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A meditation by writer Adania Shibli on the art of Mona Hatoum

Six Key Movements to Unlock a Possible History of Materials Adania Shibli It is embedded in the silence of the spaces in which her works are mounted, as well as in the murmur of those walking around them: “Each person is free to understand what I do in the light

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En Plein Air: Texas Gulf Coast Style

This Sunday the Forrest Bess:Seeing Things Invisible exhibition opens at the Neuberger Museum—the final stop on a tour that has included The Menil Collection in Texas and the Hammer Museum in LA. The exhibition catalog’s designer, Don Quaintance, shares a guest post with us today on his fellow Texan’s work.

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Art and Activism

As noted in Art and Activism: Projects of John and Dominique de Menil, edited by Josef Helfenstein and Laureen Schipsi, the de Menils’ collection was a conscious effort to increase others’ welfare. They considered art “a basic human necessity,” not something to be monopolized by the rich, and intended their art to educate generations that came long after them.