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During Frieze New York, Brazilian galleries showcase the range of artists from South America’s biggest country

The Brazilian multimedia artist Paulo Nazareth traveled from Minas Gerais to New York on foot in his durational performance a decade ago and washed the dirt from his tired feet with the water from the Hudson River—only to walk back to his homeland to complete his artistic mission, Noticias de America. Nezareth is back in New York this week to inaugurate the Brazilian gallery ...

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From Latinx artists to new takes on Surrealism, curator Marcela Guerrero’s favourite works at Frieze New York

Marcela Guerrero, an associate curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art, is spearheading two major exhibitions this year: No Existe Un Mundo Poshuracán: Puerto Rican Art in the Wake of Hurricane Maria and Martine Gutierrez: Supremacy. She was part of the team behind the seminal show Vida Americana: Mexican Muralists Remake American Art, 1925-1945 and as a curatorial fellow at the Hammer Museum ...

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In one of UK’s largest art commissioning programmes, 22 artists receive £2.5m to explore the impact of war

Artists such as Michael Rakowitz, Heather Phillipson and Cathy Wilkes will create ambitious new works for sites across the UK as part of one the largest art commissioning programmes seen in Britain. Twenty cultural organisations and 22 artists will take part in the latest phase of 14-18 NOW—the official UK arts programme for the First World War centenary—known as the IWM 14-18 NOW Legacy ...

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How Artists Resist “Representation” and Legibility – ARTnews.com

IN SANDRA MUJINGA’S VIDEO Worldview (2021), a chilly pastoral scene plays for eight hours across three framed screens. Are we looking through a window? A portal? Mujinga shot the footage at the innermost part of the Norwegian fjords at Gudvangen (from the Old Norse for “a god’s place near the water”), an area in the west of the country where archaeologists have uncovered pagan ...

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Artists, Activists Band Together to Tell Abortion Stories in New York – ARTnews.com

When Politico leaked a draft opinion from the Supreme Court which signaled that the Justices would be overturning Roe v Wade, there was little response from the art world and its institutions. Fairs held in New York last week, like NADA, TEFAF, and Independent, opened to the usual fanfare. But a much different mood was on display at an abortion-themed art event that was ...

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Artwey artists displaying work for Dorset Art Weeks

Colour and creativity will be promoted by local artists displaying work as part of Dorset Art Weeks. Some 50 artists from the community arts group - made up of Weymouth, Portland and Dorchester artists - will be taking part in the art extravaganza, which will be held across the county from May 14 to 29. They will be exhibiting their work through multi-artist group ...

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Legendary Women Artists Respond to Roe v. Wade Draft Opinion – ARTnews.com

This past January, artist Alicia Eggert erected a neon-sign reading “Our Bodies” outside of the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.. Inspired by Cuban artist Tania Bruguera’s 2019 call to “make art for the not yet and the yet to come,” the work proved prescient. On Monday night, Politico published a leaked draft Supreme Court majority opinion indicating that it was likely to overturn Roe v. ...

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Russian artist’s new exhibition decries war in Ukraine—and suggests Western art world enabled Putin

Unknown Russian artists have staged protests on live television or put on performances in front of the Kremlin. Today, their whereabouts are unknown. But how many famous Russian artists have protested Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine? One is, at least.Maxim Kantor was raised in Moscow but has since left Russia. He was educated at the Moscow State University of Printing Art and is a ...

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