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New York – “Voice of America” at Gladstone Gallery Through July 27th, 2018

Voice of America (Installation View), via Gladstone In 1975, Vito Acconci installed his now classic piece Voice of America at Portland Center for Contemporary Arts.  The piece was a love letter by way of a music lesson, according to the artist, an attempt at getting under the skin of the nation, and to speak to the inner […]... | Read More

Paris – Tacita Dean and Julie Mehretu at Marian Goodman Through July 20th, 2018

  Julie Mehretu, A Love Supreme (2018), via Art Observed Long time friends Tacita Dean and Julie Mehretu have teamed up for a unique exhibition concept at Marian Goodman Gallery in Paris month, a show that winds through a broad range of varied techniques in abstraction. Dean and Mehretu are presenting two new works emblematic […]... | Read More

Walker Art Center to Commission Native American Artist Work

The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis will commission a Native artist to do a public artwork for the museum’s sculpture garden, a response to the controversy over artist Sam Durant’s Scaffold work. “We are extremely fortunate to be working with the expertise, knowledge, and creative thinking of this committee, who collectively will help bring an important new work of art […]... | Read More

Royal Academy Plans Show of Works by Bill Viola and Michelangelo

The Royal Academy in London will mount a show of works by Bill Viola alongside works by Michelangelo, The Guardian reports. “I got out the Michelangelos for him, thinking they had much more connection with the themes that Bill had been exploring throughout his career,” Martin Clayton, the head of prints and drawings at the […]... | Read More

Pace Appoints Whitney Ferrare Director of Hong Kong Space

Pace Gallery has appointed Whitney Ferrare senior director of its Hong Kong location, bringing her over from Gagosian’s Hong Kong space. “Pace is distinct for its long-held and dedicated engagement with the artists and collectors across Asia—having partnered with legendary dealer Leng Lin to be the first major Western gallery to open a space in Asia, launching Pace in […]... | Read More

Andy Warhol Foundation Announces Recipients of Spring 2018 Curatorial Research Fellowships

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts has announced the recipients of its Spring 2018 Curatorial Research Fellowships, with $295,000 split between six recipients. “These six curators are engaging with urgent cultural issues including income inequality, how we represent resistance, and how dominant narratives are shaped, and most importantly, by whom,” says Joel Wachs, the […]... | Read More

House Votes Down Proposal to Cut Funding for NEA

The House of Representatives has voted down a proposal to cut funding for the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities by 15%, Variety reports. “One of the largest vote margins in support of the NEA and NEH ever, this bipartisan showing and resounding vote is a testament to the good work of the […]... | Read More

Art Newspaper Reports on Legacy of Robert Indiana

The Art Newspaper reports on the legacy of Robert Indiana, and the current lawsuits that could determine the fate of the late artist’s estate. A filing in Maine has sought to discover if some parties working with Indiana “may have been conveyed away or otherwise misappropriated or sold without due compensation.” Read more at Art Newspaper... | Read More

New Entrance Drives Attendance at V&A Museum

A new entrance at the V&A Museum in London has led to a spike in attendance, moving against wider trends in the UK. “All the data we have shows that it is much more attractive to non-traditional museum-goers,” says museum director Tristram Hunt. “It is less, frankly, scary.” Read more at The Guardian... | Read More

Creative Time Announces Lineup for Eleventh Annual Creative Time Summit

Creative Time has announced the lineup for the eleventh edition of the Creative Time Summit, which will set up shop in Miami this year from November 1-3.  “Fifty years after the upheavals of 1968, we continue to grapple with a host of pressing issues, from the ongoing legacies of colonialism to climate change and xenophobia,” says Creative Time executive […]... | Read More
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