Archive for November 2018

The lineup for the 25th anniversary of The Armory Show is in!

On Monday, The Armory Show released the list of exhibitors for its 25th anniversary show that will take place between the 7th and 10th of March 2019, with a VIP Preview day on the 6th. In total, 33 countries will be represented by 194 galleries. 59 of these will be first-time exhibitors, including A Gentil […]

After walking away from the art world, Carl Pope Jr. headlines the Cleveland Museum of Art’s newest exhibition

Carl Pope Jr. is an unconventional artist from the heart of the Indiana. Although his works have been exhibited by prominent cultural institutions, as well as the Whitney and MOMA owning some of his works, he is simply elusive. With little interest in selling his art, Pope is not represented by a gallery and can […]

WWI 100 years on: two ways in which the 1918 Armistice was be remembered this year

November in the UK means poppies. From lapel pins that dawn the coats of tube riders to the elaborate display that frames the Tower of London, poppies can be spotted all over as Remembrance Day draws near. Inspired by the 1915 poem by brigade doctor, John McCrae, titled ‘In Flanders Fields,’ the flower has been […]

2018 Biennale Architettura facts and figures

Just a few days after the close of the 2018 Venice Biennale Architettura, the numbers are in and they don’t disappoint. Over the course of six months, FREESPACE, the 16th International Architecture Exhibition, attracted an inordinate and unusual crowd. In addition to the 14,434 pre-opening attendees, the exhibition welcomed over 275,000 visitors. The year’s totals […]

Kerry James Marshall Mural Remains in Chicago Public Library

On 115 South Pulaski Avenue, on the upstairs wall of the Legler Branch public Library in Chicago’s West Garfield neighborhood, hangs a rare treasure: a mural by the famed artist Kerry James Marshall. The city of Chicago originally bought “Knowledge and Wonder,” painted in 1995, for $10,000. It is now estimated to be worth over […]

‘Popagandist’ Ron English intends to whitewash Banksy’s $730,000 piece Slave Labour

American artist Ron English is best known for his interesting fission of Pop art, propaganda, and art history. Having coined the term ‘popaganda,’ his paintings, sculptures, and even billboards are intentionally shocking, but fit neatly within his artistic vocabulary. From his psychedelic Lifesize lil Bigfoot Figure to MC Supersized, an obese fast food chain mascot […]

Zoe Leonard’s ‘I Want a President’ revived to benefit HIV/AIDS activism group

‘I want a dyke for president. I want a person with aids for president and I want a fag for vice president and I want someone with no health insurance and I want someone who grew up in a place where the earth is so saturated with toxic waste that they didn’t have a choice […]