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Yinka Shonibare will launch an artist residency program at two sites in Nigeria. It’s slated to open by November 2021, and facilitate exchanges between international and local artists.
The Art Newspaper
New legislation could provide relief for artists struggling to afford their rentals at the Santa Fe Art Colony in Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Times
PEN America is calling for the release of artist Yang Licai, who has been detained by Chinese authorities, “likely because of posts he made online in support of Hong Kong protesters.”
A Barbara Hepworth sculpture is among three Modernist works being donated to the United Kingdom.
Art & Artists
Carolina A. Miranda on a “momentous” exhibition of ceramics by the late Mexican painter Francisco Toledo dealing with the 2014 disappearance of 43 Mexican students is currently on view in L.A.
Los Angeles Times
The critics at the New York Times have a list of what they’re most looking forward to in 2020. For Holland Cotter, it’s “More Latino Art, Please.”
The New York Times
The Forward has a series of articles looking at the influence of German artist Käthe Kollwitz. The latest piece looks at the preeminent Kollwitz collection of Dr. Richard Simms, which is currently the subject of an exhibition at the Getty Center in L.A.
Michael Shnayerson charted the collecting journey of the late financier Donald Marron, who spent decades befriending artists.
The photo editors of Time magazine have selected the 10 photos that made them “pause and reflect: on the states of news and politics, on the states of humanity and our planet.” Included among them is the burning of Norte-Dame Cathedral in Paris.