This week’s edition focuses on the de Kooning retrospective at MoMA, some essays on the 9/11 Museum, an endangered mural in Manhattan, the timeline design of Facebook and Instagram as art.
Everyone in New York is talking about the Willem de Kooning retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art. We have yet to chime in on the topic here at Hyperallergic, but until then, enjoy these links to various discussions of the art work:
Holland Cotter loved it.
Teri Tynes does a close “reading” of de Kooning’s masterpiece, “Gotham News” (1955).
Tyler Green looks closely at the artist’s “Excavation” (1950).
And Charlie Finch doesn’t like the late work.
Hal Foster writes about the “struggle for the American soul” at Ground Zero in the London Review of Books. He discusses the work of Catalan artist Francesc Torres, who was commissioned by the 9/11 Museum to photograph the 80,000 square-foot interior of the Hangar 17 every day in April 2009. The hangar, located at JFK, was where roughly 1,200 pieces of steel and other objects from the World Trade Center site were warehoused.
Martin Filler reviews the 9/11 Memorial in the New York Review of Books:
It is generally held that great architecture requires the participation of a great client, but just how this stunning result emerged from such a fraught and contentious process will take some time for critics and historians to sort out.
If someone forks over $70,000, it looks like a gigantic mural by the Canadian-Mexican painter Arnold Belkin can be saved. The 39 year-old mural in Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood (located in the May Mathews/Alexandra Palmer Park). Some believe it may be the only outdoor work that Belkin. It is titled “Against Domestic Colonialism” (1972).
If Timeline is successful, it could alter how people absorb data not just on Facebook, but also on the rest of the Internet (making a lot of money in the process). How? Simply by turning everyone into Nicholas Felton.
Superhot photo-sharing app Instagram has inspired an art show in London.
Required Reading is published every Sunday morning, and it is comprised of a short list of art-related links (10 or less) to long-form articles, videos, blog posts or photo essays worth a second look.
Some museums are opting for new language to describe the preserved individuals in their collections who were once living humans.
Presented by Northwestern’s Block Museum and McCormick School of Engineering, this new exhibition seeks empathy at the boundaries of life. On view in Evanston, Illinois.
Located in Des Moines, Iowa, this residency for emerging and established artists includes studio and living space, a $1,000 monthly stipend, and more.
As art history buffs on the app have pointed out, both movements attribute meaning to the meaningless.
Multiple posts about the film have been taken down on Twitter, many of them following the government’s removal requests.
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Fayneese Miller is under fire after the school failed to renew the contract of an adjunct who showed artworks depicting the Muslim Prophet Muhammad.
Fully-funded teaching assistantships are standard for MFA students at the top-ranked, flagship research university in the state of New York.
Hundreds of visitors were evacuated from the Incan site over the weekend.
The artist’s works resonate in West Texas, where the story of dehumanized and exploited migrant laborers is tangible and ever-present.
A posthumous show of Price’s work is curated by James Hart of Phil Space, the self-proclaimed “gallerist of death.”
She has raised generations of Bay Area artists and changed the local landscape with her public artworks, colleagues tell Hyperallergic.