Pictures at an Exhibition
Installation view of 'Detroit Affinities: Jamian Juliano-Villani' at MOCAD.COURTESY MOCAD

Jamian Juliano-Villani at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit

Pictures at an Exhibition presents images of one notable show every weekday. Today’s show: “Detroit Affinities: Jamian Juliano-Villani,” which was on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit through March 29, 2015. Curated by Jens Hoffmann, MOCAD’s senior curator at large, it was … Read More


Artists
Lynda Benglis in the pages of Artforum, April 1974.

Baldessari Interviews Benglis

Interview magazine recently published a conversation between the artists Lynda Benglis and John Baldessari. Benglis calls out Baldessari on a nude portrait he made of his wife, which she refers to as “one of the strongest works” he’s made, though … Read More


News
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Walker Plans $75 M. Renovation, Names Fionn Meade Artistic Director

Nisa Mackie hired as education and public programs director Read More


Books
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Her Hatchet Is More Like an Ax: Renata Adler and the Problem with Critics

The most recently published piece in Renata Adler’s collected nonfiction, After the Tall Timber (New York Review Books), is a curious defense of the serial plagiarizer Jayson Blair by way of an excoriation of The New York Times, the paper … Read More


News
Tracey Emin's My Bed (1998).


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Morning Links: ‘My Bed’ Edition

Danny McDonald’s “The Beads (That Bought Manhattan)” at Bortolozzi Galerie in Berlin. [Contemporary Art Daily] A review of Silent Dialogues, art historian Alexander Nemerov’s account of the sibling rivalry between his father, U.S. Poet Laureate Howard Nemerov, and his aunt, the … Read More


lives News
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Michael Rush, Priest Turned Museum Director, Who Led the Rose During Deaccessioning Fight, Dies at 65

Curator, writer, and actor Michael Rush, who was serving as director of Brandeis University’s Rose Art Museum in Waltham, Massachusetts, when, in 2009, the university attempted to deaccession the museum’s entire collection to bolster the university’s financial stability, died on Friday … Read More


News
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Pope Francis Meets With Homeless in the Sistine Chapel

Pope Francis visited 150 members of Rome’s homeless population in the Sistine Chapel last Thursday during a dinner and private tour of the Vatican organized by Papal Almoner Archbishop Konrad Krajewski, who directs the office of papal charities. After touring … Read More


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Director of the Saitama Triennale 2016, Takashi Serizawa.


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Saitama, Japan Will Hold 2016 Triennial

Yet another triennial to add to the growing international mix of twice- and thrice-yearly art surveys: Artinfo reports that the city of Saitama, Japan will hold its first triennial of contemporary art, called “Envisioning the Future,” from September 24 through December 11, … Read More


Market News
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Auctionata Secures $45 M. in Latest Funding Round

Online auction house Auctionata has closed its series C financing round with a total investment of €42 million ($45 million), under the advisement of international investment bank GP Bullhound. Warsaw-based MCI Management led the round, with newcomers including Hearst Ventures … Read More


News
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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
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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


Open Sesame: Art Events in New York
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9 Art Events To Attend in New York City This Week

Through Saturday, April 4 Read More


Q&A
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‘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