Leave it to the art world to make everything about them, a tendency that has become crystal clear over the past few weeks since the Occupy Wall Street movement began last month.
As Bucky Turco at Animal New York writes, people are wondering:
… why a ‘radical’ artist would lead a coup against a radical art space.
I have no explanation.
There’s also some confusion about the whole thing in Facebook’s Occupennial group and one person writes:
… for the record OWS didn’t ‘take’ Artists Space, it was invited, even treated to free pizza and beer.
If you want to occupy something people, how about a blue chip gallery or an auction house? Maybe a politician’s office who is infamous for not supporting the arts or cutting arts funding?
Perhaps Georgia Sangri and her merry band of self-described anarchists should start anew by occupying the Anthony Reynolds Gallery, a posh art space in London that still sells her work.
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.