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Review

Toyin Ojih Odutola is one of the most exciting American artists today. Read a review of her first UK exhibition at London’s Barbican, , in which she imagines a prehistoric civilization where women rule.

Article

The Financial Times suggests that shelving became the status symbol of 2020 during lockdown. Creative minds present their greatest shelving hits (including IKEA’s Billy), revealing inspiring interiors.

Interview

Nan Goldin chronicled the New York downtown LGBT community from the late 1970s on, taking color photos that possess cinematographic quality. Read an interview about her movie obsessions and stream a re-edited version of her movie collage, Sirens.

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The Los Angeles-based ceramic artist Jenny Hata Blumenfield has reinterpreted a traditional craft that feels suddenly fresh and contemporary. Visit her studio in this short clip and hear her speak about her identity as an influence in how she forms her artworks.

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On the excellent independent movie platform Metrograph, which also runs a small cinema in New York City, you can stream a 9-minute behind-the-scenes video by documentary filmmaker Manfred Kirchheimer. It’s a compilation of bonus footage of graffiti-covered subway trains from his 1981 documentary Stations of the Elevated, intercut with more recent shots from 2015. Check out the other artist-minded offerings (such as the Nan Goldin film, Sirens, above) on the site.

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