Tag: Politics

Why Did the Firm Behind the Trump-Russia Dossier Implicate Art Collector Dmitry Rybolovlev in Its Testimony?

Some art world observers were surprised to see the name of Russian billionaire art collector Dmitry Rybolovlev pop up in the ongoing investigation into President Donald Trump’s ties to Russia.…
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Signs of the Times: Museums Are Collecting Protest Posters From the 2018 Women’s March

A year into the presidency of Donald Trump, the resistance movement is still proving strong as thousands gathered across the country this past Saturday for the second Women’s March. Of…
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NYC Decides Not to Tear Down Controversial Monuments—But Will Add Historical Markers Instead

When it comes to tearing down controversial monuments, count New York City out. After months of consideration and debate, the Mayoral Advisory Commission on City Art, Monuments, and Markers has decided…
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Here’s How Nan Goldin Plans to Hold the Sackler Family Accountable for the Opioid Crisis

After spending the past year in treatment for her addiction to OxyContin, the photographer Nan Goldin is launching a campaign targeting the Sacklers, the family of art philanthropists who have…
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Tara Subkoff and Selma Blair on Their Emotional Performance About Sexual Harassment—Plus an Exclusive Video

On the rooftop of the Miami Beach Edition hotel earlier this month, the actress and artist Tara Subkoff staged a spellbinding performance, rife with emotion, in response to the torrent…
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An Artist Painted a Mural Honoring Jailed Dissident Liu Xiaobo at a Biennale in China. Then He Was Arrested.

Friday’s opening festivities for the Shenzhen-Hong Kong Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture were marred by the arrest of Chinese-French artist Hu Jiamin and his wife, Marine Brossard, according to news reports. The artist had…
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More Artists Join Candice Breitz’s Creative Protest of Museum’s Link to Abusive Refugee Camps

Following a bold statement from South African artist Candice Breitz, protests are escalating at Australia’s National Gallery of Victoria, where the NGV Triennial opened today. The museum is being taken to task for its…
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Candice Breitz Renames Venice Biennale Commission to Protest Mistreatment of Refugees

When South African artist Candice Breitz‘s work Love Story goes on view at the National Gallery of Victoria this week, it will have a new name: Wilson Must Go. Breitz is rechristening the seven-channel video piece—which…
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Art Parade Against the Patriarchy Crashes Art Basel Miami Beach, Targeting the President

Three weeks ago, artist Michele Pred had an idea. As the international art world gathered in Miami for Art Basel in Miami Beach, she would hold a Parade Against Patriarchy,…
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Death Threats, Intimidation, Censorship: Inside the Far Right’s Assault on Brazil’s Art Scene

Last week, curator Gaudêncio Fidélis appeared before the senate in Brazil’s capital to face allegations of “mistreatment of children and teenagers.” His offense: Organizing “Queermuseum: Cartographies of Difference in Brazilian…
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