A SUMMARY OF THE MOST EXCITING ART NEWS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE
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!
Vandalism at Dallas Museum of Art
A man broke into the Dallas Museum of Art on Wednesday night, significantly damaging several artworks, including three Greek artefacts and a contemporary Native American piece. The accused, Brian Hernandez, shattered the museum’s glass entrance with a metal chair. Once inside, he began targeting the collection. Among the casualties of his vandalism was a 6th century BCE Greek amphora, a ceramic vessel used to store liquids and a Greek box dated from 450 BCE. He himself called 911 while inside the museum before being apprehended by DMA security. He confessed to police and is currently detained at the Dallas County Jail on a charge of criminal mischief. In addition to the collection pieces, he is also accused of causing tens of thousands of dollars of damage to museum property including display cases and furniture. Read this bizarre news on Art news.
Exhibition to break the stereotypes
“Wonder Women,” a new exhibition at the Jeffrey Deitch gallery in New York, which opened during Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage month, seeks to counter stereotypical representations made by outsiders, presenting works by Asian American and diasporic women and non-binary artists “portraying themselves or their family members as heroes in their own ways,” explained show curator Kathy Huang. More than two dozen works presented tackle themes of identity, with women in many of them depicted as strong and powerful, but also at times introspective and fragile. Some are confronting — as is the case with Jiab Prachakul’s “Purpose,” a self-portrait that sees the artist cast an unfaltering gaze at the viewer, while others emphasize community, like Melissa Joseph’s “Smells like Pre-Teen Spirit,” which shows a diverse group of teenage girls, reports CNN.
Unveiling the works never seen before in Britain
A show at the Courtauld Institute in London will display nearly a dozen paintings by Edvard Munch that have never been seen by the British public. The exhibition traces the Norwegian painter’s development from the 1880s through 18 key works on loan from the KODE Art Museum in Bergen, 11 of which haven’t been shown in Britain. It highlights several themes key to Munch’s rise to fame. In Summer Night, Inger on the Beach (1889), for example, one of the painter’s earlier works on display, Munch marks an important shift toward conveying psychological undertones, a style that would come to define his oeuvre. Included in the exhibition are numerous works from the “Frieze of Life” series, instantly recognizable for Munch’s rich use of colour and composition that reflect the deeply emotional state of the subjects he was portraying. Read the full news on Artnet news.