ST. PAUL, Minn. — Superscript, a first-of-its-kind conference about arts journalism and criticism in the digital age, hosted by the Walker Art Center, was full of illuminating moments about the labor of writing. But it also left some things to be desired.
MINNEAPOLIS — At the beginning of next month, Chris Larson’s installation at the Soap Factory will serve as a set for an original opera composed by Anthony Gatto, based on Flannery O’Connor’s novel Wise Blood.
We’re very excited to introduce you to the three writers who will be joining us at Superscript.
To put ideas discussed at the Superscript arts journalism and criticism conference into practice, Hyperallergic is partnering with the Walker Art Center to announce the Superscript Blog Mentorship.
What are museums hiding in their pasts and inside their collection storage vaults? Some of those secrets (or just lesser-known facts) are being shared by institutions around the world this Museum Week through the hashtag #secretsmw.
The Superscript conference convenes a diverse array of writers, editors, artists, curators, and theorists to address questions around online art publishing’s present and possible futures.
LOS ANGELES — Twenty years after performing at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Ron Athey has come a long way from art world pariah to celebrated performance artist.
A week ago Wednesday night, I sat down in a green metal chair at the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand and watched an hour and a half of Internet cat videos on a giant screen alongside 10,000 people. When this little guy licked a vaccum cleaner, 10,000 of us chuckled together; when these sad cats lamented their plight, we all LOLed; when “Lil Bub & Friendz” came on, we cooed over her sweetness.
Looking for a good opportunity to go check out some art this weekend? Smithsonian magazine, affiliated with the Smithsonian museums in Washington, D.C., is sponsoring Museum Day Live!, an event that sees hundreds of museums across the United States opening their doors for free. Just fill out a ticket, pick an institution from the list, and go.
Here at Hyperallergic we remember the days when The New Museum, and their then chief curator Richard Flood, were most commonly associated with an unfortunate statement that equated bloggers with prairie dogs. Those out-of-touch days are no longer and as fate would have it, Mr. Flood even blogs!
Museums are turning more, and with more creativity, to their own permanent collections. Is necessity the mother of invention once again, or is there a real interest among museums to breathe new life into their own holdings? (Or both?) Either way, the public is reaping the benefits. Today viewers have more opportunities to see important works recontextualized by enterprising curators who are themselves reexamining the ways we construct and perceive our art histories.
Pope of Trash, filmmaker John Waters, who is known for his filthy classics like Pink Flamingos, Female Trouble and Hairspray, has joined a biker gang. Surprisingly, it is a contemporary art biker gang.