"Art history is the pivotal area around which one can understand so much about what it is to be human. It is at the heart of a range of disciplines, and while considering art practice and its histories, it can also have affiliations with geography, history, social sciences, philosophy and medicine."
Imogen Racz, Senior Lecturer at the Coventry School of Art and Design (x
Protect Our Sisters From FGM This International Women’s Day (bust magazine)
March 8th is International Women’s Day, yet we still have A LOT to get done before we can confidently say that women around the world are receiving equal rights. In fact, there is a war against the pride and beauty of women’s genitals going on right now — the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). You can learn more and sign a petition to help end this horrifying practice here. [Rest.]
Armory Arts Week is in full swing in NYC! In honor of the Armory Art Show’s focus on Contemporary Chinese artists, we have uploaded 4 new podcasts featuring AFT artists Carol Sun, Bing Lee, Victo Ngai, and Xin Song. Each artist speaks about their process in creating artwork for Arts for Transit. Listen to the podcasts here or in the subway on the way to the next art fair!
Images: Carol Sun, A Bronx Reflection (detail), 2007.
Bing Lee, Empress Voyage 2.22.1794, (detail), 1998.
Victo Ngai, The Cloisters (detail), 2013.
Xin Song, Tree of Life (detail), 2012.