Paradise Lost – The First Roma Pavilion: A Retrospective Look

The Open Society Institute, the Allianz Kulturstiftung and the European Cultural Foundation announced the opening of the first Roma Pavilion at the 52nd Venice Biennale in June 2007. The Roma Pavilion presented a selection of Roma (otherwise known as Gypsy) contemporary artists from eight European countries.
The Pavilion constituted the first significant step toward giving Roma Contemporary Culture the audience it deserves.

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No Psychedelic Lore – Mushrooms and Bubbles at the Smart

In the midst of my search for a PhD position, itself a transnational quest taking me from Berlin to the Midwest, I had the opportunity to visit the Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago. The date was February 23, 2023, coincidentally the opening day of not all realisms: photography, Africa, and the long 1960s, an archival exhibition curated by photography specialist and UChicago alum Leslie Wilson.

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Cy Twombly’s Cold War Code by Jay Curley

Cy Twombly was not just a painter; he was also a cold warrior—drafted by the United States Army in the autumn of 1953 to serve at Camp Gordon near Augusta, Georgia. It was there he went through basic training and developed a specialty in cryptography,

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