Your list of must-see, fun, insightful, and very New York art events this month, including Morgan Bassichis, Kazuko Miyamoto, Frida Orupabo, and more.
Cassie Packard is a Brooklyn-based art writer. (cassiepackard.com)
Antiquities Expert Calls on Getty Museum to Repatriate Ancient Artwork
A researcher is calling on the LA museum to return the fresco fragment, claiming it was linked to Robert E. Hecht Jr., who was accused of trafficking in looted art.
Crypto Advocates Celebrate Quashing of EU’s “De Facto Bitcoin Ban”
The European Parliament has voted against a provision limiting energy-extensive mining mechanisms, which was seen as a threat to the crypto industry.
Losing Ourselves in Liz Larner’s Shapeshifting Sculpture
By approaching sculpture as an open-ended experience of embodiment, Larner provokes us to repeatedly lose and locate ourselves in her work.
An Artist Welcomes You With the Tools of Play Therapy
Mimi Park’s artwork is about the DIY creation and sustenance of an open-ended, experimental ecosystem, a non-hierarchical space of aimless exploratory interactions — in short, play.
Fragmentation as a Queer Artistic Strategy
What becomes of the body in the work of artists who challenge cisheteronormative frameworks?
Elizabeth Glaessner’s Wonderfully Weird Menagerie
The notion of stories, bodies, and selves that change incrementally and radically as they repeat pervades the mesmerizing world of Glaessner’s Phantom Tail.
Smithsonian Announces Landmark Decision to Repatriate Benin Bronzes
The institution says it will return most of the 39 artifacts in its collection to Nigeria for eventual display at the Benin City National Museum.
Mexican Activists Swap Museum Audio Guides to Demand Repatriation of Ancient Headdress
Aided by local youth, they sneaked their alternative audio guides into the Weltmuseum in Vienna.
Your Concise New York Art Guide for March 2022
Your list of must-see, fun, insightful, and very New York art events this month, including Kia LaBeija, Tenet, Hassan Sharif, and more.
Illegally Trafficked Djenné Figurines in Boston Museum Will Return to Mali
The two terracotta works were missing essential paperwork and “raised red flags immediately,” the museum’s provenance curator told Hyperallergic.
Your Concise New York Art Guide for February 2022
Your list of must-see, fun, insightful, and very New York art events this month, including Sadie Barnette, Faith Ringgold, and more.