July 21, 2021
Two Leading Spanish Academics Have Have Resigned From Barcelona’s MACBA in Protest of the Firing of Two Senior Curators
Barcelona’s Museum of Contemporary Art, MACBA, has been embroiled in a scandal after the museum unceremoniously fired two senior staff members, chief curator Tanya Barson and head of programming Pablo Martinez, as part of an organizational restructure. Barson, well-respected former Tate curator, and Martínez, another leading curator, have accused MACBA’s management of trying to wrest
Amid growing protests across Cuba, state forces are cracking down on artists and anti-government demonstrators. An estimated 500 Cubans who were arrested during peaceful street protests last week face charges of inciting unrest. Last night, Tania Bruguera’s studio posted on its Facebook page that she had been taken in for questioning by government forces. Her
Untitled (from The Giants of Contemporary Chinese Art Portfolio), 2005. Yue MinjunWest Chelsea Contemporary In 2007, a startling canvas by the Chinese artist Yue Minjun sold at Sotheby’s in London for a record-breaking £2.9 million (US$5.9 million), making it the most expensive Chinese contemporary artwork sold on the secondary market at the time. Lauded by
Silo art has turned the Australian outback into a vast outdoor gallery. Dotted across the country, the gigantic murals give those exploring the land an insight into the people who live there. Painted on old GrainCorp silos, this mural at Sheep Hills in western Victoria is a tribute to the traditional owners of the area.