Archive for November 2019

AIDS Memorial Quilt to head to San Francisco

On Wednesday, the NAMES Project Foundation (NPF) announced at a Washington DC press conference that the AIDS Memorial Quilt will return to San Francisco next year. The journey will be a coming home for the quilt as it first began in the California city in 1987. With its relocation, the quilt will be transferred from […]

2020 shortlist for Hugo Boss Prize announced

Every two years, the Guggenheim Museum in New York City awards the Hugo Boss Prize and on Tuesday, they announced the short-listed artists selected by a jury for next year’s prize. The artists who have made the cut for the 2020 shortlist are Nairy Baghramian, Kevin Beasley, Deana Lawson, Elias Sime, Cecilia Vicuña and Adrián […]

Catalonian Superior Court of Justice rules in favour of Sagrada Familia, despite objection

For more than 100 years, Sagrada Familia Basilica has continued to grow, morph, and amaze visitors. The cranes around the structure have, at times, seemed to be part of the church, themselves. Now, though, the basilica plans to further keep up construction by adding a new stair way despite objection by locals. The church was […]

In dandelions and fireflies, artists try to make sense of climate change

Kate Flint, University of Southern California – Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences Climate change is real, it’s accelerating and it’s terrifying. We are adding carbon to the atmosphere at a rate 100 times faster than any previous natural increases, such as those that occurred at the end of the last ice age. The […]

Steve McQueen’s Year 3 project takes over Tate and tube

Standing on the Northern Line southbound platform at Mornington Crescent early in the morning, you’re greeted with a familiar sight. Amongst the mundane advertisements, you’ll find a class photo much like the kind you could find in anyone’s primary school yearbook. A few rows of children flank their teachers before a school bulletin board. The […]

Recording Artists: a new podcast highlighting women artists

Being a woman in the art world is difficult. Woman artists, much like other minority groups of artists, have faced unique challenges within the art world, like sexism, underrepresentation, and under-recognition, to name only a few. Recently, exhibitions at the Prado and other museums and galleries have focused on female artists while studies have shown […]

Fertitta brothers pull plug on Vegas nightclub boasting works by Damien Hirst

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas…but that won’t be the case for the nightclub boasting millions worth of works by English artist Damien Hirst. Having only opened about eight months ago, KAOS, the Palms hotel and casino’s nightclub, abruptly closed last week sacrificing around $28 million in closing costs and cancelled events. It seems, […]