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Statue by Vinnie Bagwell to replace controversial monument in Central Park

Earlier this year in April, New York City made the choice to remove a statue honouring J. Marion Sims, the 19th century doctor sometimes called the ‘father of modern gynaecology.’ Sims made his mark on the medical world at the cost of enslaved black women who were experimented on, sometimes in death, without consent. The […]

Sculpture by Simone Leigh inaugurates the High Line’s newest extension

New York City’s High Line celebrated the most recent addition to the innovative public park on June 4th called the Spur. With the inauguration of the addition, the High Line also welcomed visitors to see a new sculptural commission by artist Simone Leigh called Brick House. Leigh’s sculpture, a stunning bronze-cast bust of a black […]

‘Hilma af Klint’ retrospective break attendance record

The Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future exhibition, which began on October 12th, at the Guggenheim Museum in New York has been a wildly popular show and now, the numbers are proving it. A few days before the exhibition wrapped up on April 23rd, the museum announced that Hilma af Klint had broken the […]

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 […]