Archive for June, 2016

“Unauthorized Peter Beard Exhibit Will Go Forward”

Reports the Observer.  It's hard to tell what the hell is going on from the story.... | Read More

New York – Ed Atkins at Gavin Brown’s New Harlem Exhibition Space Through July 1st, 2016

Gavin Brown’s New Exhibition Space, Ed Atkins at Gavin Brown’s, via Art Observed Gavin Brown has headed north, finally opening his long-rumored Harlem exhibition space with an expansive show of work by British artist Ed Atkins.  Culling a diverse series pieces from the artist’s recent output, the exhibition’s awareness of its context, and its presence in this former... | Read More

Marian Goodman Awarded Leo Award by ICI

Marian Goodman has been awarded the 2016 Leo Award by Independent Curators International, honoring her “groundbreaking support of contemporary art.”  “Last year, ICI marked its 40th anniversary, a milestone that Marian Goodman Gallery will celebrate just a year from now,” said Renaud Proch, ICI’s Executive Director. “Today, we’re proud to honor Marian Goodman for her... | Read More

Spanish Court Rules Against Dalí Foundation Protection of Artist’s Image

The Spanish Civil Court has ruled that the Salvador Dalí Foundation has no legal standing to protect the artist’s image, the Art Newspaper reports.  The decision backs up previous decisions in Spanish courts, which found that the foundation did not have grounds to defend the artist’s image rights. Read more at Art Newspaper... | Read More

Artists Pension Trust Makes First Payments Following Private Sale

The Artist Pension Trust, a mutual fund founded on and maintained with the donations of a group of artists including Mark Bradford, Nina Beier, Daniel Arsham, and Rob Pruitt, among others, has made its first payout, following a $452,085 private sale of works from its collection.Read more at Art News  ... | Read More

New Athens Cultural Center Remains Shuttered in Wake of Country’s Financial Problems

The Guardian takes a tour of the recently completed but still unopened Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center in Athens, which has been forced to remain shuttered during Greece’s fiscal woes.  “In difficult moments like this, you need hope,” says Renzo Piano, who designed the space. “Making a good building is an important civic gesture. It makes […]... | Read More

RIP – Fluxus Pioneer Ben Patterson at the Age of 82

Ben Patterson, via Art News Ben Patterson, an early Fluxus member, musician and composer, has passed away at the age of 82 at his home in Wiesbaden, Germany.   Born in Pittsburgh, Patterson trained as a bassist, and worked for years in Canada, before shifting his focus towards performative work and more avant-garde or conceptual performances.  As the […]... | Read More

Thaddaeus Ropac Committed to London Space Post-Brexit

Thaddaeus Ropac has committed himself to a an exhibition space in the London neighborhood of Mayfair, following concerns over the loss of businesses after the Brexit.  “However bad [the Brexit situation] is, London is the quintessential centre of the art world, I am absolutely committed to it,” Ropac says. Read more at Art Newspaper... | Read More

Philadelphia Museum of Art Receives Major Gift of Contemporary Works

The Philadelphia Museum of Art has received a major gift of contemporary work from the collection of Keith and Katherine Sachs, currently on view at the institution.  “One day, I had one important work by Robert Gober to work with, the following day I had six,” says curator Carlos Basualdo. “This allows you to tell more interesting […]... | Read More

MIT Algorithm Predicts Future By Watching TV Clips

“After the AI devoured all that video to train itself, the researchers fed the algorithm a single frame from a video it had not seen and tasked it with predicting what would happen next. The algorithm got it right about 43 percent of the time.”

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