Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott

Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott surveys the work of the pioneering African American painter, whose use of humor and satire radically transgressed ideas surrounding race and gender. This volume—which includes an essay by prolific art historian and curator Lowery Stokes Sims—contextualizes his colorful work from the 1970s to the late ’90s, capturing it inspired generations of artists after him and explaining why …

Ti-Pi Art Space Gives New Life to an Abandoned Townhouse in Ghent, Belgium

The initiative's inaugural physical show "The Most Sunny Hour of Your Night" features the work of 13 artists

Ghent, Belgium—a port city in the northwestern region of the country—is a city of contrast. Gothic architecture and cobblestone streets in the city’s center seem to be at odds with the industrial warehouses and gentrified neighborhoods on the outskirts. While many of the city’s historic buildings continue to be renovated or demolished, Transient Projects to People (Ti-Pi) is offering one of these doomed homes a …

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How Women in Bolivia Honor Their Indigenous Roots Through Skating In Cochabamba, Bolivia, an all-women skate crew called ImillaSkate uses skateboarding as a way to honor their roots, empower each other and stand against the persecution that Indigenous people have historically faced in the country. The women, who hail from Bolivia’s native Aymara and Quechua populations, skate in polleras—colorful, layered skirts traditionally worn in their …