Open Sesame: Art Events in New York

9 Art Events To Attend in New York City This Week

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Clark Institute Taps Francis Oakley For Interim Director

Francis Oakley has been selected by the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts to serve as its interim director when its current director, Michael Conforti, retires on August 31 after more than a decade on the job. Oakley’s resume is … Read More

Pictures at an Exhibition
Installation view of 'John Armleder, Stéphane Kropf, John Tremblay, with guests Mai-Thu Perret and Blair Thurman,' March 14–April 25, 2015, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles.FREDRIK NILSEN/DAVID KORDANSKY GALLERY

‘John Armleder, Stéphane Kropf, John Tremblay, With Guests Mai-Thu Perret and Blair Thurman’ at David Kordansky, Los Angeles

Pictures at an Exhibition presents images of one notable show every weekday. Today’s show: “John Armleder, Stéphane Kropf, John Tremblay, with guests Mai-Thu Perret and Blair Thurman,” which is on view at David Kordansky Gallery in Los Angeles through April … Read More

Artists News
Performance of Heard.

Sound of the City: A Detroit Renaissance, Courtesy of Nick Cave

The artist Nick Cave, whose Soundsuit sculptures have become something of a fixture in contemporary art, will spearhead an expansive exhibition in Detroit beginning this summer that will consist predominantly of public performances and events throughout the metropolitan area. The … Read More


‘I’m Certainly Not an Idealist’: A Talk with John Currin

John Currin’s show at Gagosian Beverly Hills runs through April 11. His last solo show was at Gagosian Paris in 2013. Bill Powers: You didn’t want to start this interview until it got dark out. Why is that? John Currin: … Read More


Morning Links: Fire Island Fire Edition

Goldman Sachs senior partner Valentino D. Carlotti and private investor David Shuman are joining the Guggenheim Foundation’s board of trustees. [Artforum] A Fire Island fire has destroyed Holly House, an LGBTQ artist residency. [Artforum] The American Academy of Arts and … Read More

Graphics Market

Asia Week Auctions Haul in Rip-Roaring $250.7 M. at Big Two Houses, a Record

New York’s annual Asia Week concluded last Saturday, and its organizers have since reported a stunning $360 million in sales. That figure represents an 80-percent increase over last year, with the big two auction houses, Sotheby’s and Christie’s, accounting for nearly 70 percent of that haul. As … Read More

Lisa Yuskavage.


‘Let’s Break the Internet!’: The Artist Project at the Met

“This!” Deborah Kass said to me last Wednesday evening, as if it were obvious. We were standing on the steps of the Temple of Dendur, trading favorite museums. She gestured at the sprawl of the Metropolitan Museum of Art around … Read More

Pictures at an Exhibition
Detail of undated poem, Painting is Forbidden and painting titled Come Over Here Rockface, 1994.

‘Martin Wong: Painting Is Forbidden’ at CCA Wattis, San Francisco

Pictures at an Exhibition presents images of one notable show every weekday. Today’s show: “Martin Wong: Painting Is Forbidden,” which is on view at the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts in San Francisco through April 18, 2015. It was curated by CCA’s Graduate Program … Read More


Munich Court Upholds Kunstmuseum Bern’s Claim to 1,000-Plus Gurlitt Collection Works

A Munich court has rejected inheritance claims made by a cousin of Cornelius Gurlitt, a reclusive art collector who died at the age of 81 this past May, to Gurlitt’s collection of over 1,000 artworks, The New York Times reports. Before he … Read More


A Dancer in the Dark, Illuminated: Inside MoMA’s Unusual Björk Catalogue

“So I have been doing a little reading and trying to find folks who could help me define what ‘ism’ I am,” Icelandic pop star Björk wrote to writer Timothy Morton in an email in October. In a lengthier email, … Read More

Caspar David Friedrich, Woman Before Rising Sun, ca. 1818, oil on canvas. WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

Beyond the Infinite: Robert Rosenblum on the Sublime in Contemporary Art, in 1961

In the February 1961 issue of ARTnews Robert Rosenblum tackled the tradition of the sublime, looking at art that instills feelings of fear and awe in viewers, overwhelming the senses. First theorized by Longinus and then revived during the 18th-century Enlightenment in Europe by Edmund … Read More

Archeologist Howard Carter in King Tut's tomb. 


Morning Links: King Tut Edition

The Williams College Museum of Art will receive 68 artworks from Peter Norton of antivirus software fame. The gift includes works from Tracey Emin, Adrian Piper, Allan Ruppersberg, Nayland Blake, and Christopher Wool. [Artforum] Shannon Stratton, current executive director of contemporary arts nonprofit Threewalls in … Read More

Frankenthaler at Bennington in the mid-1940s.COURTESY THE HELEN FRANKENTHALER FOUNDATION

Helen Frankenthaler Foundation Gives $5 M. to Bennington College

Vermont’s Bennington College announced today that the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation has donated $5 million to its arts programs, and that it will rename the section of its arts center that is devoted to visual arts after the abstract painter, who … Read More