October 26, 2020

Malangatana Ngwenya

Across the forty-six expertly selected works in this survey on the artist Malangatana Ngwenya (1936­–2011) are hundreds of eyes—eyes “so big,” as the writer Luís Bernardo Honwana would say, that they

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Claire Tabouret’s New Self-Portraits Capture the Fragility of Solitude

Portrait of Claire Tabouret by Guillaume Ziccarelli. Courtesy of the artist. Claire Tabouret, Self-portrait (orange), 2020. Courtesy of the artist and Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. For two years, starting in 2012, artist Claire Tabouret woke up each morning and painted herself, brushing the lines of her face and gestures of her body in ink

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This Unorthodox Exhibition Will Gradually Replace Works by Arte Povera Pioneer Emilio Prini With Those by Artists He Inspired

An originator of the Arte Povera movement, Italian artist Emilio Prini (1943–16) took a prescient interest in how our attempts to document reality ultimately fractured time and experience. In his own lifetime, Prini was the subject of just one institutional show (in Strasbourg in 1995), but his elastic approach to art-making would have a profound

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Two Baltimore Museum Trustees Resign and Donors Rescind $50 Million in Gifts as the Institution Prepares to Sell Off Blue-Chip Art

The controversy over planned sales of a trio of paintings by Brice Marden, Clyfford Still, and Andy Warhol is escalating at the Baltimore Museum of Art, where two former board chairmen say the deaccessioning and recent leadership direction have prompted them to rescind $50 million in pledged donations. Director Christopher Bedford plans to fund diversity initiatives at the museum using

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ARTnews in Brief: Nicelle Beauchene Gallery Adds Gee’s Bend Quiltmakers to Roster—and More from October 26, 2020

Monday, October 26 Nicelle Beauchene Gallery Adds Gee’s Bend Quiltmakers to Roster Nicelle Beauchene Gallery now represents the Gee’s Bend Quiltmakers in New York. Additionally, the gallery will directly represent Mary Lee Bendolph, one of the group’s famed artists. The first Bendolph solo exhibition in New York will be presented at the gallery in fall 2021, and a

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