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Millennial tries fancy thing (Sweetgreen salads, puffer jackets, Goop), is surprised to find life unchanged. Such “late capitalism” essays are everywhere — and are pointlessvia thebaffler.comMillennial tries fancy thing (Sweetgreen salads, puffer jackets, Goop), is surprised to find life unchanged. Such “late capitalism” essays are everywhere — and are pointless
Depictions of Emily Dickinson vary by decade. In the ’80s she was seen as a model feminist; in the ’90s, as queer. Today we see her as drivenvia bostonreview.netDepictions of Emily Dickinson vary by decade. In the ’80s she was seen as a model feminist; in the ’90s, as queer. Today we see her as driven
The Brideshead Generation’s “lost girls” were known for their dry repartee and sexual dalliances. Their stories deserve tellingThe Brideshead Generation’s “lost girls” were known for their dry repartee and sexual dalliances. Their stories deserve telling
- In a move that some have said harkens back to the culture wars of the late 1980s and early 1990s, a city official has pulled an artwork from an exhibition on the grounds that it is “obscene.” San Antonio City Attorney Andy Segovia made the decision to remove a video work by Oakland-based artist Xandra Ibarra from an exhibition of contemporary Chicanx art at the Centro de Artes, which is under the control San Antonio’s Department of Arts & Culture.
Hours before the show, tit
- During Frieze L.A. week, the Peninsula Hotels celebrated a cultural partnership with Art in America by hosting a series of events and festivities. The week kicked off with the second annual dinner for the Swiss Institute at the Terrace at the Belvedere, the signature restaurant in the Peninsula Beverly Hills. As part of the hotel’s commitment to contemporary art, The Peninsula New York has supported the organization since 2019, most recently partnering on the 2019 Swiss Institute benefit a
- Jack Youngerman, whose innovative paintings pushed abstraction in new directions in 1950s New York, has died at 93. The New York Times, which first reported the news, said he died of complications related to a fall.
Working in the years after Abstract Expressionism first took hold, Youngerman began crafting abstractions that resembled blooms of color or explosions. At the time he was making them, he and his colleagues, among them Ellsworth Kelly and Frank Stella, were sorting through formalist i
- To kick off the second Frieze Los Angeles art fair, ARTnews Editor-in-Chief Sarah Douglas interviewed Los Angeles collectors Ric Whitney and Tina Perry-Whitney at the Four Seasons Los Angeles hotel, launching a two-part conversation series exploring ways to begin collecting art.Since 2012, the couple—Ric is a music publishing and talent management entrepreneur, and Tina is president of Oprah Winfrey Network—have been building a collection that is diverse not only in terms of the arti
- View of Jason Hirata’s exhibition “Sometimes You’re Both,” 2019-20, at 80 Washington Square East.
Jason Hirata’s solo show “Sometimes You’re Both,” on view at New York University’s 80 Washington Square East gallery (80WSE) through February 23, comprises six video works loaned to Hirata by other artists and collectives—Hannah Black, Adjua Gargi Nzinga Greaves, Trajal Harrell, Carissa Rodriguez, Hito Steyerl, and New Red Order. All the lo
- Collector Vincent Fay, who lives on New York’s Upper East Side and works as a lawyer, filed a suit against Princeton University in U.S. District Court on February 20 after the New Jersey institution allegedly pulled out of a $1 million art sale. According to the initial complaint, Fay claims that Princeton agreed to purchase 17 artworks from him for a total of $945,000, alleging that the institution has failed to pay the second of two $472,500 payments, which was due in July 2018.
- When Ja’Tovia Gary studied filmmaking at the School of Visual Arts in New York, she realized her interests differed from those of many around her. Her taste for social documentaries led to classes in cinéma vérité, a style through which canonical directors—most of them white males—made their subjects and viewers aware that a film was being made without necessarily seeming to understand their own role in the power dynamics at play. Camera rigs were frequentl
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Caroline Baumann, who was recently forced to step down from her post as director of the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York, disputes a report by the institution’s inspector general that led to her resignation. [The New York Times]
In an analysis of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s debt, Ca
- Heji Shin’s exhibition at gaga & Reena Spaulings Los Angeles, “Angel Energy,” pushed deeper into the themes of birth, beauty, and celebrity that she explored in her controversial mural-size portraits of Kanye West in 2018 and her gorgeously gory 2016 photographs of crowning babies. In a series of five composited images, “Angel Energy 1–5” (all works 2019), Shin places photos of human infants at the digitally rendered breast of Jedy Vales—a computer-g
Michael Hollingshead, LSD provider to the intellectually minded, is known as a benign cosmic courier. But his story has a dark sideMichael Hollingshead, LSD provider to the intellectually minded, is known as a benign cosmic courier. But his story has a dark side
Prepper Camp, as Lauren Groff discovers, spans Emersonian self-reliance, ninja survivalism, and homemade Macevia harpers.orgPrepper Camp, as Lauren Groff discovers, spans Emersonian self-reliance, ninja survivalism, and homemade Mace
“Lean,” “agile, “disruptive.” Corporatespeak has two goals: wasting time and creating the illusion that our work is more interesting than it really isvia vulture.com“Lean,” “agile, “disruptive.” Corporatespeak has two goals: wasting time and creating the illusion that our work is more interesting than it really is
Ingrid Schaffner, Lauded Curator Behind 2018 Carnegie International, Heads to Chinati Foundation in Marfa, TexasMarch promises to be a month defined by Donald Judd in New York, where the Museum of Modern Art will open his the Minimalist’s first major retrospective in 30 years, to be accompanied by presentations of Judd’s work also planned for Gagosian, David Zwirner, Salon 94, and Dia:Beacon. But a bit of Judd-related news from elsewhere has arrived early, with the Chinati Foundation—the organization that oversees more than 100 works by Judd as well as pieces of note by other artists in
- Is it any surprise that Rick Owens, the fashion designer known as “the Lord of Darkness,” only travels in one mode: absolute style? In October, Owens and his wife, Michèle Lamy, embarked on a road trip—in a matte-black tour bus customized by French luxury brand Moncler—through the American Southwest, that started in Los Angeles, made a stop in Las Vegas, and culminated in the Nevada desert. The destination was to experience Land art pioneer Michael Heizer’s c
- Virginia Wright, who with her husband, Bagley, built one of country’s most important collections of postwar and contemporary art and helped transform Seattle’s art scene, has died. She was 91. The Seattle Times, which first reported the news, said the cause was Hodgkin lymphoma.
