Also, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York acquired over 700 rare photographs from the William L. Schaeffer Collection, and the Baltimore Museum of Art announced its fall 2019 acquisitions.
In Otherwise Obscured, effacement, redaction, and illegibility are positioned as tactics that artists can employ to combat, highlight, or heal sociopolitical invisibility.
Also, Sotheby’s grossed $2.8 million at an auction of Aboriginal contemporary art, the V&A received a gift of Auguste Rodin’s bronze sculpture, and more.
Also, the top-grossing painting at Art Basel Miami Beach was a Marc Chagall sold by Hammer Galleries for over $2 million, and more.
Also, the Dallas Museum of Art created a Works on Paper department thanks to a gift from a former curator and trustee, and more.
Also, a Dora Maar portrait by Picasso sold for $6.8 million, and Christie’s will sell the first “Mixed Reality performance artwork,” by none other than Marina Abramović.
At Performa, Huang Po-Chih and Su Hui-Yu each staged theatrical productions concerning collective mourning and memorialization. Yet while Su built upon his own relationship to a story of loss, Huang seemed to impose himself upon someone else’s.
In its first performances since 1965, the recent Performa revival of Rainer’s Parts of Some Sextets prompts considerations of how we can safeguard the choreographer’s visionary oeuvre while staying true to her vision.
Also, the New York Public Library purchased 153 Virginia Woolf-related items, an 18th-century Senegalese saber has been returned by France, and more.
Declaring a pro-sex, pro-porn stance off the bat, On Our Backs presents diverse notions of intimacy, in sex work and the communal art and advocacy that spring from it.
Fischli and Weiss’s sprawling retrospective creates a viewing experience that is funny, frustrating, belabored, and, ultimately, I think, productively unsettling.
In 1867 Timothy O’Sullivan headed out West.