In protest of femicide, the artists painted over portraits of all-male historical figures hanging in the National Human Rights Commission.
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An Ode to the Raised Fist Emoji
The international gesture has almost always signified some variation of solidarity and power to the people.
In Mexico City, Art Collective Paints Names of Femicide Victims on Streets
The names, painted on International Women’s Day, were scrubbed away around 24 hours later.
A Major Art Symposium Goes Awry in Mexico City
In late July, a newspaper reported that the 14th edition of Mexico City’s revered SITAC contemporary art symposium had been cancelled, but it’s more complicated.
Mural or Billboard? The Dispute Over a Shepard Fairey in Brooklyn Heads Back to Court
In 2014, the renowned street artist created a mural in Williamsburg that was very similar to a record cover he designed for Interpol. The resulting legal dispute recently spawned its third appeal.
Victims of a Jerusalem Bombing Want to Seize Artifacts from a Chicago Museum as Damages
The Supreme Court will decide whether the victims of the 1997 bombing can seize artifacts from the Oriental Institute that belong to Iran, which supported the terrorist organization responsible for the attack.
In Chicago, a Case Study in the Ethics of Cultural Philanthropy
Last Friday the Black Star Project, an organization that works to eliminate the racial achievement gap in Chicago, hosted a “Children’s March on the MacArthur Foundation” in front of the foundation’s headquarters in the city.