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Lorraine O’Grady: Unnatural Attitudes

Lorraine O’Grady is engaging audiences across the spectrum of Manhattan cultural institutions these days, sharing her insights as a conceptual artist and cultural critic. Last Monday she participated in a scripted conversation at MoMA with the visual and performance artist Adam Pendleton, who presented a live “portrait” of her. From there, she skipped down to the […]

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START with Art

Refugee children develop confidence and creativity DUBAI – Commercial art fairs typically conjure a mental image of collectors and other well-heeled ‘art-world’ affiliates meandering through a labyrinth of gallery stalls whilst sipping champagne. Art Dubai, while certainly conforming to this stereotype, also transcends it. Through the nonprofit START, they channel a great deal of the wealth and […]

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Art and Media, Guernica and Tahrir Square: Observations from Art Dubai

It isn’t exactly a surprise that this year’s Global Art Forum, an annual discourse on contemporary art under the aegis of Art Dubai, should explore the theme “the Medium of the Media”. The event takes place on the rough anniversary of uprisings that spread across the Middle East, making it inevitable that panelists focused on […]