Artist Paulo Nazareth's " DRY CUT (from Blacksin the Pool-Tommie)" is on display at Rockefeller Center.
The exhibition was organized by the group Frieze and will remain up until the end of June. It is spread throughout the Rockefeller Center, which covers an area of three city blocks and was built in the 1930s in the very heart of Manhattan. It has featured artworks before, but never a full-on exhibition.
Curator Brett Littman said he had chosen artists from a variety of backgrounds, including Hispanic and African, and that he insisted on the inclusion of female artists -- four of them in total.
Many of the artworks play off the vertical spaces of the urban architecture.
Although Littman said there was no overt theme, "one of the things that really comes through for me is that this is a fraught political time and many artists are thinking about that."
Two huge cut-out shapes are placed on either side of the entrance to the main building, one representing the sprinter Tommie Smith, famous for raising a clenched fist in a Black Power salute on the podium at the 1968 Olympic Games.
On the other side is Ruby Bridges who, at the age of six, became the first African American child to be admitted to a white elementary school in the segregated American South in 1960.
Paulo Nazareth, the Brazilian creator of the two sculptures, saw symbolism in the proximity of the Ruby Bridges statue to a toy shop on the ground floor of the center, which the little girl might well have been forbidden from entering in her own lifetime.
Another politically themed work is by Ghanaian artist Ibrahim Mahama, who replaced the 192 flags of the United Nations members states that normally line the ice skating rink with flags made of jute, a cheap material used as sacks in his homeland.
"This is about his critique of global capitalism, his idea of the spice trade, the slave trade, even immigration in Africa," said Littman.
"So it represents quite a few things and also it really changes the landscape," he said.
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The NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery is pleased to announce a series of Family Saturday Tours – a guided tour by an NYUAD student docent or a guide from the Gallery – which commences next Saturday, March 30.
Running throughout the duration of the exhibition, the weekly tour on Saturdays is an opportunity for children between the ages of 3-14 to explore Zimoun with their parents.
Venezuelan security forces fired tear gas on Saturday to disperse demonstrators who turned out in Caracas to protest massive power outages that have kept much of the country in darkness since early March. AFP journalists on the scene said the security forces blocked opposition protesters from concentrating at certain points in the western side of the city.
More than 10,000 guests, made up of children, families and other art enthusiasts, including visitors from abroad as well as UAE residents, visited Louvre Abu Dhabi on 18th May, as the global community of cultural institutions celebrated the International Museum Day.
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As "Game of Thrones", one of the most popular fantasy series, has finally concluded after its eighth season, actress Sophie Turner, who rose to fame with the role of Sansa in the show, bid an emotional goodbye to her character on social media.