This fall is a great time to be in New York. The always interesting Teri Tynes over at Walking Off the Big Apple has compiled a select (but extensive) list of New York museum shows this fall. There’s a lot to see and do and here are some we’re really looking forward to …
Greenpoint Open Studios (GOS) is a weekend long celebration from October 1 -3, where artists open their studios in an effort to build, sustain, and support a thriving creative community. But to make it happen the right way, GOS needs a little bit of money. So, join GOS and its supporters on Saturday, August 28 (3pm) for a titillating water balloon infused game of Dodgeball.
A few paragraphs in the New Yorker story about the Tea Party-funding Koch brothers should scare the hell out of you and make you wonder if the Smithsonian has gone to far.
Last March, Seton Hill University announced it was giving its full-time undergrads and faculty iPads. Now they are going a step further for art history students and they want to outfit the tablets with Art Authority, an app that allows them to access 40,000+ historic paintings and sculptures.
From Artforum: “In press notes, the exhibition is loosely termed a retrospective, but the majority of the works on display are new paintings, many making their world debut — and potentially final stop, if rumors are to be believed — in Kiev.”
This summer we’ve been lucky to have three amazing interns who spent the summer letting me take them out for lunch while we worked together to throw events, plan and execute a blogging schedule, and talk about ideas, writing, art, and social issues. They each wow’d me with their enthusiasm and creativity to find how they could get the most out of their summer but it’s time for the APPLICATIONS FOR FALL 2010.
Louise Bourgeois’s “Eye Benches IV” (2001) was loaned to the city of New Orleans in 2007 as a gesture of post-Katrina goodwill and the elderly artist had covered the $45,000 in shipping and installation costs, but sadly the sculptures were vandalized last month and now, according to the Times-Picayune newspaper, “after three years of turning heads on Lafayette Square, a valuable sculpture is leaving the city as a crime victim.”
The future of Fisk University’s priceless art collection donated years ago by artist Georgia O’Keeffe, and known as The Stieglitz Collection, may be decided at a trial set to begin tomorrow after five years of legal wrangling.
In what can only be seen as a sign of the coming apocalypse, the Iranian government has proven itself to be too futuristic and modern for the citizens of London’s South Kensington neighborhood. Critics of the building are even appealing to Prince “I hate modern architecture” Charles to help their case.
BushwickBk reports about Regina Rex, which is a huge space hidden on the third floor of an enormous former factory building that offers tightly curated shows and high-caliber art. It’s a space in Ridgewood (just north of Bushwick, Brooklyn) that you should know about.
In light of yesterday’s shocking news that avant-garde filmmaker Jonas Mekas is suing art dealer Harry Stendhal for a supposed swindle, I wanted to share one positive highlight of the business relationship between Stendhal and Mekas
that just surfaced online … 14 short films, which include three episodes of his 365 web project from 2007 and 11 from the 40 Short Films release in 2006. UPDATE: Thanks to an anonymous commenter, I learned that ALL the 365 web videos are on an newer Jonas Mekas site that doesn’t seem to show up on individual video searches. ENJOY ALL 40 SHORT FILMS AND ALL 365 VIDEOS AT jonasmekasfilms.com. THANK YOU, ANONYMOUS COMMENTER!
Sources close to Hyperallergic have learned, from sources close to artist Jeff Koons — and his 120 + assistants — that the artist of choice of the last gilded age has met with NBA player Lebron James this morning in a final pitch for the New York Knicks to land the basketball superstar. That’s right, it seems that even the art world has been consumed by Lebron-mania. [SPOOF]