Three architectural wonders from 12th century Afghanistan are currently in danger of collapse: the minaret of Jam in Ghur province and the two “Victory Towers” in Ghazni
The Film Society of Lincoln Center is honoring filmmaker John Waters with the first retrospective of his films in the United States. Over the course of ten days, they’ll be screening all twelve of his feature films and the early underground shorts he directed and shot financed by his father.
This week in art news: a giant hippo has taken over the Thames river, three publications have been banned in Egypt, and a leaky hose pipe has renewed the archaeological debate regarding Stonehenge.
PARIS — “Museum and mausoleum are connected by more than phonetic association,” the theorist and critic Theodor Adorno wrote in 1953. At the Palais de Tokyo, the sepulchral New Ghost Stories (Nouvelles Histoires de Fantômes) revisits this relationship by addressing the museum exhibition in the age of its mechanical reproduction.
In a shameless bid for attention and relevance, and probably money, Cory Allen Contemporary Art (CACA) in St. Petersburg, Florida, has announced that it will show leaked nude images of actress Jennifer Lawrence and supermodel Kate Upton as appropriated artworks by an LA artist who goes by the name of XVALA.
A guerilla installation critiquing the artist Tom Otterness’s 1977 killing of an adopted dog has appeared in the 14th Street – Eighth Avenue subway station, Gothamist reported.
CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee — Jiha Moon was one of several artists the critic John Yau would like to have seen at the Whitney Biennial this year and didn’t.
Laura Larson’s current show of photographs at Lennon, Weinberg, Inc. feels like a small museum retrospective. The elegantly installed exhibition explores the artist’s career over a twenty-year period, from 1992 to 2012.
The Internet Archive is using public domain digitization to offer an entryway into its over 500 years of historical texts already online.
“It’s all about the cats,” Ai Weiwei said recently, sitting in his Beijing compound in conversation with a writer for a new feline-themed magazine called Puss Puss. “They stay here, some have babies here, but it’s their home and really an oasis for us.”