The Art Newspaper reports on how COVID-19 threatens the indigenous Yanomami community that Brazilian photographer Claudia Andujar has devoted her career to protecting.
Andujar uses her photography to raise awareness of the Yanomami plight as industry and urban development encroach on their territory and the spread of disease worsens due to contact with industrialized society. The 88-year-old artist’s retrospective, Claudia Andujar: The Yanomami Struggle, at Fondation Cartier pour l’art Contemporain in Paris, is now viewable online.
Zarina has died at 83; the artist’s prints explored the traumas of forced displacement and the concept of home.
Gillian Wise has died of coronavirus-related causes at 84; the abstract artist was a key member of the British constructivists group.
Artnet profiles Meriem Bennani, whose popular videos about two artist-reptiles in lockdown underscore her longstanding interest in social borders and virtuality.
The New Yorker interviews Kim Gordon on her visual art and music, politics, ambition, and more.
The Guardian reports on a forthcoming novel by Simone de Beauvoir, which was deemed “too intimate” to release in her lifetime.
The New York Times profiles director Alice Wu and describes her influence on a generation of Asian American actresses and directors.
The Modern Art Notes podcast features a conversation between museum directors Sabine Eckmann (Kemper Art Museum, Saint Louis) and Rebecca Rabinow (Menil Collection, Houston).
A watercolor by Hilma af Klint not publicly seen since 1988 is now for sale.
Shows We Want to See—Online Edition
Jordan Casteel’s exhibition Within Reach, which was on view at the New Museum, is now viewable online via a virtual tour narrated by the artist. The New York Times reviewed the show, writing, “the [COVID-19] situation is somewhat paradoxical, given that the show’s most prominent theme is closeness…Yet that also makes it a good time to look at Ms. Casteel’s work however we can…and think about the vision of community it offers.” BOMB magazine recently interviewed the artist.
The new online exhibition Women in Comics: Looking Forward and Back celebrates the work of 50 women cartoonists and illustrators from the late 19th century to the present day. Organized by the Society of Illustrators, the exhibition features plus-size superheroes, queer graphic novels, wartime romances, and flapper-era cartoons, all of which break out of the conventional superhero format. The Guardian profiles the show and its artists.
—Alicia Gregory is the assistant editor at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.