It’s Christmas! And we wanted to first wish our art squad – far and wide – a very happy holidays! We know this year has been a car crash, but as it draws to close, we hope you are all taking this time to unwind and just CHILL. So, while you’ve been busy zooming your parents and opening presents, it’s unlikely that you’ve checked up on art news, right? Well don’t you worry! We’ve got you covered with all the news you missed!
Barbara Kruger’s Pro-Choice Posters Appear In Poland
On November 27, the Polish government banned abortion apart from in a few limited circumstances. As a result, mass demonstrations have taken place across the country, which have prompted the spread of Barbara Kruger’s infamous Your body is a battleground poster. Now appearing in Polish, the image has a renewed meaning three decades after it was first created for the Women’s March on Washington in 1989 to protest anti-abortion laws in the US. According to Hypebeast, the TRAFO Center for Contemporary Art in Szczecin was sent prints of the poster by Kruger’s gallery in Berlin.
Nina Chanel Abney Spreads Love With New Mural
A new mural that spreads love has just appeared in Arkansas thanks to Nina Chanel Abney. As part of Justkids’ ARkanvas project that invites BIPOC artists to showcase their work through public initiatives, Nina Chanel’s mural says STOP – DON’T KILL – LOVE – BLACK. We’re obsessed!
Congress Approves Creation Of Museums Dedicated To Women’s History And American Latinos
Two new Smithsonian museums are set to be created thanks to the final approval of the US Congress. The National Museum of the American Latino and the American Women’s History Museum will be part of the huge Smithsonian museum umbrella, and we can’t wait to see them open!
Off-White Collabs With WeChat
Now here’s a collab we never saw coming! Off-White has just announced a partnership with Chinese messaging platform WeChat, featuring clothes and accessories, all of which can be purchased via the WeChat app.
Gucci Teams Up With The North Face
For those looking for a warmer piece of luxury this winter, Gucci has the answer! The Italian house has teamed up with The North Face to release not just clothing, but also camping gear too! Full of warm coats and even hiking boots, now you can go glamping in style!
Louis Vuitton Collaborates With Urs Fischer
‘Tis the season of collaboration it seems! The next up is Louis Vuitton, who has just teamed up with Swiss artist Urs Fischer. Together they have redesigned the LV monogram for a collection of bags, hoodies and sneakers, which will drop on New Year’s Day.
Marine Serre Teams Up With A$AP Rocky
A$AP Rocky’s AWE has just released a capsule collection with Marine Serre. The collection was constructed from 75% regenerated materials and features dresses, trousers, jackets and cagoules. It’s available online now!
New Art Space Devoted To Black Artists Opens In Soho
Destinee Ross-Sutton attracted headlines earlier this year when she developed a contract for a Christie’s sale whereby every collector who bought work from the Say It Loud (I’m Black and Proud) sale had to sign a document that stated they would not flip the work. She has brought this to her new space – Ross-Sutton Gallery – which has just opened in New York’s Soho, with a show called Black Voices: Friend of My Mind. The pop up outfit will appear across the globe and we’re excited to see how this develops!
Text Lizzy Vartanian