Ministry Of Counterculture
Ministry Of Counterculture
Belarus Free Theatre
Monologue for Two
Calendar of Events
50 artists to discuss violence and its forms at Park Avenue Armory
December 15, 19:34
The 10-hour discussion scheduled for December 17 is organised by famous photographer Carrie Mae Weems. She invited cultural celebrities, including MacArthur Foundation “geniuses” and Pulitzer Prize-winners, to join the event.
Right-wing activist vandalises Jock Sturges exhibition in Moscow
December 14, 23:22
A pro-Russian activist from the group SERB attacked the American photographer’s exhibition and splashed a bad-smelling liquid in the gallery. He was detained by police.
Chinese artist flees Beijing after posting videos of evictions of migrant workers
December 14, 19:03
On his video blog, Hua Yong documented how Beijing authorities ruined homes of migrant workers in suburbs after a fire that killed 19 people.
Mozilla supports art about online privacy and security
December 13, 22:36
Browser developer Mozilla established a grant programme, Creative Media Grants, to support art and artists who explore surveillance, tracking and hacking on the internet.
Scientists use drones to study rock art in Venezuela
December 12, 22:18
Archaeologists use cameras on drones to make high-quality photographs of engravings and study them later.
Chair of Arts Council England criticises Theresa May over handling of Brexit
December 11, 22:30
Nicholas Serota, the former director of Tate, is known for being diplomatic and choosing words carefully. It makes his comments on Theresa May’s government even more significant.
US art community discusses culture crisis
December 11, 19:14
Representatives of cultural institutions at a panel discussion at Art Basel decided to join efforts to fight political “apocalypse”.
Art parade against patriarchy targeting Trump held in Miami
December 08, 20:01
Artist Michele Pred organised the event during Art Basel in Miami Beach.
Monika Sosnowska’s exhibition Structural Exercises at London’s Hauser & Wirth
December 08, 18:50
The Polish artist explores how architectural forms reflect politics.
Femen’s girl with an oar holds performance at tent camp outside Ukraine’s parliament
December 07, 12:21
The activist had obscene political messages against Petro Poroshenko and Mikheil Saakashvili written on her body.
Drones to imitate murmuration of starlings at Art Basel in Miami Beach
December 07, 8:44
The project Franchise Freedom by the artist duo Studio Drift explores human behaviour through the collective intelligence of birds and machines.
Ex-Artforum employee named among TIME’s people of the year
December 07, 7:14
Amanda Schmitt was the first to file a lawsuit against Artforum magazine publisher Knight Landesman. TIME’s cover also features Ashley Judd, Megyn Kelly and Rose McGowan.
Martyr Museum installation extended by extra day after complaints about inclusion of terrorists
December 06, 21:35
Public outrage gave organisers the ground to extend the show by one day to have a discussion and explain they didn’t mean to hurt anyone.
80-year-old Nicola L.’s first exhibition of feminist and critical pop-art runs in New York
December 06, 14:15
Artworks by Nicola L. has her retrospective at the SculptureCenter
New online auction launched for early career artists
December 06, 13:16
The platform AucArt has features that differ it from traditional auctions. It offers graduates and final-year students of art colleges to auction their works and get 70% of the final price.
Exhibition of 1960–1985 Latin American feminist art opens in LA
December 05, 22:52
The exhibition Radical Women: Latin American Art at the Hammer Museum features political artworks by 120 women artists, many of whom have never been shown at museums or widely studied.
Emmanuel Macron promises to return art pieces to African countries
December 04, 22:53
France has a long colonial history, which explains why art objects from various countries are held in France.
Abstraction as political tool at US exhibition
November 30, 23:51
The exhibition On Documentary Abstraction at ArtCenter/South Florida shows how abstraction in painting, sculpture and film can document the sociopolitical context.
Politics in focus at Turner Prize 2017
November 29, 23:27
Shortlisted artists and their works represent diverse backgrounds, but it only makes the exhibition more cohesive due to significant invisible details.
Syrian surgeons use artworks save war victims
November 29, 22:06
A conceptual installation consisting of surgical equipment was sent to a hospital in Salamiyah.