We’re instinctively taught not to touch the art by stern museum guards and gallery attendants that drill into you the idea that it is untouchable, literally, but imagine my surprise when I visited the home of New York critic and curator Karen Wilkin and saw her cats really loving her sculpture collection.
Upon entering 287 Spring to see Not Past: Old Toys and Lost Friends, a solo exhibition by artist Brian Fernandes-Halloran. one is confronted with two sculptural re-creations of toys the artist remembers playing with when he was growing up, a truck and a red hammer. Fernandes-Halloran’s work is composed of an array of found discarded objects and wax, and based on his memories as well as the broader concept of recalling and formulating memories.
Unless you live in Utica or Clinton, New York, there’s a decent chance you haven’t heard of the Wellin Museum. Opened last fall on the campus of Hamilton College, the Wellin comes on the heels of some two decades of planning for the school’s first art museum. Luckily, it seems to have been worth the wait.
In an interview appearing in the current issue of Foreign Policy and posted to the publication’s website on Monday, Frank Gehry admitted that he was “reluctant” to participate in the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi project, citing the distance and the fact that the “cultural issues seemed so different.”
Hyperallergic is pleased to announce that we are the exclusive media partner to this year’s Governors Island Art Fair, the fifth annual iteration of New York’s largest independent art fair. We are also thrilled to present this open call for works running through July 1.
In a landmark 5-4 ruling, the US Supreme Court has ruled that DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act) is unconstitutional. In celebration of this landmark ruling, we’ve collected some art works that explore the realities and anxieties around gay marriage.
BERLIN — A week ago, Vice magazine gambled on a potentially-sexist-but-potentially-thought-provoking fashion spread — and lost. “Last Words” featured fictionalized portraits of female authors looking unaccountably sexy moments before or after their suicides: a slender Sylvia Plath poised before an open oven, an immaculately made-up Virginia Wolf wading in a picturesque river. Predictably enough, the spread provoked vitriolic backlash in the world of feminist journalism.
The new downtown satellite of the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa is part of a reinvigorating of the Oklahoma city’s downtown.
… but I didn’t shoot the de-pu-ty.