Bolivia’s Venice Biennale Pavilion Marred By Accusations of Nepotism – ARTnews.com

Ever since Bolivia announced in early April the Warmichcha Collective as the artists behind the country’s pavilion at the 2022 Venice Biennale, the choice has been mired in controversy. The multidisciplinary collective and the pavilion’s commissioner, the Indigenous artist Mamani Mamani (officially listed on the Biennale’s website as Roberto Aguilar Quisbert), are set to present … Read more

Memphis Airport Reinstalls Asian Elvis Artwork After Accusations of Censorship

Yesterday, March 23, Memphis International Airport reinstalled a work by artist Tommy Kha depicting an Asian Elvis after airport officials had removed it earlier this week, prompting accusations of censorship. Titled “Constellations VIII/Golden Fields” (2013), the photograph is a self-portrait of the artist, who is Chinese American, dressed in an Elvis suit. The airport took … Read more