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Art Fix Friday: August 26, 2016

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Israeli artist Sigalit Landau’s latest work made headlines this week.

Colossal shares Sigalit Landau’s latest work
Colossal shares Sigalit Landau’s latest work

Landau’s photographic work Salt Bride shows the gradual crystallization of a 19th-century dress weighted to the floor of the Dead Sea.
Landau’s final  installation, on view at Marlborough Contemporary in London, includes a series of eight life-size photographs.
Front-Page Femmes
Carrie Mae Weems speaks to Lenny Letter.
Artsy discusses why motherhood does not hinder women’s careers as artists.
The Huffington Post writes, “Feminist art is making a comeback in Los Angeles.”
Lorna Simpson talks about her influences, fiction, and progress.
The New York Times discusses a major exhibition featuring 51 artists—only three of whom are women.
The Guerrilla Girls re-evaluate Museum Ludwig’s collection through a feminist lens.
For the ten year anniversary of the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) Boston, the museum showcases half of its collection—64% of which is work by women artists.
Zanele Muholi discusses a photograph from her “Faces and Phases” series, about “creating positive images of black lesbians and transgender people in South African society.”

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The Guardian interviews Amaal Said

The Guardian interviews artists Amaal Said, Rachel Long, Rena Minegishi, and Sunayana Bhargava about the ways women of color are portrayed in today’s culture.
Laurie Anderson performed her Concert for Dogs in a sculpture garden to a canine audience.
Stephanie Syjuco’s exhibition Neutral Calibration Studies (Ornament + Crime) explores the appropriation of patterns from other cultures.
Serpentine Sackler Gallery will host an exhibition of Zaha Hadid’s paintings, drawings and digital art.
Laura Marling’s podcast Reversal of The Muse discusses female creativity.
Oakland-based artist Annie Vought creates intricately cut letters from large sheets of paper.
Kumi Yamashita creates single-thread portraits and silhouette art.
Sonia Rykiel, called the “queen of knitwear,” died this week at the age of 86.
Kara Walker helped create a new music video for “Banshee,” a song from Santigold’s 99¢ album.
Paris-based U.S. cultural critic Lauren Elkin’s book Flâneuse provides a “joyful genealogy of the female urban walker.”
Yayoi Kusama illustrates The Little Mermaid.
NPR interviews Imbolo Mbue about her debut novel Behold the Dreamers.
Shows We Want to See

The New York Times explores Braids
The New York Times explores Braids

Interdisciplinary artist Shani Crowe’s exhibition Braids, on view at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts in Brooklyn, explores the ancestral and modern-day relevance of hair braiding.
Belief + Doubt: Selections from the Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz Collection at the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale consists of 70 newly acquired works—a “jolt of contemporary art” by prominent women artists.
Tate Liverpool hosts a retrospective of Austrian painter Maria Lassnig’s work. The Telegraph writes, “Lassnig’s radical self-portraiture took in her multiple roles.”

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