Tattoo Artists offering to cover up racist, gang ink

‘Sometimes people change’

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Las Meninas, Diego Velasquez

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Guggenheim museum targeted by protesters for accepting money from family with OxyContin ties

Nan Goldin : “We’re here to call out the Sackler family, who has become synonymous with the opioid crisis. We’re here to call out the museums who allow the Sackler name to line their halls, tarnish their wings, to honor the family who made billions off the bodies of hundreds of thousands.”

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Contemporary art and social networks

Casey Jenkins responds to angry internet comments on her ‘vagina knitting performance’.

Casey Jenkins : vagina knitting performance

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Prosecutors seek three-year prison sentence for Mary Boone in tax fraud trial

Mary Boone, art dealer and gallerist.

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Kanata : Robert Lepage / Ariane Mnouchkine and cultural appropriation

“We are really tired of people telling our story for us … there was no real listening, no real understanding.” 

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 “When it is forbidden to identify with someone else,” theatre becomes “meaningless.” 

Michelle Hartney / performance hang and run

´Wall text contextualizing the work of misogynist artists, specifically Picasso and Gauguin, by appropriating words from comedian Hannah Gadsby’s comedy special Nanette, and Roxane Gay’s essay about the need to separate the art from the artist.‘ MH

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Time for France to give back looted African Art

Ivory Coast became the latest country to ask France to return works of art Wednesday, days after Paris said it was willing to hand back artefacts looted from Africa.

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Eight years ago : Pixação

Autumn 2011 : Pixação a language from São Paulo

Pixacao is native to Brazil and similar in method to tagging. It’s characterised by distinctive large letters painted in a cryptic style. It dominates public space and has created a new context for the everyday life of citizens, forcing new readings upon them.

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The relocation of the Abu Simbel temples

In 1964, one of the world’s largest and most spectacular dismantling and reassembly projects was begun in Egypt. To rescue the ancient temples in Abu Simbel from the waters of the Nile, the temples had to be relocated.

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Seven years ago : Ai Wei Wei released from detention

August 2011 – Wei Wei : ‘ I’m fine, I’m on bail, please understand ‘

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9 years ago : How internet killed photojournalism – Gamma goes bankrupt

Summer 2008 : Gamma French photography agency disappears.

Among photographers who worked for Gamma :

Jean-Louis Atlan, Patrick Aventurier, Hélène Bamberger, Jean-Pierre Bonnotte, Giancarlo Botti, Eric Bouvet, Henri Bureau, Jack Burlot, David Burnett, Gilles Caron, Patrick Chapuis, Georges De Keerle, Françoise Demulder, Raymond Depardon, Marc Deville, Alexis Duclos, Michel Folco, Jean-Claude Francolon, Raphaël Gaillarde, Yves Gellie, Gianni Giansanti, Chip Hires, Barry Iverson, David Kennerly, Peter Knapp, Kaku Kurita, Jean-Claude Labbé, Jean-Pierre Laffont, Bertrand Laforêt, Jean-Jacques Lapeyronnie, Michel Laurent, François Lochon, Michel Maïofiss, Pascal Maitre, Yves Manciet, Olivier Martel, Georges Mérillon, Pierre Perrin, Jean-Pierre Rey, Sebastiao Salgado, Erik Sampers, Eric Sander, Christian Simonpietri, Laurent Sola, Gilbert Uzan, Laurent Van Der Stockt, Diana Walker.