“Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry” was award the US Documentary Special Jury Prize for Spirit of Defiance at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and the audience flipped the filmmaker off.
After a fire in December ravaged the Lao Buddhist Temple in Westminster, Colorado, the Laoist population of Westminster now seeks to rebuild their temple that is at the heart of their community.
W.A.G.E. seems to be very clear about positioning themselves in a sphere that is realistic for the creative field and with viable and attainable goals. The question now it seems is how to make a payment system sustainable. An experiment at Artists Space is the first attempt at making that happen.
Yesterday marked the beginning of MoMA’s newest educational program Print/Studio. The printmaking studio and workshop program plans to engage visitors with various processes of printmaking, and it was organized in conjunction with the museum’s upcoming Print/Out exhibition.
Today in NYC news, the Greenwich Village Historic Preservation Society dropped a press release in our inbox this afternoon on the rezoning of the shuttered St. Vincent’s Hospital site on Seventh Avenue between West 12 and 11 Street that could allow luxury condominiums to rise in its place.
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the Detroit Institute of Art (DIA) have made an unusual announcement. Kansas City’s Nelson-Atkins will be purchasing 25% of the curator Nii Quarcoopome’s time from the DIA.
There’s tons to look forward to this year in art, but the indie energy of the Fountain Art Fair in New York definitely tops our list. To sweeten the deal, Fountain has announced that this year’s fair will take place at the historic 69th Regiment Armory on Lexington Avenue and 25th Street.
First Sotheby’s, and now the Whitney. While the Teamsters of Local 814 have been fighting with Sotheby’s since August for a better contract, a new labor dispute has cropped up for the art handlers of Local 966 that work at the Whitney Museum of American Art.
On the heels of their rally at the Museum of Modern Art last Friday, the following focused and powerful letter arrived in our inbox 15 minutes ago from Occupy Museums.
On Tuesday, a partial victory was made in preserving a part of New York City history. The Landmarks Preservation Commission announced a new landmark district on East 10th Street between Avenues A and B, which is lined with single-family homes dating back to the 1840s. The only issue: Building 315 that, stands smack dab in the middle of the street, fell through the cracks.
Happy MLK day! As we celebrate the life of the Civil Rights leader, more controversy plagues the Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial that was erected on DC’s National Mall this summer. On Friday, the Washington Post reported that the memorial’s inscription will be corrected.
Proof of the Chinese art market blowing up can no longer be denied. On Wednesday, Bloomberg reported that two Chinese artists Zhang Daqian (1899-1983) and Qi Baishi (1864-1957) reign supreme in the art market, replacing Picasso as the top earner for 2011. Artprice has ranked Picasso as the highest grossing artist for the past 13 years, but with overall sales of $506.7 million this year, Daqian easily unseated the Cubism master. Meanwhile, Picasso tumbled down to fourth place, one below Andy Warhol, with total sales of only $311.6 million.