In one of the most absurd realizations, the Dia Art Foundation is returning to its old Chelsea properties to set up shop again. According to the New York Times:
“It’s keeping our roots yet at the same time trying to evolve,” said Nathalie de Gunzburg, chairman of Dia’s board, who explained that after going through the exercise of looking at locations from Harlem to the Bowery, the board finally saw that the answer was, as she put it, “right in front of us.”
Japanese architect Kazuyo Sejima is the first woman to be named director of the Venice Architecture Biennale (via Culture Monster)
The concept of taste in aesthetics had its origins in ideas about gustatory taste, and much was made of this analogy in the eighteenth century … Questions about the nature of taste perception, the role that knowledge plays in our appreciation of tastes, whether we can separate the descriptive and evaluative aspects of taste judgments, the contribution language makes to identification of flavors, the cultural aspects of taste, and the nature of expertise, all raise interesting and important parallels with the exercise of taste in other domains.
Ukraine is getting a new contemporary art center, thanks to a private donor, Victor Pinchuk, who hopes it will help to turn Kiev into an art world destination. You can check out his current art center, also in Kiev, the PinchukArtCentre here.
Those feisty taggers strike again and this time a Banksy mural is defaced during a vote to see if it stays.
According to Culture Monster, the J. Paul Getty Trust announced it will work with Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities to help with the conservation and management of the tomb of Egypt’s Tutankhamen (aka King Tut). The five-year partnership will involve the Getty Conservation Institute in Los Angeles, and the SCA in Cairo. King Tut’s tomb is one of Egypt’s most popular tourist attractions.
ABC News reports on artist Chor Boogie, who was stabbed while carrying out a sanctioned mural in San Francisco.
Aaron Short of BushwickBK reports on the recent BETA Spaces festival in Bushwick, Brooklyn. He also asks the ever important question, “Is this art or should I be calling 911?”
The close, careful, and subtle observation I found this year is representative of precisely why I continue to gravitate to this fair.
How do we counter stereotypes about Black mothers, while stressing the importance of memory, determination, love, and corporeality?
An expansive exhibition on Adeliza McHugh’s influential Candy Store Gallery celebrates the whimsical, irreverent aesthetic that put California’s Sacramento Valley on the art-historical map.
With two stellar retrospectives, one time-based installation, and several commissions by local artists, the Phillips Collection has dedicated its galleries to highlighting abstract work by Black artists.
As we begin a new year, a small moment on Queer Eye makes me think about the profound effect our stories can have on each other.
Each fellow in this 10-month intensive in New Haven, Connecticut, will receive studio or office space, subsidized housing, and a generous stipend.
Some have criticized the racist monument’s planned relocation to North Dakota, near land seized from Indigenous people.
A group called the Boriken Libertarian Forces toppled the monument hours before King Felipe VI of Spain’s visit.
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.
Still resonating with relevance, William Gropper’s incisive cartoons in defense of the WPA go on auction at New York’s Swann Galleries together with other works by celebrated WPA artists.
Archeologists excavating in Nijmegen, the Netherland’s oldest city, found the bowl in pristine condition.
A pioneer of street photography, Levitt worked in the most crowded and poorest neighborhoods of New York searching for the theater of everyday life.