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How Artists Reimagine Our Relationship With Death

As an artist-curator whose practice is focused on death and dying, I’m deeply invested in the work of my peers. Many of us share an ongoing process of reclaiming our cultural traditions, language, and social permissions of grief, mourning, and memorialization from their taboos and industrialized systems. In a social atmosphere where death is primarily […]

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10 Shows to See in Los Angeles This March

Just as LA celebrates its annual fair week, the pinnacle of the commercial art ecosystem, several shows across the city take a different approach, offering alternative creative visions and celebrating the abject, the margins, the forgotten. Dorian Wood turns the daily stream of injustices and inequalities into ghoulish delights, while Raul Baltazar sends up colonizers

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Three Modernist Women Who Reclaimed the Nude

Émilie Charmy, “Autoportrait au peignoir ouvert” (Self-Portrait in an Open Dressing Gown) (c. 1916–18), oil on canvas, Fralin Museum, University of Virginia (© ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2023) unknown Émilie Charmy, “Autoportrait au peignoir ouvert” (Self-Portrait in an Open Dressing Gown) (c. 1916–18), oil on canvas, Fralin Museum, University of Virginia (© ADAGP, Paris

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Houston University Cancels Artist’s Talk After Anti-Abortion Group Complaints

The University of Houston canceled a scheduled artist talk and opening celebration for a public art exhibition in light of protest threats from an anti-abortion lobbying group that called one of the works a “Satanic abortion idol.” Pakistani-American artist Shahzia Sikander was meant to speak at the school on Wednesday, February 28, about the temporary

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Pink Dolphins Bear Witness to the Amazon’s Destruction

In a curatorial coincidence, three current exhibitions across lower Manhattan are addressing the ecological devastation of the Amazon, raising awareness of historic and present-day extractive practices, as well as their dire consequences. Richard Mosse: Broken Spectre at Jack Shainman Gallery, Emilija Škarnulytė: Æqualia, and Adrián Balseca: Routing Rubber, the latter two at Canal Projects, all

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Lunar New Year Parade Calls Out Displacement in Chinatown and Palestine

Every year, Lower Manhattan’s Chinatown hosts the city’s biggest celebration of the Lunar New Year in an elaborate parade that weaves its way through the historic New York neighborhood, abound with intricate performances, brightly colored confetti, and traditional puppets. The Year of the Dragon parade held yesterday, February 25 brought attention to global and local

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America Ferrera to Play Cuban Artist Ana Mendieta in New Series

America Ferrera (photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images) Getty Images America Ferrera, known for her roles in Barbie (2023) and the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants films and as the titular character in the television series Ugly Betty (2006–2010), will not only star as the late Ana Mendieta but also executive produce a limited-series adaptation about

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German Film Festival Hacked With Pro-Palestine Posts

Unidentified hackers reportedly accessed the Berlin International Film Festival’s (Berlinale) Instagram account and posted infographics calling for a ceasefire in Gaza. Though the organization immediately deleted the posts and published a notice disavowing the statement, screenshots had already gone viral on social media, adding fuel to the festival’s controversy as several German officials have publicly

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