This week’s conversations focus on the new push by immigrant advocates in the art world to educate New York city arts organizations about immigrant communities and the precarious situations many face. The conversation is part of a larger one going on in society, particularly after the emergence of the Trump administration’s escalating anti-immigrant rhetoric. It also raises questions about cultural institutions and their role in a growing sanctuary movement. I interview Abou Farman, artist and anthropologist at the New School, and Raquel de Anda, director of public engagement at No Longer Empty.
Then I invite Hyperallergic staff writer Zachary Small to tell us about the latest news in the #MeToo movement, particularly in light of the case of New York University professor Avital Ronell, who was found responsible for sexual harassment and was suspended for the 2018–19 academic year. Small interviews Emma Sulkowicz, who many people suggest helped kick off the movement with their widely publicized “Mattress Performance (Carry That Weight)” (2014–2015) performance.
A special thanks to Newborn Huskies for the music to this week’s episode. You can listen to that and more at newbornhuskies.bandcamp.com and on other streaming services.
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The Tweet comparing an ominous screen capture from the Tucker Carlson Show to one of Holzer’s Truisms is being sold as an NFT to benefit crucial organizations in the wake of the Supreme Court decision.
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On the day of the Supreme Court’s decision to undo 50 years of constitutional rights to abortion, artist Elana Mann’s “protest rattles” feel especially poignant and urgent.
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Since antiquity, women’s eyebrows have been sites of intense scrutiny, constantly shifting between trend cycles.
A landmark show of 30 artists at Jeffrey Deitch gallery in New York keeps the category of Asian figuration open-ended.
Contemporary Black-Indigenous women artists Rodslen Brown, Joelle Joyner, Moira Pernambuco, Paige Pettibon, Monica Rickert-Bolter, and Storme Webber are featured in this digital exhibition.
Hall makes no attempt to entice the viewer to begin looking and to look again, letting her methodical craft compel viewers to reflect upon their experience.
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A new project by Columbia’s Queer Students of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation explores queer histories that have been suppressed by gentrification and urban development.