Author Archives: Alex Greenberger


Books
Björk.

A Dancer in the Dark, Illuminated: Inside MoMA’s Unusual Björk Catalogue

“So I have been doing a little reading and trying to find folks who could help me define what ‘ism’ I am,” Icelandic pop star Björk wrote to writer Timothy Morton in an email in October. In a lengthier email, … Read More


News
Jeffrey Deitch and Massimiliano Gioni in conversation at the New York Public Library last night. JORI KLEIN/NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY

‘Let’s Make It Happen’: Deitch on Almost Joining MoMA, Bribing Michael Jackson’s Doorman, and More

“I don’t really care about money,” Jeffrey Deitch told New Museum curator Massimiliano Gioni last night at the New York Public Library. “Money is something to do more crazy projects with.” There you have it. Deitch and Gioni were both … Read More


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Screenshot of the homepage of Seven on Seven's website.

Ai Weiwei, Camille Henrot, Instagram Founder Mike Krieger, More Will Participate in Rhizome’s Seven on Seven Conference

Rhizome, the online art and technology organization, announced the line-up today for its annual Seven on Seven conference, in which seven artists are paired with seven technologists, who then create works together over the course of one day, present them to … Read More


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Meiyin Wang. COURTESY THEATER COMMUNICATIONS GROUP

Meiyin Wang Named Curator of Park Avenue Armory’s Artist-in-Residence Program

New York’s Park Avenue Armory announced today that Meiyin Wang has been named the first curator of its artist-in-residence program. Wang, who will continue as the co-director of the Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival, is known for working with emerging … Read More


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Gabriele Finaldi.  © SERGIO ENRIQUEZ-NISTAL

Gabriele Finaldi Named Director of London’s National Gallery

The National Gallery in London announced today that Gabriele Finaldi, the 49-year-old Old Masters art historian, will be the museum’s new director. The appointment confirms a month and a half of rumors that Finaldi would be selected as the successor to … Read More


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Julian Schnabel, Portrait of Olatz Schnabel, 1997, oil and resin on canvas. COURTESY NSU MUSEUM OF ART FORT LAUDERDALE

NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale Acquires a Schnabel

The NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale announced that Olatz Schnabel, the model who was the wife and muse to painter Julian Schnabel for 17 years, has donated Portrait of Olatz Schnabel (1997) to the museum. The news comes a month and a … Read More


Armory Week 2015
Fall on Your Sword, Greed is Good, 2015, Wood, vhampagne bottles, Plexiglass hemisphere, video.

Poor and Loving It at the Spring/Break Fair

Shredded money abounds at this year’s Spring/Break, an art fair with a focus on curators rather than galleries. It appears in several artists’ work—as the bristles of a broom in Mark Wagner’s Very Expensive Push Broom (2008), stuffed into a … Read More


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