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Lubaina Himid’s Artwork Cannot Be Ignored

On this day five years ago, Lubaina Himid won the Turner Prize, so today we’re celebrating this prolific artist and curator. 

Lubaina is a British painter who was among the first artists of the UK’s Black Arts Movement of the 1980s. Lubaina’s work centers around reclaiming narratives and uncovering histories which have been silenced over time, exploring in particular themes of radical feminism and anti-colonialism.read more.

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Of Blood and Sacrifice: A Tribute to Ana Mendieta

Photograph after photograph depicts silhouettes carved into every natural biome imaginable. From the snowcaps of an icy winter to a captured moment where the explosion of firecrackers traverses up the ridges of a hollow linear body posted up in Oaxaca, Mexico.

The work of the late Ana Mendieta is continuously described by art historians and fanatics alike as groundbreaking, ecofeminist, prophetic, brutal, and a threat to the patriarchy.… read more.

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Meet Courageous Iranian Women in Soheila Sokhanvari’s Exhibit

Globally, the fight for women’s rights is still happening. This can be seen in the overturning of Roe v. Wade in the United States this past summer and the subsequent protests that occurred after it. 

The current protests in Iran are in response to the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini. She was killed by Iran’s morality police because she was not wearing the hijab to government standards.read more.

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Every Fiber of Bisa Butler’s Being

Today is the anniversary of the opening of the Bisa Butler: Portraits exhibition, so we’re celebrating its namesake and creator, Bisa Butler!

Bisa Butler is an American artist, known for her vibrant quilts which are so detailed that they look like paintings. Her work primarily consists of brightly colored portraits of Black individuals, from monumental historical figures to unknown, everyday people.read more.

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Cindy Britan Creates Characters: “Listen & They’ll Talk to You”

The Sculpture in the Park show in Loveland (CO) is one of the largest juried sculpture shows in the country. One hundred and fifty artists are selected to show their work over a long weekend in August. When I attended it a few months back, much of the art intrigued me. The works on display were striking, beautiful, or clever, but none of them spoke to me.… read more.

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Judy Chicago’s Feminist Dinner Party

Today is the anniversary of the release date of Judy Chicago: Childbirth in America, making it the perfect day to celebrate the fabulous Judy Chicago. 

Judy Chicago is a feminist artist, educator, and writer. Judy is known to be highly experimental with her medium, though her work always typically centers around women and their stories.read more.

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