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People often ask me if I ever thought Pussyhat Project would be big. When I co-created and designed it to become a sea of pink on the Washington Mall for the 2017 Women’s March, I didn’t anticipate how the Pussyhat itself would become an international icon of resistance… Or that it would take its place alongside so many important objects of protest in the British Museum. In 2016 and 2017, I was recovering from an injury. I knew I wouldn’t be able to physically attend the Women’s March, but I was desperate to take part. Earlier that year, I learned to crochet and discovered a thriving community at The Little Knittery, a tiny yarn store in Los Angeles. It was here that I became friends with fellow knitter Krista Suh. We crafted and talked about politics, women’s rights, and the upcoming march. A marcher and non-marcher came together. The idea of the Pussyhat was formed. And the first Pussyhat was knitted. Here’s how the story unraveled… The idea Most marches are photographed from above— and we wanted to utilise that. We wanted to create a cohesive and distinct image so that the Women’s March would be remembered and make an impact. The Pussyhat, like this one on display in the British Museum’s exhibition, [...]
Fri, Jan 18, 2019
Source: British Museum Blog
JR, Giants, Brandenburg Gate, September 27, 2018, 6:57, Iris Hesse, Ullstein Bild, Roger-Viollet, Berlin, Germany, 2018. Colour photograph, mat plexiglass, aluminum, wood. 100 × 160 cm. © JR-ART.NET. Courtesy the artist and Perrotin. JRUnveiling January 17–March 9, 2019 Perrotin Seoul1F, 5 Palpan-Gil, Jongno-GuSeoulSouth Korea www.perrotin.com Instagram / Facebook Share Perrotin Seoul is pleased to present the first solo exhibition in South Korea by the artist JR (b. 1983). An autodidact, JR’s reputation has grown over the past fifteen years thanks to his monumental photographic collages which have filled urban and natural landscapes around the world. Through his work, the artist has turned the spotlight on places which we customarily ignore, paying attention to everyday people, those who live in the shadows, the ones we never hear or notice. The exhibition presented in Seoul brings together eleven works that bear witness to the artist’s latest site-specific work. A large number of the works on display—photographic prints that permanently record these ephemeral installations or works in progress, lift a veil on the artist’s creative process—recall the installation presented by JR at the Louvre Museum in Paris in May 2016. In response to an invitation by the Louvre, whose doors have been open from the very beginning to contemporary artists, JR [...]
Fri, Jan 18, 2019
Source: Art Agenda Announcements
Astrid Svangren, her spinning takes place near the mouth / I see what I eat / I eat what I see / It is an eating that is about risk, 2019. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Malle Madsen. Astrid Svangrenher spinning takes place near the mouth / I see what I eat / I eat what I see / It is an eating that is about risk January 23–March 23, 2019 Opening: January 23, 6:30pm Quartz StudioVia Giulia di Barolo, 18/D10124 Turin Italy T +39 338 429 0085 F +39 011 826 4640 info@quartzstudio.net www.quartzstudio.net Share Wednesday, January 23, 2019, at 6:30pm, Quartz Studio is pleased to present her spinning takes place near the mouth / I see what I eat / I eat what I see / It is an eating that is about risk, the first solo show in Italy by the Swedish artist Astrid Svangren (Göteborg, Sweden, 1972), drafted by the Danish curator Nina Wöhlk. The site-specific installation conceived for Quartz Studio will seek to think through colour as a living entity. Something that has agency, the ability to shape and be shaped by the context that gives it its form. It will explore colour as a language that gives meaning to feelings, thoughts, and dreams and all their contradictions, [...]
Fri, Jan 18, 2019
Source: Art Agenda Announcements
A show at David Zwirner explores the writer's life, his circle and his legacy [...]
Fri, Jan 18, 2019
Source: ART NEWSPAPER


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