The recent case of the younger brother of the dictator Sultan of Brunei’s sex sculptures makes us wonder why the southeast Asia monarch didn’t just commission Jeff Koons, who knows a thing or two, three, maybe ten, about sex sculptures. I can’t believe I’m going to write this but Koons looks almost tasteful in comparison.
Coincidentally, the Koons paintings (always worse than his sculptures) from the same Made in Heaven series we mention are currently on display at Luxembourg & Dayan on the Upper East Side.
You may be interested to know that critic Roberta Smith has some harsh words for the painting show in today’s New York Times: “painting is too strong a word for these inkjet monstrosities on canvas from 1990-91 … they are thoroughly repellent as both art objects and images …” Yikes, honestly Smith, tell us how you really feel. Though I wonder what she would think about Johnson’s … um … more subtle works.
The Association of Art Museum Directors announced a shift in its longstanding policy, which restricted the use of funds from sales of art to new acquisitions only.
Martín Mobarak may have broken Mexican law, but he burned the proof.
Artists reflect on histories of oppressive power structures in Brazil in this exhibition at the Visual Arts Center at the University of Texas at Austin.
Your list of must-see, fun, insightful, and very Los Angeles art events this month, including the Maya Codex of Mexico at the Getty, Beatrice Wood, Trenton Doyle Hancock, and more.
Your list of must-see, fun, insightful, and very New York art events this month, including Xaviera Simmons, Cristina Iglesias, Mire Lee, and more.
With explosions of color and materiality, Cave has his own enigmatic ways to funnel the funk through histories of adversity.
Kapwani Kiwanga invites viewers to look with only the quiet glow of natural light seeping in through the skylights, illuminating a nuanced way of seeing race.
Funding options at UB include full-tuition scholarships for MFA students, the Arthur A. Schomburg Fellowship Program, and additional opportunities for MA students.
This week, Godard’s anti-imperialism, in defense of “bad” curating, an inexplicable statue, criminalizing culture wars, and more.
I inserted the text from five press releases into DALL-E and this is what it churned out.
As protests rage across the country following the death of Mahsa (Zhina) Amini, Iranian and Kurdish artists are creating work in support of freedom.