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Carmen Ramos Appointed Chief Curator of National Gallery of Art
The National Gallery of Art (NGA) in Washington, DC, has named E. Carmen Ramos—currently acting chief curator and curator of Latinx art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum—as its chief curatorial

Katerina Gregos Named Artistic Director of National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens
Greek-born curator, writer, and art historian Katerina Gregos has been announced as the new artistic director of the National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST) in Athens. The twenty-year-old institution

Jovencio de la Paz
The fiber works in Jovencio de la Paz’s solo exhibition “Cumulative Shadow” are not as simple as they appear. For most of these pieces, de la Paz employed a computerized Thread Controller 2 loom and

Dil?ad Alada? and Eda Aslan
In 2015, forgoing any kind of public consultation, the Turkish government allocated the botanical garden of Istanbul University, a supposedly protected object of cultural heritage, to the Directorate

Rindon Johnson on the “The Law of Large Numbers” and the power of a name
Visitors to Rindon Johnson’s “The Law of Large Numbers: Our Bodies” at New York’s SculptureCenter (March 25–August 2, 2021) pass first under the drawn whole hide of a cow. On damp days, the skin

Yee I-Lann
“Borneo Heart” marks Yee I-Lann’s first solo exhibition in her hometown of Kota Kinabalu in the Malaysian state of Sabah. The artist’s practice is structured and sustained by acts of communality, as is

Willem de Rooij
In this compact but extraordinarily layered exhibition, Willem de Rooij poses unresolvable questions regarding the ethics and efficacy of appropriation, an art-historical tradition that has long informed

Ceija Stojka
Despite their vivid depictions of life and all its attributes—love, angst, curiosity, horror, and barbarism—Ceija Stojka’s paintings have a way of withdrawing from one’s gaze. The works seem to implode

Iyko Day on Asian hate through the prism of anti-Blackness
#STOPASIANHATE HAS BECOME a rallying cry in response to the surge in anti-Asian violence since the beginning of the pandemic, from random, brutal attacks on the elderly to a white gunman’s murder of

Citing Pandemic, Artists Call for India to Halt Redevelopment of New Delhi
An international group of artists, curators, scholars, and historians signed a statement calling for the government of India to put an immediate halt to its Central Vista redevelopment plan in New Delhi

Met Installs Plaque Honoring Lenape People, on Whose Land It Sits
New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art on Tuesday installed a plaque at its main entrance acknowledging that it is sited on the homeland of the Indigenous Lenape people. “The Metropolitan Museum of

Joan Kee on Chao-Chen Yang’s Apprehension, ca. 1942
In this month’s episode of “Under the Cover,” Artforum editor-in-chief David Velasco talks with scholar Joan Kee about Chao-Chen Yang’s Apprehension, ca. 1942 and on imagining a future without violence

Richard Nonas (1936–2021)
Post-Minimalist sculptor Richard Nonas died in New York May 11 at the age of eighty-five. The news was announced by his gallery, Fergus McCaffrey. Trained as an anthropologist, Nonas was known for his

Domenick Ammirati on Frieze Week 2021
FRIEZE’S LITTLE CARNIVAL SNUCK UP ON US, much like Andrew Yang’s mayoral campaign. Fellow New Yorkers, I implore you, do not space on the primary election (June 22), and do not vote for this jovial

German Museums to Receive Funding for Research into Benin Bronzes Ahead of Repatriation
The German Lost Art Foundation is offering grants of up to €25,000 ($30,000) apiece to the country’s museums to be used for research into the provenance of the Benin bronzes currently in their possession,


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