The Wrights, who appeared on ARTnews’s Top 200 Collectors list each year from 1990 to 1999 and then again from 2004 to 2006, were among the last of a generation of American collectors who witnessed the
‘It’s My Body!’: Feminist Artists Gather in New York to Celebrate 100th Anniversary of 19th Amendment“What does it mean to be with you? Saying yes to everything you want?” “Are you with me?” “It’s my body! Even when it rebels.”
These were a few of the phrases painted onto the white tablecloths, beside sunsets and seascapes and a pair of purple ovaries, that appeared at a feminist-minded event in New York this past Saturday. Crowds had gathered in the grand second-floor of the city’s Park Avenue Armory to paint and see what “100 Years |
- View of Arturo Herrera’s 2019 exhibition at Corbett vs. Dempsey.
Venezuela-born, Berlin-based artist Arturo Herrera breathes life into well-worn practices of modernist collage, exploring the tensions between exactitude and spontaneity, placement and displacement. As chameleonic as he is consistent, he also plies such tensions in many other mediums, ranging from wall painting to screen prints to stainless steel relief and glass sculpture. This latest show featured a few recent series that e
- The Bank of England announced that a new polymer £20 note featuring the face of the famed English Romantic painter J. M. W. Turner, who is known for his depictions of dramatic landscapes and major historical events, entered circulation on Thursday. Turner’s portrait replaces an image of the economist Adam Smith, whose picture previously appeared on a paper edition of the note that had been in circulation since 2007.
According to a report by the BBC, the Bank of England has said that
Savaged by his contemporaries as “King Rat” and “the demon of Austria,” Metternich lamented: “My life has fallen at a hateful time”via the-tls.co.ukSavaged by his contemporaries as “King Rat” and “the demon of Austria,” Metternich lamented: “My life has fallen at a hateful time”
In 1917, academic conditions in wartime Germany may have seemed moot. Then came Max Weber, modeling how to live an intellectual lifevia chronicle.comIn 1917, academic conditions in wartime Germany may have seemed moot. Then came Max Weber, modeling how to live an intellectual life
- Among the eye-opening experiences for a visitor to New Zealand (or Aotearoa, the nation’s traditional Māori name) is finding wonder in the prevalence of bilingual signage and didactics. Text often appears in English and te reo (“the language” in Māori)—the predominant language of the area until the 20th century—and for someone who lives in America, where multilingual exhibitions are so revolutionary that they inspire self-congratulation, such a small but m
Art Basel Launches Online Viewing Room, Forensic Architecture Founder Barred from U.S., and More: Morning Links from February 20, 2020To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter.
After canceling its Hong Kong fair, which was to take place next month, Art Basel will now host online viewing rooms for galleries to sell the work they had planned to offer. [ARTnews]
Some 800 staff members at the leading art schools in the United Kingdom will participate in a national strike affecting more than 70 campuses across the country. Amo
As Popular in Her Day as J.K. Rowling, Gene Stratton-Porter Wrote to the Masses About America's Fading Natural BeautyDespite her fame, you wouldn't know about this beloved writer unless you visit the vanishing Midwestern landscape she helped save
- The Cuban American artist has long been a creative force. Now she’s having her big moment—in her tenth decade
- Few were shocked earlier this month when Art Basel canceled its Hong Kong fair, as the coronavirus led to the deaths of hundreds in mainland China. Even though exhibitors were offered a 75 percent refund from the fair, some had expressed concerns that the fair’s cancelation could significantly hobble the business of the galleries who were set to participate, and now Art Basel has come with a quick fix for the enterprises that were set to bring their wares to Hong Kong.
On Thursday, Art Bas
- Forensic Architecture, the London-based collective known for its investigations into crimes around the globe that bridge the gaps between architecture, art, design, and filmmaking, is no stranger to controversy. Having explored topics as diverse as police killings in Chicago and the torture of inmates at a Syrian prison to the business dealings of a museum board member, the group is accustomed to making headlines on a regular basis. On Wednesday, February 19, as the group’s first American
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