The moderator of an upcoming conversation on art and dissent at the Hirshhorn Museum, Thompson talks about the changing art world.
VENICE — As folks streamed into the dimmed theater and escaped the Venetian heat, I felt a sense of anticipation. Creative Time, which has been showcasing its support of socially engaged art practices for decades, made its way into the Venice Biennale’s central exhibition All the World’s Futures, organized by Okwui Enwezor.
Two more artists have joined Decolonizing Architecture Art Residency in withdrawing from the traveling iteration of Creative Time’s Living as Form exhibition curated by Nato Thompson, Hyperallergic has learned.
The revelation that a Creative Time exhibition curated by Nato Thompson has traveled to Israel unbeknownst to participants has drawn sharp rebukes from artists subscribing to the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, including the immediate withdrawal of one artist contacted by Hyperallergic with the news.
After two years of protest, Frieze New York, the American offshoot of the London fair launched by the founders of the British magazine Frieze 11 years ago, will be employing union labor — in part this year and in full in 2015 and 2016.
“It’s a utopian vision of Brooklyn, isn’t it?” A friend asked this as we stood in the middle of her Prospect Heights block, watching people swirl around us, and I agreed. There appeared to be representatives of so many different races, ethnicities, genders, and economic classes, all packed into that one block, Park Place between Underhill and Vanderbilt Avenues.
The work of Social Practice is on the rise, but compared to the traditional art world news of auction prices and gallery openings, it doesn’t seem to be receiving as much online attention.