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The fragments constitute what the researchers say is the “earliest evidence of a graphic tradition among prehistoric hunter-gatherer populations.” As such, the finds help to illuminate the emergence of symbolic representation—a hallmark of modern human behavior.
Brooklyn-based artist/designer Roy Stanfield had an interesting comment on this news item, “Funny this is framed as graph design instead of art.” Very true, I wonder why.
… 15th-century leather-bound Quran, whose gold-flecked paper was given by the Ming emperor of China to Timur, one of the Mongol conquerors of the Middle East
Of course, AP decided to post a photo of a traditionally garbed Muslim, rather than a photo of a secular Muslim, which represents the vast majority of Muslims in America.
If you think that Detroit’s move is welcome by everyone, think again:
Most disturbing to [director Graham W.J.] Beal was a letter from a member who asked why the museum was “promoting godless Islam.”
“Nobody has said, ‘Why are you showing Native American art?’ I’ve never had that question in my whole career,” he said.
Here are some highlights:
- The Los Angeles County Museum of Art will unveil a blockbuster show titled, “Olmec: Masterworks of Ancient Mexico,” later this year (opening September 26, 2010) which includes the renowned monumental head basalt sculptures;
- The Getty Villa will open “The Aztec Pantheon and the Art of Empire” (March 24–July 5, 2010).
- At the UCLA campus, the Fowler Museum is staging “Fowler in Focus: X-Voto – The Retablo-Inspired Art of David Mecalco” (January 31–May 16, 2010);
- Autry National Center of the American West is mounting “Siqueiros in Los Angeles: Censorship Defied” (September 2010 – January 2011);
- Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, California, will exhibit “Manchuria: Peripheral Vision – A Felipe Ehrenberg Retrospective” (May 22 – August 15, 2010);
- Getty Research Institute will show “Obsidian Mirror-Travels” (November 16, 2010 – March 27, 2011);
- And the Museum of Latin American Art – Project Room will have two displays focusing on Mexican artists, “Mariana Castillo Deball” (June 17 – September, 12, 2010); and “Jorge Méndez Blake, All the Poetry Books” (September 23, 2010 – January 3, 2011).
The Christian Science Monitor reports that one of the major works on display at the Getty’s Aztec show is the Florentine Codex, which is:
… a detailed journal recording the various cultural traditions the Spaniards encountered and attempting to contextualize and explain them to European audiences.
“It’s a fascinating document,” says Ms. Lyons, who points out that this is the first time in 400 years that it has returned to this continent. “It helps enormously to understand that this took place during the High Renaissance in Europe,” at the same time that Europe itself was deeply involved in a backward look at its own Roman and Greek cultural traditions.
… [Young] viciously insulted Georgia, peed in a bowl, stripped, masturbated… and got into a shouting match with several people in the audience,” including Sagri—who left the room when Young began masturbating in front of her …
Art Fag City has more information and commentary:
- How Much Pee in Pan Will Prompt Museum Intervention?; and
- Brooklyn Is Burning Co-Curator Sarvia Jasso Responds.
And some commentary by Claudia La Rocco at WNYC’s Performance Club:
After Milan crammed its fashion week into several days to coincide with Anna Wintour’s visit, a group of protestors took to the Piazza Oberdan before Gucci’s show to demonstrate their discontent. Clad in bobbed wigs, sunglasses and t-shirts that said “I Will Only Stay 3 Days,” the ladies leered at press and buyers.
Ahh, the aesthetics of protest in the fashion world. Guess the art world isn’t the only place facing oodles of discontent these days.
Editor’s Note: This endorsement is part of a special edition that Hyperallergic published on the ongoing legal case to return the photos of Renty and Delia Taylor to their descendants. * * * Your Honour — On April 11, 2018, The New York Times published a report on the differential outcomes for maternal and infant…
he ownership of images has a long and nuanced legal history, which has evolved dramatically in recent years as cultural standards and photographic technologies have rapidly advanced
The show, which honors the 50th anniversary of an exhibition history once ignored, continues a series of projects documenting Wilmington’s contemporary art scene.
Renty and his daughter Delia. Renty was an enslaved African, kidnapped from the Congo, sold and forced into slave labor on the South Carolina plantation of B.F. Taylor
What is the relation between possessing a person, possessing their image, and dispossessing their progeny
As a scholar of African American history and photography whose work has focused on the status of violent images in museums and archives, I fully support the validity of Ms. Tamara Lanier’s claim and the amicus brief.
Two K-12 art teachers will each receive a $1,000 cash gift and an additional $500 to put toward classroom art supplies. Nominations are due October 31.
The daguerreotypes of Renty Taylor, Delia, Drana, Alfred, Jack, George Fassena, and Jem remained in an unused storage cabinet until 1975, when it was discovered by an employee of the Peabody Museum.
I am writing in support of the amicus curiae brief submitted by Professor Ariella Aïsha Azoulay of Brown University for the full restitution of the daguerreotypes of Renty Taylor and his daughter Delia, currently held by Harvard University, to their familial descendant, Tamara Lanier.
We cannot be indifferent to the long-lasting effects of photography. The photographs at the center of Lanier v. Harvard are relentless in making Renty and Delia Taylor work and perform as slaves. The pain inflicted on them has not ceased. Photography has the capacity to propagate harm, and we have the moral obligation to interrupt…