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John Akomfrah Wins Artes Mundi, UK's Top Prize for International Contemporary Art

John Akomfrah Wins Artes Mundi, UK’s Top Prize for International Contemporary Art

    AFTER MAKING A SHORT LIST of six artists from around the world vying for the UK’s top prize for international contemporary artists, John Akomfrah has won the Artes Mundi 7. Exploring the historic arc of migration, Akomfrah’s work is particularly pertinent given the migration issues and refugee crisis—and surrounding humanitarian concerns and political...
Art Strike Calls for Cultural Institutions to Close on Inauguration Day to Combat Normalization of President-Elect

Art Strike Calls for Cultural Institutions to Close on Inauguration Day to Combat Normalization of President-Elect

Embed from Getty Images   This post has been updated.   ARTISTS, CURATORS, AND CRITICS are planning an Art Strike on Inauguration Day. The J20 Art Strike calls for a day of “noncompliance,” no work, no school, no business. The organizers are entreating museums, galleries, theaters, concert halls, studios, nonprofits, and art schools to close...
Painter Stanley Whitney: 'I Don't Have a Theory About Color'

Painter Stanley Whitney: ‘I Don’t Have a Theory About Color’

In the Studio with Stanley Whitney, May 2016 | Video by Lisson Gallery   WROUGHT WITH IMPROVISATION and experimentation, when it comes to color, Stanley Whitney‘s bold canvases are defined by an ordered approach to composition. Following a spate of 2015 exhibitions, including “Dance the Orange,” a critically recognized solo show at the Studio Museum...