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UPDATE, Sunday, December 4, 4:12pm ET: The Army Corp. of Engineers has announced that they will not approve the permits required for the current Dakota Access Pipeline.
— Medea Benjamin (@medeabenjamin) December 5, 2016
— ChuckModi (@ChuckModi1) December 4, 2016
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The controversial pipeline was originally planned to cross the Missouri north of Bismarck, North Dakota’s capital, but the city protested for fear that it would contaminate their water supply. The pipeline was pushed down river right by the Standing Rock Reservation, which is one of the largest Native American reservations in the United States.
In the Oceti Sakowin Camp, the largest of the three camps, is a prominent art tent area. Dozens of artists and volunteers are silkscreening and producing work. Among those artists is Cannupa Hanska Luger, who grew up on Standing Rock. I spoke to him, along with three of his artist friends (Jesse Hazelip, Raven Chacon, and Dylan McLaughlin), who have joined him here at this request. We are presenting the raw, roughcut version of that roundtable interview with all four artists here because we wanted the artists to be able to share their thoughts in full.
Just hours after my interview with the artists on Friday, November 25, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s Chairman, Dave Archambault II, announced that the US Army Corp of Engineers would be closing public access to the camp. Two days later the US Army Corp of Engineers clarified its stance to a North Dakota television station and declared that: “Those who remain will be considered unauthorized and may be subject to citation under federal, state, or local laws.” Then on Wednesday, North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple ordered the expulsion of thousands of Native American and environmental activists camped on federal property near the oil pipeline project. And now hundreds of veterans are arriving at the camps to act as human shields for the protesters.
President-elect Trump, who has an investment in the company behind the project, has come out to say he supports the pipeline. The situation continues to be precarious and there is a great deal of uncertainty about what will come next.
Nothing is more boring than reducing Italian American identity into stereotypes, and artist John Avelutto avoids them by playing with them through his wide-ranging aesthetic appetite.
“A Fountain for Survivors” is a protective, pink cocoon in New York City’s busiest district.
Presented by Japan Society and the Agency for Cultural Affairs in association with the Visual Industry Promotion Organization (VIPO), this hybrid film series continues through December 23.
75% of NFTs sell for an average of $15, study says.
Online, people are calling the courtroom drawing of Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged accomplice “creepy” and “horrific.”
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It is one thing to be a visionary and another to be one whose work holds your attention for a sustained period of time.
This affordable, interdisciplinary program with excellent facilities and private studios offers in-person instruction for 2022.
Regardless of which way the camera is pointing, Wearing shows a lively — and altogether merciless — interest in how people choose to tell their own stories.
Feldschuh understands that the actions and interactions of particles can be formulated mathematically but not illustrated visually.
Shellyne Rodriguez and Danielle De Jesus powerfully respond to the continued attacks on their neighborhoods with works that validate and uplift elements of everyday urban Latinx life that are usually devalued.