This week, as more than two million refugees leave war-torn Ukraine, what can the arts do? Counterpoints Arts is a charity that works with refugee artists and creates programmes in a range of art forms on the subject of migration and displacement in the UK and beyond. Their mission is underpinned by a belief that arts can inspire social change and enhance the inclusion and cultural integration of refugees and migrants. We talk to a producer at Counterpoints Arts, Tom Green.
The Art Newspaper’s deputy digital editor Aimee Dawson is at the Art Dubai fair, and talks about its new digital section, focusing on NFTs, virtual reality and more, with the artist Gretchen Andrew and Anna Seaman, a curator at Morrow Collective, an NFT curatorial platform that is participating in the fair.
And in this episode’s Work of the Week, as Summer, an exhibition dedicated to the work of the late Cuban-American artist Felix Gonzalez-Torres, opens at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Toronto, its curator Rui Mateus Amaral discusses "Untitled" (Golden) (1995), a key work in the show and one of the last pieces Gonzalez-Torres created before his death in 1996.
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