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Faith Ringgold Painting Covers Artforum, Inside Kerry James Marshall Writes About 'Black Artists in Unexpected Places'

Faith Ringgold Painting Covers Artforum, Inside Kerry James Marshall Writes About ‘Black Artists in Unexpected Places’

  PICASSO’S “GUERNICA” (1937) is admired and respected by many artists, including Kerry James Marshall and Faith Ringgold. In 1980, Marshall’s first trip to New York—and first flight on an airplane—was made expressly to see the grand work on loan from Spain at the Museum of Modern Art. Ringgold has described “Guernica” as her favorite...
New Artforum Editor Describes Kia LaBeija as 'An Artist I Immediately Needed Know'

New Artforum Editor Describes Kia LaBeija as ‘An Artist I Immediately Needed Know’

  AN AMAZING PHOTOGRAPHIC SELF-PORTRAIT by Kia LaBeija covers the January issue of Artforum. LaBeija is a young African American artist who describes her practice as exploring “her personal narrative and the relationship between space, trauma, and the female body.” David Velasco, the new editor of Artforum, says he saw LaBeija’s work for the first...
Artforum: Thomas J. Lax Previews Chris Ofili's Fall Exhibition

Artforum: Thomas J. Lax Previews Chris Ofili’s Fall Exhibition

  ONE OF FALL’S MOST ANTICIPATED MUSEUM SHOWS is “Night and Day,” Chris Ofili’s forthcoming exhibition at the New Museum on Oct. 29. His first solo museum show in the United States will be presented on all three gallery floors and survey his entire career. Exploring race and gender issues through cultural and historical references,...