Katherine Keener

Katherine Keener is an art historian and art writer. Currently based in London by way of the USA, she finds inspiration in the ever-changing landscape of the art world.

Color of Change presents The Pedestal Project: an AR experience envisioning racial justice leaders atop plinths left empty

In cities across the US, empty pedestals are what remain after statues memorialising the Confederate side of the American Civil War were toppled or removed in recent months. Thus, the question has come of what to do with those empty plinths, but Color of Change has created The Pedestal Project, a temporary AR fix to […]

United States Artists announces 2021 USA Fellowships

United States Artists (USA) Fellowships are among the most prestigious art awards in the US that for 15 years have honoured and supported artists across a number of disciplines. Every year, creatives are recognised for their accomplishments and awarded a $50,000 unrestricted prize to be used however the recipient sees fit. On Wednesday, the 2021 […]

Art dealer lambasts Hermitage Fabergé exhibition for inclusion of “tawdry fakes”

An open letter penned by dealer Andre Ruzhnikov has propelled an exhibition of Fabergé works at the Hermitage museum in St Petersburg into the limelight for all the wrong reasons. Addressed to Mikhail Piotrovsky, head of the Hermitage, the letter alleges that more than 20 of the included works from the collection of Alexander Ivanov […]

The Great Big Art Exhibition kicks off across the UK with help from artist Antony Gormley

In the throes of its third national lockdown, people across the UK are looking for ways to persevere through the pandemic. To get people creating while they remain at home, artist Antony Gormley has kicked off The Great Big Art Exhibition, an initiative launched by Firstsite, which is encouraging people everywhere and of all artistic […]

Art World Roundup: Pokémon cards set auction record, man arrested for break-in at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and more

This week’s Art World Roundup looks at a record-setting series of Pokémon cards, a City of London decision to remove statues of two men tied to the transatlantic slave trade, and a Kara Walker sculpture that plays a major role in FKA twigs video. Also, the USPS is honouring Emilio Sánchez with a stamp series, […]

Centre Pompidou announces €200m restoration project to save building in “distress”

The Centre Pompidou, one of Paris’ iconic museums, has announced that it will be closed between 2023 and 2026 for critical restoration works on the building. Built in 1977, it is hoped that the extensive refurbishment project will be completed before the museum celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2027. The announcement comes as museums across […]

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 […]