Archive for March, 2018

Plans confirmed for Wilshire Boulevard Temple’s new OMA-designed building: Audrey Irmas Pavilion

Plans for Wilshire Boulevard Temple’s new building, designed by the world-class firm Office of Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) and its partners Shohei Shigematsu and Rem Koolhaas, were submitted for approval to the City of Los Angeles today, revealing the initial design and the first rendering. Pending approval from the city, and additional fundraising, the new building will break ground in... | Read More

New York – Robert Gober: “Tick Tock” at Matthew Marks Through April 21st, 2018

Robert Gober, Untitled (2000-2001), via Matthew Marks Recalling the title of Robert Gober’s 2014 MoMA show, The Heart is Not a Metaphor, the artist’s current show at Matthew Marks presents an embedded perspective, a uniquely engaged perspective, into Gober’s own internal world. His father built his childhood family house, and, in a similar sense, Gober was also a... | Read More

Pablo Picasso Works Test Developing Market in Asia

The Art Newspaper publishes piece on the ongoing efforts to cultivate a market for Picasso in Asia, as a major portrait tests the market in Hong Kong this weekend.  “In recent years, most of Picasso’s major portraits and figurative works, in particular those from the 1930s, at auction [worldwide] have gone to private collectors in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong,” says […]... | Read More

‘Poetry Lives Everywhere’: NPR Kicks Off National Poetry Month

On the eve of poetry month, we look forward to our annual #NPRPoetry project. NPR's Michel Martin begins the series with the Poet Laureate of the United States Tracy K. Smith.

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Astros World Series Art Party to Build Anticipation for the Home Opener: Houston’s Going Astros Crazy — All the Events You Need to Know

The excitement of the Houston Astros’ home opener is almost here, but there’s an arty warmup this weekend. If it feels like it was just yesterday that the Astros won the World Championship, you can relive those moments by watching Opie Otterstad — an artist who is around the team regularly — paint live and … Continued

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Arts+Leisure presents an exhibition of new work by Aimee Odum

Arts+Leisure is presenting Infinite Infinite, an exhibition of new work by Aimee Odum. Melding video, ceramics, and fragments of a variety of sculptural and technological materials, Odum forges a dialogue between nature and technology, juxtaposing physical tactility with the conditions of the digital screen. Above all, Odum’s practice suggests that the natural world and that contained... | Read More

Prague pedestrians tread unaware on Jewish graves

On a fine spring day in the Czech capital, a young busker draws a crowd with his rendition of "Knockin' on Heaven's Door". Little does he realise the poignancy of the Bob Dylan lyrics. Since the pedestrian zone where he's standing was built in 1985 in the heart of Prague, thousands of people unknowingly walk daily across a pavement made of tombstones taken from a derelict Jewish cemetery. The... | Read More

Drawing a crowd: Gerald Scarfe Stage & Screen exhibition comes to Hampshire

His style is unmistakable. Gerald Scarfe’s spiky, acerbic wit translates through his brush and directly into his cartoons. Consequently, Scarfe’s satirical work has established him as the foremost political cartoonist of the past five decades. But an exhibition on view now at the Gallery in Winchester Discovery Centre from London’s House of Illustration – the first time... | Read More

Unfolding Histories exhibition opens at Cape Ann Museum

In the first major exhibition to bring together historical and archival material from nine Cape Ann institutions, Unfolding Histories: Cape Ann Before 1900 illuminates the area’s wide-ranging stories from Native American life to the first European settlers in the 1640s, the temperance movement, African American history and civil rights, women’s history, the advent of railroad and mass... | Read More

Major retrospective of works by Max Liebermann on view at Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

‘Don’t forget to come to Scheveningen as soon as possible,’ Jozef Israels wrote to Max Liebermann (1847-1935) in March 1904. Between 1870 and 1914 the German artist spent a number of summers in the Netherlands with his friend Israels. Together with Israels' son Isaac he painted the fashionable lifestyle emerging in that period: outdoor cafés teeming with patrons enjoying the... | Read More
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