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Artists Bring Meaning to Abstraction at Brooklyn Museum

Brooklyn Abstraction: Four Artists, Four Walls is an exhibit currently on display at the Brooklyn Museum which features work by Brooklyn-based artists Maya Hayuk and Kennedy Yanko. Featured at the museum now through July 28th, 2024, the exhibit captures the way that four different artists play with color and space through abstract art.read more.

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Museum-Goers React to Brooklyn Museum’s Showcase of Zines

From now until March 31st, 2024, if you walk through the Morris A. and Meyer Shapiro Wing on the 4th floor of The Brooklyn Museum, you will have the chance to see the exhibit, Copy Machine Manifestos: Artists Who Make Zines. Last weekend, I had the privilege to visit the historic collection of zines and even conversed with my fellow museum-goers about their first impressions of this expansive exhibit.read more.

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Get Into the Zine Zone at the Brooklyn Museum

“This exhibition contains graphic content and language. Viewer discretion is advised.” – Brooklyn Museum

Consider yourself sufficiently advised. Entering the Brooklyn Museum’s exhibition, Copy Machine Manifestos: Artists Who Make Zines, is tantamount to flinging yourself headlong into one of the countless, teeming, live alternative music venues like I frequented in my 20s and early 30s.read more.

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Sarah Lucas’ Happy Gas is An Unapologetic Look at Womanhood

The 1990s served as a turning point for many female creatives due to the rise of the DIY and Riot grrrl culture across the US and UK. Alternative media outlets such as zines and unconventional art forms allowed women to express their thoughts regarding various political and socio-economic issues. 

One of the most prominent artists to emerge from this time was Sarah Lucas, a London-based artist who gained recognition for her work during the Young British Artists movement of the late 1980s.read more.

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Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley Challenges Video Game Audiences

I had the opportunity to see Chicago-based exhibition space Wrightwood 659’s Difference Machines: Technology and Identity in Contemporary Art that showcases the work of 17 contemporary artists about technology and art. One of the pieces that particularly hit me was Artistic Technologist (or TechNerd) Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley’s video game piece WE ARE HERE BECAUSE OF THOSE THAT ARE NOT (2020). read more.

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Faith Ringgold and Her Pop Art-Style Political Posters

Art and politics can be a mixed bag. Art with political messages can be truly powerful and may inspire change. And it can be derided as mere propaganda. I’m inclined to agree with George Orwell’s famous quotation “all art is propaganda.” It’s just a matter of how overt the political message is (and absence of political ideas is also a political choice).read more.

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