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Armory Week 2015 News
Detail from Brandon Ballengée's "The Frameworks of Absence," 2006–present.

Don’t Kill the Birds: Brandon Ballengée’s Environmentalist Call to Action

The woodpeckers, sheep, and butterflies you love are dying, which is why the altered lithographs in Brandon Ballengée’s “The Frameworks of Absence,” on view at the Ronald Feldman Fine Arts booth in the Armory Show, feel so dour. Ballengée wears … Read More


Artists
A scene from the 2012 Canadian Opera Company production of Semele. PHOTO: GARY BEECHEY

Gods and Monsters: Zhang Huan on ‘Semele,’ His Cross-Cultural Opera

In George Friedrich Handel’s 1743 opera Semele, which is based on a story from Ovid’s Metamorphoses, a young woman named Semele runs away from a would-be marriage to have an affair with Jupiter. She finds herself in trouble when Juno grows … Read More


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The Bronx Museum. ©NORMAN MCGRATH. COURTESY ARQUITECTONICA

Bronx Museum Names José A. Ortiz Deputy Director

The Bronx Museum announced today that José A. Ortiz has been appointed the museum’s new deputy director. Ortiz comes from Artisphere, the arts center in Arlington, Virginia, where he served as executive director. There, he obtained sponsorship for “Frida Kahlo: … Read More


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Last year's Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon. COURTESY ART+FEMINISM

Art+Feminism Group Announces Second Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

Following last year’s massively successful edition, the Art+Feminism group has announced a second Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon, designed to start closing Wikipedia’s gender gap, for March 7. Last year, the Edit-a-Thon brought together 600 volunteers at Eyebeam and 30 satellite locations across … Read More


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Installation view of Robert Irwin's untitled (Four Walls), 2006, at the Chinati Foundation.

Chinati Foundation Receives Grant to Support New Robert Irwin Installation

The Chinati Foundation has received $750,000 from the Lannan Foundation to support the Robert Irwin Project, Chinati’s chairman of the board Andrew Cogan announced today. The project, for which construction will begin this summer, will result in the building of a … Read More


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Margaret C. Conrads. COURTESY CRYSTAL BRIDGES

Crystal Bridges Announces New Directors of Curatorial Affairs and Exhibitions

The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas, announced today that Margaret C. Conrads will be its new director of curatorial affairs and Robin Groesbeck will be its new director of exhibitions and interactive presentations. Conrads, who will move … Read More


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Michael Tomor. COURTESY TAMPA MUSEUM OF ART

Tampa Museum of Art Names Michael Tomor Executive Director

The Tampa Museum of Art announced today that Michael Tomor will be its new executive director. Tomor, who has been the director of the El Paso Museum of Art since 2006, is expected to begin working at the Tampa Museum … Read More


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Gilles Fuchs, the president of ADIAF, announcing this year's Marcel Duchamp Prize nominees.

Nominees Named for the 2015 Marcel Duchamp Prize

The Association for the International Diffusion of French Art—ADIAF, for short—has announced the nominees for this year’s Marcel Duchamp Prize, which is given annually to a French artist whom they believe is worthy of foreign recognition. The four 2015 nominees, all … Read More


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Yanagi's Zero Hour. COURTESY JAPAN SOCIETY

A Typist, Radio Star, and Traitor: Miwa Yanagi’s ‘Zero Hour’ Tackles Tokyo Rose

In 1949, Iva Toguri d’Aquino, a young Japanese-American typist, became the seventh person in the history of the United States to be convicted of treason. She was brought from Japan to America, arrested immediately, tried, and put in prison for … Read More


Armory Week 2015 Market News
The crowd at last year's Volta NY. COURTESY DAVID WILLEMS PHOTOGRAPHY AND VOLTA NY

Here’s the 2015 Volta NY Exhibitor List

The Volta NY fair will kick off its eighth edition on March 5 in a new location—Pier 90 in Hell’s Kitchen, next door to its sister fair, The Armory Show. This year’s Volta NY will bring 90 galleries to Pier … Read More


Artists News
Kehinde Wiley. KWAKU ALSTON. COURTESY ROBERTS & TILTON

Kehinde Wiley to Receive the U.S. Department of State Medal of Arts

New York-based portraitist Kehinde Wiley will be awarded the U.S. Department of State Medal of Arts. Known for his flashy paintings that depict black men and women in the style of Old Master portraiture, Wiley is being honored for using … Read More


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AIPAD. COURTESY AIPAD

Here Is the 2015 AIPAD Photography Show New York Exhibitor List

From April 16 to April 19, the AIPAD Photography Show New York, the annual fair dedicated to photography and held by the Association of International Photography Art Dealers, will return to the Park Avenue Armory for its 35th edition. Today, … Read More


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Teresita Fernández's "As Above, So Below," an exhibition at MASS MoCA, landed her on the shortlist for this year's Cuban Artist of the Year award. COURTESY MASS MOCA

Farber Foundation Announces Finalists for Cuban Art Awards

On the heels of news that the U.S. will begin to ease relations with Cuba and controversy surrounding the detention of Cuban performance artist Tania Bruguera, the Farber Foundation has announced the finalists for the first Cuban Art Awards. The … Read More


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Jayson Musson, still from The Adventures of Jamel, video. COURTESY THE ARTIST AND SALON 94

Jayson Musson Releases Preview for New Web Series

Artist Jayson Musson has released a preview for The Adventures of Jamel, a new web series set to premiere tomorrow night at Salon 94 Bowery. Starring Upright Citizen Brigade Theatre’s James III and directed by Scott Ross, the series is … Read More