From March 1 to 21, watch online screenings hosted by the Smithsonian American Art Museum and attend weekly conversations with the artists and museum curators.
Following Peaceful Protest, Cuban State Security Traps Artists in Apartment
Seven of them have been on hunger strike for more than 140 hours after police intercepted attempts by a neighbor to drop off food and supplies.
50 Artists Step Into the Role of President
Constance Hockaday invited 50 artists, including Miranda July, Mel Chin, and Coco Fusco, to deliver a five-minute presidential address.
Coco Fusco Casts Trump as a Heartless Tin Man
Contentious relations between the United States and China underscore the display of Fusco’s “Tin Man of the Twenty-First Century” at the Anren Biennale in China’s Sichuan province.
Artist Coco Fusco Denied Entry Into Cuba Ahead of Havana Biennial
“I am sure that this is due to my writings on Cuban art and cultural politics, and my steadfast support for the artists-led movement in Cuba against Decree 349,” the artist wrote in a statement today.
How the Art World, and Art Schools, Are Ripe for Sexual Abuse
The art world is structured in a way that enables abuses, and the problem is especially acute at art schools.
Cuba’s Longest Running Independent Gallery to Launch Workshops on Art Outside Official Culture
Sandra Ceballos and Coco Fusco will create a series of workshops and educational programs exploring trends and developments in Cuban art beyond state-sponsored culture.
Protesters Demand MoMA Drop Trump Advisor from Its Board
Dozens of protesters are demanding MoMA remove the CEO of BlackRock from their board because of his ties to the Trump administration.
Parsing a Would-Be Canon of Recent Artists’ Writings
The new book Social Medium: Artists Writing, 2000–2015 over-relies on art institutions to vet a very uneven selection of writings by 75 artists.
A $2.5 Million Statue Casts a Long Shadow on the Bronx Museum’s Cuban Initiatives
Sometime early next year, a monumental sculpture of the Cuban writer and national hero José Martí is expected to rise on Havana’s busy Paseo del Prado.
Liveblogging ‘The Artist as Debtor’ Conference
We’re at Cooper Union today to liveblog the ‘The Artist as Debtor: A Conference about the Work of Artists in the Age of Speculative Capitalism’ event.
Accounting for Artists’ Debt
On Friday, January 23, some of the most progressive thinkers on the topic of the financial realities facing artists will be convening in the Great Hall of Manhattan’s Cooper Union university to explore a topic largely ignored in the art world, the artist as debtor.