Documenta Artists Respond to ‘Racist’ Vandalism of Exhibition Space –

Following last week’s vandalism of a Documenta exhibition space, nearly every artist involved in this year’s edition of the famed recurring art exhibition, called for the increased protection of Palestinian participants. Days before their statement was published on the platform e-flux, a documenta filed a criminal complaint with the city of Kassel, Germany, where the … Read more

How a Racist Statue in Iceland Ended up Inside a Rocket Ship

Bryndís Björnsdóttir and Steinunn Gunnlaugsdóttir, “Carry On: The First White Mother in Outer Space” (2022), detail view (all photos by and courtesy the artists unless otherwise noted) Guðríður Þorbjarnardóttir, born around 980 in Iceland, traveled to what is now called America (most likely close to New York) around the year 1000. While there, she gave … Read more

Tate Britain Will Commission Artist to “Critically Engage” With Racist Mural

In the latest controversy involving Rex Whistler’s 1927 mural “The Expedition in Pursuit of Rare Meats,” installed at the former restaurant of the Tate Britain in London, the museum is seeking an artist to “critically engage” with the painting’s racist content. Last week, the institution announced plans to commission a contemporary artist to create a … Read more