Sacheen Littlefeather rejects the Academy Award for Best Actor on behalf of Marlon Brando , who boycotted the 1973 Oscars in support of the American Indian Movement’s armed standoff with U.S. Marshals and the FBI at Wounded Knee, South Dakota.
This Friday, we’re thrilled to debut the first solo museum exhibition by artist, filmmaker, and journalist Laura Poitras. This immersive installation of new work builds on topics important to Poitras, including mass surveillance, the war on terror, the U.S. drone program, Guantanamo Bay Prison, occupation, and torture. We’ll be posting live from the press preview on Twitter and Instagram starting at 10 am EST.
Laura Poitras (b. 1964), ANARCHIST: Power Spectrum Display of Doppler Tracks from a Satellite (Intercepted May 27, 2009), 2016. Archival pigment print on aluminum, 45 ¼ × 65 in. Courtesy the artist
Happy birthday to Helen Rose, designer of Grace Kelly’s much-admired 1956 wedding dress. As MGM’s chief costume designer, Rose had a simple but elegant style that suited the actress, whom she costumed for four films. The Academy Award–winning designer preferred soft ivory for bridal gowns and ensured the back—on view at the altar—was a focal point. For the future Princess Grace of Monaco, Rose repeated the delicate lace of the bodice on the train insert and around the circular veil, which also features two tiny appliquéd lace lovebirds just above the edging at the back.
“I’m interested in going back to these themes of the war on terror. What does it mean? How can we understand it on more human terms?” —Laura Poitras talks to Vogue about her first solo museum exhibition, opening at the Whitney next week.