After Divya Mehra uncovered the colonial history behind a misidentified 18th-century statue, the Mackenzie Art Gallery repatriated it and acquired Mehra’s work about the figure in its stead.
Divya Mehra offers a complex view of race and identity that supplants the myth of a monolithic Other.
Adobe Flash has the reached the end of its life. Artists and digital archivists share thoughts regarding its demise and what open source tools are accessible to archive old Flash-based works.
Also, an Ohio Arts Council leader resigned after incendiary comments on the 2020 election came to light, and more.
Plus, the New Orleans Museum receives over 1,300 photographs, and the Pallant House Gallery acquires six works by Young British Artists.
Anti-ICE activists run into trouble at the Statue of Liberty, ominous “hunger stones” appear amidst European drought, and an unlucky visitor falls into Anish Kapoor’s “Descent into Limbo.”
Also, philanthropist MacKenzie Scott will distribute $2.7 billion to 286 organizations, and more.
Also, California studies showed that the state lost over 175,000 creative jobs in 2020, and more.
An open letter by curators Natalia Viera and Patrick Jaojoco outlines a series of demands that would steer the city’s expense budget “away from the NYPD, and towards social and civic services and education programs.”
This week, the lack of Black board members at LA arts organizations, how a stolen Magritte painting may have funded terrorism, the NFT funhouse mirror, the Tulsa Race Massacre, and more.
From the socially progressive prints of Sister Corita to the first major gay publication in the US.
This week in art news: the UK’s arts minister placed an export bar on one of Dalí’s lobster telephones, theorist Julia Kristeva was accused of having been a Soviet-era spy, and a decade-long restoration of Tutankhamen’s tomb came close to completion.