Reflecting on the Legacy of Black Identity: A Review of Vic Mensa’s SKIN + MASKS at Kavi Gupta – Newcity Art | Candle Made Easy

Reflecting on the Legacy of Black Identity: A Review of Vic Mensa's SKIN + MASKS at Kavi Gupta - Newcity Art

Installation view, “SKIN + MASKS”, Kavi Gupta Gallery, 2022 Launched with a bang in the form of a highly Instagrammable celebrity dinner party followed by what they call an exhibition opening ceremony, SKIN + MASKS: Decolonizing Art Beyond the Politics of Visibility is no ordinary gallery experience. First and foremost, it’s curated by multi-hyphenated Vic … Read more

UWF Students Paint Shoreline Foods With Decorative Mural – Pensacola News Journal | Candle Made Easy

UWF Students Paint Shoreline Foods With Decorative Mural - Pensacola News Journal

What used to be blank walls lining Pensacola’s Shoreline Foods International Market & Deli has turned into a wide-open canvas for art students at the University of West Florida this summer. During a brand new, seven-week mural course, eight students created visual expressions of what Pensacola means to them. The store’s exterior now features landmarks … Read more

Can an artist collective in Africa repair a colonial legacy? – The New Yorker | Candle Made Easy

Can an artist collective in Africa repair a colonial legacy?  - The New Yorker

As is the case with many socio-practical projects, it can seem impossible to judge Martens’ work in Lusanga from an aesthetic point of view: there is real money in circulation and people’s livelihoods are at stake. “What do you get out of saying you’re an artist?” she asked. “Primarily funding, but also freedom.” An academic … Read more

Fault Lines in America and Ukraine – The New Yorker | Candle Made Easy

Fault Lines in America and Ukraine - The New Yorker

A raucous retrospective at the New Museum, Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott promises to be fun for virtually everyone who sees it, though some are plagued by hunches that they shouldn’t. For more than three decades, until he was slowed down to the two-thousanders by health problems – he died in … Read more

Museums need to be bolder. Here’s How College And University Art Galleries Can Offer The Industry Overall A Roadmap To Reinvention – artnet News | Candle Made Easy

Museums need to be bolder.  Here's How College And University Art Galleries Can Offer The Industry Overall A Roadmap To Reinvention - artnet News

Art museums need to be bolder. For decades, the nearly 700 campus-based museums across the United States have exemplified this courage and played an outsized role in making the fine arts ecosystem more equitable and accessible. College and university galleries and museums, almost always lauded solely for serving liberal arts learning and teaching, quiet and … Read more

A father-and-son duo at the forefront of Taipei’s art-collecting scene explain why they’ve added NFTs to their portfolio – artnet News | Candle Made Easy

A father-and-son duo at the forefront of Taipei's art-collecting scene explain why they've added NFTs to their portfolio - artnet News

An island with a unique history of political and cultural influences, Taiwan is known for its strong purchasing power in the art market. The tradition of collection building is so ingrained that even 30 years after its peak as Asia’s premier art market hub, the island still boasts some of the most powerful collection groups … Read more