Archive for January 2019

David Hammons’ first solo show in 45 years set for May

The elusive David Hammons will have his first solo exhibition in Los Angeles in 45 years. The influential contemporary artist will create new works to fill three large Hauser & Wirth spaces belonging to the Swiss-based gallery in LA. For Hammons, exhibiting in LA will be a coming home of sorts. Born in Springfield, Illinois, […]

 Eva Magyarósi “Récits privés” at the Galerie 24 Beaubourg

On display through February 16 at Paris’ Galerie 24 Beaubourg, a solo exhibition by Hungarian artist Eva Magyarósi brings together her delicate and mysterious drawings, collages, prints and videos, which together make up a fragile dream world imbued with power and poetry. Curated by Paul Ardenne, Récits privés—initiated by Barbara Polla, writer and director of […]

As the US government reopens, so do major US museums

Just last week it seemed there was no end in sight for the government shutdown wreaking havoc on the US. On January 28th, the country’s government began operating in a normal capacity following President Trump’s January 25th announcement. The announcement disclosed that a compromise was reached, albeit temporary, concerning the national budget even without funding […]

‘Indiana Jones of art’ finds priceless Visigoth artworks in England

Imagine searching over 10 years for stolen artwork – artwork that might turn up, but might also be so well hidden it remains elusive, or has already been destroyed out of fear that it could lead to the thief. This, exactly, is the job of Dutch art detective Arthur Brand and his most recent case. […]

Who Gets Paid?

On January 24th, the employees of the New Museum in New York City voted to unionize, marking the end of a contentious public battle with the museum. When the employees first began the motions to organize for better pay and better hours, the museum—which prides itself on showcasing the most cutting-edge art—responded by hiring the […]

United States Artists announces their fellows for 2019

2019’s list of United States Artists (USA) fellows was released on January 22nd. Ranging from traditional artforms, like painting, architecture, and design, to new mediums like podcasts and media, the 45 artists and collectives selected for this year’s fellows programme will received $50,000 in unrestricted funding. ‘We believe in artists and are honored to support […]

Jonas Mekas, in memoriam

Widely regarded as the “godfather of avant-garde cinema,” Jonas Mekas has died at the age of 96. As an artist, filmmaker, film critic, poet, curator, archivist and guru, he quickly became a revolutionary figure in American underground cinema. Born in Semeniškiai, a small village in Lithuania, in 1922, Mekas emigrated to the United States in […]