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Vogue profiles Topical Cream, the out-there website run by Lyndsy Welgos and Whitney Mallett that’s developed a cult following for lending a voice to femme and gender-nonconforming artists. When they founded the site, in 2013, “it was actually still pretty uncool to call yourself a feminist artist,” Welgos said. [Vogue]

Ahead of her Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago survey this month, Howardena Pindell discusses her work with Andrianna Campbell in an as-told-to piece published by Artforum. “I like challenging people to figure out what’s painted and what isn’t,” Pindell tells Campbell. [Artforum]

Included in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston’s upcoming M. C. Escher exhibition are prints that have never been shown before, Boston magazine notes. But rather than simply presenting them with explanatory wall text, exhibition curator Ronnie Baer solicited locals for their thoughts on the new works. [Boston]

In a new conversation in Interview, curator Nellie Killian chats with actress Jenny Slate about organizing her new film series “Tell Me: Women Filmmakers, Women’s Stories,” which kicks off this weekend at Metrograph in New York and includes works by Stanya Kahn, Chick Strand, Chantal Akerman, Lourdes Portillo, and others. Killian says the series was inspired partly by reading stories of women’s trauma this past fall. [Interview]


New York’s Paula Cooper Gallery now represents the estate of the photographer Sarah Charlesworth, Artnet News reports. Maccarone will continue to represent Charlesworth in Los Angeles, and Campoli Presti will continue to do so in London. [Artnet News]

The trendy German-born painter Silke Otto-Knapp will now show with Regen Projects in Los Angeles. The gallery’s stable also includes Rachel Harrison, Glenn Ligon, Raymond Pettibon, and Wolfgang Tillmans. [Regen Projects]


Artforum reports that William Scharf, who is associated with the Abstract Expressionist movement, has died at age 90. Scharf was a close friend of Mark Rothko, and he even helped the famed painter create the Rothko Chapel in Houston. [Artforum]

Primary (and Secondary) Structures

White Columns and Shoot the Lobster have given their annual $5,000 award to the Detroit-based artist and activist Tyree Guyton, who leads a local outdoor museum called the Heidelberg Project. In addition to the cash prize, Guyton will receive a commissioned work by the artist Scott Reeder. [Shoot the Lobster]

London’s Serpentine Galleries will launch a pavilion in Beijing’s Wangfujing neighborhood, the Art Newspaper reports. Jiakun Architects is already attached to design the new structure. [The Art Newspaper]

An At-Risk Isamu Noguchi Sculpture

The owners of 140 Broadway in New York want to redo the plaza outside their building. But their plan to do so has one unexpected effect, Hyperallergic reports: it would significantly alter the look of a 1968 Isamu Noguchi sculpture installed in the plaza. [Hyperallergic]

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