LOS ANGELES — For all of James Franco’s talk about being James Franco, it’s pretty lame that he’s now trying to glean a bit of Cindy Sherman’s fame by recreating her photographs in drag. This marks a new low point for the acceptance of Franco as a celebrity performing in the art world, awarding another solo exhibition to a man-child whose work does nothing but allow him to market his own image over and over again. Like any smart Hollywood actor would, Franco is capitalizing on his own image. But unlike in film, where an actor plays a role, there is no separation between fiction and reality, and that is not a good thing. For his new solo exhibition New Film Stills at Pace Gallery in New York, he crosses into the world of female archetypes in film by performing Cindy Sherman in drag. James Franco, this is not a role you were meant to play.
Tiffany D. Gaines, Machiko Harada, Brianna L. Hernández, Álvaro Ibarra, and Brian Johnson are the recipients of this year’s fellowship.
A founding member of Turkish contemporary art space SALT, Demir brings to NYUAD her training in non-Western modernism and commitment to global contemporary art and cultural production.
An exhibition at NYC’s Woodhull Hospital pairs works from the medical center’s collection with pieces made by people currently imprisoned at the jail.
by Aaron Short
Following yesterday’s guerrilla action within the institution, hundreds of protesters congregated outside of the Brooklyn Museum demanding a ceasefire in a planned march throughout the borough.
by Rhea Nayyar
Explore new directions in your work with artists from around the world while being inspired by studio spaces and facilities in the Canadian Rocky Mountains.
Artists and activists from various groups chanted, “Netanyahu, what do you say? How many kids did you kill today?”