Panel discussion hosted by MACP, "After Trauma, an Encouraging Voice," featured by ARTnews

What role does South African art play in the global art world? That’s a big question, so thankfully on hand to discuss it will be Gabi Ngcobo, one of the country’s foremost curators and scholars. Ahead of curating the 10th Berlin Biennale, which will open in 2018, Ngcobo will talk with Adrienne Edwards, a New York–based curator at Performa and the Walker Art Center, about Johannesburg’s art scene. They’ll also discuss NGO, an initiative that Ngcobo founded, and how Apartheid affected artists, galleries, and curatorial practices. Read the full article on ARTnews.

Interview with Lux Yuting Bai, MACP fellow, featured on SinoVision English Channel

Inspired by modern architecture philosophy and aesthetics, Chinese artist Huiqi He's solo show "Whereto" re-imagines Chinese ink and wash tradition with a contemporary sense of space. Ink embodies the artist’s creative energy and flows on the paper in an abstract way. Variation in ink density generates spatial effects like a labyrinth.Chinese characteristics and symbols are present throughout, trapped within the confines of larger ink brush strokes. Numerous scrolls covered in expressive brushwork hung from the ceilings, dangling all the way to the ground, creating an intimate experience with the ink imagery.To further distort spatial reality, videos are screened on wallpaper, featuring imag

David Frankel, MACP faculty member, writes on Elizabeth Murray in the March issue of Artforum

Elizabeth Murray by David Frankel Remembered deeply fondly by those who knew her for her intelligence and warmth, the late Elizabeth Murray, who died in 2007, was also a heroine for many artists, both as a painter who came up in the 1960s and ’70s, when painting seemed increasingly in crisis, and as a woman in a man’s or boy’s world. Growing out of this embattled place, Murray’s work was as brave as it… Read the full article on Artforum.

Hu Hanru, MACP faculty-at-large, co-curates exhibition at MAXXI entitled "PLEASE COME BACK. The

PLEASE COME BACK. The world as prison? curated by Hou Hanru, Luigia Lonardelli February 9–May 21, 2017 MAXXI - National Museum of XXI Century Arts Via Guido Reni 4A 00196 Rome Italy Now that global communication also means global control, that disciplinary methods are applied to the community in the name of the “war of terror”, that the sharing born out of the Internet and social networks has dismantled our privacy, the word prison takes on very new meanings. 26 artists and over 50 works present prison as a metaphor for the contemporary world and the contemporary world as a metaphor for prison: technological, hyperconnected, shared and increasingly controlled... Read more on the M

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