Author Archives: Alex Greenberger

Stills from Charles Atlas's Hail the New Puritan (1986) and Dara Birnbaum's Technology/Transformation: Wonder Woman (1978/79). ©CHARLES ATLAS/COURTESY LUHRING AUGUSTINE, NEW YORK, AND PRESTEL PUBLISHING/©DARA BIRNBAUM/COURTESY THE ARTIST AND MARIAN GOODMAN GALLERY

‘Give Me Some Power Chords, Really Loud!’ Things Got a Little Rowdy at Last Night’s Kitchen Gala

“There’s a little bit of Palladium frisson going on here,” Tim Griffin, the executive director of the Kitchen, said at last night’s gala benefiting that institution. And indeed there was—East Village veterans and Lower East Side emerging artists mingled throughout … Read More

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James Richards Will Represent Wales at the 2017 Venice Biennale

The Arts Council of Wales announced today that James Richards will represent Wales at the 2017 Venice Biennale. The Welsh Pavilion will be curated by Chapter, an arts center based in Cardiff.Though this is the first time Richards will have … Read More

Still from Puppies Puppies's TheRing. COURTESY BERLIN BIENNALE

Puppies Puppies Will Present a Different Video Every Day of the Berlin Biennale

This year’s DIS-curated Berlin Biennale, which has a terrific line-up, will run for a little more than three months, from June 4 through September 18, but if you cannot make it to the German capital during that stretch, you can, at least, take solace … Read More

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Cynthia Fiske, Manny Kadre, and Elle Macpherson Join ICA Miami Board of Trustees

The Institute of Contemporary Art Miami announced today that its board of trustees has three new members: Cynthia Fiske, Manny Kadre, and Elle Macpherson. The news comes a year ahead of the opening of the ICA’s new permanent space in … Read More

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Wendelien van Oldenborgh Will Represent the Netherlands at the 2017 Venice Biennale

The Mondriaan Foundation announced today that Wendelien van Oldenborgh will represent the Netherlands at the 2017 Venice Biennale. Lucy Cotter will curate the pavilion.Although the Biennale is still about a year away, van Oldenborgh’s pavilion already has a name: “Cinema … Read More


Pyotr Pavlensky Convicted of Vandalism in Moscow for Pro-Ukraine Protest

The Associated Press reports that dissident Russian performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky was convicted today in Moscow of vandalism during a pro-Ukraine protest. Though he was sentenced to 16 months in prison, he will not spend any time in jail because … Read More

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Dr. Robert Mintz Named Deputy Director, Art and Programs at Asian Art Museum

San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum announced today that Dr. Robert Mintz will now be its Deputy Director, Art and Programs. Mintz starts his position at the museum on July 5.Mintz comes from the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, where he … Read More

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Leslie-Lohman Museum’s Hunter O’Hanian Named Executive Director of College Art Association

The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art announced today that its director, Hunter O’Hanian, has accepted a position at the College Art Association, the New York–based organization devoted to fostering an academic discussion about art and its purpose. Starting … Read More


W.A.G.E. Issues Open Letter to New Museum About the Institution’s Planned Expansion

W.A.G.E., the New York organization devoted to ensuring sustainable labor practices at arts institutions, issued an open letter today about the New Museum’s expansion into a neighboring building. Citing concerns about the New Museum’s ability to pay for artists involved … Read More

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Pat Steir making a waterfall painting in 1990. ©ERIC BOMAN

Dominique Lévy Adds Pat Steir to Its Roster, Plans September Show in London

In the midst of an auction week marked by huge sales for work by Cy Twombly and Agnes Martin in New York, Dominique Lévy Gallery announced that it now represents Pat Steir, the painter whose abstractions have, over the past … Read More

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Andria Hickey Named Senior Curator at MOCA Cleveland

MOCA Cleveland announced today that Andria Hickey will now be a senior curator at the museum. She is expected to start her new position there in September.Hickey comes from the Public Art Fund, where she was recently promoted to curator. … Read More

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Rachel Maclean Will Represent Scotland at the 2017 Venice Biennale

The British Council Scotland announced today that Rachel Maclean will represent Scotland at the 2017 Venice Biennale. The Glasgow-based artist’s project is being commissioned and curated by Alchemy Film and Arts in partnership with Talbot Rice Gallery and the University … Read More

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Susan Delvalle Named President and Executive Director of Creative Capital

Creative Capital, the nonprofit organization known for giving grants to artists, announced today that Susan Delvalle will be its new president and executive director, starting on June 1. She will assume her new role when Ruby Lerner, the founder of … Read More

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Mark Leckey, Pearl Vision, 2012, Quicktime video, 3 minutes, 6 seconds. COURTESY MARK LECKEY AND CABINET, LONDON

‘I Want to Be Fridge-Like’: Mark Leckey Gives a Freewheeling Talk About His Work at Frieze

“I do feel stuck between the past and the future, the middle class and the working class,” Mark Leckey told Frieze editor Dan Fox on Friday. “I’m effectively middle class.” Leckey thought for a second about how he’d back that … Read More