This week, James Turrell explains why his work photographs badly, LA Times hates MOCA’s new architecture show, Corbusier at MoMA, how much does Pandora pay artists, more on Amazon’s art-selling business, Francesco Bonami hates Ai Weiwei and Banksy, and more …
Declaring DOMA dead, (five out of nine members of) the Supreme Court also struck down Act 3, Scene 1 of Hamlet.
DUBLIN — Patrick Jones, an English abstract artist now in his mid-60s, spent a considerable amount of time in America. After studying art in England, most notably at the Birmingham College of Art, he left to get his MFA at the Maryland Institute College of Art. This was in the 1970s. While in America — he did not return permanently to England until 1994 — Jones became preoccupied with process painting, particularly the way the Color Field painters, such as Helen Frankenthaler, Jules Olitski and Larry Poons, practiced it.
Why Blagdon’s “The Healing Machine” (c. 1950–86), which consists of more than 400 separate pieces — paintings on wood, boxes full of found materials, and intricate wire hangings — survived.
In part 2 of this month, After Dark 2, The National, Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba, and the Rough Guide to African Disco
Two years ago, Sharon Butler came out with “Abstract Painting: The New Casualists,” an essay addressing the “studied, passive-aggressive incompleteness to much of the most interesting abstract work that painters are making today.”
LOS ANGELES — The City of Angels is famously opaque to the average visitor. Unlike New York, the vibe of Los Angeles doesn’t reveal itself immediately after you step out of the subway. It doesn’t even reveal itself after a few months.
CHICAGO — Miranda July’s new project We Think Alone blurs the lines between a public confession and a private thought, asking participants Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Lena Dunham, Kirsten Dunst, Sheila Heti, Etgar Keret, Late and Laura Mulleavy, Catherine Opie Lee Smolin and Danh Vo to share emails with you.
MoMA announced several video game acquisitions this afternoon, marking the ongoing completion of the video game collection launched in November 2012. The new additions are: the Magnavox Odyssey console (1972), Pong (1972), Space Invaders (1978), Asteroids (1979), Tempest (1981), Yar’s Revenge (1982), and Minecraft (2011).
Our poetry editor, Joe Pan, has selected a poem by Nathan Hoks for the latest in a monthly series that brings original poetry to the screens of Hyperallergic readers.
London-based photographer Ingrid Berthon-Moine has taken advantage of the anatomical accuracy of Ancient Greek art to focus her lens on a very specific part of the male anatomy for her latest series, Marbles.
A collection of news, developments, and stirrings in the art world. Bronx Museum finishes $1M acquisition campaign, NY State updates laws for nonprofits, Robert Indiana will have his first major US museum retrospective, Dia is selling part of its collection at Sotheby’s …