A conversation with Aaron Ott, the first-ever curator of public art for the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York, about the launch of a sweeping public art initiative throughout Western New York and the potential for a “rust belt art boom.” [Citylab]
Project Indigene, partially run by artist Frank Buffalo Hyde, brings together Native American arts institutions to promote artists and programs leading up to the annual Santa Fe Indian Market while advocating for “a decolonial shift in the institutional representation of Native people.” [Hyperallergic]
Here’s a consideration of the sad fate of so few public monuments to women in New York and beyond. [New York Times]
Two collectors in Colorado are suing the Swiss government in federal court, following the seizure of 18 works, all Greek, Roman, and Egyptian antiques, as they were shipped to a dealer in Geneva to be sold. [Courthouse News]
In Liverpool, “The List Project,” which displays 34,361 names of asylum seekers, refugees, and migrants who attempted to find asylum in Europe since 1933, is back on display after it was torn down last month. [The Art Newspaper]
The Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C., has acquired a performance piece by Tino Sehgal titled This You, marking the first piece of performance art in the museum’s collection. [Artnet News]
President Trump’s plan for tariffs on Chinese trade doesn’t bode well for American collectors of Chinese art and artifacts. [Bloomberg]
Spike Lee’s latest, BlacKkKlansman, has received rave reviews from critics, including the great A.O. Scott. [New York Times]
A look into movies that portray lesbian relationships over time and what goes into an honest portrayal removed from “the lesbian gaze.” [The Guardian]
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