This week, reviews of J Cole, The-Dream, Robin Thicke, and Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes.
Into the dead zone between the sputtering-out of summer shows and the ignition of the new season comes the story of Maurice and Paul Marciano, co-founders of the stonewashed blue jeans empire Guess, and the private art museum they are founding in Los Angeles.
It is a private museum not only because it is, for now, entirely funded by the Maurice and Paul Marciano Art Foundation, but also because you, the public, are not allowed inside.
CHICAGO — Chicago-based documentary filmmaker Ky Dickens’ newest film, Sole Survivor, tells the stories of four of the 14 sole survivors of commercial airline disasters.
LONDON — The Museum of Everything, a twee traveling carnival of outsider art, seems to have appeared just about everywhere since its founding in 2009, from the Chalet Society in Paris to Selfridges department store in London.
ST. PAUL — This week I had the distinct pleasure of visiting the Minnesota State Fair, the largest state fair in the country by average daily attendance. Before the trip, I had never been to either Minnesota or a state fair; needless to say, I was excited.
The New York Public Library’s 1510 Hunt-Lenox Globe better watch its bronze throne because a new globe portends to be the oldest to show the Americas. And it has the curious advantage of being carved into the round form of an ostrich egg.
LOS ANGELES — The Do ArT Foundation of L.A. teamed up with Montreal’s Mouvement Art Public (Make Art Public) this summer to … do make art public. By recuperating unsold advertising space on bus benches around downtown L.A., the organizations brought the work of two photographers to the streets.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden fires research staff, racy painting of Putin and Medvedev seized, more paintings from the studio of G.W. Bush, ancient Libyan necropolis bulldozed, and more…
It’s hard to preserve those things that are not places or objects, but rather traditions, festivals, ceremonies, or specialized art. For that there is the UNESCO’s Lists of Intangible Cultural Heritage, which includes things as disparate as falconry, oral stories, puppetry, and tightrope walking.
CHICAGO — Jill Peters’ photo series Sworn Virgins of Albania went viral last week. For the fascinating and honest portrayal of women who live their lives as men, the artist visited the mountain villages of northern Albania where she shot burneshas, or “women who have lived their lives as men for reasons related to their culture and society.”
The Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum is getting onboard with digital acquisitions, this week announcing their first code addition to their collection.
Hyperallergic is giving you the chance to win your own copy of Art That Changed the World! One winner will receive a $250 gift card to Dick Blick Art Materials, plus a copy of Art That Changed the World. Ten runner-up winners will also receive a copy of Art That Changed the World.