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Returning to NXTHVN, the Incubator for Artists and Curators of Colour

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Source: ArtReview

RECLAMATION at Sean Kelly, New York underscores that the titular act can operate in a multiplicity of modes and on many scales

In 2018, painter Titus Kaphar cofounded NXTHVN, an arts incubator devoted to fostering professional development among emerging artists and curators of colour. The forward-looking nonprofit – the acronym denotes ‘Next Haven’ – is located in the historically Black neighbourhood of Dixwell in New Haven, in close proximity to Yale University’s MFA programme, through which a number of notable artists, many of whom are artists of colour, have passed in recent years (among them are Wangechi Mutu, Mickalene Thomas and Kaphar himself). RECLAMATION spotlights NXTHVN’s fourth fellowship cohort. Organised by curatorial fellows Cornelia Stokes and Kiara Cristina Ventura, the heterogeneous presentation assembles painting, mixed media work, sculpture, installation and video by the group’s six studio fellows. The show’s thematic webbing, while loose, repeatedly returns to the question of how prevailing icons – be they cultural, art historical or religious – might be remade and reclaimed by contemporary artists whose backgrounds or lived experiences are often not reflected by such imagery.

Read more: https://artreview.com/reclamation-nxthvn-sean-kelly-new-york-review/

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Tohu a Te Kīngi 2024: Art curator Megan Tamati-Quennell

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Source: TE AO Maori News

Over 30 years of translating a passion for modern and contemporary Māori art into prose and exhibitions has led to curator and writer Megan Tamati-Quennell (Te Ātiawa, Ngāi Tahu and Kāti Māmoe) being recognised in today’s King’s Birthday Honours.She has been made a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to Māori and First Nations art.

Tamati-Quennell has held curatorial roles at Te Papa Tongarewa and New Plymouth’s Govett Brewster Art Gallery, and has a special interest in contemporary Māori art, Māori modernism, Māori women artists and global indigenous art.

Read more: https://www.teaonews.co.nz/2024/06/03/tohu-a-te-kingi-2024-art-curator-megan-tamati-quennell/

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Te Papa Museum modern art curator to talk Rita Angus in Central Taranaki

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Source: The New Zealand Herald

Te Papa Museum’s modern art curator Lizzie Bisley is coming to Central Taranaki.

Bisley, the curator of the national touringRita Angus: New Zealand Modernistexhibition, will give a curator talk at Percy Thomson Gallery in Stratford next month.

Bisley’s curator talk is part of the Taranaki Arts Festival Trust Winterfest programme, a 10-day festival featuring live performances, talks and activities.

During the session, she will discuss the life and art of Rita Angus.

Read more: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/stratford-press/news/te-papa-museum-modern-art-curator-to-talk-rita-angus-in-central-taranaki/3Z5B2NHXVJEWHKP4ADCVHVHOOU/

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Native American groups allege Met Museum’s curator is ‘Pretendian’

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Source: New York post

Native American campaigners are raising questions about the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s first ever curator of Native American art — claiming that she does not belong to a federally recognized tribe in the US, The Post has learned.

Patricia Marroquin Norby was hired with great fanfare in 2020, after what the museum said was “a long and competitive search,” as its “inaugural Associate Curator of Native American Art” in its American Wing.

For years, Marroquin Norby, 53, described herself — including in legal filings — as “Apache,” “Eastern Apache” and “Nde” as well as “Purepacha/Tarascan,” an indigenous group from the northwestern part of Michoacan, Mexico.

Read more: https://nypost.com/2024/05/28/us-news/native-american-groups-allege-met-museum-curator-is-pretendian/

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