// Add animation css The curator founded the Serpentine’s general ecology program in 2018 in an effort to model an ecologically friendly institution. In her art, the gravity of the moment—its politics, history, violence, and lessons—is presented and reckoned with in ways that are both sobering and hopeful. w = pagetype + 20 * Math.round(w / 20), h = pagetype + 20 * Math.round(h / 20), googletag.cmd.push(function() { Julie Mehretu. In 2019, Kim sent ripples through the art world with her humble charcoal drawings at the Whitney Biennial visualizing “deaf rage.” The artist—one of eight who. $modal.find('.form-row').hide(); + '
' Through April 2020, Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows in Arizona’s Sonoran Desert is hosting an Artist Dinner Series, which invites guests to enjoy an alfresco meal with local artists in collaboration with the Cattle Track Arts Compound. It has been an unpredictable year for us all. Supporting pioneering work has always been their priority, but making sure female artists are represented within that category has been essential to their approach.—SM. if (window.jQuery) { //default prefix is 'artnet_newsletter_' In her art, the gravity of the moment—its politics, history, violence, and lessons—is presented and reckoned with in ways that are both sobering and hopeful. }); o[this.name].push(this.value || ''); “I don’t think people wanted to address issues like that, where it had to do with the killing of many people on the other side of the world,” she says. How She Inspired Us in 2020: The Brooklyn-based sculptor Simone Leigh’s large-scale ceramic sculptures, which reference utilitarian ceramic vessels used throughout the African diaspora, reflect the histories and personal experiences of Black women, calling attention, in particular, to their labor as the backbone of community. if (prefix == undefined) { * There is probably no need to call this directly - use setNewsletterCookie(). ouibounceAPIaccess = ouibounce( Untitled. “I’m more interested in how things are.”. Christine Sun Kim. $modal.css({ Last month, Haynes stepped into arguably her biggest role yet, heading a new, exhibition-focused gallery and curatorial program in cooperation with David Zwirner. Museums may ... Below, we highlight just five of the many Black women artists shaping the art world and defining culture … New York-based artist Meriem Bennani’s video series, “2 Lizards,” captured that spliced reality perfectly. How She Inspired Us in 2020: In 2019, Kim sent ripples through the art world with her humble charcoal drawings at the Whitney Biennial visualizing “deaf rage.” The artist—one of eight who withdrew their work from the show because of former board member Warren Kanders—then moved on to the country’s most widely-viewed TV event when she was tapped to perform the National Anthem at the Super Bowl alongside Demi Lovato as part of an ongoing partnership between the NFL and the National Association of the Deaf. prefix = 'artnet_newsletter_'; “They decided that in this ‘Harvey Weinstein climate,’ they didn’t want to release pictures of her,” Chetrit says. These female painters were later given their own term, the “Old Mistresses.” Yet still, they’ve never quite received the attention they deserved. The first ones she produced, which were crafted out of pantyhose and other soft materials, then painted with enamel, were influenced by her curiosity about mutation and her love of sci-fi films: “There’s a certain paranoia in [those movies] that I can relate to,” Bhabha says. init: function (formElement, onSuccess) { See our Privacy Policy for more information about cookies. How She Inspired Us in 2020: The 24-year-old curator is a fast-rising star in the art world who says she wants to “level the playing field” for Black artists. “Our environmental emergency can seem impossible to tackle. While museums around the US were unleashing wave upon wave of layoffs and furloughs, Simone Wicha oversaw a survey of workers allowing museum staff to identify underutilized skills that were deployed to finish tasks that had long been on the museum’s back burner. } + '