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RIP: Vito Acconci Has Passed Away at the Age of 77

Vito Acconi, via Huffington Post Vito Acconci, the groundbreaking artist, architect and performer whose impact on the field of contemporary art counts among the most influential of the 20th Century, has passed away at the age of 77.  Acconci suffered a stroke this week, from which he did not recover. Acconci’s work as a performer and pioneer of video work […]... | Read More

Marciano Art Foundation Prepares to Open in LA

LA Magazine profiles the soon to open Marciano Art Foundation on Wilshire, and the long-running efforts to open the converted Masonic Temple. “I wanted to have a place not just to exhibit art but rather for the artists to come and get inspired and do whatever they want. We’ll just let things happen,” says Maurice Marciano. Read more […]... | Read More

Art Newspaper Examines Art Policies of French Presidential Candidates

The Art Newspaper profiles the contrasting policies towards the arts of French presidential candidates Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen, who are set for a run-off on May 7th.  Macron is pushing to maintain the arts budget, and will embrace EU-centered policies, while Le Pen’s staunch isolationism sees her pushing for increased funds for conservation and […]... | Read More

New York – Teresita Fernández: “Fire (America)” at Lehman Maupin Through May 20th, 2017

Teresita Fernandez, Fire (America) (Installation View), via Art Observed Teresita Fernández has long explored the intertwined relationships of humanity, natural phenomena, and the resulting expanses of landscape that emerge from the continued engagement of humanity with the world around us.  Her pieces mix creative inquiry with studied engagements with the environment.  “Landscape is... | Read More

Frances Stark Profiled in The Guardian

Frances Stark is profiled in The Guardian this week, in which she discusses the state of the contemporary art world, and her recent work orchestrating a version of the Magic Flute for a group of student performers.  “One of the reasons I got really enamored with the Magic Flute,” Stark says, “is that I watched the Ingmar Bergman […]... | Read More

Robert Rauschenberg Profiled in New York Review of Books

The New York Review of books has a lengthy profile on Robert Rauschenberg this week, as the artist’s landmark retrospective prepares to open at MoMA next month.  “I tend to see everything.” Rauschenberg once said, “I always wanted my work—whatever happened in the studio—to look more like what was going on outside the window.” Read more at NY Review […]... | Read More

Artist Banks Violette Interviewed in NYT

The New York Times has a profile on Banks Violette, an artist who helped define the aesthetics of New York’s downtown art scene during the 2000’s, and who is currently preparing for a return to the art world with a show upcoming at Gladstone Gallery.  The piece traces the artist’s struggles with addiction, and the challenges of being immensely successful […]... | Read More

Theaster Gates Unveils Proposal for Park in Chicago’s Washington Park

Theaster Gates has revealed plans for a theater and park on the University of Chicago’s arts block in Washington Park, turning a series of lots into public space that would increase the usability and safety of the space while providing places for performances and gatherings.  “Right now it’s a place people walk through to get from […]... | Read More

Kerry James Marshall Named One of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People for 2017

Time Magazine has included Kerry James Marshall among its list of 100 most influential people for 2017, noting the artist’s major retrospective and ongoing contribution to the language of American art.  “For too long, the contributions of black people in American society have been ignored, marginalized and denied. Kerry James Marshall confirms and confronts those depictions and... | Read More

Maurizio Cattelan Profiled in NYT

Maurizio Cattelan is profiled in the New York Times this week, as a documentary on the artist hits theaters.  “Underneath it all, Maurizio’s a good person,” says director Maura Axelrod of the artist’s mischievous personality. “He’s not careening through life trying to upset people. His overall approach is playful. Although maybe not the Stephanie Seymour piece. That […]... | Read More
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