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Women in the Art World

The June 2015 issue of ARTnews explores the position of women in the arts today by looking at current statistics, asking artists of several generations to respond to those figures, and analyzing the stereotypes that women encounter in the art world Read More

James Richards’ Radio at Night, 2015. Moving Image Commission by the Walker Art Center.


Walker Art Center Renames Film/Video Department, Announces New Initiatives

Minneapolis’s Walker Art Center has rechristened its Film/Video department as the Moving Image department. The change goes into effect next month, and is accompanies by two related initiatives—the Walker Moving Image Commissions, a series of six artist commissions that will debut online, and the … Read More

News The Talent

Minneapolis Institute of Arts Curator David E. Little Will Head Amherst’s Mead Art Museum

Amherst College’s Mead Art Museum has a new director and chief curator, David E. Little, who is currently the curator and head of the department of photography and new media at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. The museum, which is … Read More

Pictures at an Exhibition
Juliet Jacobson, Mirror from Fort Greene (Drawing #11), 2015, graphite and colored pencil on paper.COURTESY TWO RAMS.

‘Juliet Jacobson: There Is Nothing Perfectly Beautiful Except the Invisible’ at Two Rams

Pictures at an Exhibition presents images of one notable show every weekday.Today’s show: “Juliet Jacobson: There Is Nothing Perfectly Beautiful Except the Invisible” is currently on view at Two Rams in New York until June 8. The show features a selection of the artist’s works created with … Read More

Artists News
Cover of Lydia Lunch's Queen of Siam album.

‘Don’t Blame Me for Courtney Love’: Lydia Lunch On No Wave, Brian Eno, Rent Strikes, and Legacy

Lydia Lunch is, according to Lydia Lunch, in turns, a “positive nihilist,” a “conceptualist,” a “journalist,” and a “55-year-old terror infant,” among other things. She’s also the de facto spokesperson for No Wave—the aggressive music and cinema that briefly sprung … Read More

The Other Room's opening show includes a new commission by Marianne Vitale, Joint Fence (for Jasper), 2015.


Morning Links: The Other Room Edition

Shia LeBeouf made video art with Central Saint Martins fine arts students. [The Guardian]Jutta Koether’s “Fortune” at Bortolami. [Contemporary Art Daily]In the largest police raid in China’s history, police arrested 175 people for looting ancient artifacts in the Liaoning province … Read More

Installation view of 'Park McArthur: Ramps' at Essex Street.COURTESY ESSEX STREET

Artadia Awards Grants to All 10 New York Finalists

For its first round of artist grants in New York, the nonprofit organization Artadia announced that it is giving prizes to all 10 of its finalists. This is also the first time they’ve given all of their finalists grants.Park McArthur … Read More

Market News

Here’s The 2015 Expo Chicago Exhibitor List

Expo Chicago is returning for its fourth edition this year, running from September 17 to 20 at Navy Pier’s Festival Hall. The contemporary and modern art fair will feature 140 leading international galleries from 15 countries and 40 cities, a … Read More

Doe Deere's Instagram post.

$90 vs. $90,000: SuicideGirls Are Selling Their Richard Prince-Appropriated Instagram Photos

It was only a matter of time before Richard Prince mined Instagram, a free and open source of everyone’s personal images, for material.First presented at the Gagosian in New York last September, Prince’s blown-up screenshots of Instagram photos—to which he has … Read More

Pictures at an Exhibition
Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Portrait of Agostino Mascardi, black, red, and white chalk on paper. ©BEAUX-ARTS DE PARIS/T. OLLIVIER/J.-M. LAPELERIE

‘Portraits From the École des Beaux-Arts Paris’ at The Drawing Center

Pictures at an Exhibition presents images of one notable show every weekday.Today’s show: “Portraits from the École des Beaux-Arts Paris” is currently on view at The Drawing Center in New York until June 28. Forty works have been chosen from the … Read More

2015 Venice Biennale
At the opening of the project on May 8.ARTNEWS

Reopen Christoph Büchel’s Mosque Project in Venice

Last Friday, Venetian authorities closed Christoph Büchel’s functioning mosque in a disused church in the city, the Swiss artist’s project for the Icelandic pavilion at the Venice Biennale, saying that it had did not have the proper permits and was … Read More

A portion of the computer code for an algorithm that recently sold at auction, designed by Chris Maury at Pittsburgh-based Conversant Labs.


Morning Links: Algorithms Edition

Boston has been named the most inspiring city for young artists. [Hyperallergic]Group show, “Die Marmory Show II: Impoverishment,” curated by Nikola Dietrich and featuring Leidy Churchman, Shannon Ebner, Judith Hopf, Tobias Madison, Park McArthur, Manfred Pernice & Martin Städeli, Christoph Schäfer, … Read More

Artists lives News
1987 portrait by Martin Bell.


Photographer Mary Ellen Mark Has Died at 75

Mary Ellen Mark, humanist photographer and filmmaker, died yesterday, Memorial Day, at the age of 75.Mark was born in 1940, in the suburbs of Philadelphia, and was taking pictures with a Box Brownie at the age of nine. By 1966, … Read More

Installation view of the second part of 'The Lulennial: A Slight Gestuary' at Lulu.

‘Small Gesture, Big Impact’: At the Inaugural Lulennial in Mexico City

“Everybody touch everybody else’s ass.”A friend, six strangers, and I begin a veritable game of Twister to follow this instruction. The robotic voice that issued it has also told us to make lusty, direct eye contact with another member of … Read More