Art

Art World Expresses Concern Over The Future Of Ailing Documenta

The signatories of the letter expressed concern that recent decisions made by Documenta’s supervisory board “have considerably damaged one of Germany’s internationally active and influential cultural institutions, and thus also the image of Germany abroad.” They said the city is debating ch ...

What We're Losing When Arts And Music Get Whittled Away In Schools

After asking the 10- and 11-year-olds in her French class to make a picture book with their new sentences and having them tell her that none of them could draw at all (they'd never had an art class in their young lives), The Guardian's Secret Teacher argues that it's not just that arts education in ...

Artist Sells Off Space On Original Rauschenberg Piece To Advertisers

"Artist Nikolas Bentel is on a mission to destroy an original Robert Rauschenberg in a project intended to emphasize how the art market is, in his words, 'a glorified stock market.' Beginning this week, the artist - who is part of the New Museum-led incubator New Inc. - is selling off sections of t ...

Tiny Art Town Of Marfa, Texas Loses One Of Its Main Spaces

"Marfa Contemporary, ... [which] offers a year-round exhibition program, workshops, educational initiatives, and a residency program, ... is permanently closing its doors. The space has been led by curator, art historian, and educator Kate Green since 2017. Green will soon take up the post of curat ...

Top Posts From AJBlogs 01.15.18

Museum Admissions, Deaccessions: Let's Get RealI have not waded into either of the debates that are raging across the art museum world at the moment. So far, I've avoided commenting on ... read moreAJBlog: Real Clear Arts Published 2018-01-15Michael Gordon's Acquanetta: Backstage carnage amid on-s ...

The Google Selfie App That Compares Your Face To Fine Art

This was, perhaps, inevitable: On the Google Arts and Culture app, a new feature can take your selfies and compare them to Google's database of fine art. (And if it's taking over your Facebook feed, you're not alone.) ...

Jan Baum, The Art Dealer Who Pioneered La Brea's Gallery Row In The 1980s, Has Died At 89

None of that was in her original plan of action. "The gallery business started as a bit of a lark. Baum had been working as a docent at LACMA when her friend Silverman approached her about opening a gallery together. The next morning, they found an empty storefront on Santa Monica Boulevard — wed ...

Making Art Out Of Big Brother

Art might be a less creepy way to deal with constant surveillance: "We assign opportunities to mark and document our existence all the time, often without knowing it. Walk down a city street, and numerous security cameras record your movements. Go online, and an invisible swarm of trackers will rec ...

Top AJBlogs From The Weekend Of 01.14.18

Assailing the Sales: La Salle’s Art History Chair Says: “We Were Not Consulted”With opposition continuing to growover La Salle University’s plan to sell 46 prime artworks from its collection through Christie’s to fund non-museum activities, Susan Dixon, chair of the Philadelphia ins ...

Kynaston McShine, Who Shaped What We Think Of As Contemporary Art, Has Died At 82

McShine, who organized a show that defined - and uplifted - Minimalism, and whose 1970 show "Information" at the Museum of Modern Art "set out to disturb the artistic and political status quo," was a distinctive figure in the art world. "Especially in the 1980s and ’90s, Mr. McShine exercised a g ...