Art

Sotheby’s Banksy Stunt Illustrates The Art Of Stunt (Or Stunt Of Art)

“Art, which once reflected values aloof from simple (or complicated) greed, has been insidiously absorbed into the economy of commercial products,” Gary Indiana wrote in 1986, “its cash worth determined by dicey variables unlike the ones fixed for ordinary commodities.” The difference now i ...

Takehisa Kosugi, Fluxus Composer-Violinist-Sound Artist, Dead At 80

“In 1960, Kosugi cofounded Group Ongaku, a Tokyo-based collective widely considered the first improvisational music ensemble formed in both the country and the world. … After allying himself with the Fluxus movement and participating in Happenings, he toured in a Volkswagen van from Rotterdam t ...

Smithsonian To Go Ahead With This Weekend’s Saudi-Sponsored Festival Despite Khashoggi Disappearance

“Saudi Aramco donated $175,000 for the Arab Culture Weekend and other family programs at the Freer and Sackler galleries, the Smithsonian’s Asian art museums. The event opens amid an international backlash against Saudi leaders following the Oct. 2 disappearance and alleged killing of journalis ...

The Price Of Aesthetics

Rather than lament the pervasive influence of money on contemporary art, “The Price of Everything” examines the relationship between commerce and aesthetics from different angles. “You can’t have a golden age without gold,” someone says, and by that standard we are currently in an epoch o ...

Paul Allen, Art Collector

While best known as a pioneer in the technology industry since the mid-1970s, Allen developed a reputation as a ferocious art collector, building a highly regarded collection that was notoriously guarded—for many years, he demanded that his employees keep quiet about his holdings. He made his fir ...

And The Survey Says: Americans Like The Arts

The report is based on a nationally representative sample of over 3,000 adults, and it updates a similar study that was conducted two years ago. According to the survey, Americans are highly engaged in the arts-as attendees, arts makers, art purchasers and arts advocates-and they believe that the a ...

A Case That Mathematics Is The Most Beautiful Art

The modern separation among scholars between intellectual history and the history of mathematics is untenable as mathematics might be the ultimate intellectual endeavour. In the words of the 19th-century German mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss: ‘mathematics is the queen of the sciences’; like ...

Huge Old Master Painting, Divided For Centuries, Reunited At Last

“The three sections of The Van Campen Family in a Landscape (1623-1625) [by Frans Hals] that have been located — including a piece from a private collection in Europe that was discovered to be a part of the painting a few years ago — [have been] reunited for the first time in an exhibition [a ...

Greece Is Finally Crawling Out Of Its Economic Disaster — What’s Next For Its Art World?

“Since Greece officially ended its decade-long economic bailout this summer, its government has been tentatively moving forward with plans to ease austerity measures on its citizens. … We asked figures from Greece’s art world to reflect on the economic crisis and its effect on the arts, and t ...

Arts Council of Indianapolis – President and CEO

The Arts Council of Indianapolis (ACI) fosters meaningful engagement in the arts by nurturing a culture where artists and arts organizations thrive. Serving as a collaborative leader and champion for arts across the city, the President and CEO will report to the board of directors and will be respo ...