We love to play the “what if” game. You know, “What if Sonia Delauney had been an architect?,” “What if Plato was an art critic?,” or “What if Picasso made gifs?” But our latest series of historical possibilities that never came to pass was sparked by Histagrams and their fascination with Instagram in the hands of historic figures. While they included two art-related ’grams in their list (posted above), we thought it needed more, especially modern and contemporary artists. Enjoy.
I inserted the text from five press releases into DALL-E and this is what it churned out.
As protests rage across the country following the death of Mahsa (Zhina) Amini, Iranian and Kurdish artists are creating work in support of freedom.
Artists reflect on histories of oppressive power structures in Brazil in this exhibition at the Visual Arts Center at the University of Texas at Austin.
In the shadow of a planned $150 million cultural center designed by Frank Gehry, a number of grassroots arts organizations are thriving in the predominantly Latino region.
Union members called for salary increases and pledged to hold the museum accountable to “its lip-service to social justice.”
The museum offered some workers the option to forgo pay raises in exchange for keeping their jobs, union members told Hyperallergic.
“What does it mean to arrive from a country with a fascist regime?” asks Russian dissident artist Victoria Lomasko.
Funding options at UB include full-tuition scholarships for MFA students, the Arthur A. Schomburg Fellowship Program, and additional opportunities for MA students.
In the wake of Mahsa Amini’s death at the hands of “morality police,” artists and filmmakers across the world are voicing their support for protesters in Iran.
The 200-year-old instrument, housed in the Library of Congress, has not been played by anyone else until now.
Though roiled by antisemitism allegations, 738,000 people attended, a modest 17% decline from the previous, pre-pandemic edition.