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A Pair of Performances Exposes the Politics of How Museums Operate

21 minutes agoArts : Hyperallergic

The most conceptually compelling work of art in the Guggenheim’s But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa is also its least visible.

Barnebys notes tenfold growth in value of African contemporary art

1 hour agoArts : Artdaily

Things are suddenly moving fast in Africa?s art market. After a decade in which Bonhams had Africa to itself ? the only international fine art auction house holding sales of African Art in London and New York ? there are now suddenly three other international auction houses in the field besides Bonhams. Show More Summary

Chiostro del Bramante celebrates its 20th anniversary with exhibition

1 hour agoArts : Artdaily

From 29 September 2016 to 19 February 2017 Chiostro del Bramante in Rome hosts LOVE. Contemporary art meets amour, curated by Danilo Eccher. Chiostro del Bramante is celebrating its 20th anniversary with an exhibition of international significance. Show More Summary

Revolutionary artist Dread Scott examines racial and cultural disparity in contemporary society

1 hour agoArts : Artdaily

Renowned for making ?revolutionary art to propel history forward," acclaimed American artist Dread Scott opened the Rowan University Art Gallery at High Street?s new season with A Sharp Divide, an exhibition that tackles the racial and cultural disparities within our criminal justice system. Show More Summary

Continuing Woes: Metropolitan Museum Lays Off 34 Employees

6 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

As AJBlogger Judith Dobrzynski reported yesterday, the Met is cutting staff.  “The Met has been contending with a ballooning deficit even as it aims to raise money for a $600 million new wing dedicated to Modern and contemporary art and to sustain its eight-year lease at the Met Breuer at a cost of $17 million […]

‘Sky Ladder’ Trailer: “Cai Guo-Qiang’s Next Creation Will Ignite The World”

Next month, Netflix will be releasing a new documentary film titled Sky Ladder: The Art Of Cai Guo-Qiang. The film takes a look at a revolutionary new contemporary artist who creates art that is beautiful, explosive, and can only be experienced in a singular moment. Show More Summary

He Left The Directorship Of The Rijksmuseum To Open This New Institution – And Two Months Later, He’s Quitting

14 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“[Wim] Pijbes left the position of general director of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam over the summer to lead the Voorlinden, a private contemporary art museum in Wassenaar that was founded by the Dutch art collector and businessman Joop van Caldenborgh. ‘We both had the feeling that it was better for both of us and for […]

Contemporary textile art curator joins the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum announces the appointment of Camille Ann Brewer as the museum?s first full-time curator of contemporary textile art. This new curatorial position is supported by a $500,000 five-and-a-half year grant from the Andrew W. Show More Summary

One of Europe’s buzziest contemporary artworks is a massive cheeky sculpture

One of 2016's most acclaimed pieces of modern art is a sculpture called  "Project for Door"  by artist Anthea Hamilton. Hamilton was recently nominated for the 2016 Turner Prize, one of the most coveted (and controversial) contemporary art awards in Europe, which honors a British visual artist under the age of 50. Show More Summary

A Preview of the Artwork Featured in Volume 41 of Hi-Fructose: The New Contemporary Art Magazine

yesterdayHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

A photo posted by Hi-Fructose Magazine (@hifructosemag) on Sep 2, 2016 at 5:17pm PDT Greg “Craola” Simkins Volume 41 of Hi-Fructose: The New Contemporary Art Magazine has been announced and will feature artwork by contemporary artists from around the globe. A 16-page glossy insert section and the cover of the upcoming issue will feature amazing […]

Bums and cash set tongues wagging at UK's Turner Prize

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

A giant backside, a mountain of money and chastity belts suspended from a ceiling: the Turner Prize once again looks set to divide the contemporary art world after unveiling the finalists in London on Monday. The four shortlisted artists...Show More Summary

MOCA Jacksonville names new Weaver Educator

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

Education is at the core of MOCA Jacksonville?s mission, and now the Museum has a new member at the core of its education team. The Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, a cultural resource of the University of North Florida, has named Anthony Aiuppy as the new J. Show More Summary

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia mourns the death of Inuit artist Annie Pootoogook

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia mourns the passing of contemporary Inuit artist Annie Pootoogook. Pootoogook was the first woman and first Indigenous artist to win the preeminent Sobey Art Award in 2006. Annie Pootoogook began drawing in 1997 under the encouragement of the West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative in Cape Dorset. Show More Summary

‘Southern Accent’ Is a Revolutionary Exploded Diagram of Southern Identity in Contemporary Art

2 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

As a lifelong resident of the South who often has cause to talk to people from elsewhere, I find that my accent is a recurring topic of conversation. Someone will wonder why I don’t have one, and seem astonished. Someone else will retort, “What are you talking about? He totally has one!” and seem amused.

Appropriated Images of Black People Spark Boycott of St. Louis Museum [UPDATED]

2 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

Kelley Walker's solo exhibition at the Contemporary Art Museum in St. Louis features photographs of black men and women smeared with chocolate and toothpaste that have triggered a public boycott of the institution.

Exploring Ana Mendieta’s Legacy in the Work of Five Contemporary Artists

2 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

This fall, Arizona State University Art Museum is taking a different perspective and looking not only at Mendieta’s art but also at how her artistic practice has influenced contemporary artists in Energy Charge: Connecting to Ana Mendieta.

One More Gone From Pioneer Square: G. Gibson Gallery to Move Uptown

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Jen Graves As of November, G. Gibson Gallery will be in the same building as On the Boards, the great contemporary performance center. Courtesy of the gallery Adding to the end-of-an-era feeling at the Tashiro Arts development in Pioneer Square, yet another anchor tenant is moving out this year. Show More Summary

The Fcked-Up Faces of Expo Chicago

Distorted, grotesque and warped portraits are on trend at Chicago’s contemporary art fair.

Unique contemporary art auction to be held in Mexico City

3 days agoArts : Artdaily

Mexico City has a vibrant contemporary art scene that thrives thanks to its museums, galleries and independent exhibition spaces. Morton Subastas, the leading auction house in Mexico and the most active in Latin America, has been gaining international appeal thanks to the diversity and quality of its auctions. Show More Summary

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