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Massinissa Selmani Solo Exhibition

 Massinissa Selmani’s (CRF 2021) solo exhibition Après l’ordinaire is currently up at Été 78 in Brussels and will be available until December 17th, 2022. Learn more here. “In Massinissa Selmani’s aesthetic, the gravity of the subjects is carried by the simplest means, imbued with a strange lightness, like an elusive latent threat. His experimental approach to drawing […]

Masande Ntshanga’s Afro-Futurist, Genre-Bending Novel Will Soon Be Turned Into a TV Series

Masande Ntshanga’s (CRF 2015) novel Triangulum has been optioned to become a TV series. The book earned the South African novelist and poet a spot on the shortlist for Best Novel at the 2020 Nommo Awards. It also topped year-end lists of 2019 across major book sites. With this new deal, Ntshanga’s work will be […]

Biraaj Dodiya Solo Show “Every Bone a Song”

Biraaj Dodiya’s (CRF 2022) exhibition Every Bone a Song is up now through December 23rd, 2022 at Experimenter – Colaba in Mumbai, where Dodiya lives and works. “Presenting a series of new paintings and sculptures, the exhibition continues Dodiya’s inquiry of the body and landscape and of related thoughts on support, surface, structure and material. Simultaneously […]

Loredana Longo in Group Show “Practicalities”

Baert Gallery in Los Angeles will show Practicalities, a group exhibition curated by Marina Dacci, until December 17th, 2022. Among the artists featured is Loredana Longo (CRF 2011). The show takes its title from the journal of Marguerite Duras, originally titled La Vie Matérielle and translated into English as Practicalities, which was first published in 1987. The exhibition is the […]

Marie Howe, Borys, and Lyudmyla Khersonsky on “For the Record: Conversations with Ukrainian Writers During War”

American poet Marie Howe (CRF 2022) spoke with Ukrainian poets Borys and Lyudmyla Khersonsky (DGs 2022) via Zoom for “For the Record: Conversations with Ukrainian Writers During War,” while all three writers were in residence at Civitella Ranieri. Watch the conversation here.

Vikky Alexander Exhibition “Les Jardins De Versailles”

Vikky Alexander (CRF 2022) will have an opening reception for her exhibition Les Jardins De Versailles at Wilding Cran Gallery on Saturday, November 12th from 4-6PM. The show will be available until December 22nd. “Since the 1980s, Vikky Alexander has utilized sculpture, collage, photography, and video to explore utopian illusions at the nexus of desire, […]

Elisa D’Arrigo in Group Show “Absurd Petunias”

PATRICIA SWEETOW GALLERY is pleased to present their second exhibition in Los Angeles, Absurd Petunias, featuring Elisa D’Arrigo (CRF 2013) from New York, Joachim Bandau from Germany, Cornelia Schulz from the San Francisco / Bay Area, and Monica Rezman from Chicago. The title comes from an essay written by Kenneth Baker (1946–2021), author and resident art critic for the San Francisco Chronicle for 30 years. Baker mused about […]

Saya Woolfalk Solo Show

In her third solo show at the Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects gallery, Saya Woolfalk (CRF 2018) introduces The Woods Women, a secret society that predates her Empathic Universe. The exhibition includes the artist’s newest works on paper, inspired by her study of the renowned Hudson River School and herbarium collections at The Newark Museum of Art […]

Marko Meätamm Opening

Maksla XO Gallery in Riga, Latvia invites you to the opening of Marko Meätamm’s (CRF 2013) new exhibition THEY SAY on Thursday, 3rd of November, 2022, from 5-8PM. “The inspiration for making the series THEY SAY comes, similarly to most of my other works, from real life. As a freelance artist, sales are always important to […]

Azar Nafisi in the Guardian: ‘Women in Iran have discovered their power and decided to use it’

Iranian-American writer Azar Nafisi (CRF 2018) recently wrote an essay for the Guardian about the protests currently happening in Iran in response to the death in custody of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, who was arrested for failing to wear her hijab correctly. “One of the things that impresses me about the young demonstrators today is that, […]