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Every Woman Biennial: A biennial like you’ve never seen

‘My goal is to be an inclusive and rainbow as humanly possible.’ That’s what New York-based artist Christine Finley said of her art show that wrapped up today in New York: the Every Woman Biennial. 11 days ago, the biennial kicked off with a bang of vibrant performances and more than 2,000 attendees at La […]

Fake museum guides spread information on ‘The Crisis at The Whitney’

‘Welcome to The Crisis at The Whitney: A Guide’ Guests entering New York’s Whitney museum recently may have been a little caught off guard when the picked up their museum guide to lead them through the galleries of the well-known institution when read those words: ‘The Crisis at The Whitney.’ It isn’t exactly the usual […]

Manhattan gallery brings Calder Crags and Vanuatu Totems together again

Venus Over Manhattan has created an exhibition of works, that on the surface, seem quite the juxtaposition. Visitors find works by Alexander Calder situated right next to totems and figures from Vanuatu, a Pacific nation of around 80 islands, in ‘Calder Crags and Vanuatu Totems from the Collection of Wayne Heathcote.’ However, upon closer inspection, […]

Steve Martin’s collection of Indigenous Australian painters on show at Gagosian

Recently, the Gagosian opened an exhibition highlighting works by ten major Indigenous Australian painters titled ‘Desert Painters of Australia.’ The works, which span three generations of artists from the Central and Western Desert regions of Australia, belong primarily to American actor and comedian Steve Martin and his wife Anne Stringfield.     Martin bought his […]

The Seeds of Nanette- Hannah Gadsby’s Failed Retirement

When stand-up comedians and their specials make international headlines, more oft than not lately it’s been due to regressive opinions and disturbing actions coming to light. This is one of the biggest reasons why Hannah Gadsby’s comedy special Nanette came as such a surprise to me, as I saw it appear in every corner of […]

“Come out of the cupboard, you boys and girls” (The Clash)

London is still getting high on its tendency to be provocative. This rather British inclination has always been apparent but the cutting edge of such a position gets a bit duller when it becomes a fashionable ideological label, a cool pin to wear on one’s good conscience. It’s rare not to find an obvious highly […]

Through the window

A work of art is invariably a chunk of the world, whether real or “imagined”, carved out according to a form. And what better form could there be to frame the world than a window? At the invitation of young curator Henri Guette, 12 artists took a well-known window: the one designed by Mallet-Stevens for […]

Painting Empathy: Jordan Casteel’s “Returning the Gaze” Exhibition

The Denver Art Museum welcomes home an acclaimed local artist striving for social justice causes, and diversity in portraiture. Returning the Gaze is Jordan Casteel’s first major museum exhibition; it includes 30 paintings ranging from 2014 – 2018. Through these larger-than-life artworks, the artist portrays people in her community and unsung heroes of color. The […]

Major gift supports the BMA in their endeavour to represent artists of colour and female artists

In a press release on February 8th, the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) announced that Eddie C. and C. Sylvia Brown, philanthropist based in the city, had gifted the museum with $3.5 million. The contribution is specifically meant to aid the BMA’s chief curator position and underscores the couple’s ongoing dedication to the development of […]

SFMoMA to Sell 1960 Rothko to Help Diversify its Collection

At a time when museums and institutions around the world are actively seeking to diversify their collections, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has announced plans to sell a major work by Mark Rothko to “address art historical gaps” like works by female artists and artists of color. Rothko’s “Untitled” (1960), has been in […]