In a year spent stuck inside, twiddling our thumbs as the walls slowly close in, I’ve found comfort in a few essentials: copious amounts of chocolate, FaceTime with mum, and trans+ art. Today, on International Transgender Day of Visibility, perhaps many more will too, if only via the aesthetically-pleasing Canva infographics of Instagram. While this is fine, our support for trans+ artists must run deeper than stories that expire in 24 hours.

It’s not as if ‘trans issues’ aren’t discussed on other days of the year. On the contrary, the subject is an obsession of the British media. The difference here is that the conversation never involves any trans+ people. To give just one example, in 2020, The Times produced 324 articles related to trans+ people… each and every one written by a cis person. (TL;DR they’re all a variation on the pointed question “Why do trans+ people

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You could call it art for art’s sake — plus $1,000 a month.

San Francisco plans to start paying 130 local artists $1,000 a month starting in May through the fall in a pilot program announced on Thursday. 

It follows other so-called “universal basic income” efforts being launched in California amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“From the first day the pandemic arrived in San Francisco, we knew that this health crisis would impact artists, and artists of color in particular,” Mayor London Breed said Thursday while announcing the program, FOX 2 of the Bay Area reported.

Breed said the city’s artists “make San Francisco special, and bring so much life and energy to our city. The arts are critical to our local economy and are an essential part of our long-term recovery. If we help the arts recover, the arts will help San Francisco recover.”

OAKLAND OFFICIALS ANNOUNCE FRAMEWORK FOR GUARANTEED

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Farmstead Arts in Basking Ridge is showcasing the works of Ridge High School’s Advanced Placement (AP) Studio Art, AP Photography and Photography III students in an online exhibit entitled “Portraits: The Artist’s View.”

The show will run online at www.farmsteadartscenter.org through April 16.

Under the guidance of Wendell Jeffrey, Ridge High School Art Teacher, and William Ortega, Ridge High School Photography Teacher, 48 student artists created works which explore relations between the artist and the model as having an unwritten agreement / contract which allows the artist to visually represent their impression of the model’s identity and personality.

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The artist’s interpretation of the individual is their signature. This exhibition is about the relationship between the sitter and their

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February is the one month we focus on Black History and the contributions that Black Americans bring to our communities. Vassar Lehman Loeb Art Center currently has a jewel of on art exhibit up, “Visible Bodies: Representing Blackness,” curated from Vassar’s permanent collection by Jessica D. Brier, a Deknatel Curatorial Fellow in Photography.

In her curatorial statement Brier writes: “Throughout its history, photography has held the powerful promise of making the world more visible. Lived experiences – both individual and collective – are often represented by the visibility of human figures.” 

“Visible Bodies” explores visual culture and questions who is allowed to participate within that culture. The exhibit is situated in an intimate gallery encouraging time to ponder the works, such as Arnold Joseph Kemp’s “Possible Bibliography.” 

This photo project shows an alternative representation of literary history by the artist who has photographed himself holding 52 books and literary

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