The Venice Biennale’s official exhibition, May You Live In Interesting Times, presents art that speaks to the present, not in the direct fashion of journalism, but in ways that can challenge existing habits of thought.
That film is open to all sorts of escapes, inspirations, and incursions has long been the stuff of movies.
In 1842, British scientist Sir John Herschel experimented with the effect of light on iron compounds, inventing a process to produce the blue-tinted prints we know as cyanotypes.
The New York art world was thrown a free joke when, over the summer, people waited in the rain to get into the Museum of Modern Art’s Rain Room, a project by the studio Random International. The line was a capstone to a year of big projects with big draws, one more peak in a now-familiar rhythm: every few months some arts institution offers the “must-see” project of the season.
Last week, I trekked up to Lincoln Center to see part of The Clock, Christian Marclay’s film collage that has had the art world’s knickers in a twist for about a year and a half now.
Own a piece of contemporary art and help support America’s oldest performing arts organization by bidding in the Eighth Annual BAMart Silent Auction. With works across all media and bids beginning at $200, there is something for every collector out there. The auction is powered by Paddle8, and BAM will be partnering with Phillips de Pury & Company, which will feature a number of works in their upcoming spring auctions. Visit the BAMart auction website for more information and to register, browse and bid. Bidding closes at 6 pm on April 22.
LOS ANGELES — It’s no secret that food is a no-fail come-on for an art opening. Food and drinks = sated audience ready to indulge the higher rungs of their hierarchy of needs. Last weekend, Los Angeles-based For Your Art hit on Los Angeles’ sweet spot with a 24-hour pop-up shop serving donuts from all around the city. The pop-up shop ran alongside the 24-hour screening of Christian Marclay’s “The Clock” at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) across the street.
This week, Christian Marclay’s unoriginal(?) “The Clock,” art in post-revolution Egypt, power of Renaissance portraiture, GIF trends, Gagosian troubles, Adolph Gottlieb’s words in 1966 and more.
We already knew New York is a 24-hr city, but with the acquisition of Christian Marclay’s “The Clock” by MoMA, art lovers will have something to watch during every friggin’ minute of it.
The 54th Venice Biennale has awarded its top prize, the Golden Lion for best national pavilion, to Germany for the art of Christoph Schlingensief. The best art work was given to Christian Marclay’s “The Clock” (2011). [In the Air/Artinfo]
The Boston MFA is purchasing Christian Marclay’s epic movie mash-up “The Clock” (2010) (recently on view in NYC) for $250,000. The Los Angeles County Museum of Art bought the piece in April, and there are rumors that MoMA plans to do the same. What’s up with this collecting fad?