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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 […]

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 […]

Museum Workers in New York City Fight Back

Art museum professionals are breaking free of the “passion-as-payment” mentality facing many workers in the United States. In the past six months, staff members of two different modern and contemporary art museums have unionized to protest working conditions for full-time and part-time employees. The Museum of Modern Art in New York (MoMA) has clashed with […]

The good, bad, and the ugly: 2018 in review

As the year draws to an end, it feels like the best time to look back at the art world’s highs and lows. So, we’ve summed 2018 up for you here. The good: Banksy, Banksy, Banksy… This year, it seems like Banksy just hasn’t stopped. Whether it was when he shredded his own artwork minutes […]

What makes a successful gallery?

The financialization of art has led to the emergence of large galleries (those with sales figures over 50 million dollars, who have a 30% profit margin, whose yields are significant). These galleries represent the most successful artists, those whose pieces best match market expectations. But behind the term “market” lies a reality: collectors. Yet, without […]

Norman Rockwell’s ‘Four Freedoms’ reimagined

In 1941, President Franklin Roosevelt introduced the idea of the Four Freedoms to the American people in his State of the Union address. While World War II raged on, Franklin gave hope to his country by reminding them that their efforts were fighting for the freedom of speech, the freedom of worship, the freedom from […]

New York City commits $43.9 million to cultural programming in record-breaking budget

The common tone in a press release from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) on 23 October is that of optimism and support for the arts. ‘When the arts thrive, New York thrives’ was the sentiments of Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen. Her thoughts were echoed by a number of other officials and Council Members […]

Two more galleries close in Berlin

Berlin’s reputation as an indisputable Mecca for contemporary artists in the 21st century has been mostly deserved due to the reputation it gained as a Bohemian capital during the Cold War, as well as the vibrant neighbourhoods it still boasts of, its welcoming attitude, and its contagious open-mindedness and diversity. However, the city is beginning to show signs of wear […]