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50 artists to discuss violence and its forms at Park Avenue Armory 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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. more