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Georgian galleries unite for first Tbilisi Gallery Weekend in support of Ukraine

Georgian galleries unite for first Tbilisi Gallery Weekend in support of Ukraine

Thirteen commercial galleries and museums in the Georgian capital will hold the first Tbilisi Gallery Weekend (28-30 May) with proceeds going to help the war effort in Ukraine. The collaborative project, titled War Diaries, will see each space present works by Ukrainian artists that have been made since the Russian invasion. While all the works are reproductions, sent with special instructions from the artists...

London’s Royal College of Art—whose graduates include Tracey Emin and David Hockney—doubles size of its Battersea campus

London’s Royal College of Art—whose graduates include Tracey Emin and David Hockney—doubles size of its Battersea campus

The Royal College of Art (RCA) is today unveiling its £135m campus development in Battersea, south-west London. It is designed by Herzog & de Meuron, the Basel-based architects who were responsible for Tate Modern’s 2016 extension. Both buildings share similar textured brickwork on their facades.The UK Treasury made an unusually large £54m “matching” grant, which encouraged private donors. Most important was a £15m donation...

London’s Elizabeth Line finally opens—we take a look at the ambitious art commissions across the train stations of the £19bn project

London’s Elizabeth Line finally opens—we take a look at the ambitious art commissions across the train stations of the £19bn project

Nearly four years late and costing around £19bn, London’s east-west Crossrail project is at last (almost completely) open for business. Now known as the Elizabeth Line in honour of HM’s platinum jubilee, it is a major feat of engineering, boring down through the centre of London to link Heathrow Airport and Reading in Berkshire in the west to Abbey Wood in south-east London and...

Faith Ringgold Makes Time’s 100 Influential People of the Year List – ARTnews.com

Faith Ringgold Makes Time’s 100 Influential People of the Year List – ARTnews.com

Time magazine released its list of the 100 “most influential” people of 2022 on Monday and this year’s edition featured notable artists alongside the usual suspects of politicians and zeitgeisty celebrities. Artist-activists Nan Goldin and Faith Ringgold were featured on the list along with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, actress Michelle Yeoh, and writer Sally Rooney. Like always, the roundup is divided into categories of artists,...

Paula Cooper Presents Walid Raad’s Latest Fictionalized Histories – ARTnews.com

Paula Cooper Presents Walid Raad’s Latest Fictionalized Histories – ARTnews.com

In an imagined account of Lebanese historians flocking to Beirut’s hippodrome to gamble on horse racing during the civil war, Walid Raad’s recurring, alter-egoic academic character Dr. Fadl Fakhouri annotates several images of horses at the finish line, recording “the race’s distance and duration, the winning time of the winning horse, calculations of averages, the historians’ initials with their respective bets, the time discrepancy...

Is It Time to Throw Out the Term ‘Muse’? – ARTnews.com

Is It Time to Throw Out the Term ‘Muse’? – ARTnews.com

During the early 20th century, the Milanese heiress Marchesa Luisa Casati dyed her hair a bold shade of red, dropped Belladonna into her eyes to widen her pupils, and exuded a devil-may-care charm, bewitching anyone who came into her orbit. Artists Man Ray, Giacomo Balla, and Kees van Dongen were among the famed modernists who came under her spell. But it was a woman...

Who Is Gordon Parks, Photographer Who Chronicled African American Life? – ARTnews.com

Who Is Gordon Parks, Photographer Who Chronicled African American Life? – ARTnews.com

To call Gordon Parks (1912–2006) a Renaissance man would be a massive understatement. A photographer, filmmaker, writer, musician/composer, and painter, Parks enjoyed an extraordinary career that landed him everywhere from Hollywood to the front lines for the battle over Civil Rights. Parks was a freelancer for Glamour and Ebony before becoming the first black staff photographer at Life magazine in 1948; later, he shot...

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