The sad-lady literary sirens are legion: Plath, Woolf, Jean Rhys. What would it mean, wonders <strong>Leslie Jamison</strong>, to move beyond them?The sad-lady literary sirens are legion: Plath, Woolf, Jean Rhys. What would it mean, wonders Leslie Jamison, to move beyond them?
- Even as the word “curate” has become commonplace—from curated music playlists to The Curator restaurant at Heathrow Airport, which sells seven kinds of burgers—the actual job of the art curator remains mysterious to many. To help elucidate the profession, curator Francesco Bonami has taken on a new monthly column for ARTnews, in which he will answer our (and your!) questions. Bonami, who is also an artist and writer, knows a fair amount about curating
- After British Museum director Hartwig Fischer reaffirmed the institution’s longstanding relationship with the oil company BP earlier this year, the museum has faced backlash on several fronts. Novelist Ahdaf Soueif resigned from its board of trustees in July, citing concerns about BP funding, and more recently, human-rights lawyer Geoffrey Robertson QC called on the museum to return looted objects to their countries of origin in his book Who Owns History? Elgin’s Loot and the Case fo
- Denise Murrell, the curator behind the highly praised exhibition “Posing Modernity: The Black Model from Manet and Matisse to Today” that opened last year, will now hold the post of associate curator for 19th and 20th century art, a newly created position that will involve her working closely with both the museum’s modern and contemporary department and its European painting department. She will begin in her post in January.
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Collection of German Artworks Worth $331.9 M. Disappears, Leaving Artist Markus Lüpertz Distraught: ReportWhat happened to a group of works by Anselm Kiefer, Renate Graf, and Markus Lüpertz that’s said to be worth €300 million (about $331.9 million)? According to a new report, the pieces have disappeared somewhere in China.
On Monday, Lüpertz held a press conference in Beijing to lament his vanished paintings—152 of them, to be exact, in addition to 87 paintings by Kiefer and 103 works by Graf. According to Süddeutsche Zeitung, the artist feared for his works’ w
- “Muses” is a column for which creators from different disciplines reveal sources of artistic inspiration and instigation.
Flying Lotus has been making expansive electronic music with a basis in hip-hop beats since 2006, when his debut album led the way for a discography that has touched on elements of spiritual ambience and astral jazz. He’s related to the great pianist and harpist Alice Coltrane (she was his aunt), and from his home base in Los Angeles—where he fou
- Last year, artist Susan Unterberg revealed herself as the benefactor for the Anonymous Was a Woman award, which she established anonymously to support the careers of women artists over 40 years old. Now the organization behind the award has named the 10 women who will receive this year’s set of grants, which comes with $25,000 each.
Among the grantees are Diane Simpson, Elia Alba, Nona Faustine, Amie Siegel, and Torkwase Dyson, who also recently won the Studio Museum in Harlem’s 2019
Robert Morris’s ‘Para-Architectural’ Drawings Envision a Fantasy Complex that Prioritizes Movement over Static FormWith “Robert Morris: Para-Architectural Projects,” Hunter College’s Leubsdorf Gallery spotlighted a seldom-seen portfolio by a postwar artist whose sculpture and writings helped define the Minimalist idiom of the 1960s and its eventual unmaking in “process art.” Illustrating Morris’s turn toward environmental scales, the show collected seven large-format drawings from 1971 that offer glimpses of what the late artist termed a “fantasy complex” of wa
- We might never have known about it, if it weren’t for the boast. Just as collectors brag about their acquisitions, art dealers have been known to brag about their sales, even the legendarily genteel Leo Castelli, widely considered the most important contemporary art dealer of all time. He was interviewed in 1969 by Paul Cummings from the Smithsonian, for an oral history. Knowing the interview would be sealed for years, Castelli felt at ease confiding his heroic tale from six years back.
- In 1978, Pope.L got on his hands and knees in a suit and safety vest, and made his way through the bustling crowds of Midtown Manhattan. Titled Times Square Crawl a.k.a. Meditation Square Piece, his performance combined a disturbance in public space with abjection and perverse humor, setting the tone for his subsequent experiments with what it means to make art and move through the world as a black man.
