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Discover the views of today’s emerging, experimental Creative Capital artists and friends on abortion rights, environmental justice, innovation in music, artistic collaboration, travel, poetry, and more! Christine Kuan, President & Executive Director of Creative Capital, is this month’s Guest Critic for the section “Wildness In Art” in The Brooklyn Rail, the leading avant-garde cultural journal.
We’re excited that the Whitney Biennial 2022, Quiet as It’s Kept (April 6 to September 5, 2022) will include Creative Capital Awardees: Alia Farid (2022), Terence Nance (2021), Sable Elyse Smith (2016), Danielle Dean (2015), Raven Chacon (2012), Rodney McMillian (2005), Tony Cokes (2000), and Ralph Lemon (2000).
In pioneering art experiments with smell—scents that evoke memories and emotions—acclaimed artist Josely Carvalho creates unusual fragrances such as Affection, Absence, Illusion, Pleasure, Emptiness, and Persistence. In partnership with her lab in Brazil, Carvalho will create four custom scents to be captured in a set of crayons. And she invites your ideas!
Simone Leigh will be the first Black woman to represent the United States at the US Pavilion. For the exhibition, Leigh is producing a new series of bronze and ceramic sculptures entitled, Grittin’, highlighting the labor and resilience of Black women across global histories. The international exhibition will elevate the work of women and gender-nonconforming