The 2019 CAA Distinguished Artist Interviews—which are free and open to the public—will feature Julie Mehretu interviewed by Julia Bryan-Wilson and Guadalupe Maravilla interviewed by Sheila Maldonado.

Julie Mehretu is a world-renowned painter, born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, who lives and works in New York City and Berlin. Her major traveling mid-career survey was just announced; the exhibition will bring her large-scale paintings and intimate drawings and prints to LACMA in November 2019, and travel to the Whitney Museum, the High Museum of Art, and the Walker Art Center.

Guadalupe Maravilla (formally Irvin Morazan) is a multidisciplinary artist who creates and choreographs fictionalized rituals that incorporate his pre-colonial ancestry, fiction, and autobiography. His collaborative work with undocumented immigrants was recently on view in Pacha, Llaqta, Wasichay: Indigenous Space, Modern Architecture, New Art, the first group show to exclusively feature Latinx emerging artists at the Whitney Museum.

The Distinguished Artist Interviews will take place Friday, February 15, 2019, 3:30-5:30 PM. They are free and open to the public.

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Advocacy News

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A look at the role art played in the transformation of the South Bronx into one of "the most hyped-up frontiers of property speculation" in New York City. (The New Inquiry)

Here Are the 10 Female Artists Over 40 Who Have Won 2018’s $250,000 Anonymous Was a Woman Awards

The awards' founder, Susan Unterberg, only revealed her identity earlier this year. (artnet News)

Doris Salcedo Melts Guns into Tiles to Make 'Anti-Monument' to Conflict

"A monument is a way of forgetting something, of making it invisible. Weapons and war are not something that should be celebrated." (The Guardian)

National Gallery of Art Chooses First Female Director

Kaywin Feldman, of the Minneapolis Institute of Art, will be the first woman to hold the job in the museum’s 77-year history. (New York Times)

This new three-year MFA program is supported by excellent faculty and facilities, in a city with a vibrant contemporary art scene. All MFA students are provided a scholarship or assistantship and a private studio. For more information visit our website.

CAA Conversations

This week, Chelsea Farrar and Heidi Herboldsheimer discuss Red for Ed, a grassroots movement started by parents and teachers as a way to stand up for public education.

Chelsea Farrar is Curator of Community Engagement at the University of Arizona Museum of Art. Heidi Herboldsheimer has been teaching middle school in Arizona for seven years.

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Header image: Julie Mehretu photo by Anastasia Muna.
Guadalupe Maravilla photo by Raul Rodarte Torres.
CAA News is compiled by Joelle Te Paske, CAA Media and Content Manager
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