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New York Congresswoman Proposes Student Loan Relief for Arts Workers


Occupy Museums’ “Debtfair” (2017) installation at the 2017 Whitney Biennial (photo by the author for Hyperallergic) Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez has introduced a new bill to help art professionals with their student loans.

A German Filmmaker Who Captured the Poetics of Labor and the Legacy of Fascism


A Vision of Resistance: Peter Nestler, all images courtesy Deutsche Kinemathek. Still from Mülheim (Ruhr) (1964) Known among a notable and notably small circle of filmmakers and cinephiles — most of them in Germany and Sweden — the wider film world is slowly getting its first look at Peter Nestler, a meticulous, poetic documentary filmmaker of time and its everyday echoes.

Jordan Wolfson Evades the Politics of His Violent Images


“We did a test with stuntmen and it was so fake. I spoke to a director who told me that I’d never be able to replicate an assault with a stuntman—and I’d never want to.

Artists Fill a Lower East Side Building with Murals Before It’s Demolished


A mural by Faust reading “This Will Never Last” in progress at Market Surplus (all photos by the author for Hyperallergic) The low warehouse building at 140 Essex Street on Manhattan’s Lower East Side is not long for this world.

Inside LA’s Newest Art Museum, the Private Foundation of Fashion Moguls


An exterior view of the building from the sculpture courtyard. (all photos by the author for Hyperallergic) LOS ANGELES — On May 25, a new private art institution opened its doors in downtown Los Angeles.

A Documentary on Tyrus Wong, a Long-Ignored Illustrator for Disney and Warner Bros


Tyrus Wong in his studio, Sunland, CA, 1997 (photograph by Irene Poon Andersen; all images courtesy of Museum of the Moving Image) Walt Disney’s 1942 film Bambi relies heavily on suggestion.

“Short Stories Are More Liberating”: Jillian Tamaki on Her New Comics Collection


Cover of Jillian Tamaki’s Boundless (2017), published by Drawn & Quarterly (image courtesy Drawn & Quarterly) The Canadian artist Jillian Tamaki, author of SuperMutant Magic Academy and This One Summer (co-created with her cousin), has risen to prominence as a cartoonist in the last decade thanks to a stunning catalogue of playful work and lush, primal drawing style that radiates with life.

A Biopic Tells the Unlikely Story of Folk Artist Maud Lewis


Sally Hawkins as Maud Lewis (photo by Duncan Deyoung, courtesy Mongrel Media) Maudie, directed by Aisling Walsh, depicts the life of Nova Scotia folk artist Maud Lewis (1903–1970).

Art Movements


One of Antony Gormley’s “Another Place” figures following the recent vandalism (photo by @chris_henry_photos/Instagram) Art Movements is a weekly collection of news, developments, and stirrings in the art world.

An Artist’s Felt Bodega Is So Successful It Sells Out


Installation view, Lucy Sparrows 8 ’till late at the Standard, High Line (all photos by the author for Hyperallergic) The only bodega that can afford to thrive today in the Meatpacking District is one made entirely out of felt.

A Dollar-Store Art Show Shortchanges Its Viewers


Nicholas Buffon, “99 Cent Dreams” (2017) (all photos by the author for Hyperallergic) “Understanding something as an artwork gives rise to two possible mistakes of ontological mislocation: taking something as an artwork when it is not one, and taking something as a real object when it is an artwork.” —Arthur Danto, “The Transfiguration of the Commonplace“ DETROIT — It seems evident to me that if you’re going to take arguably the most commonplace materials — for example, whatever can be bought for $99 or less at a dollar store — and make them the jumping-off point for an art exhibition, you’ll need to work like hell to transfigure them.

Discovering Old Sketchbooks from Timbuktu


The post Discovering Old Sketchbooks from Timbuktu appeared first on Hyperallergic.

100 Hours of Neo-Domestic Performance Art at Glasshouse


Anya Liftig performing an homage to Ana Mendieta in 2012 at Glasshouse (all photos courtesy Glasshouse) Right now, as I write this, three performances are happening at Glasshouse: Marie Christine Katz has embarked upon her 12-hour-long “Hangers 101,” responding to the first 100 days of the Trump administration; Rae Goodwin, who’s interested in maternal ancestry, is performing “At Her Feet,” which began at noon today and will run until 6pm; and dance-theater artist Mira Treatman is wrapping up “Dr.

Build Community Leadership with Public Art at UIndy’s MA in Social Practice


Jim Walker, co-founder of Big Car, will teach courses in Social Practice Art at UIndy starting in the fall of 2017.

The Chopped-Up Novels and Appropriation Poetry of an Artist and Bookmaker


Sally Alatalo: Narrative in Revision, installation view (all photos by the author for Hyperallergic) In 1993, Chicago-based writer and book artist Sally Alatalo established Sara Ranchouse Publishing.

Nazi Artifacts Found In Secret Room at a Collector’s Home in Argentina


Hidden trove of Nazi artifacts discovered in Argentina (courtesy Ministerio de Seguridad de la Nación Argentina) Over 75 Nazi artifacts were discovered in a secret room of a collector’s suburban Buenos Aires home, the New York Times reported on Tuesday.

At the Broad, an Evening of Performances Inspired by Nico


Geneva Jacuzzi (photo by Sabina Bonde Jacobson) When the Broad Museum opened in downtown Los Angeles almost two years ago, its goal was to give public access to one of the most formidable collections of modern and contemporary art in Los Angeles, if not the country.

A Critical Understanding of Edward Curtis’s Photos of Native American Culture


Plate from The North American Indian by Edward S. Curtis at the Muskegon Museum of Art (all images by the author for Hyperallergic) MUSKEGON, Mich.

A Festival Explodes Expectations of Queer Dance at JACK


Anna Martine Whitehead (photo © Sarah Nesbitt) What better way to celebrate Pride Week than with a journey through the rainbow of forms queer dance can take?

Iconic 12th-Century Mosque Destroyed During Battle of Mosul


A view of the mosque and minaret in 1932 (image courtesy LOC/Wikipedia) Today, the 12th-century Grand Al-Nuri Mosque in Mosul, Iraq, including its distinctive “hunchback” minaret, was destroyed during the Battle of Mosul. Iraqi and US officials are blaming the destruction on the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), while the terror group is claiming the US destroyed the mosque after a bombing.


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