In hiring me to curate Forensic Architecture’s first US survey exhibition, the museum mouthed the words of social justice but with the realization that those words would preface consequences, it began to choke.
Set to attend the opening of his exhibition at Miami’s Museum of Art and Design, Eyal Weizman was told by an officer at the US Embassy in London that his visa was revoked for triggering a “security algorithm.”
The Burke Prize recipient will receive an unrestricted $50,000 award and an exhibition alongside a select group of prize finalists.
Artists and designers in the six-month residency program receive a studio space and a stipend. Applications are due April 16, 2018, for the August 2018 – January 2019 session.
Unlike MoMA’s Marina Abramovic check-in badge, the Whitney’s new Foursquare collaboration is no joke. After using your smart phone to check in to the museum twice, plus once at a site pulled from the Whitney museum’s history, users will receive the “Whitneyphile” badge, which also grants holders a $5 ticket to the museum.
The Museum of Art and Design, New York’s The Global Africa Project makes an audacious claim: to present the art, design, architecture, and craft of the contemporary African diaspora. Given that Africa is the world’s second largest continent, with a population of over one billion dispersed among 54 distinct countries—never mind the millions of people of African descent living elsewhere—any attempt to survey its production and influence seems impossible. However, the curators — Dr. Lowery Stokes Sims, formerly director of the Studio Museum in Harlem and currently the Charles Bronfman Curator at the Museum of Arts and Design, and Dr. Leslie King-Hammond, founding director of the Center for Race and Culture at Maryland Institute College of Art — have embraced the unwieldiness of the notion of “Africa,” creating an exhibition that intentionally raises more questions than it answers.
This fall is a great time to be in New York. The always interesting Teri Tynes over at Walking Off the Big Apple has compiled a select (but extensive) list of New York museum shows this fall. There’s a lot to see and do and here are some we’re really looking forward to …