What could possibly make the wall “beautiful?” A collaboration between Estudio 3.14 (Mexico) and the Mamertine Experimental Design Group (US) built a virtual “wall” as it would intervene in the different landscapes of the US/Mexico border, with a nod to the architecture of Luis Barragán.

https://e314.mx/portfolio/muro-trump-prison-wall/

Balthazar: A Black African King in Medieval and Renaissance Art

The Adoration of the Magi (detail), Simon Bening, about 1525–30. Tempera colors, gold paint, and gold leaf on parchment, 6 5/8 × 4 1/2 in. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Ms. Ludwig IX 19, fol. 36v

An important exhibition at the Getty analyzes representations of Blacks in scenes of the Adoration of the Magi. Read about the exhibition here: Race and Representation in the Nativity Scene

The Cuban Matrix

Torrance Art Museum just released their catalog in PDF for the Pacific Standard Time LA/LA exhibition (2017-2018): The Cuban Matrix. This exhibition focused around digital media exchange: new media, user interface, archiving, immigration, global exchange, works in/on paper, video, installation, etc. And, learn about El Paquete Semanal— USB-archive-exchange, an “offline digital marketplace” in a weekly terabyte paquet.

Here’s the PDF of the catalog: The Cuban Matrix catalog. Torrance_Art_Museum