We have great news to share with you today. Yesterday, Hyperallergic was awarded the best art blog prize at the 2011 “Art and Reality” conference in St. Petersburg, Russia. The weekend-long gathering of the art world was organized by the Moscow-based Petr Konchalovsky Foundation.
This annual conference tackles a different topic each year and this year’s event centered on art criticism. One of the most amazing features of this weekend gathering was that a fifth of the forum focused on new media (including art blogging) and its impact on art criticism. The Konchalovky Foundation has been developing this annual global affair into what they hope will become a type of Davos for art, where international figures can come together and share ideas.
We’re very excited by the news of the award and we’ll post news — and an image of statuette — when we get all the final details. Until, then we want to say what an honor it was to be nominated with other wonderful international independent sites like Art Fag City (USA), Openspace.ru (Russia), Rebel:Art (Germany) and Redbox Review (China).
And a special thank you to everyone who demonstrated their support by voting on the conference’s online website, it means the world to us. This award will encourage us to continue and make Hyperallergic your must-read art destination on the web.
This week, artist studios in Harlem, Tennessee, Philadelphia, and Brooklyn.
The museum enlisted the help of Linda Bove, the first Deaf actor to be part of Sesame Street’s recurring cast, to help bring artworks from the collection to a Deaf audience.
This exhibition marks 20 years of Arrechea’s solo career with watercolors, sculptures, and multimedia installations created specifically for ArtYard in Frenchtown, New Jersey.
The student screening of Till emphasized an important aim of the film: to educate young people about the fierce love and activism of Mamie Till-Mobley, which played no small part in igniting the Civil Rights Movement.
A painting now exhibited at the Nasjonalmuseet captures Judith and her maidservant in the moment after slaying Holofernes and before their escape, as though veritably peering out of frame.
The New York-based, globally linked, and practice-focused curatorial program for professionals at the School of Visual Arts offers the opportunity to create three funded exhibitions.
The statue was found in a town square in Philippi and adorned a building that may have been a public fountain in the Byzantine period.
In an age dominated by narcissism and material excess, Acheson’s anti-heroic position as an admirer of other artists should be something that we reflect upon.
Featuring over 70 installations and performances at the George Washington University’s historic Flagg Building, the Corcoran’s end-of-year showcase is now available for virtual viewing.
Inspired by Charles Babbage’s idea of air as “atmospheric memory,” In the Air considers air as a common space that belongs to and affects the whole of humanity.
The episode focused on Western museums’ hesitant repatriation efforts and auction houses’ questionable consignment practices.
The committee’s main responsibilities will be to shape policy goals, stimulate arts philanthropy, and advocate for the expansion of federal backing of the cultural sector.