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Julie Mehretu Reminds Us That Borders Are Meant to Be Trespassed

May 4, 2021 • View in browser
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Today, looking at Julie Mehretu’s current retrospective, a new book explains that Argentina stole from its own art museum to fund the Falkland Islands war, and a new installation by Mel Edwards goes on display at City Hall Park in Manhattan.
— Hrag Vartanian, editor-in-chief

Julie Mehretu Reminds Us That Borders Are Meant to Be Trespassed
What's Happening
  • Cuban artist Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara, who has been on a hunger and thirst strike for seven days, was forcibly hospitalized by state police in the capital city of Havana on Sunday morning. 
  • Starting today, Melvin Edwards: Brighter Days, a landmark survey of the artist’s work from 1970 to 2020, will fill the lawns and walkways of New York’s City Hall Park.
  • A new book describes how a trove of works stolen from Argentina’s national museum in the 1980s may have helped fund the Falklands War.
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