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Nicole Eisenman, Foghorn Hits The Road, 2007.

© NICOLE EISENMAN

Friday Reads

Nicole Eisenman has won the Suzanne Deal Booth/FLAG Art Foundation prize, which comes with a $200,000 award.  [New York Times]

Afropunk is releasing a zine art publication, “Black and Now: RESIST,” and a call for artists is open now. [It’s Nice That]

A look at the ethics and morals of deaccessioning, which has been a hot button topic recently at museums. This author argues: “It’s important to remember two things in all of this discussion. First, collections’ deaccessioning and sale is perfectly legitimate museum practice. Second, it is not a decision that should be taken lightly.” [Hyperallergic]

Roberta Smith reviews “Painting: Now and Forever, Part III,” on view at Matthew Marks Gallery and Greene Naftali Gallery—”As the show veers from insightful to arbitrary to oblivious, its sheer freedom is part of what makes it interesting.”—and takes a look back to where the series began in 1998. [New York Times]

Andrea K. Scott reviews Ryan McGinley’s “Mirror, Mirror,” which saw the artist hand his camera over to his friends. She writes, “They’re a collective portrait of the artist through the eyes of his friends—people he’s drawn to, perhaps, because they share his intense sensitivity to the mysteries they confront in the mirror, which is really just another window.” [The New Yorker]

Controversy

The debate continues over Klaus Biesenbach’s appointment to MOCA Los Angeles, raising questions of the institution’s commitment to diversity, and bringing up some of the curator’s more controversial career moves. [New York Times]

A dozen or so artists staged a protest at London’s Design Museum against the institution’s upcoming reception for an arms company. [Artnet News]

Sad

Haus der Kunst in Munich, Germany was set for a Joan Jonas exhibition (currently on view at Tate Modern) this November. However, the museum has had to cancel it due to “a difficult financial situation stemming from management errors of the past.”[The Art Newspaper]

The Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow has urged its security guards to reprimand visitors who discuss the art amongst themselves in an effort to end “illegal” tours of the space. Also, groups of 20 or more have to apply to visit the gallery at once. [The Art Newspaper]

A Met Museum staffer was arrested for taking upskirt photos of at least 50 women, some underage. [New York Post]

 

Correction: An earlier version of this article spelled Nicole Eisenman’s name incorrectly. 

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