Monday, August 2, 2021
Betty Woodman. Photo: WideWalls

Betty Woodman – Contemporary American Artist

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Betty Woodman, the 86-year-old ceramicist who overcame art world prejudice just to brighten the world. The doyenne of the domestic aesthetic leading the way for over 60 years.
Artist Lindy Lee poses from inside her sculptural work Moonlight Deities. Photo: Don Arnold/WireImage

The New Exhibition of Lindy Lee, and Art News of the Week 28 September...

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An article that appeared this week in The New York Times talks about how to get the most out of art, even when you are not sure if you will get it. Art News of the Week 28 September - 4 October 2020
Tracey Emin opens her exhibition at the White Cube Bermondsey, London, 2019. Photo: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Tracey Emin, Enfant Terrible of British Contemporary Art

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Tracey Emin is a British conceptual artist born on July 3, 1963, in Croydon near London. She works with different techniques to achieve works with high autobiographical content. Tracey was part of the Young British Artists group and she was known as the "enfant terrible" of British contemporary art during the 1980s.
Kudzanai Chiurai. Photo: afrika-news.com

Kudzanai Chiurai, Art as a Tool of Cultural Activist

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Kudzanai Chiurai is an artist and activist born in Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe in 1981, where he currently lives and works. He became the first black student to graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Pretoria, South Africa where he has spent most of the last years.
David Altmejd. Photo: Courtesy of David Kordansky.

David Altmejd Talks from His Studio During the Quarantine, and Art News of the...

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Vincent Namatjira has become the first Indigenous artist to win Australia’s Archibald Prize for portraiture. The exhibition entitled “Philip Guston Now” is a retrospective of Philip Guston that has been postponed for three years...
Damián Ortega. Photo: art21.org

Damián Ortega, Using Everyday Things to Create Timeless Works

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Damián Ortega is a Mexican artist born in Mexico City in 1967. He has lived between Berlin and Mexico since 2006 and currently presents his installations internationally. He is known for the quality and originality of his installations, such as Cosmic Thing presented for the first time at the 50th Venice Biennial in 2002.
Knife Behind Back, 2000. Photo: Artsy.net

Yoshimoto Nara – Do not Disturb!

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Contemporary artist Yoshimoto Nara is famous for the interpretation of animals and children. Born in Japan in 1959 he has roots firmly in the 1990s and links to horror imagery. Nara is a member of...
Tehching Hsieh – 'All Art Comes From Life'. Photo: TateShots

The Art of Waiting of Tehching Hsieh and Art News of the Week 14...

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Photographer Mohamed Bourouissa wins the German Börse 2020 award of $39,000 for his Free Trade 2019 installation. A politically-charged work that was first exhibited in a Monoprix supermarket in Arles, France.
Omar Victor Diop - LIBERTY - SELMA, 2016. Photo: omarviktor.com

Omar Victor Diop, The Power of Contemporary Photography

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Omar Victor Diop was born in Dakar, Senegal in 1980. Since he was a child, he had a great interest in photography and design, using this interest as a means to achieve to capture the diversity within modern societies and lifestyles in his native Africa.
Untitled 2008-11 (the map of the land of feeling). Photo: museum.cornell.edu

Rirkrit Tiravanija – Contemplative Contemporary

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Rirkrit Tiravanija is well known for his conceptual pieces which focus more on the idea than the object itself. For instance, in his exhibition “Pad Thai 1990” we see him serve traditional Thai food and drink as a part of his show encouraging social interaction between people. The smell of cooking and feeding the public are two vital elements for his installations.