Mapping Out “Refugee Modernism” at the Venice Biennale

VENICE, Italy — Accessible virtually and dispersed throughout the Venice Biennale’s fairgrounds, the Yiddishland Pavilion highlights a contemporary Yiddish visual culture that may be best defined as the inheritance of refugee modernism(s) of the early to the mid-20th century. Yiddishland was physically present throughout the biennale during its opening days, where visitors could encounter a … Read more

Mexican Modernism Was More Than Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera

PORTLAND, OR — The preview for the Portland Art Museum’s Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism was a polite affair. The ample gallery rooms were quiet, the only noise the faint hush of affluent viewers murmuring to each other, shaking hands. The 150-artwork show was most recently exhibited at the Norton Museum of Art … Read more