Dozens of protesters blocked entry to the gallery for guests of the ceremony, linking arms and chaining themselves to the gallery gates. Guests were forced to climb over the wall with the assistance of security in order to enter the gallery.
Artists in postcolonial Casablanca created a specifically Moroccan form of Modernism, merging the influences of Pop art and Hard-edge painting with the rich tradition of abstraction in Berber craft and architecture.
During the event, speakers called for the repatriation of objects acquired through colonialism and an end to sponsorship from the oil company BP.
Around 100 activists, led by Extinction Rebellion, rode around the city on bikes as part of the “Critical Swarm,” and then collapsed in front of the Tate Modern to symbolize the death of bee colonies.
Beginning on April 15, activist group Extinction Rebellion has staged protests and acts of civil disobedience in central London locations, leading to over 1,000 arrests.
Attia links seemingly disparate things and gives them new meanings by mining history, politics, literature, religion, art, anthropology, and medicine to find echoes everywhere.
Unlike its Western iteration, Dadaism in early twentieth century Russia was closely allied to political revolution.
The judge ruled that the group should be classified as “workers,” a role which entitles people to more rights than freelance contractors but fewer than full-time “employees.”
Mapping Modernisms points us to the unequal way in which Western Modernist art histories characterize influence between cultures.
Over 100 protesters showed up to campaign for the rights of outsourced security staff.
Performance troupe BP or Not BP? organized a “Stolen Goods Tour” at the British Museum, where activists of Australian Aboriginal, Iraqi, Hawaiian, Māori, and Greek Cypriot heritage called for the repatriation of looted artifacts in the museum’s collection.
The 2018 edition of the provocative prize is dedicated to digital art, exploring queer identity, racial violence, and the Israel-Palestine conflict through video art.