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Created by artists Gan Golan and Andrew Boyd, the Climate Clock in New York City’s Union Square counts down how long it will take, at current rates of emissions, to deplete the earth’s “carbon budget.”
Nathalie Bondil, who was dismissed from the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in July, is suing its board for defamation, claiming $1.5 million in punitive and moral damages.
Artist Adrian Wilson renamed Manhattan’s 50th Street station to read “Ruth St.” after the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the creation of a commission to create a statue of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Several filmmakers and international guests canceled their participation in this year’s edition of the Docaviv festival in Tel Aviv, in solidarity with the BDS movement.
Samia Halaby and Rachid Koraichi are among dozens of Arab artists who have pledged to boycott cultural activities sponsored by the United Arab Arab Emirates due to its normalization agreement with Israel.
In Florida, 700,000 citizens who completed prison time and parole may be ineligible to vote. With only a week until Florida’s bail payment deadline, the New York-based gallery Canada wants to help by creating an online fundraiser.
An edition of Maurizio Cattelan’s viral sculpture “Comedian” (2019) was donated to the Guggenheim Museum.
With $20 million raised since April, Artist Relief announced that it will extend its initial September deadline for applications to December 10, 2020.
SpottheTroll.org, created by researchers at Clemson University in South Carolina, is designed to help you learn more about trolls and how to spot them online.
See the new emoji coming to iOS in 2021.
Awards & Accolades
The Art Museum Futures Fund from the Mellon Foundation will award between $600,000 to $5.5 million to 12 mid-sized institutions across the nation, including the Brooklyn Museum and El Museo del Barrio.
Arts.Black of Detroit, Michigan; BOMB and the Brooklyn Rail of Brooklyn, New York; Bmore Art of Baltimore, Maryland; Burnaway of Atlanta, Georgia; Glasstire of Houston, Texas; the Maine Arts Journal of Portland, Maine; the New Art Examiner of Chicago, Illinois; and X-TRA of Los Angeles, California were awarded $20,000 grants by the Dorothea and Leo Rabkin Foundation.
Mohamed Bourouissa was awarded the 2020 Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation prize.
Teresa Kittler was appointed the 2020-2021 Scholar-in-Residence at Magazzino Italian Art.
Peter Williams was awarded the Artists’ Legacy Foundation’s 2020 Artist Award.
Xavier Hufkens now represents Huma Bhabha.
Miwon Kwon has joined the Board of Directors of the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts.
Simon Lee Gallery now represents Rachel Howard.
The Museum of Contemporary Art in Tucson has appointed Kate Green as its executive director.
The estate of Takis is now represented by White Cube.
Rebecca Wei was announced as a partner of Lévy Gorvy Asia.
Stephen F. Cohen (1938–2020), historian of Russia | New York Times
Sir Harold Evans (1928–2020), publisher and muckraking author | Associated Press
Juliette Gréco (1927–2020), actress and cabaret singer | Washington Post
Winston Groom (1943–2020), author of Forrest Gump | BBC
Roy Charles Hammond (1939–2020), soul singer, songwriter, and producer known as Roy C | New York Times
Christian Liaigre (1943–2020), interior designer | Dezeen
Sterling Magee (1936–2020), blues musician and one-half of the duo Satan and Adam | New York Times
Anne Stevenson (1933–2020), poet and Sylvia Plath biographer | Telegraph
Join Hyperallergic for an online conversation with Kiowa Tribal Museum Director Tahnee Ahtone on January 25 at 7pm (EST).
This week, Patrisse Cullors speaks, reviewing John Richardson’s final Picasso book, the Met Museum snags a rare oil on copper by Nicolas Poussin, and much more.
Graduate students in the University of Denver’s Emergent Digital Practices program work on research with faculty who are engaged directly with their communities, both online and off.
Alexi Worth’s paintings demand a double take that allows viewers to look closer and begin dissembling the painting in order to understand what is being looked at.
Anastasia Pelias’s sculpture builds on this mythological legacy, suggesting we all have the ability to commune with a higher power and influence our futures.
Curated by Jill Kearney, this exhibition in Frenchtown, NJ amplifies stories both local and universal with work by Willie Cole, Sandra Ramos, sTo Len, and more.
Jack Spicer’s poetry can be deeply funny and playful but it has a consistent undercurrent of sadness.
Belinda Rathbone’s biography traces the sculptor’s embrace of kinetic mechanisms to his work in the Singer Sewing Machine factory.
The first lecture is on the relationship between early portrait photography and diverse notions of US identity during the Gilded Age. Register to attend on January 25.
It’s the first time in the country’s history that objects of this significance are offered for public sale.
Schwartz was at the forefront of computer-generated art before desktops or the kind of software that makes it commonplace today.
Curator La Tanya S. Autry shares a set of crucial questions she considers when curating images of anti-Black violence.