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Benjamin Buchloh’s exhibition "Gerhard Richter: Painting after All" named best of 2020

January 11, 2021
Gerhard Richter, Birkenau, 2014, oil on canvas, four parts. Installation view. Photo: Chris Heins.

Professor Benjamin Buchloh’s exhibition Gerhard Richter : Painting after All, co -curated with Sheena Wagstaff at the Metropolitan Museum Met Breuer, New York, was named in ARTFORUM's "Review of the year" as "one of the best exhibitions of the year 2020."

You can read Jason Farago’s review of the exhibition on the ARTFORUM website here.

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HAA Alum Akili Tommasino appointed to Associate Curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

January 11, 2021
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Congratulations to HAA alumn Akili Tommasino for his recent appointment as Associate Curator at the Metroplitan Museum of Art in New York.

“Akili, an arts educator and expert in 20th-century avant-garde art movements, has been an associate curator at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston since 2018. Prior to joining the MFA Boston, he worked as a curatorial assistant in the department of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art, where he curated the 2017 exhibition “Projects: 107: Lone Wolf Recital Corps,” and published essays in Among Others: Blackness at MoMA and MoMA Highlights... Read more about HAA Alum Akili Tommasino appointed to Associate Curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
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Suzanne Blier's "Picasso’s Demoiselles: The Untold Origins of a Modern Masterpiece" named "Best of 2020" by Artforum

December 17, 2020
Picassos Demoiselles by Suzanne Blier book cover

Artforum International has named Suzanne Blier's "Picasso’s Demoiselles: The Untold Origins of a Modern Masterpiece" one of their best books of 2020. The full review by Michele Wallace is available to read on the Artforum International website. The book has also won the 2020 Robert Motherwell Book Award from the Dedalus Foundation.

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"In Picasso's Demoiselles, eminent art historian Suzanne Preston Blier uncovers...

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Document Journal: "Yara Shahidi and Sarah Lewis carve out new spaces for imagination in the pursuit of an equitable future"

December 4, 2020
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"Chardin’s Young Schoolmistress: Ethics of Pedagogy and Painting", an essay by Professor Ewa Lajer-Burcharth

November 19, 2020
Jean Siméon Chardin, The Young Schoolmistress, 1737, oil on canvas, 61.6 x 66.7 cm. Courtesy the National Gallery.

Professor Ewa Lajer-Burchart's recent essay for Afterall Art School explores the ethics of painting and instruction in Jean Siméon Chardin's The Young Schoolmistress.

The full article is available to read on the Afterall Art School website.

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"To Make Their Own Way in the World: The Enduring Legacy of the Zealy Daguerreotypes" - new publication

October 21, 2020
Book cover for book "To Make Their Own Way in the World"

In 1850 Harvard professor and biologist Louis Agassiz commissioned a study in scientific racism. The resulting images of Jem, Alfred, Fassena, Delia, Jack, Renty, and Drana, a group of people of African descent enslaved in South Carolina, are now known as the Zealy daguerreotypes and have become critical artifacts in the study of enslavement and racism in American history. The images were first discovered by the staff of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology in the mid-1970s.

A new book co-published by Aperture...

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Muqarnas, "An Annual on the Visual Cultures of the Islamic World," volume 37 available Nov 2020

October 16, 2020
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Muqarnas 37

Gülru Necipoğlu (Editor) and Maria J. Metzler (Managing Editor)

Muqarnas 37 introduces new research on Islamic material culture ranging from Abbasid period mosaics to the early twentieth-century art market. Featured articles include Charles Melville’s introduction of a chronicle that sheds light on the architectural program of Shah ʿAbbas I, in...

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Professor Joseph Leo Koerner's "Earth Tidings"

October 9, 2020
Graphic for event "Critical Zones: Observatories for Earthly Politics"

Joseph Leo Koerner’s curatorial intervention—“Earth Tidings,” a stand-alone exhibit featuring fifteen major paintings and drawings, including Joos van Craesbeeck’s remarkable Temptation of St. Anthony and two works by Caspar David Friedrich and —is finally on view in the large exhibition “CRITICAL ZONES: Observatories for Early Politics” at the Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe. Accompanied by a large catalogue just published by MIT (with three essays by Koerner), the show is largely the brainchild of Bruno Latour and Peter Weibel and concerns the science and politics of climate change...

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New issues of October Magazine to include essays by HAA faculty and alumni

October 7, 2020
Front page of October Magazine, edition 173

Having evolved out of several seminars taught by Professors Gough and Buchloh on the Bauhaus, on Weimar Photography and Exile, two recent issues of OCTOBER MAGAZINE publish essays on these subjects by Jordan Troeller (HAA 2018), (part I, vol. 172) and Maria Gough, Hyewon Yoon (HAA 2016), Jessica Williams, Maxwell Boersma, and Benjamin Buchloh (part II in vol.173).

These issues can be accessed and/or purchased through the MIT Journal Press website. ...

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