William Pope.L, who exhibits under the name Pope.L (his mother invented it by appending the f
- A new immersive installation investigates colors and their relations
- Throughout his expansive body of work, New York–based artist Trevor Shimizu has been “willing to reveal highly personal and potentially shameful things” while simultaneously “cultivating a Fantasy Self—an ideal self-image.”1 I’ve excerpted those characterizations not from a piece of art criticism but from a description of Type Four individuals, one of the nine categories defined by the Enneagram personality test popularized in the 1970s. Shimizu’s
- Stop the Presses!
In one of my favorite scenes in Tom Wolfe’s novel The Bonfire of the Vanities, the reporter character, Peter Fallow, experiences “a feeling that journalists live for. Before the mind can digest what the ears have just heard, an alarm puts the nervous system on red alert. A story! It is a neural event, a feeling as palpable as any recorded by the five senses. A story!”
Here at ARTnews, we get that exact kind of thrill from delivering yo
- Why relaunch a website in 2019? The question feels too obvious to answer but too fundamental to avoid. Part of the reason is that a new website allows us to look our best. Our new online home is more readable, easier to navigate, and visually sharper than any of Art in America’s previous digital incarnations. Consistent with the print redesign we introduced this summer, this site is meant to be more inviting. On the backend we’ve established systems that will allow us to grow rapidly
Picasso’s Electrician Gets Suspended Two-Year Jail Sentence, Hélio Oiticica Estate Heads to Lisson, and More: Morning Links from November 20, 2019Reanimating History
An appeals court in France has upheld a suspended two-year jail sentence given to a former electrician to Picasso, who was convicted of having stolen 271 works by the artist. [Al Jazeera]
The publication of artist Celia Paul’s new book about her time with the painter Lucian Freud, who has long dominated her narrative, is “of great significance,” writes Frances Spalding. [The Guardian]
Lisson Gallery now represents the estate of Hélio Oiticica, one of
- Hélio Oiticica may have lived to be just 42 years old, but over the course of his short career, his restlessly inventive spirit made him one of the most important Latin American artists of all time. He effectively helped define modern art in his home country, Brazil, though his interest in chance operations and utopian societies earned him a global audience. And now a major gallery is taking on the artist’s estate with the hope of growing that audience even more.
Lisson Gallery, whi
- The ancient kingdom of Mrauk U welcomed Buddhists and Muslims. Now efforts to uncover its mysteries are threatened by ethnic hostilities
- Searching for the essence of the iconic American architect
“She’s turning 80 and she’s just put out the biggest book in the world.” <strong>The making of Margaret Atwood</strong>“She’s turning 80 and she’s just put out the biggest book in the world.” The making of Margaret Atwood
“<strong>September 1, 1939</strong>,” perhaps Auden's most-quoted poem, is the one he liked least. Why did it survive all of his attempts to mute or suppress it?“September 1, 1939,” perhaps Auden's most-quoted poem, is the one he liked least. Why did it survive all of his attempts to mute or suppress it?
“<strong>Puritan</strong>” was at first a spiteful nickname for those who were not purer than others but were seen as thinking of themselves that way“Puritan” was at first a spiteful nickname for those who were not purer than others but were seen as thinking of themselves that way
6 Pounds and 1,600 Pages of Art Writing! New Calvin Tomkins Collection Chronicles Postwar Art in Intimate, Albeit Incomplete, FashionMarking the 60th anniversary of his meeting with Marcel Duchamp, the volume includes pieces on Jean Tinguely, John Cage, Jennifer Bartlett, and many more. Read More
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- Museum leaders met in Washington D.C. to talk about what's next for the continent's cultural sector
UCCA Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing Cancels Exhibition Amid Fraught Relations Between U.S. and ChinaIt was not immediately clear why Liu's work was denied an import permit. Read More
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- The work had been estimated to sell for £750,000 to £1 million. Read More
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- The winner will receive $100,000 and a solo show at the Guggenheim in 2021. Read More
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KAWS Pays $17 M. for Brooklyn Building, Contested Banksy Sculpture Withdrawn from Auction, and More: Morning Links from November 19, 2019Here's what we're reading this morning. Read More
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- The artist who garnered fame at the Smithsonian and then painted the official portrait of Michelle Obama brings her unique style to the public
- Braving storms, floods and earthquakes, the renowned chef is forging a new way to feed the needy
- The self-taught 20-year-old musician galloped to global fame with his chart-topping song that fuses country and hip-hop together
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