Anthony Akinbola Ponders the Naturalization of Fetish at Sean Kelly Gallery

Paintings made from durags, a taxidermied goat and more in this NYC show

Along the front hall and bottom floor of New York’s Sean Kelly Gallery, a taxidermized goat contemplates a self-portrait, durags camouflage themselves as paintings and a diamond hides somewhere between it all. When separated, these elements may feel unrelated. Together, they reveal their relationship to each other—fetish, consumption and beauty: themes that populate Anthony Akinbola‘s latest exhibit, Natural Beauty. On view until 22 October, the Nigerian …

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An AI art exhibition, a structure that predates Stonehenge, raising awareness about unpaid labor in prisons and more

Climate-Resistant Breadfruit Could Help Fight Food Insecurity Many of our most consumed crops (like corn and wheat) will continue to be negatively effected by the climate crisis, leading to food insecurity for many, but scientists believe that the humble breadfruit could be part of the solution. High in fiber and rich with various minerals and vitamins, breadfruit (which is native to the Pacific Islands) is …

The Community Conclusion to Damien Hirst’s NFT Collection “The Currency”

Launched in July 2021, The Currency is an NFT collection by Damien Hirst in collaboration with international art service HENI. It comprises 10,000 NFTs—each of which corresponds to one of the artist’s spot paintings—which could be traded in for the physical artwork. 4,851 token holders of The Currency opted to keep their NFTs, leaving their corresponding paintings to be exhibited and then burned by Hirst at the collection’s …