The True Problem with the 2022 Venice Biennale: Its Eurocentrism – ARTnews.com

There has never been a Venice Biennale like the current one. Of its 213 artists, more than 90 percent identify as women or as gender nonconforming, a fact which has just been celebrated. Its curator, Cecilia Alemani, has decided to focus on Surrealism and the ways artists working today are breathing new life into it. … Read more

‘Carpeaux Recast’ Reveals the True Core of an Abolitionist Icon – ARTnews.com

Until very recently, it was assumed that almost every marble version of Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux’s Why Born Enslaved! (1868) had been lost to time. The bust is considered one of the most important depictions from the 19th century of an enslaved person, though it was made 20 years after the second abolition of slavery in France. … Read more