Artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset, who designed the monument over a decade ago, says, “The memorial can be repaired — it is far worse when the victim of violent homophobia is a human being.”
Elmgreen & Dragset
Two Nominees for European Art Award Pull Out Over Artist/Collector Feud
Two artists have rejected their nominations for the Vincent Van Gogh Biennial Award for Contemporary Art in Europe, which is billed as “one of the world’s leading contemporary art prizes.”
Among the Period Rooms, a Failed Architect’s Fictional Apartment
LONDON — At the 2009 Venice Biennale, Elmgreen & Dragset converted the Danish and Nordic Pavilions into the stylish home of a mysterious “Mr. B.” This fall, the artist duo did it again, with “Tomorrow” at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Frieze 2013 Report: The Doors of Reflection
LONDON — If all art is subjective, mirrored art is doubly so. And if there is one tendency at Frieze this year which cannot be ignored it is the use of reflective surfaces, as if to cause you twice as much grief in judging the work.
Finding Common Ground at City Hall
City Hall Park’s newest exhibit has artists realizing public monuments as acts of memorial and common experience, as well as shared moments of public art whimsy.
Marfa to Vegas: The Good, Bad and Ugly
A road trip that encounters all kinds of art from Marfa to El Paso to Vegas.
Scandinavian Duo Provides Meta Start to Performa 2011
Tuesday night’s premiere of Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset’s “Happy Days in the Art World” at NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts kicked off this year’s Performa “new visual art performance biennial.” A commissioned work, the piece was clearly a work of theatre and not performance art, which the duo is better known for. If a play could give its intended audience a blow job or cunnilingus, well, let’s say this one would be very very popular.
Big Name Artists Hit the Street With Bowery Murals
As part of the Festival of Ideas For the New City anchored by the New Museum, a group of major artists have sprinkled the Bowery with murals. In collaboration with the Art Production Fund, painters including Mary Heilmann, Richard Prince and Jacqueline Humphries created murals for the roll-down metal gates of restaurant supply stores on the historic street. The trick is that these murals are only visible at night, after the stores close. Over the course of one evening’s sunset, I went on a scouting mission to photograph the works in their native habitat. Click through for the photo essay.
New Fourth Plinth Sculptures to Include Giant Cock
And here we thought the Brits were all repressed about their sexuality. London’s famed Fourth Plinth, a sculptural pedestal left empty after funds ran out in the 19th century, has played host to sculptures by Rachel Whiteread and other British art world lights. In 2013, the pedestal will have a GIANT BLUE COCK OMG on it.