Art Links Of The Week: Artists Pay Tribute To Michael Brown

Leighann Morris
Devin Allen's photo on the cover of Time magazine.

It’s a year since the death of the unarmed teenager Michael Brown, who was shot by a white Police Officer in Ferguson. Here’s how artists have reacted. [NBC]

‘The arts are for everybody not the few.’ Jeremy Corbyn details his plans for UK arts funding ahead of the Labour leadership election. [The State of the Arts]

‘This exhibition is not about the life and career of Bill Cosby.’ The director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art speaks out about its controversial show which features loans from the Cosby’s.  [The Root]

How did AIDS change American art? [Wired]

John Latham’s London ‘living sculpture’ home in Peckham, South London, will close next year due to budget cuts. [The Art Newspaper]

Artnet subjected the classics of art historical self-portraiture to online makeover with Perfect365. [artnet]

Jonathan Jones uses The Raft of the Medusa by Théodore Géricault as a point of departure to criticise Europe’s treatment of migrants.  [Guardian]

The Independent's Michael Glover thinks Richard Long’s new show is boring. [Independent]

Support National Gallery staff before justified protest is made illegal, says Polly Toynbee. [Guardian]

Artist John Raimondi sued Russian-born real estate developer Igor Olenicoff for making copies of two of his sculptures, ‘Dian’ and ‘Ceres’, which were on display in California. [Observer]

These drawings of Chinese police torture are causing a stir. [NY Times]




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