Place: Santa Fe. Time: A crisp winter’s evening the end of February 2012. It isn’t snowing, the air is dry, cool, as I walk around the plaza, and up on Canyon Road wearing a coat–no hat or gloves are needed. It’s pleasant. I’m with my cousins from Texas and a friend from New York. We’ve…
The Nicolaysen Art Museum in Casper, Wyoming has been chosen to team up with Google for the fifth annual “Doodle 4 Google” contest. On February 25, 2012, from 1-4 p.m. students of all ages can drop by the Discovery Center and doodle around during this special event. Students nationwide, from kindergarten through 12th grade, are…
In a remote village in the Thar desert of Pakistan, the women are primarily Hindu in a Muslim country. Not only that, but they are from the bottom of the untouchable caste system. They have very few options in life for what they can do to earn a living. Most of the women are illiterate and are forbidden to travel without their husbands or a male relative. The men dye cotton and the women take that cotton and stitch together brightly patterned Ralli quilts. They embroider, appliqué, and adorn their creations with bits of mirror, sequins, shells and beads. The patterns are based on ancient textile traditions dating back thousands of years.
This kind of juried exhibition provides the opportunity to better know some of your scattered neighbors—to learn more about all those loners, hippies, socialites, cowpokes, scientists, and retired generals living at the end of some dirt road, some of whom are developing as artists, and a couple of whom might actually be waiting for that space ship, Lumpkin said.
Egyptian artist Wael Shawky wins Ernst Schering Foundation Art Award. Art Writer Leanne Goebel recalls his controversial participation in SITE Santa Fe’s Lucky Number Seven biennial.
Accused of being a terrorist, Hasan Elahi began broadcasting his every move, his every meal, his daily activities. The artist questions who is watching and how much is too much information in a new exhibit at SITE Santa Fe called Tracking Transience.
Was Wael Shawky censored by SITE Santa Fe? And did they have reasonable grounds to ask him to change his concept? He did, but the controversy remains when the artist showed his New Mexico work in Egypt and Jordan.
Khan left Lahore in 2007 to finish editing the film because the city was often without electricity. Her furniture is still in storage in Lahore. She was hoping to purchase the home where she shot some of the film. She was hoping to be able to remain part-time in Pakistan.