Signs of Creative Resistance at the 2018 Women’s March

One of the most impressive displays at the New York Women’s March was by We Make America. I asked Deborah Stein about how it all came together: “The signs were made by us … Julie Peppito was a driving force as was Joyce Kozloff, Rachel Selekman, Nancy Chunn, John Schettino, and I and about 30 other people collaborated and came up with these ideas. We had so many working ideas we just decided to do them all and stage them together: Pussy Gate, big cats, the Big Blue Waves as a call [Read Entire Story]

From Copley Square to LAX, Standout Signs from Another Weekend of Anti-Trump Rallies

This Trump protester — complete with a crown, a caged and lame bald eagle — had created one of the most complicated outfits we spotted this past weekend. (photo Hrag Vartanian/Hyperallergic) Another weekend of anti-Trump protests across the United States proved that the new President may be able to Make Protesting Great Again, if nothing else. The weekend was dominated by quickly organized demonstrations at airports and in public parks and squares in cities across the country. There is a new [Read Entire Story]

Required Reading: Women’s March Posters

A sign from the NYC Women’s March (photo by Hrag Vartanian/Hyperallergic) Yesterday, over three million (and some say over four million) people joined the Women’s Marches across the United States and the world. They are believed to be the biggest protests in US history. A NYU psychology professor Jay Van Bavel collected the protest numbers into a Google doc and his estimate is 3,667,305 on the low side and 4,577,523 on the high side. That would suggest over 1% of the US population [Read Entire Story]

CalArts Students Prepare to Walk Out During #J20 Strike

(image courtesy Ana Cecilia Alvarez, Beth Fiedorek, and Alexandra Leon) In solidarity with the nationwide #J20 movement, students at CalArts in Southern California are organizing a walkout “against the president of Donald J. Trump on inauguration day, January 20,” in their words. Organized by students Ana Cecilia Alvarez, Beth Fiedorek, and Alexandra Leon, the event is slated to take place at noon local time. The official flyer includes the #J20 Art Strike statement that was released [Read Entire Story]

Egyptian Surrealism and the Quest to Define Modern Art in Egypt

Hamed Nada’s “Folkways” (nd) in When Arts Become Liberty: The Egyptian Surrealists (1938–65) exhibition (all photos by the author for Hyperallergic) The calls to revise the canon of art history have grown louder in the last few years, but the research, curation, and collection of art from regions that have long been overlooked or ignored is a slow process. Egyptian modern art appears to be the latest to undergo this process of rediscovery and integration into the larger [Read Entire Story]

When Two Drunk Artists Fought in the 18th Century

(image by the author for Hyperallergic) One of my favorite hobbies is to research the Western European art world of the 18th century. My interest in the period was first piqued by a professor at the University of Toronto, William McAllister Johnson, who introduced me to the glory of Enlightenment-era journalism, printing, and publishing. That decadent and tumultuous century witnessed the birth of what we would easily recognize today as art criticism and writing, yet it was a category of [Read Entire Story]

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas from Hyperallergic!

Happy holidays from the Hyperallergic family to yours. Thanks to artist Anthony Antonellis for giving us a taste of the holiday spirit. The post Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas from Hyperallergic! appeared first on Hyperallergic. SOURCE: Hyperallergic - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Required Reading

Artist Gabriel Dawe created this ethereal-looking rainbow in the Toledo Museum of Art’s Great Gallery. (via Colossal) This is true, particularly now: NO. AND IF YOU COME ACROSS AN AMERICAN ARTIST RIGHT NOW WHO HAS NO POLITICAL OPINIONS OR IS AFRAID OF TALKING POLITICS, BE VERY CONCERNED. — Amanda Palmer (@amandapalmer) November 23, 2016 Jen Graves of The Stranger in Seattle writes about how you don’t “moderate” Marina Abramović (which [Read Entire Story]

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