Some Danes just beat up commercial propagandist street artist Shepard Fairey outside a nightclub calling him an “Obama illuminati” and telling him to “go back to America.”
In our efforts to support more DIY projects by the world’s leading and emerging creatives, Hyperallergic is launching a curated Kickstarter page that will feature art-related projects we think are worth your time and money to support.
The well-respect nonprofit arts organization Nurture Art signed a lease today for a new space at 56 Bogart Street, which is quickly transforming into the hub of Bushwick’s burgeoning nonprofit arts and gallery scene.
The Chinese Xinhua news agency points out the hypocrisy of the UK PM lecturing the world about web freedom and then talking about curbing his own.
The BBC reports that a source close to Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei says the artist thought he was “‘close to death’ during the more than 80 days he was held in a secret police detention centre.”
Berlin’s major Egyptian Museum will be loaning a ten-foot-tall, almost nine-ton, 4,000-year-old regal sculpture to the Metropolitan Museum for tens years. It goes on display “later this month.”
When we last left you in this saga, the Utah Department of Natural Resources had accused Dia Art Foundation of not renewing their lease on Robert Smithson’s iconic work of land art “Spiral Jetty.” As it stood then, the state appeared to be taking a backseat approach to the problem, not immediately putting the land (art) up for auction. But now it seems things have complicated a bit.
Seems so … just started about 45 minutes ago. First Google Plus and now this … hmmmm
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.