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While we focus on Indian art, we can’t obviously function in a vacuum. It’s a small world and everything is connected, especially on the web. So, let’s train our spotlight across the world map to see what’s going on — from art trends to socio-political issues to everything that affects the great aesthetic global consciousness. Or, let’s just travel the world and have some fun!

\’East of the Pacific: Making Histories of Asian American Art\’ on show


Stanford University\’s Cantor Arts Center is presenting East of the Pacific: Making Histories of Asian American Art, a survey showcasing 96 objects created between 1860 and 2021. East of the Pacific, curated by Aleesa Pitchamarn Alexander, AAAI Co-Founder and Assistant Curator of American Art, is divided into six sections that highlight Cantor\’s ever-expanding collection of Asian American art, the majority of which was acquired since 2018.

The exhibition contends that the western coast of the continental United States has been and continues to be substantially shaped by its connections with Asia. It is dedicated to the artists and their families, as well as crucial fundamental personalities in Asian-American art history. The show is accompanied by a series of original audio tours created by the Asian American artist performance collective For You and commissioned by the Cantor, the Stanford Arts Incubator Pilot Program, and the Institute for Diversity in the Arts. For more read Artdaily.

Russia will take over Ukrainian museum collections


According to the Kremlin, dozens of Ukrainian museums will be taken over by Russia tomorrow as President Vladimir Putin plans to sign a decree annexing four seized territories.

Earlier this week, referendums on Russian Federation membership were held in the territories of Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson, and Zaporizhzhia, which collectively have the land mass of Portugal and are home to millions of Ukrainian citizens. The results were overwhelmingly in favour of Russian leadership.

Thousands of artefacts and heritage pieces that the Ukrainian government and its subsidiaries collectively control will be lost to the occupying power. The annexation of Crimea by Ukraine in 2014 can be viewed as a microcosm of what may occur after the collections are taken. Russia requests that the artefacts removed from Crimean museums be returned to the Black Sea peninsula. To know more, read The Art Newspaper.

Willem de Kooning’s ‘Collage’ Heads to Sotheby’s


Sotheby\’s will offer 90 works from the David M Solinger Collection in a series of sales in New York and Paris. The top lot is Willem de Kooning\’s Collage (1950), a work that was not just painted, but cut, traced, spun, and pinned. Other highlights include Alberto Giacometti\’s Trois hommes qui marchent (Grand plateau) (conceived in 1949 and cast in 1952) and Pablo Picasso\’s Femme dans un fauteuil (1927). Describing the Giacometti, Solinger said, \’There\’s an energy in those figures. If one comes to earth thousands of years from now and sees this sculpture, he\’ll get some of the feeling of energy, the rush of city people.\’ Read Ocula to know more.

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