Graham to succeed Pam Rorke Levy as Chair

The San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) has announced that Pam Rorke Levy will be replaced by Lonnie Graham as Chair of the Board of Trustees. The SFAI has been fighting to stay afloat, financially, as attendance had declined, but the exit of Levy comes soon after the Board faced criticism over discussing the potential sale […]

Art World Roundup: the future of Nick Cave’s “Truth Be Told”, an update in the notorius Gurlitt trove, a faked Albers, and more

In this week’s Art World Roundup we look at the future for Nick Cave’s Truth Be Told and the Robert S. Duncanson artwork gifted to President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris by Missouri Republican. Also, the final Nazi-looted artwork of the Gurlitt trove is returned to the heirs of its rightful owner, the Castello […]

Prado announces a re-evaluation of collection to better represent women artists

For the director of the Prado, Miguel Falomir, the pandemic has led to at least one positive: a re-evaluation of their collection. With that, the Madrid museum has announced that their permanent collection will be reorganised to better represent and showcase works by foreign and female artists. While the rehang hasn’t come about by “the […]

Fire breaks out at Bozar in Brussels resulting in damage to main music hall

On January 18th, a fire broke out at the Brussels Center for Fine Arts, often referred to as Bozar. While no artworks were damaged in the blaze, the building sustained significant fire and water damage. The cause of the fire is currently unknown, but it was largely contained in the roof of the Bozar, reminiscent […]

Among his final executive orders, Trump lists 244 names for proposed National Garden of American Heroes

Just days before leaving Washington DC, soon to be former President Donald Trump issued an executive order with a list of 244 people who could be memorialized with a statue in his proposed “National Garden of American Heroes.” Issued on January 18th, the executive order is an update to an order Trump issued in July […]

New UK laws to make it more difficult for “woke militants” to remove public statues

In the last year, there has been a reckoning with statues and monuments honouring and glorifying problematic events and people of the past. This week, UK Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick has set forth new UK laws that would make it more difficult to remove monuments across the country moving forward. In an article published in […]