NPR: The Ukrainian women who make art in the face of war

NPR: The Ukrainian women who make art in the face of war. “Stories of war are being told now by some of Ukraine’s leading female artists at New York’s Fridman Gallery, as well as a gallery in Kyiv. The women are activists as well as artists, and are responding in paint, photographs and videos to the Russian invasion, and earlier conflicts over the annexation of Crimea. The powerful, haunting works prove that art is not just about pretty pictures.”

Boing Boing: French artist collages war photos from Ukraine into classical paintings

Boing Boing: French artist collages war photos from Ukraine into classical paintings. “Fanny Lechevalier Lafon is a French artist trained in classical painting techniques at the School of Fine Arts, Rennes. She also does digital collage. Feeling like she wanted to do something in response to the horrors of the Russian invasion of Ukraine she saw daily on French media, she decided to do what she does best: make art.” The first image in the article made me go “meh” but the other ones were much more striking, especially the William Banks Fortescue combination.

Heckscher Museum of Art: Historic Artists’ Sites of Long Island Website Launched

Heckscher Museum of Art: Historic Artists’ Sites of Long Island Website Launched. “The website is an online guide to discover the living and working environments of some of America’s most influential artists. Visitors to the site can explore these homes and studios, experience the surroundings that inspired the artists, and gain insights into their creative processes. Many of these locations are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.”

‘Tate capitulated to my legal demand’: donor of disputed Francis Bacon archive responds to museum’s return of collection (The Art Newspaper)

The Art Newspaper: ‘Tate capitulated to my legal demand’: donor of disputed Francis Bacon archive responds to museum’s return of collection. “Barry Joule, who donated his Francis Bacon archive to the Tate, tells The Art Newspaper that its decision in June to return a thousand items was at his insistence. ‘Tate capitulated to my legal demand,’ he says.”

Google Blog: A Queer Eye on Art History with Google Arts & Culture

Google Blog: A Queer Eye on Art History with Google Arts & Culture. “In honor of Pride Month and beyond, and in collaboration with over 60 cultural institutions, Google Arts & Culture presents the “A Queer Eye on Art History” hub. It’s a place where you can explore archives and collections to celebrate LGBTQIA+ lives and art and dive into more than 20 newly curated stories, new collections from partners, and much more.”

Indiana Daily Student: Eskenazi Museum of Art announces ‘A Space of their Own’ research project celebrating female artists

Indiana Daily Student: Eskenazi Museum of Art announces ‘A Space of their Own’ research project celebrating female artists. “The IU Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art announced the launch of ‘A Space of Their Own,’ an online research database celebrating the contributions of female artists, on June 13. ‘A Space of Their Own’ catalogs work by various female artists, particularly those represented in the museums’ collections. The launch includes artwork, essays, individual records and timelines accounting the work of several European and American women artists between the 16th and 19th centuries, according to the database’s webpage.”

WIRED: Why Twitter Can Be a Perfect Portfolio for Artists

WIRED: Why Twitter Can Be a Perfect Portfolio for Artists. “Beneath Twitter’s reputation as a shitposter’s heaven, art lovers often prefer it to platforms that promote other forms of content (like Instagram, which pivoted away from photos and art to video, chasing TikTok’s success), and artists use it as a portfolio and work-in-progress platform to showcase everything from drawings and pixel art to vector-based illustration and video game development.”

Arizona State University: ASU alumna creates resource to find Black-owned galleries

New-to-me, from Arizona State University: ASU alumna creates resource to find Black-owned galleries. “In February 2021, [April Hobby] founded The Black Curation, a website that focuses on highlighting Black-owned art galleries and art experiences. Specifically, she created a map and directory of Black-owned art galleries worldwide. Hobby sourced these galleries through researching online publications and receiving feedback from artists, gallery owners, art collectors and art enthusiasts.”

Seattle Art Beat Blog: Crosscut launches Black Arts Legacies showcasing contemporary and historic Black creators in the Northwest

Seattle Art Beat Blog: Crosscut launches Black Arts Legacies showcasing contemporary and historic Black creators in the Northwest. “Crosscut today launched Black Arts Legacies, a digital archive highlighting the roles Black artists have played in the Northwest’s cultural landscape. For its debut, Black Arts Legacies is featuring 26 creatives spanning decades and artistic disciplines.”

Smithsonian: National Museum of the American Indian To Launch “Ancestors Know Who We Are” June 15

Smithsonian: National Museum of the American Indian To Launch “Ancestors Know Who We Are” June 15. “The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian will launch the digital exhibition ‘Ancestors Know Who We Are’ June 15. The exhibition features works by six contemporary Black-Indigenous women artists that address issues of race, gender, multiracial identity and intergenerational knowledge.”

Breaking News IE: Artist attempting to display portrait of Putin filled with Ukrainian blood in Moscow

Breaking News IE: Artist attempting to display portrait of Putin filled with Ukrainian blood in Moscow. “Russian artist Andrei Molodkin has created a portrait of Russian president Vladimir Putin filled with Ukrainian blood in a protest against the invasion of Ukraine, he spoke to BreakingNews.ie about his hope to have it displayed in Moscow. While some may find this gruesome, Mr Molodkin, a former soldier in the Soviet Army, believes art and culture play a key role in taking a stand against regimes that promote war and violence.”

e-flux Announcements: New website and digital archive

e-flux Announcements: New website and digital archive. “The MIT List Visual Arts Center is thrilled to unveil a refreshed brand identity and a new website housing a robust digital archive with materials dating back to our opening in 1985 and designed with the best practices in web accessibility for the visual arts. This priority is best exemplified by the addition of our Exhibiting Artist Index where you can browse over 800 artists the List Center has presented since its founding in 1985.”

New York Times: He Wrapped Landmarks in Fabric. Years Later, His Art Turned Up in a Dumpster.

New York Times: He Wrapped Landmarks in Fabric. Years Later, His Art Turned Up in a Dumpster.. “[Francis] Hines earned a pinch of critical acclaim for wrapping this and other New York City structures, including the Washington Arch, in fabric, before he disappeared from the art world. He died in 2016 at 96. His work was rediscovered a year later by Jared Whipple, a Connecticut man who found hundreds of Mr. Hines’s paintings in a dumpster and who has since made it his mission to get Mr. Hines the attention he thinks the artist deserves.”