In Minnesota, Listening to Native Perspectives on Memorializing the Dakota War

Sheila Regan for HYPERALLERGIC June 15, 2017 - The outcry over Sam Durant’s sculpture at the Walker Art Center has provoked reflections on past memorials for the US–Dakota War, and how Dakota Nation voices continue to be ignored. MINNEAPOLIS — In 1990, Cheyenne and Arapaho artist Hock E Aye Vi Edgar Heap of Birds installed a public installation along the Mississippi River on the east side of Downtown Minneapolis called “Building Minnesota,” which recognized the Dakota men who were hung by the United States Government at the end of the US–Dakota War of 1862. Each of the white, metal signs co...
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In a Fight for the Soul of Milan, Artist-Occupiers Face Off Against Developers and City Council

Mike Watson  - May 5, 2017 - for HYPERALLERGIC: For the past five years, the group Macao has run a thriving, radical arts center out of a former slaughterhouse in Milan. Now the city council wants to evict them. MILAN — This city has transformed over the last 10 years, largely due to property development ahead of the international Expo of 2015, which featured over 130 national pavilions dedicated to the theme of food. The event met with widespread criticism even before it opened, not least because its curator, Germano Celant — a stalwart of the Italian art scene, responsible for the prom...
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Michelangelo Pistoletto at Blenheim Palace

Published 3 months ago - Danish director Mike Nybroe captures Michelangelo Pistoletto’s retrospective show at the UK’s Blenheim Palace. Pistoletto is a leading figure in the Italian contemporary art movement Arte Povera - taking a radical stance in the 1960s and early 1970s, artists in the movement believed that art should not be, and could not be, disconnected from daily life.
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HRAIR pron ‘HARIAH’ – expressionist figurative painter – is Armenian, born in NY, raised in London

... studied art in college and was greatly influenced by living and working abroad in cities like Paris & Tokyo.  Music has played an important role in his life & work, and his art takes on a rich mix of it and Impressionist, Fauvist flavors.  In his most recent “Crown Series”, Hariah (and I quote) “touches upon the corporate rat race, the long corridor of closed doors, and the dread of expectation - the juxtaposition of the profound with the profoundly mundane.”  
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