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. […]

“Love is the Message, The Message is Death” by Arthur Jafa will be livestreamed for 48 hours straight this weekend

In 2016, off the heels of Donald Trump winning the US presidential election, artist Arthur Jafa debuted Love is the Message, The Message is Death, a video installation that compiles various photographs, video clips, and sounds depicting the lived Black experience in the US. Today, Jafa’s work is ever more poignant as recent events, including […]

New York museum vows to remove problematic statue of Theodore Roosevelt

An equestrian statue of Theodore Roosevelt, the US’s 26th president, has stood outside of the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York City for 80 years. Depicting Roosevelt, atop his horse, flanked by an African man and a Native American man walking on either side, the statue puts the men in an obvious […]

National Theatre’s Small Island makes a big impact

The National Theatre in London continues to churn out gorgeous recordings from their catalogue of productions past. Through their National Theatre At Home program, every week brings a different play for theatre fans to stream at home as both a way to give audiences some comfort and pleasure during these strange times, as well as […]

Art World Roundup: a long-lost statue found in a river, resources for supporting Black-led galleries, the Van Gogh Foundation buys saucy letter, and more

This week’s Art World Roundup offers resources for supporting Black-owned and operated galleries in the US. We also look at how the Smithsonian and other museums are documenting history now, Ekene Ijeoma’s unique vision of a portrait of NYC, a forgotten statue found by a fisherman in Spain, and an open letter calling for diversity […]

The Red Lion Theatre roars again- London’s first theatre rediscovered

Sometimes it’s easy to forget how much history is buried beneath our feet. Fossils and natural gases tell us of the early stages of life on Earth, and indigenous artifacts paint a picture of the first people to care for our lands. But there are much more recent endeavours of human creation closer to the […]

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 […]