Art

Shannon Michael Cane, The Man Who Made Art Book Fairs Cool, Has Died At 43

The Australian took over the Printed Matter book fair in New York in 2013. Printed Matter is "the granddaddy of such gatherings, and [Cane] transformed it into a radically inclusive affair, attended by venerable rare-book dealers alongside obscure zine makers so scrappy they could barely afford the ...

Here Are Some Curators Trying Their Hardest To Shake Up The Art World

These curators work in traditional spaces, create new space, work together, and say that the art fair needs to end. But more important than that, says one: "The art world needs to reckon with its own power." ...

Top Posts For AJBlogs For The Weekend Of 11.19.17

Arnold Schoenberg’s Musical Response to FDR  What kind of American was Arnold Schoenberg? In Los Angeles, a Jewish refugee from Hitler’s Germany, he adopted English as his primary language. He watched The Lone Ranger on TV. For his children, ... read moreAJBlog: Unanswered QuestionPublished ...

The Creator Of Brazil's Outdoor Museum Has Been Sentenced To Nine Years In Jail

Contemporary art museum creator Bernardo Paz, "an eccentric and celebrated figure in Brazil’s art scene, was accused of using money raised abroad for Inhotim for expenses related to a conglomerate of mining and steel companies he ran. Mr. Paz’s sister, Virgínia de Mello Paz, was also convicted ...

Cate Blanchett And The Artistic Manifesto

The director of Blanchett's Manifesto (an art installation ... or a movie?): "The political landscape has shifted towards populism and against 'elitism.' ... 'Every populist wants to cut down cultural budgets and educational budgets for a good reason: because they need stupid minds to be manipulate ...

Jamestown Slashes Its Library's Funding, Library Sells Its Valuable Collection Of Art, Protests Ensue

There are protests, of course, but the library in New York says there's no other way to keep going: "The nine works to be sold Tuesday are an assortment of 19th-century creations by artists like Giovanni Boldini and Emilio Sánchez Perrier that the auction house has estimated could bring in a total ...

Girish Bhargava, The Editor Of 'Dirty Dancing' And So, So Many Dance Shows, Has Died At 76

We would know so little of dance without him: "Bhargava edited films that captured the work of Balanchine, Peter Martins, Bob Fosse, Merce Cunningham, Martha Graham and many other prominent choreographers, in the process creating an archival record of a genre that had historically been difficult to ...

Last Living Person Linked To Gardner Art Theft Seeks Prison Release On Separate Charge

Robert Gentile's attorney says he can't remember pleading guilty on a weapons charge and thus, "the reputed Connecticut mobster, who authorities say is the last surviving person of interest in the largest art heist in U.S. history, wants to await sentencing in an unrelated weapons case at his home. ...

Love The Art, Hate The Artist?

"I expect art to be troubling because I expect people to be troubling. I am prepared to like and dislike something in every work. I can also appreciate the aesthetic genius of a moral monster without feeling that I am becoming inured to monstrosity. Just as I can read Heidegger without becoming a N ...

What Place Do Art Fairs Have In Art-Rich Berlin?

“Yet another fair feels like a car company offering another new model: there are already more than enough different cars, besides other options like bicycles, trains and planes. But, like the possibility of a new and really interesting car model entering the stage—an electric one, for instance ...