“There is something nightmarish about Jeff Koons,” Peter Schjeldahl began in his 2008 review of the artist’s retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago for the New Yorker. This verdict had long arrived — it has always seemed that the critical wagons were circled on the subject of Koons.
For The Manifest Desinty Billboard Project, artist Zoe Crosher and LAND Director Shamim M. Momin have chosen 10 artists to create roughly 10 billboard artworks each at 10 locations along Interstate 10.
South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has approved an item in the state’s 2014–15 budget that forces two public colleges to spend a combined nearly $70,000 on teaching the US Constitution, Declaration of Independence, and the Federalist papers as punishment for assigning students “gay-themed books,” the Chronicle of Higher Education reported.
Since 2003, San Francisco-based artist Amy Balkin has worked to transfer ownership of a windswept parcel of land in California to each and every person on Earth. Or rather, to have its ownership be under no person, for perpetuity.
Delaware Art Museum loses accreditation, Zwelethu Mthethwa trial date set, GIFs join Twitter, Kentile Floors sign lights up for the last time, and more from the week in art news.
What is it about women’s bare nipples that gets social media platforms so riled up? In the past months countless images have been removed from Instagram and Facebook because of their inclusion of female nipples while shirtless men and graphic violence remain uncensored.
TORONTO — The exhibition Archiving Public Sex, drawn from the Sexual Representation Collection of the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies at the University of Toronto and currently on view at the University of Toronto Art Centre, strives for a bottom-up take on the sociopolitics of sexuality and sexual practice in North America.
Opened this week at the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto, Fashion Victims: The Pleasures and Perils of Dress in the 19th Century explores the dangers of style not just for the wearers, but for the people who made the clothing as well.
SANTA FE — This is a city best known for a gallery circuit saturated with Southwestern and traditional American Indian art; it may be less apparent that there is a dynamic contemporary art scene emerging in this bucolic desert town.