The reason we feel great pleasure when gazing at Genzken’s sculptures is because they, or rather she, gives us the experience of seeing the world as if for the time. She returns us to our infant selves.
Moby and David Byrne are just wrong. New York may be many things to many people, but it is most certainly creative.
In a statement released earlier this evening, the Gulf Labor advocacy group has responded to a report on labor conditions at Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat Island cultural development produced by the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) consultancy.
Major online archives of accessible images have become regular news out of museums, and part of the reason is stories like this: elementary school kids in the South Bronx have used a photograph from one of those archives to bring about historic recognition for a long-forgotten slave burial ground.
ST. LOUIS — The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts recently hosted a week-long series of exhilaratingly unconventional events collectively titled RESET, during which yoga, break-dancing, fort-building, nail art, drag performance, and more unspooled on a commissioned installation by New York-based artist David Scanavino.
What has really riveted the attention of the art world in the last few seasons is the law.
LOS ANGELES — How many literary readings involve a faux-gorilla dancing with a palm leaf and bunch of balloons? Or a megaphone? Or someone tossing handmade zines into the audience with abandon? Artists Read Baldessari was this type of event.
Though the internet may have upended the physical dimension of recorded knowledge, The Borough is My Library zines, created by library workers in the New York City area, harness that accessibility and create a dialogue around the future of such brick-and-mortar institutions amid the swell of digital information.
An organization called ArtsHub has conducted an arts jobs survey in the UK, and the results make clear just how difficult and unsustainable it is to work in the arts.
“You know, Sun Ra is a formative figure for many young artists,” Georg Schöllhammer, Vienna director of the curatorial collective Tranzit, avowed to me recently on the fifth floor of the New Museum.
This week, New York has a lot of big names on tap. Catch tributes to Marina Abramović and William S. Burroughs, see a Jean-Luc Godard film on the big screen, or sit in on a talk with Isaac Julien.
LOS ANGELES — This year’s Los Angeles Art Book Fair was by all accounts a success. The four-day event certainly shattered the previous year’s attendance record, 24,450 visitors, and everyone I spoke to was excited by the quality and diversity of exhibitions, booths, and programming.