Liberating art history: Wangechi Mutu takes over the Metropolitan’s empty niches

The Metropolitan Museum of Art continues to challenge its traditional reputation through the inauguration of its new annual facade commission. Before visitors even step into the museum, they can see four bronze sculptures of women entitled The NewOnes, will free Us. The Kenyan-American artist, Wangechi Mutu, integrates the portrayal of women in Western and African […]

Marta Minjuin: an artist ahead of her time

I had never heard of Marta Minujín before visiting the New Museum’s exhibition, La Menusuna: Reloaded, whose experimental and surreal qualities at once allured and overwhelmed me with an urge to escape her labyrinth of immersive spaces. When Minujín created the 16-room installation at the Center of Visual Arts of the Instituto Torcuato di Tella […]

’William Blake’ at Tate Britain is unique, wonderful, sometimes odd, and a must see

Following William Blake’s rather unsuccessful exhibition in 1809, the Examiner reported his works to be ‘[a] farrago of nonsense, unintelligibleness, and egregious vanity, the wild effusions of a distempered brain.’ Things could not be more different for Blake’s recently opened exhibition at Tate Britain, the largest retrospectives of his works in nearly 20 years. Simply […]

The statues and sculptures of Montreal

With the changing of the guard from summer to fall almost upon us, the prevalence of outdoor arts events begin to dwindle. Especially in Montreal, where festivals and public events fill up the vast majority of spring and summer, you can feel a total paradigm shift. While the streets aren’t yet snowed in, ceasing almost […]

Polymorphous Paganism in Underground NYC Art Shows

Pagan revivalism is evident in underground NYC art shows this September.

Women were photography pioneers yet gender inequality persists in the industry today

Celia Rose Jackson, University of South Wales Photography remains stubbornly male-dominated. In terms of commissioning, exhibition and publication of work, there is a conspicuous lack of equality in the industry. Data collected by Women Photograph – an initiative to promote and support female photographers – shows that between April and June 2019, eight of the […]

New perspectives on the Nabis and Léger

Recent events in Paris and the rest of France during the last few months have meant that some exhibitions have probably not been given the recognition that they deserve. An exhibition called The Nabis and the Decorative Arts which was held at Luxembourg Museum during the spring and which ended in late June, was such […]