December 2021 Art News

NOW Gallery is delighted to announce that multidisciplinary artist Lydia Chan has been selected for the 2021 Design Commission. The aim of this Commission is to create a space for visitors to come and perform in, interacting with the duality of science.
Like many other pulse-taking surveys of contemporary art, Greater New York was conceived as a way for MoMA, via its PS1 satellite, to put its institutional stamp on the zeitgeist by measuring it through a recurring interval of years.


A global phenomenon, the New Woman was a symbol of female empowerment based on real women making revolutionary changes in life and art. Meet eight pathbreaking women photographers, including Dorothea Lange, Tsuneko Sasamoto, and Homai Vyarawalla, who made significant advances in modern photography.

Opening at Tate Britain in December, Life Between Islands will be a landmark exhibition exploring the extraordinary breadth of Caribbean-British art over four generations. It will be the first time a major national museum has told this story in such depth.
While his sardonic take on societal ills is omnipresent, the works are inevitably diminished out of context. Sure, you can step into an immersive room with four-wall projections, but immersive it isn’t. You can even try the VR tour of his work in situ, but it’s not the same.
Following the restitution of Nicolas de Largillière’s 18th century masterwork Madame de Parabère or Portrait of a Lady as Pomona by the Dresden State Art Collections to the heirs of the renowned Jewish collector Jules Strauss, Sotheby’s will offer the painting as a highlight of the upcoming Master Paintings & Sculpture Auction on 27 January in New York, and will mark one of the most significant works by the artist ever auctioned.
Chisenhale Gallery is pleased to present, say cheeeeese, a new commission by artist Rachel Jones and her first solo exhibition in an institution. Working with painting, installation and performance, Jones’ work examines ways of expressing that which can be seen and sensed rather than uttered.
This invitational exhibition focuses on Black artists, emerging and established, who, through a wide range of mediums, defy and embrace, test and talk about our shared reality. The title arises, in part, from one of our country’s foundational pronouncements in the Declaration of Independence.
“Look at those vulgar women in their fancy fur coats,” one of Gillian Laub’s photography classmates sneered during a smoke break. Laub nodded in agreement, that is, until the group excitedly rushed toward her. It was her mother, her grandmother, and her Aunt Phyllis.
Through more than 100 objects thoughtfully selected from the Mucha Trust Collection, an illuminating spotlight is placed on lesser-known aspects of Alphonse Mucha—whose interests extended beyond the pretty, while his cultural identity was always at the fore.
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