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Three women artists pushing ceramics forward

Ceramics have long been classified as craft work and for thousands of years, people have created ceramics for use or decoration and the line between the two has often been blurred. However, in recent years, ceramics as a medium has gained traction within the art world allowing it to stand on its own as an […]

Descendants of Frederick Douglass, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Thomas Jefferson partake is photographic series recreating their ancestors

Europe began as the main focus of “The Descendants,” a series of works created by British photographer Drew Gardner. About 15 years ago, Gardner started tracking down and photographing the descendants of some of Europe’s most famous people, including Lisa del Giocondo (best known as Mona Lisa), Oliver Cromwell, Napoleon, and Charles Dickens. Then, as […]

A collaborative performance work will see $500 in sanitised dollar bills handed out on silver platter in East Hampton

Later this summer, artist Katherine McMahon and musician Ray Angry will bring together continued concerns about COVID-19 and ongoing issues of economic inequality in a performance art piece. The work will debut at Guild Hall in East Hampton, New York once the area has entered Phase 4 of their reopening plan, but even before the […]

Arthur Jafa: Love Is The Message, The Message Is Death review

Fifteen art institutions will be simultaneously livestreaming ‘Love is the Message, The Message Is Death,’ a 2016 video work by Arthur Jafa, over the course of 48 hours starting June 26. The initiative is spearheaded by the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, which jointly acquired the work in 2018. […]

Four online exhibitions to check out this Pride month

This Pride month has started out a little different compared to others. In lieu of typical celebrations, many in the LGBTQ+ community have banded together in solidarity with Black Lives Matter demonstrators, harkening back to when Pride, itself, was born out of protests. The pandemic has also caused a number of the events, parades, and […]

Banksy’s proposal on what to do with Bristol’s toppled statue of slave trader Edward Colston

Last week, Virginia officials announced that a statue of Confederate Army General Robert E. Lee would be taken down from a main thoroughfare in the state’s capital of Richmond. Then, just days later, protesters in Bristol, England toppled a monument of Edward Colston and threw it into the Bristol harbour. Undoubtedly, the big question in […]

In new online exhibition, Michelangelo Lovelace pays homage to some of society’s most invisible

A new online exhibition of works by American artist Michelangelo Lovelace is as enjoyable as it is relevant. The exhibition brings into intimate focus some of the US’s most marginalised individuals: the elderly, specifically those living in care homes. During these unprecedented times brought on by the pandemic, his works are especially necessary and poignant. […]