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This Olympian is proving that there’s no such thing as a “white” or “rich person’s” sport

Nzingha Prescod is a world-class fencer — literally. The 23-year-old foil fencer is competing at Rio de Janeiro in her second Olympic games. But Prescod’s passion for fencing goes beyond just competing — she’s calling attention to perceptions of race and class that accompany the sport.

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Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation announced Paul Chan as the recipient of the 2014 Hugo Boss prize at an event hosted by Richard Armstrong. Guggenheim and Hugo Boss have been awarding the prize every two years since 1996 and past recipients have included Matthew Barney, Rirkrit Tiravanija, and most recent previous winner Danh Vo. 

Photos: David X Prutting /BFA