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Secundino Hernández. Photo: elpais.com

Secundino Hernández and Art News of the Week 16 – 22 November 2020

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The Meadows Museum, SMU acquired two recent paintings by contemporary Spanish artist Secundino Hernández and art news 16 - 22 November 2020.
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.
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Chinese Contemporary Art

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The history of contemporary Chinese art begins with a socio-political movement that took place in China from 1966 to 1976 called the Chinese Cultural Revolution. At the end of this, Chinese artists were suddenly confronted with the history of Western art.
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Pacita Abad and Art News of the Week 27 July – 2nd August

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The name of Alberto di Lenardo has been mentioned this week in many art and news sites because it is related to a strange and fantastic discovery. Norwegian authorities have removed a Picasso's mural that adorned a building in the center of Oslo for more than fifty years. Heather Phillipson's latest installation is a 31-foot high spoonful of whipped cream. Last Friday Google honored Philippine activist and artist Pacita Abad with a new Doodle.
Rashid Rana. Photo: gqindia.com

The Manipulation of Media in the Art of Rashid Rana

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Rashid Rana is a contemporary Pakistani artist who works incorporating painting, installation, photography, and collage. He is widely considered to be the leading Pakistani artist of his generation. Before gaining wider, international exposure after...
Janine Antoni - Slumber, 1993. Image courtesy of janineantoni.net

Janine Antoni, on the Edge of Artistic Expression and Provocation

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Janine Antoni develops her artistic activity through installations and performances. She has a personal, unique and radical style, which differs significantly from the other usual proposals of the artistic scene. Born in the Bahamas on January 19, 1964, she earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1989.
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Mariko Mori, Between Art and Science

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Mariko Mori is known for her sculptures, videos, photographs, installations, digital images, and performance pieces. Her works usually include surrealistic and sci-fi pictures and gadgets. In her videos and performances, Mori appears disguised as a sexy cyborg, pop star, mermaid, or a futuristic goddess.
Maria Berrio - The Paradise of Others, 2019. Photo: Kohn Gallery

New Colombian Contemporary Art, and Art News of the Week 26 October – 1...

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There is a new group of contemporary artists that have been growing over the past years in Colombia, and they are turning pain and difficulties into creation and pleasure for the senses. Art news of the week 26 October - 1 November 2020.
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Contemporary photography

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Contemporary photography is a difficult term to define. It does not permanently stick fast as a label on anyone particular image. It is a concept that changes as time periods change and move forward.
Julian Stallabrass. Photo: Aesthetica Magazine

Julian Stallabrass, The Art of Criticism

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Julian Stallabrass a British art historian, art critic, writer, photographer, curator, and teacher. He received his education at the Leighton Park School and the New College of Oxford University, where he studied PPE.