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Artist Highlight: Simone Leigh, artists, advocate, and the 2018 Hugo Boss Prize winner

‘I’ve been thinking about the labour of black women, what forms of knowledge they carry, what kinds of labour they are involved in that’s not valued. The strategy of doing things underground, doing things secretly, became necessary, because being public was often lethal.’ This quote from the Guggenheim’s video highlighting the 2018 Hugo Boss Prize […]

New York City commits $43.9 million to cultural programming in record-breaking budget

The common tone in a press release from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) on 23 October is that of optimism and support for the arts. ‘When the arts thrive, New York thrives’ was the sentiments of Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen. Her thoughts were echoed by a number of other officials and Council Members […]