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False Facts and Anti-Curator Hysterics Won’t Fix the Museum of Modern Art

10 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

I generally stay out of public arguments about the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). I feel too close, yet I'm not an insider.

UK Funders Will Blacklist Museums That Sell Art For Profit

10 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

In a joint statement, the organisations said they were “concerned that a growing number of organisations are considering selling items from their collections for financial gain. Museum collections… represent an extraordinary act of generosity from one generation to another. It is clear that even when legally owned by museum governing bodies, they are primarily held […]

Used Records Are Fueling A Vinyl Resurgence

10 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“It’s what fuelled the beginning of the comeback, as not many classic albums were available on new pressings even five years ago. Even now that they are becoming available again, many new reissues of classic albums are quite costly or simply still haven’t even been reissued yet, so used vinyl fills the need.”

LA Philharmonic Extends Dudamel’s Contract For Three Years

10 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“The extension means that Dudamel, who’s also music director of the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra in his home country of Venezuela, will lead the Phil for at least 13 seasons. The orchestra did not disclose financial terms; Dudamel earned $1.44 million in 2012, according to the Phil’s most recent public tax filing.”

CBC: Death By A Million Cuts

10 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation announced Thursday that it is cutting another 244 jobs over the next six months to save $15-million annually, as part of its five-year plan to eliminate up to 1,500 positions by 2020.”

Why Would Anyone Start A New Literary Magazine? (But Then…)

10 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“Demand isn’t fixed or finite; it has the opportunity to surprise us. In strict consumer terms, people can’t demand what they don’t know about. The introduction of a service?, a product or an idea is what ultimately drives demand. One of the things the LA Review of Books proved was that the demand for smart […]

Holly House Hotel, Home to Fire Island Artist Residency, Burns Down

11 hours agoArts : Art Fag City

At 1:30 a.m. this morning, a fire broke out in Cherry Grove, burning down the Holly House Hotel, home to the Fire Island Artist Residency since 2011.

How Clever Lighting and Graphics Can Give New Life to Outdated Buildings 

11 hours agoArts : Slate: The Eye

The design world is full of stories about buzzy new architectural builds and gut renovations of dated structures. But the American landscape is still populated with dull or otherwise tired-looking buildings. Because it isn’t feasible...Show More Summary

This New York City Neighborhood Was “Invisible” in the ’80s

When Ken Schles’ book Invisible City was published in 1988, it quickly sold out. Schles even had trouble finding a copy of his collection of black-and-white photographs of Manhattan’s East Village—he had to ask a clerk at the St. Show More Summary

Art for the Discerning Drone

11 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

This summer the Knockdown Center, the sprawling arts space in Maspeth, Queens, will host a drone obstacle course consisting entirely of specially commissioned sculptures.

How Tech Criticism Is Failing Us

11 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“That radical critique of technology in America has come to a halt is in no way surprising: it could only be as strong as the emancipatory political vision to which it is attached. No vision, no critique. Lacking any idea of how sensors, algorithms, and databanks could be deployed to serve a non-neoliberal agenda, radical […]

Report On UK Creative Industries: Here’s What Needs Doing

11 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“The welcome emergence of London as possibly the leading creative industry hub in the world has disguised the lack of equivalent growth outside London, and this situation should be addressed by government as a priority,” it conclude...

Booker Prize Mastermind Martyn Goff, 91

11 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Goff, who died on Wednesday after a long illness, masterminded the Booker for more than three decades. “The current health of English fiction can be explained in two words: Martyn Goff,” wrote John Sutherland, when the former bookseller announced he was stepping down from the prize in 2002.

The Revolution Is… Where Do Movies Go From Here?

11 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“Cinema is gone—everyone agrees. And yet cinema also abides, if only so that Jean-Luc Godard can go on delivering valedictions to what it used to be. Like the history of which it’s a part, the moving image has not finished its work, nor is it likely to anytime soon. I think it’s just gotten a […]

Fanny Howe Is Up for The Man Booker International Prize!

Wow! The ten authors listed as finalists for The Man Booker International Prize include beloved poet Fanny Howe! “Ten writers are on the judges’ list of finalists under serious consideration for the sixth Man Booker International Prize, the £60,000 award which recognises one writer for his or her achievement in fiction. The authors come from […]

American Media Inc. Goes Full-Frontal on Robert Wagner

11 hours agoArts / Graphic Design : UnBeige

There has been a barrage of Radar and National Enquirer exclamation-mark exclusives this week aimed at the Hollywood actor. On March 25, the Enquirer revealed publicly something that those who have been closely following the re-opened Natalie Wood investigation already knew. Show More Summary

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