Current Visual Arts News


January 2, 2018

Eco-feminist Artist Sujata Tibrewala to tell a growing woman’s story at Life Force Art’s (Chicago) next exhibit opening on February 3rd


The art exhibit opening on Feb 3rd “Passion and Vision: The Skills of Youth Artists!” at Life Force Arts, Chicago, is about representation of the spirit of youth artists. Eco-feminist artist Sujata Tibrewala is exhibiting her artwork here which tells a story of how growing up in a patriarchal culture effects a female spirit.


Woman with a Camera, exhibition at MCA Chicago (blog)

An exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago … "Woman with a Camera" is a narrative of the art of photography by famous international women artists. Until January 14.


From Studio to Factory: Is Overproduction the Greatest Threat to the Market for Contemporary Art?

artnet News

In an excerpt from her new book, Dark Side of the Boom, Georgina Adam visits some of the world's most productive artists.


A New Website Profiles Pioneering Female Architects


The recently launched online portal features profiles of 50 women born before 1940 who made significant contributions to architecture in the US.


Researching Queer Archives from the Former Eastern Bloc


Karol Radziszewski began his art publication DIK Fagazine in 2005, and has since delved into the little-known queer archives of former Soviet Union countries.



January 1, 2018

The Man Helping Dubai Pivot from Oil to Art


Abdelmonem Bin Eisa Alserkal, the property developer and patron behind Dubai’s gallery district, Alserkal Avenue. … But Dubai as a whole still has a way to go before rivaling the world's major art hubs. Knotzer estimates the number of “significant” collectors based in town at “about 10.”


Walid Raad’s Playful and Dead-Serious Experiments with History


Raad’s latest exhibition in Beirut explores history, archives, and reality with his signature inscrutability and dry humor.


10 Countries Where Art Was Censored in 2017


From a show of queer art shut down in Brazil to a painting removed from an art fair in the United Arab Emirates, cultural censorship was rampant this year.


Milo Yiannopoulos’s Dumb Thoughts on Art Slashed in Heavily Edited Book Draft


A first draft of the far-right pundit’s unpublished manuscript recently emerged in legal documents, and his editor’s dismissive comments are delightful.


December 31, 2017

Separation wall graffiti: Art or occupation tourism?

Tourists trickle in and out of The Walled Off Hotel in this Palestinian city, crowding around Israel's separation wall to spray graffiti slogans, murals and their names onto a chain of concrete slabs.

To many Palestinians, a structure that has brought pain and suffering to their lives has become, for all practical purposes, a source of excitement and fantasy for tourists staying at the hotel.


Experts try to keep Georgia O'Keeffe paintings from fading

Winston-Salem Journal

Chemical reactions are gradually darkening many of Georgia O’Keeffe’s famously vibrant paintings, and art conservation experts are hoping new digital imaging tools can help them slow the damage.


Utah Teacher Fired After Allowing Kids to See Classical Artwork with Nudity

Patheos (blog)

Earlier this month, in Utah, Lincoln Elementary School art teacher Mateo Rueda wanted to show his sixth grade students examples of classical artwork that made use of color, so he directed everyone to a set of postcards that were part of a classroom set. … It turned out a few of those paintings … included nudity.

Rueda has since been fired on charges that he exposed the children to pornography.





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