… a new modern art museum in Charlotte, North Carolina, opens … Arizona’s defunct West Valley Art Museum needs a place to store its art … British arts institutions are getting short changed by the 2012 Olympics … Bank of America gives its customers free admission to LA museums … Michael Jackson’s art continues to raise eyebrows.
Just in case you hadn’t noticed, we’re on vacation until Monday, January 4, 2010. While we’re away we’re making plans, dealing with programmers, and doing other things to make you all feel warm and fuzzy.
In the meantime, we wish you all an amazing New Year’s Eve and look forward to you joining us for a great 2010!
… a profile of “power” curator Hans Ulrich Obrist … the Art Gallery of Alberta signs a deal with the National Gallery of Canada … the Clyfford Still Museum is being built … Fresno, California, loses a museum … a Victorian novelist’s fancy toothpick fetches big bucks … some notable picks for the best of the in 2009.
Move over Performa, there’s a new kid in town and it’s called Maximum Perception.
This upcoming weekend, Peter Dobill and Phoenix Light have curated over 20 performances by national and international artists which will take place over the course of two nights.
While the players in the global art market descend on Miami to scoop up artistic baubles and all the prestige associated with it, some people have arrived at this international art orgy for less consumer driven motives. Enter Celso and his Art Burn event.
Why haven’t we been posting much recently? Well, the short answer is MIAMI! Yes, we’re off to the fairs and we’re bringing you along with us. Expect many musings from the front lines of the art world’s greatest clusterfuck.
… an art exhibit for the blind … do the recent art auctions point to a possible surprise at the Miami art fairs … North Carolina Museum of Art is gearing up for its new building … Toronto is hosting a King Tut blockbuster … the Taubman Museum of Art realizes that a splashy new building doesn’t ensure success … LACMA’s poorer than it was last year.
Recess opened on Grand Street in September as a storefront artist residency space open to the public, and their inaugural show by Corin Hewitt and Molly McFadden, Double Room, tackles questions of replication, authorship, documentation, labor-as-performance, and collaboration.
… a lull in Iraqi violence helps spur cultural activity … homeless artists in Austin, Texas, have an art show & benefit … art mogul Eli Broad is scouting for a museum location … artist Sam Bassett is arrested for trying to make New York’s Sotheby’s building into art.
While Main Street continues to hemorrhage jobs and Wall Street revives its ridiculous bonus system, the elite among us — most notably the trustees of the New Museum — will probably be very interested to know where they should stash their valuables during these sad times in case, well, in case … which brings me to one of my favorite topics: stolen art.
… Kiev awaits its own art destination-worthy art center … Banksy gets marked up before people have a chance to vote about keeping it or not … the Getty Trust & the Egyptian gov’t is working together to preserve King Tut … a San Francisco muralist gets stabbed on the job … the Obama’s send mixed messages on art … a report from BETA Spaces in Bushwick.
…Jean Nouvel’s new MoMA tower gets chopped and approved…Bushwick politico meets with local arts community…San Francisco galleries are branching out…and starting this week everyone will be looking to the art auctions of New York as a barometer of the art world’s economic health.