Archive for July 2019

Anish Kapoor, Sarah Lucas and others, demand that the National Portrait Gallery breaks with BP

Art sponsorship and institutional donations have proven to be delicate and controversial matters, especially heightened in the past few years with the Sackler saga. Museums often rely on outside financial help to operate but at the same time such help often requires endorsing corporations, families or institutions that come with their own set of issues. […]

Three year Smithsonian exhibition to highlight men of colour and their impact on history

In August, the Smithsonian will launch a long-term travelling exhibition highlighting African American men. Titled ‘Men of Change: Power. Triumph. Truth.’, the exhibition will feature men of colour who are historic and contemporary icons linked to US history. The exhibition will kick off its 10-city tour at Cincinnati’s National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, an affiliate […]

Famed NASA mission control: restored and reopened

Houston, we have…guests? Just a few weeks ahead of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing on July 20th, 1969, NASA’s Johnson Space Center Mission Control reopened after an extensive, three-year, $5 million restoration. Now the more than a million visitors who visit Space Center Houston will have the opportunity to take a […]

Theatrical trigger warnings and culpability

I recently had an article come to my attention, discussing London theatre company The Donmar Warehouse and their decision to begin listing warnings for potentially triggering content in their performances. While theatrical trigger warnings are by no means new (are advisories of violence, nudity, and staged smoking not the same concept under a different name?), […]

Monet’s ‘Water Lilies’ hidden in plain sight

Water lilies and Claude Monet (1840-1926) more or less go hand-in-hand. One of the best-known and loved Impressionist painters, Monet’s most iconic paintings are those he did of the water lilies that inhabited the pond on the grounds of the house he and his family lived in in Giverny from 1883. The lily pond there […]

Olafur Eliasson heads back to Tate Modern with extensive survey

In 2003, Olafur Eliasson wowed Tate Modern visitors with his Turbine Hall installation The weather project (2003). Beginning July 11th, he’ll assuredly wow more guests with what Tate Modern is calling ‘an unmissable exhibition.’ Titled ‘Olafur Eliasson: in real life,’ the solo exhibition will be a comprehensive look at the artists body of work as […]

KAWS leaves Perrotin gallery after 11 Years

KAWS, one of the most commercial and sought after artists of today has announced his departure from Perrotin, the gallery that has represented him for over a decade. Perrotin, which has galleries in New York, Paris, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Seoul and Shanghai, has been showing and largely profiting off of the artist’s great popularity since […]