Women artists are front and center in
the September 2020 issue of Vanity Fair, which features a cover portrait of Breonna Taylor painted by Amy Sherald. “I made this portrait for her family,” Sherald said.
Artist Amy Sherald with her portrait of Breonna Taylor; Photograph by Joseph Hyde for Vanity Fair
Also in the issue:
LaToya Ruby Frazier photographs the Taylor family; Ava DuVernay interviews Angela Davis; Jacqueline Woodson contributes an essay to a photo portfolio of Black Lives Matter activists; Kimberly Drew gathers testimonials from art workers about battling racism in arts institutions; and more.
Jordan Casteel paints designer Aurora James, founder of Brother Vellies and the Fifteen Percent Pledge, for the September 2020 cover of Vogue.
The Susan B. Anthony Museum rejects the Trump administration’s posthumous pardon of the suffragist.
New York Times remembers Mercedes Barcha, wife and muse of Gabriel García Márquez, who has died at age 87.
The celebrated ballet dancer
Nina Popova has died of COVID-19 at age 97.
art historian Marika Kuźmicz’s project Hyperallergic features Not Yet Written Stories, which catalogs the overlooked history of women artists in Poland and beyond.
Writer and activist
Marcie Rendon is the first Native American woman to receive Minnesota’s McKnight Distinguished Artist Award.
Marcie Rendon, an enrolled member of the White Earth Nation, is the first Native American woman to receive the $50,000 McKnight Foundation 2020 Distinguished Artist Award; Photo by Jaida Grey Eagle/The McKnight Foundation
the work of Marie Claire highlights Saya Woolfalk, Tschabalala Self, April Bey, Xaviera Simmons, and Delita Martin.
The New York Review of Books interviews Chloë Bass about Wayfinding, her exhibition of conceptual billboards throughout Harlem.
the lasting impact of Artsy explores The Kitchen Table Series (1990) by Carrie Mae Weems.
the role of memory in Hyperallergic examines Emma Amos’s vivid paintings.
painter Catapult traces Thuy-Van Vu’s work as it has evolved alongside specific events in her life.
the Indigenous symbolism within Hyperallergic explores Andrea Carlson’s vast mixed media work, Red Exit (2020).
Maaza Mengiste shares the books and writers that have impacted her life.
Colossal spotlights Hanna Lee Joshi’s work, a “therapeutic reclaiming of how female bodies are depicted.”
The Adelaide Review covers Tarnanthi, the Art Gallery of South Australia’s annual celebration of contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, which will focus on the work of senior women Indigenous artists this year.
The Portland-based artists New York Times interviews Sharita Towne and Intisar Abioto about their work confronting racist inequities through art.
The the results of a study that reveals the stark gender inequalities of numerous British radio stations. Guardian publishes
The designer, activist, and founder of Toronto’s Indigenous Fashion Week, Kit interviews Sage Paul, about pushing the fashion industry towards sustainability, representation, and justice.
Shows We Want to See
, a new work by DREAM TOGETHER Yoko Ono in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, is viewable on the façade of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Ono’s banners join Wangechi Mutu’s sculptures, ; The NewOnes, will free Us the installation. ARTnews covers
Susan Chen, About Face, 2020; oil on canvas, 74 x 54 in.; Courtesy of the artist and Meredith Rosen Gallery; © Susan Chen
Meredith Rosen Gallery presents
, the Susan Chen: On Longing artist’s debut solo exhibition, open through September 19. Images of the works and installation are viewable online, along with a podcast interview with the artist; the show and explores the “sophisticated amalgamation of styles” in Chen’s paintings. Hyperallergic highlights