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Born in 1926, the artist was confined to Japanese internment camps in California and Arkansas during World War II. There, she spent time drawing and was taught by internees who had worked as animators at Walt Disney Studios.
Her work, meditative in its repetition, gorgeous in its fine details, and masterly in its execution, is often likened to birds’ nests and her technique borrows from Mexican basket weaving.
Photographed by Dan Bradica and Laurence Cuneo, the sculptures will grace a set of 55¢ Forever stamps. The official date when the postage will become available for purchase has not yet been announced. The sheet also depicts a photograph of Asawa by Nat Farbman for a 1954 edition of Life magazine. Ethel Kessler served as art director and designer for the collection.
Another nod to beloved contemporary artists, just last year USPS released a brilliantly colored collection of Ellsworth Kelly stamps.
New works by one of Bangladesh’s most prominent photojournalists, writers, and activists are on view at the Chicago art space through November 27.
Council often uses humor as a political tool to expose systems of power and inequality in a society in which even death carries a high price tag.
An exhibition at the San Francisco Opera House pairs the work of incarcerated artists with Beethoven’s story of unjust imprisonment.
Many works take disruption and repetition as their themes, and many artists resurface in different sections, creating multiple affinities.
Hear from Holly Jean Buck, Carolina Caycedo and David de Rozas, Simon Denny, Elizabeth Hoover, Renee Kemp-Rotan, Joseph Kunkel, and more at this free public event.
In Cooking with Paris, Hilton capitalizes on her portrayal of being a competent woman, while highlighting its anachronism through her absurd performance. Rosler manipulates the camera in the same way.
EFA Open Studios offers a portal into the creative habitats of over 65 artists working in Manhattan’s longest-running studio program, including Dannielle Tegeder, Wafaa Bilal, Cui Fei, and Anina Major.
A man says Blue Bayou took details of his life without his permission. Several women who appear in the documentary Sabaya say they did not consent to be filmed. How can filmmakers avoid these ethical pitfalls?
Ursula Biemann, Nicolas Bourriaud, and others said they will no longer participate in the event.
There is an official ban against the public mourning of Tiananmen Square victims in Hong Kong and mainland China.