Iiu Susiraja Wins William Thuring Foundation Prize

The Finnish Art Society has selected Finnish artist Iiu Susiraja as the recipient of its $15,500 William Thuring Foundation Prize, which was established to award midcareer artists between the ages of

Original source: https://www.artforum.com/news/iiu-susiraja-wins-william-thuring-foundation-prize-81594

Yun Suknam

Before she was one of Korea’s best-known feminist artists, Yun Suknam was a wife and mother. She joined the art scene at the age of forty only after she began to resist her designated domestic roles

Original source: https://www.artforum.com/picks/yun-suknam-81577

Berlin Art Fair Discontinued Amid Financial Setbacks

Beset by financial uncertainty, the Cologne-based trade fair company Koelnmesse has canceled Art Berlin, the city’s foremost contemporary art fair. Koelnmesse, which runs around eighty trade exhibitions

Original source: https://www.artforum.com/news/berlin-art-fair-discontinued-amid-financial-setbacks-81598

“Taking matters into your own hands”

Mint, a gallery dedicated to tracing art’s role in workers’ movements across generations and contexts, recently invited the Stockholm-based design historian Christina Zetterlund to curate “Taking matters

Original source: https://www.artforum.com/picks/taking-matters-into-your-own-hands-81593

The Drawings of Catriona Secker

In her graphite drawings and paintings, Catriona Secker finds inspiration in biology textbooks and vintage natural history tomes. In the drawing above, in particular, the artist said she found inspiration in the reproductive system of a cockroach. Secker, whose work has been exhibited in Hong Kong, Australia, and beyond, is based in Sydney.

Original source: http://hifructose.com/2019/12/12/the-drawings-of-catriona-secker/

The Pop Culture-Infused Paintings of Dave Pollot

Dave Pollot revitalizes thrift store paintings with surreal or pop culture-centered flourishes. The artist recently painted giant banana duct taped to an existing mountainous backdrop for a piece auctioned for charity. The reason: Pollot says these conversations “can happen while people have little or nothing to eat.”

Original source: http://hifructose.com/2019/12/12/the-pop-culture-infused-paintings-of-dave-pollot/

Artist Spotlight: Sainte Maria

Original source: https://www.booooooom.com/2019/12/12/artist-spotlight-sainte-maria/

Photographer Spotlight: Eric Chakeen

Original source: https://www.booooooom.com/2019/12/12/photographer-spotlight-eric-chakeen/

Artist Spotlight: John Robinson

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John Robinson on Instagram

Original source: https://www.booooooom.com/2019/12/12/artist-spotlight-john-robinson/

apexart Announces Winners of Its Latest NYC Open Call for 2020-21

Kei Ito, Afterimage Requiem: Selected Prints, (2018).

Following a month-long submission process and a one-month voting period, apexart is happy to announce the winning exhibition proposals from their NYC Open Call. These four exhibitions will be presented as part of the organization’s 2020-21 Exhibition Season.

apexart Open Call exhibitions are selected through a crowd-sourced voting process, in which hundreds of anonymous proposals are rated by an international jury of more than 400 people. Connections and personality do not matter, jurors review only the written proposal idea, communicated in 500 words or less. This selection process ensures that the ideas are unique, compelling, and reflective of the hundreds of people who want to see them transformed from a proposal into an exhibition.

Four proposals were selected from 512 submissions, rated by over 400 jurors who cast over 14,000 votes. Submissions and jurors represented more than 64 countries.

The Winning NYC Open Call Proposals for 2020-21

Liz Faust (Baltimore, MD)
Elongated Shadows
Timed to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the nuclear bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, this exhibition presents works that address nuclear warfare and current tensions. Examining viewpoints of both American bombers/scientists and Japanese victims, featured works expand the conversation on the impact of nuclear bombs and reflect on issues of forgiveness, identity, and heritage.

Katarzyna Falęcka (Berlin, Germany)
Beyond Metaphor: Women and War
Histories of decolonization often cast women either as victims of colonial aggression or as heroines participating in nationalist struggles. Moving beyond this split view, this exhibition showcases lens-based works which address both the spectacular and the mundane experiences of women during the Algerian War of Independence, the seven-year war that ended French colonial rule in Algeria.

Elizabeth S. Hawley (Richmond, IN)
Native Feminisms
Drawing inspiration from the entwined histories of women’s rights movements and Native rights movements in the United States, this exhibition presents the works of contemporary American Indian artists who identify as feminist and whose practices address urgent intersectional issues regarding matrilineal traditions, indigenous futurisms, ecocriticism, land and water rights, survivance, and the fight for sovereignty.

Earl of Bushwick (Brooklyn, NY)
Queer-y-ing the Arab: The Canary in the Freedom Mine
Arab culture has always had a queer component. In the last century, this queerness has been increasingly suppressed, challenged and blamed on “Western” influence. This exhibition aims to explore, highlight, and celebrate contemporary queer artists who turn to Arab culture for inspiration, and whose works are at the forefront of democratic resistance to repression.

Read the original proposals, and find out more about how to submit to apexart’s International Open Call, held in February 2020. Consider being a juror for the next apexart Open Call. Learn more here.

Original source: https://hyperallergic.com/532380/apexart-announces-winners-of-its-latest-nyc-open-call-for-2020-21/