“These prints are perhaps my surrender to Shadow,” writes New Mexico-based artist Maja Ruznic.
Transcendental Painting Lives on in New Mexico and Beyond
The group of self-identified idealists, active until 1942, created nonrepresentational paintings of and from the creative imagination.
One Nation Under a Groove: Why We Danced in the Streets
Public protests once filled the same streets now transformed into block parties. Photojournalists captured the impromptu gatherings and spontaneous joy that emerged in the distinct style of each city.
Man Shot and Wounded During Demonstration Against Colonial Statue
Gunshots were fired outside of the Albuquerque Museum as members of a right-wing militia infiltrated an attempt to remove a statue of New Mexico’s colonial governor, Juan de Oñate.
A New Emergency Relief Grant for New Mexico Artists
As part of the Warhol Foundation’s $1.6 million relief efforts, 516 ARTS will use its Fulcrum Fund to support New Mexico artists whose incomes have been affected by the coronavirus.
World’s Largest Native American Art Forgery Ring Distributed $12M of Fakes
The US government attorney supports 18-month sentences and fines for the accused, but in many ways the damage is done, casting both real and fake Native American artworks into doubt.
Native Creators and Fans Converge at the First-Ever Indigenous Comic Con
The con gathered artists, writers, illustrators, and fans in one place to celebrate and discover contemporary Native nerd culture. It also served as a corrective.
Native American Students Fight to Remove Colonial Imagery from University of New Mexico
ALBUQUERQUE — Students and activists at the University of New Mexico have renewed an almost 50-year-old effort to abolish colonial imagery on campus, beginning with the school’s official seal.
Artist Mel Chin Proposes a Solar Currency for the Sahara
ALBUQUERQUE — Mel Chin’s “The Potential Project,” represented by an installation at 516 Arts, embodies the teetering ambiguities of “first world” philanthropy.
Public Art for a Desert City with No Inhabitants
Does a city with no residents need public art? Absolutely, according to University of New Mexico (UNM) adjunct professor Sherri Brueggemann, who first heard about the Center for Innovation, Testing, and Evaluation (CITE) plan last year.
Opening a Gallery in a Contemporary Art Desert
ALBUQUERQUE — Writer, curator, and (now) gallery owner Nancy Zastudil summarized her experience opening a commercial art gallery in Albuquerque with one Facebook post.