PARALLELS & PERIPHERIES is an ongoing exhibition series curated by Larry Ossei-Mensah investigating how contemporary artists create work constructed from narratives, myths, experiences, and memories that shape personal, political, and societal identities. For this edition of the exhibition, the inquiry seeks to explore how BIPOC artists are cultivating dynamic artistic practices designed to amplify perspectives and points of view that historically have pushed to the margins.
An open letter, signed by nearly 100 artists, curators and critics, accuses four museums of “hiding away” from controversy. A long postponement is an admission these institutions are not up to the job.
Vida Americana: Mexican Muralists Remake American Art, 1925–1945 Feb 17, 2020–Jan 31, 2021
Mexico underwent a radical cultural transformation at the end of its Revolution in 1920. A new relationship between art and the public was established, giving rise to art that spoke directly to the people about social justice and national life.
A Bit of Relief: I Forgive You, New York | The Daily
For anyone yearning for New York City: a columnist for The Times reflects on living in a ghostly version of New York, the city with a “hum that never ceases — until it did.” He yearns for the subway soliloquies, wandering tourists, overcrowded sidewalks and stenches.