Archive for August 2019

Artist Gary Simmons joins Mike Kelley Foundation

At the end of July, the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts announced that artist Gary Simmons will join their board of directors. Born in New York in 1964, Simmons now lives and works in Los Angeles. He will serve as the newest board member alongside John C. Welchman (chair of the board), Stephanie Barron, […]

Mark Beasley named curatorial director of Pace Live

Mark Beasley, former curator of media and performance art at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, has been named the Pace Gallery’s curatorial director of their new Pace Live programme. Pace Live is an interdisciplinary programme that will bring together music, film, dance, conservation, and of course, performance. It will be a part of Pace’s […]

Mitchell Tyler’s photo of Beyoncé acquired by Smithsonian

You might already be familiar with the cover of Vogue’s September issue from last year… Beyoncé leans against a Grecian-style column clad in a gold, sequined Valentino gown before a gold background. Resting her head in her hands, the singer and icon gazes out at the viewer wearing a stunning gold starburst style headpiece. The […]

Teen accused of throwing 6-year-old from Tate viewing deck to appear in court again, today

On Sunday, the Tate Modern in London went into lockdown after a six-year-old boy was thrown from the 10th-floor viewing deck of the museum according to Metropolitan Police. The child fell five stories before landing on the roof of the fifth floor some 100 feet below the observation deck. The boy miraculously survived although he […]

How the Volkswagen Beetle sparked America’s art car movement

John A. Heitmann, University of Dayton With a mariachi band playing along, the last Volkswagen Beetle rolled off the assembly line of a Mexican factory on July 10. Originally created in Germany at the behest of Adolf Hitler, the Beetle ended up being exported around the world, and every country that sold the car absorbed […]

Art the Arms Fair: highlighting London’s global arms fair that likes to stay out of the limelight

Next month, the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) will descend on London. In its 20th year, the DSEI is one of the world’s largest arms expos that touts itself as a ‘leading event that connects governments, national armed forces, industry thought leaders and the global defence & security supply chain on an unrivalled scale.’ […]

Photos of school children to appear on London billboards as per Steve McQueen’s Tate initiative

Hundreds of billboards around London will soon be showing photographs by Steve McQueen. The photos will be of school children from primary schools around the country as part of a large outdoor exhibition to come at the end of the year. The billboard project is expected to take place during the first two weeks of […]