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Moscow’s Garage Museum Starts Pioneering Online Art Venue—and It’s More Than ‘a Museum on the Internet’

As artists experiment with the internet and digital media with increasing frequency, museums of all kinds are aiming to crack the code of how to display such art online to a wide audience. Now the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow is entering the field with an ambitious new effort.

Garage, which was founded by art collector Dasha Zhukova and her then-husband, billionaire Roman... | Read More

Maurizio Cattelan’s ‘Comedian’ Gets Eaten (and Removed from View), MOCA Los Angeles Recognizes Union, and More: Morning Links from December 9, 2019

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The Banana

An edition of Maurizio Cattelan’s $120,000 banana work, Comedian, was eaten on Saturday at Art Basel Miami Beach as part of what its consumer, David Datun, deemed performance art. The work was then taken off view on Sunday after its... | Read More

See Works Recently Acquired by the Whitney Museum, from Biennial Standouts to a 3D Video

Although this year’s Whitney Biennial is officially a thing of the past, many of the works that were a part of it will live on in the collection of New York’s Whitney Museum, which has announced that it acquired 88 works from the show. That’s not all that’s headed to the Whitney’s holdings, however—over the course of the Whitney Biennial, the museum kept busy,... | Read More

Hugo Crosthwaite’s Work Captures the Vibrancy and Complexity of Tijuana

The National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., named Hugo Crosthwaite the 2019 winner of the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, an astute selection for several reasons. Crosthwaite’s entry, a meditative, three-minute stop-motion animation about a woman migrating from Mexico to the United States, stretched the conventional bounds of portraiture and affirmed the genre’s relevance,... | Read More

Hugo Crosthwaite’s ‘Tijuas!’ at Jose De Luis Los Angeles Captures Tijuana

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At Energized Art Basel Miami Beach, Collectors Snap Up Cindy Sherman Tapestries, Kehinde Wiley Monument

Following the VIP crush of Art Basel Miami Beach’s opening salvo on Wednesday, sales continued at a clip later in the week, further indicating that the North American art market is fit and largely unaffected by churning global headlines.

That was readily evident at Galerie Nordenhake, of Berlin, Stockholm, and Mexico City, where a large, luscious geometric abstraction by Stanley... | Read More

Hard Truths: Adjuncts of the World Unite

With a world in crisis and an art market spinning out of control, seasoned creative consultants bring hard truths to our readers.


Right before the fall semester, I was offered a last minute, low paying adjunct teaching gig. I said yes, and now I’m feeling triggered. I’ve spent the last eight years shuttling between adjunct jobs while struggling to maintain... | Read More

Miami Basel Marches On, Penn Museum Returns Artifacts to Iraq, and More: Morning Links from December 6, 2019

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Miami Action

View photographs of the events and exhibitions around Miami this week, which were attended by everyone from Gucci Mane to Chloë Sevigny. [ARTnews]

Bloomberg has the scoop on P.P.O.W. gallery’s efforts to present Portia Munson’s The... | Read More

Is Maurizio Cattelan’s $120,000 Banana Sculpture a Cynical Sign of the Times or a Thrilling Artwork? Yes!

At the House Judiciary Committee’s hearing on impeachment yesterday, the Republican’s expert witness, law professor Jonathan Turley, testified that everyone in America is “mad.” “My Republican friends are mad,” he said. “My Democratic friends are mad. My wife is mad. My kids are mad. Even my dog seems mad, and Luna is a goldendoodle and they don’t get... | Read More

Nationwide Protests in France Force Museums to Close

On Thursday, a nationwide strike in France brought the country to a standstill. Public transportation was largely not running as 180,000 demonstrators flooded the country’s streets, and some 6,000 police officers were deployed to Paris amid anticipation that events would take the same violent turn as last year’s Yellow Vest protests, which left nearly 2,000 civilians wounded and... | Read More

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