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"This Week in Art" on Art21

Added on by Jacquelyn Gleisner.

The structure of the Art21 Magazine is changing in 2018 and will be unveiled in the coming weeks. While I will no longer be writing content for the online magazine's themed issues, I will be contributing to the "This Week in Art" column for the next few months. 

You can read the first weekly roundup here.

Abigail DeVille,  MidSummer Event Horizon , 2014. Credit: United States Artists.

Abigail DeVille, MidSummer Event Horizon, 2014. Credit: United States Artists.

The feature story this week is the announcement of the 2018 United States Artists Fellows. The United States Artists, a Chicago-based foundation devoted to supporting the arts across nine disciplines, has named Dread Scott, Abigail DeVille and Pepón Osorio among the 45 artists and collectives comprising the 2018 fellows. A $50,000 grant accompanies the fellowship, which recognizes contributions to fields such as craft, dance, writing, and the visual arts, among others.

Meriem Bennani's Holiday Headscarf

Added on by Jacquelyn Gleisner.

Meriem Bennani’s new artwork, Your Year by Fardaous Funjab, features the most recent hijab in the artist’s fictional line of high fashion headscarves. This thirty-second video, part of the Public Art Fund’s Commercial Break series, features an ever-evolving hijab that can be worn throughout the year. One head covering commemorates various Islamic holidays as well as secular events. As the seasons change, the hijab morphs on the Barclays Center’s “Oculus” screen into eight distinct versions, ranging from generic autumnal attire to a headscarf for Ramadan. The functional fashion of the rotating hijab offers a jocular take on the media’s portrayal of the Muslim head covering.

Read the full text on Art21 here

Meriem Bennani: Your Year by Fardaous Funjab will continue at the Barclays Center, playing on the “Oculus” screen (620 Atlantic Ave. at Flatbush Ave.) as part of the Public Art Fund’s Commercial Break series. The video screens once an hour on Saturdays through March 5.

Meriem Bennani. Promotional still from the video  Your Year, 2017.  Courtesy Meriem Bennani. © Meriem Bennani.

Meriem Bennani. Promotional still from the video Your Year, 2017. Courtesy Meriem Bennani. © Meriem Bennani.