Art

Museum Sues, Wins, Fighting Brazilian Airport Fees Of $66k/Day To Store Art

In a new interpretation of the existing rules, the Campinas airport attempted to charge the museum 243,000 reais ($66,000) per day to store six paintings—Dorelia in a Black Dress (1903-4) by Gwen John, Coming Out of School (1927) by L.S. Lowry, The Bride (1949) by Sylvia Sleigh, Seated Figu ...

Technology Has Changed How Dance Gets Made And Preserved. But...

"I am trained in the classical Indian dance of Kathak, a tradition passed on through non-technological means, carried in the memory, the body and the mind. So each time we share it, it’s evolving. It’s like telling a story – no one ever tells it the same way twice. It changes each time you te ...

World-Changing? Art Sputters In Protest, But Is It Really?

This brings up a problem that often arises in conversations about art: how can it participate in networks of power that its content willfully rejects? Often, so-called ‘political art’ simply aestheticises protest or resistance. Sometimes, it has the effect of moral licensing – instilling in i ...

Can Theatre Critics Be Friends With The Artists They Review?

Mark Shenton: "The theatre world is quite a small one and I spend a lot of time immersed in it, both as a critic and an audience member. Over the years, I've become friends with some of those that make the art I love so much. Even though critics are sometimes seen as being on the 'other' side of th ...

After 50-Year Run, Andy Warhol's 'Interview' Magazine Collapses Amidst Lawsuits And Resignations

"The magazine was owned by Peter Brant, a billionaire art collector, who acquired the magazine in 1989. Its closure comes after months of turmoil, including staff being locked out as part of rent dispute, a lawsuit brought by a former editorial director over back pay and the resignation of a fashio ...

Robert Indiana, Pop Artist Who Created 'LOVE' Sculpture, Dead At 85

"Robert Indiana stands as one of the very few artists in history to make a work of art that got away from its maker and took on an incredible, even improbable, life of its own. His iconic presentation of the word 'LOVE,' which he created in 1964, ranks as one of the most popular artworks of the 20t ...

Robert Indiana's Caretaker And Publisher Sued For Putting Out Flood Of Counterfeits

"In a federal lawsuit filed Friday, a day before Mr. Indiana's death at 89, a company that says it has long held the rights to several of Mr. Indiana's best-known works proposed an answer, arguing in court papers that [caretaker Jamie Thomas] and New York art publisher [Michael McKenzie] had tucked ...

Rothko Chapel In Houston Vandalized With Paint And 'It's Okay To Be White' Leaflets

In the early hours of Friday morning, "white paint was spilled near the chapel's entrance and in the reflection pool surrounding the Barnett Newman sculpture, The Broken Obelisk, which is dedicated to Martin Luther King, Jr. [There were also] 'handbills' strewn around the grounds and the pool that ...

Him, Too: Chief Of Cape Town's Contemporary Art Museum Resigned After Accusations Of Harassment

When Mark Coetzee resigned as the first executive director and chief curator of Zeitz MOCAA on Cape Town's waterfront, and the museum's trustees said they were investigating his "professional conduct" and the museum's "institutional practices," reporting suggested that the concerns were about a too ...

Job Opening for a CFO/Director of Finance & Administration

The Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts is hiring for a CFO/Director of Finance & Administration. Please see attached job posting for more details! DESCRIPTION The CFO/Director of Finance & Administration is a self-directed, results-oriented chief financial officer accountable for the admin ...