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Amid uncertainty, there are few things we at Hyperallergic find more comforting than art and culture. Like many around the world, we’re hunkering down at home with our favorite books in an effort to flatten the curve.
Consequently, we’re happy to share that we will now be working with Bookshop to support our colleagues at small presses, wherever possible. This decision comes in response to an initiative led by Ugly Duckling Presse, a nonprofit publisher of poetry, translation, experimental nonfiction, and artist books based in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Together with a group of over 30 small presses, they recently issued a collective call for independent media outlets and book reviewers to “rethink [their] links” and help mitigate the damaging effects of linking book pages to tech behemoths like Amazon.
Unlike other services, Bookshop pledges about 75% of its profit margin to the publisher or bookstore it sources its materials from (significantly more than from Amazon). Bookshop also allows independent publishers like Hyperallergic to receive referral fees through affiliate links, which means you’ll also be supporting your favorite art publication in the process. Check out Hyperallergic’s page on Bookshop, which outlines what we’re reading and reviewing.
As Matvei Yankelevich, UDP’s founding editor reminds us, “This is a moment of deep global uncertainty, where we are all struggling for connection; one way we can meaningfully support each other is by strengthening the links between the independent media and small presses.”
Hakim Bishara has a full report on why independent book publishers are supporting Bookshop.
Archeologists can now prove the Vikings made landfall in the Americas hundreds of years before Columbus reached the Bahamas.
This week, the National Gallery of Art finally acquired a major work by Faith Ringgold, the director of The Velvet Underground talks film, North America’s Hindu Nationalist problem, canceling legacy admissions, and more.
No Vacancy, curated by Jody Graf, will be on view from October 26 through November 8 at the school’s Kellen Gallery in New York City.
Sculptures of Oaxacan alebrijes, envisioned as guardians of the nation’s immigrant community, and catrinas, Day of the Dead skeletons, are now at Rockefeller Center.
“I am trying to keep the immediacy of my emotional experience while I’m painting.”
Art by Athena LaTocha, Wendy Red Star, Marianne Nicolson, Anita Fields, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith & Neal Ambrose-Smith, and more is on view through January 2022.
The intention behind the seemingly bizarre combination was, according to Attie, “to give visual form to the shared American and Brazilian reality of nationalistic divisions that defines our political present.”
Nowhere in the museums’ advertising blitzkrieg for the performance were we told to bring our wildfire-season masks as well as our covid masks, and covid masks don’t prevent smoke inhalation.