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In His World-Building Series ‘New Prophets,’ Jorge Mañes Rubio Cloaks Basketballs in Beads — Colossal

In His World-Building Series ‘New Prophets,’ Jorge Mañes Rubio Cloaks Basketballs in Beads — Colossal

 Art #art history #basketball #beads #Jorge Mañes Rubio #sculpture #sports April 25, 2024 Kate Mothes “EVERYTHING SPIRITS” (2023), basketball, plaster, gesso, glass beads, 25 centimeters diameter. All images © Jorge Mañes Rubio, courtesy of the artist and Rademakers Gallery, shared with permission Beginning with an iconic yet common spherical form, Jorge Mañes Rubio reimagines...

Nigeria’s Youth Fight for a Better Future

Nigeria’s Youth Fight for a Better Future

An almost universal quality across cultures is disdain for the supposed mindlessness of the youth. As I write this, such condescension is amply on display among media outlets and outside commentators condemning college students across the United States who have the temerity to protest genocide. In Nigeria, the term “coconut heads” is in vogue for...

Denver Art Museum Denies Repatriation Requests from Native Alaskan Tribes: Report

Denver Art Museum Denies Repatriation Requests from Native Alaskan Tribes: Report

The Denver Art Museum (DAM) has denied repatriation requests from two federally-recognized Native Alaskan Tribes despite the submission of three formal claims and numerous delegation visits. A report in the Denver Post earlier this month detailed the different barriers for Indigenous and Native groups to recover funerary objects and ancestral remains held by museums and...

James Reka – Floriana – StreetArtNews

James Reka – Floriana – StreetArtNews

James Reka’s latest show, Floriana, opens at Backwoods Gallery, Melbourne this week. The Australian artist returns to his hometown for the first time in six years for this body of work, completed partly at his studio in Malta, and in residence at the gallery. As part of the original Everfresh Crew, Reka initially made his...

Faith Ringgold, Larger-Than-Life Artist and Storyteller, Dies at 93

Faith Ringgold, Larger-Than-Life Artist and Storyteller, Dies at 93

Faith Ringgold, a larger-than-life visual artist, quilter, storyteller, and activist, has passed away at age 93. Her death was confirmed by her family and ACA Galleries, which has represented her since 1995. She died in her home in Englewood, New Jersey, on Saturday, April 13.  Ringgold was a beloved Black American artist, most famous for...

“Scar” by David de la Mano in Salamanca, Spain – StreetArtNews

“Scar” by David de la Mano in Salamanca, Spain – StreetArtNews

In a heartfelt homage to the enduring spirit of women, artist David de la Mano unveils his latest creation, the “Scar” mural, gracing the walls of The House of Women “Clara Campoamor” in Salamanca. Inspired by the moving verses of Louise Glück’s poem “Dress,” the mural stands as a tribute to the strength and beauty...

Here’s What We’re Excited to See at EXPO CHICAGO 2024 — Colossal

Here’s What We’re Excited to See at EXPO CHICAGO 2024 — Colossal

 Art Colossal Partner #Chicago EXPO CHICAGO 2023. Photo by Justin Barbin Next week marks the biggest and busiest art week of the year in Colossal’s backyard as EXPO CHICAGO returns to Navy Pier from April 11 to 14 with hundreds of galleries, site-specific projects, talks, and satellite programming across the city. Numerous galleries, museums,...