Born in Lahore, Pakistan, Shahzia Sikander trained first as a miniaturist at the National College of Arts in Lahore before moving to the United States in 1993 to pursue her MFA at the Rhode Island School of Design.
Few people would consider a breakwater extending out into the harbor as the ideal location for a sculpture. But the U.K.-based artist collective Still/Moving Projects thought differently. Speedwell, their most recent outdoor work, stands on the 915-foot-long Mount Batten Breakwater in Plymouth on the south coast of England.
For over 40 years, Mischa Kuball, who lives and works in Düsseldorf, has worked with various sites: tall buildings in Wuppertal, Düsseldorf, and Toronto; Jewish museums; a synagogue, a mosque in Baku, and the baptistery at Cologne Cathedral; a tram running through a Polish city; bridges in Berlin and Tokushima, Japan.
BEXHILL-ON-SEA, EAST SUSSEX, U.K. De La Warr Pavilion Renee So’s exhibition “Ancient and Modern” centered on themes of gender, playfully upending preconceived ideas about crafts such as knitting, weaving, and ceramics. The show, which followed So’s residency at the West Dean College of Arts and Conservation, demonstrated her joyful experimentation across media and disregard of traditional art/craft hierarchies.
Visual and performance artist and activist Vanessa German might also be described as a full-time resident artist. Her Pittsburgh neighborhood of Homewood is the driving force behind her work; it is also home to the ARThouse, a community arts initiative that she founded in 2009 to bring art to local children.
La obra de Sandra Marinescu combina la mirada de una artista visual con los conocimientos propios y únicos de una médica oftalmóloga. En su obra está siempre presente una lectura que invita al espectador a repensar los modos en que vemos, a cuestionar certezas sobre cómo percibimos las cosas, al otro y a nosotros mismos.
Imprisoning the protean malleability of the snake within rigid concrete and cast polystyrene forms, these tightly composed works enact the contortions and constraints necessary to social interaction while revealing their limitations.
“Craig Hall really loves art and artists, and he cares about getting to know them,” says Patricia Meadows, who has worked with Craig and his wife, Kathryn, for 25 years. The recipient of the ISC’s 2020 Patron Award, which was established in 1993 to recognize individuals who have made exemplary contributions to the advancement of contemporary sculpture, Hall is an entrepreneur, New York Times bestselling author, vintner, and philanthropist.
Luanne Martineau, who works in Montreal and teaches in the Painting and Drawing Department of Concordia University, uses felt, paper, and other textile-based processes to make objects and reliefs that combine a painterly sense of image and color with an often startling materiality.
Kim Levin’s ELSEWHERE: The Tainted Garden and Other Essays on Art, Life, and the Anthropocene consists of 35 essays written between 1991 and 2017 and never published in the U.S. Ambitious in scope, this volume provides constructive commentary and clarification for our era of rapid change in both art and life.