It’s incredible to think that back in 1973 performance artist Chris Burden used a recorded video excerpt of his performance that same year, “Through the Night Softly,” to create a 10-second black-and-white spot that was broadcast five times a week for four weeks on KHS-Channel 9 in LA.
The Upper East Side is alive today with shouts of “UNION POWER” as Sotheby’s art handlers took to the streets to protest a new contract agreement that would drastically jeopardize their benefits.
Fans of visual art in the Crescent City should rejoice that there’s a new guide in town that will make things a little easier. Multi-disciplinary designer Erik Kiesewetter joined forces with three others to create a free printed bi-monthly gallery guide listing for the visual arts in New Orleans that launches next month, Catalogue.
Wall Street is a bizarre place. Major investment banks, hedge funds and other members of the world’s financial elite tank the world’s economy and practically no one gets arrested. Fifty participants in a performance art project by Zefrey Throwell, Ocularpation: Wall Street, get naked and three are arrested and are awaiting court appearances. America, consider this your wake up call.
Art book lovers of the world will have something to look forward to in Manhattan this summer. Yesterday, Chelsea’s David Zwirner Gallery open its second annual summer pop-up bookstore for a two week run — it closes Friday, August 5.
Whatever artist Ai Weiwei’s deal is with the Chinese authorities about his participation on social media, it doesn’t appear to have included the newest kid on the social networking block, Google Plus.
We last posted on Ai Weiwei with news of his associate’s heart attack. Since his release, news of the artist has significantly slowed but he’s not out of the woods yet. Ai faces charges of mass tax evasion, and the normally vocal artist has remained disturbingly quiet Here’s an update on what’s been going on since our last post.
Fire Island Artist Residency (FIAR), the first artist-in-residency program exclusively for emerging LGBT contemporary artists in the United States, has announced its very first summer residency program, which is slated to take place August 12 – 26, 2011 in the Cherry Grove community of Fire Island, New York.
If you had any question that the Metropolitan Museum was the reigning champion of museum attendance in the US, then their latest figures (5.68 million in FY 2011) should dispel any doubts.
Renowned portraitist and grandson of Sigmund Freud, Lucian Freud died yesterday.
Let’s face it, 2008 was the year of Obamart and Obama street art. The art world couldn’t get enough of the nation’s first black presidential contender with a good chance of winning, Barack Obama, but 2012 is another story. Has the passion for Obama died down? Will the street art battle be more fierce with possible Michelle Bachmann-loving wheatpastes or stencils professing love for Mitt Romney?
Late Monday night, word quickly got around that the beloved DIY arts and music venue on the border of Queens and Brooklyn, Silent Barn, had been burglarized. $15,000 of musical equipment, handmade art and valuables was taken from the venue, and the place was violently trashed.