Author Archives: Alex Greenberger

Xavier Cha, abduct, 2015, video still. COURTESY THE ARTIST

Xavier Cha Wants ‘Actors Able to Express Conflicting Emotions’ for Upcoming MoCA Cleveland Performances

Earlier this year, for a performance at 47 Canal, Xavier Cha put out a casting call for performers. No experience was necessary, but you had to be able to act—by which Cha meant, as it turned out, that you had … Read More

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RoseLee Goldberg and Edgar Arceneaux. MAX LAKNER/BFA.COM/COURTESY PERFORMA

Performa Names Edgar Arceneaux Winner of the Malcolm McLaren Award

Performa announced today that the Los Angeles–based artist Edgar Arceneaux has won the biennial’s Malcolm McLaren Award for his performance Until, Until, Until…, staged for the first time on Friday, in New York.Named for the British artist who was also … Read More

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New Foundation Seattle Awards Martha Rosler Inaugural 100K Prize

Today the New Foundation Seattle named artist Martha Rosler the first recipient of its 100K Prize, which will be given biennially to a notable American female artist. With the award, Rosler will receive $100,000 from the Seattle–based nonprofit arts organization, which … Read More

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Jesper Just, in the shadow/of a spectacle/is the view of the crowd, 2015, videos, installation, performance. PAULA COURT/COURTESY PERFORMA

‘I’m in a State of Waiting Here’: Skyscrapers, Videos, and Free Juice at Jesper Just’s Performa Commission

Last Friday, while waiting in line to see Jesper Just and FOS’s Performa commission, one chicly dressed attendee could be heard saying, “I love this idea of ‘Don’t have a performance within your performance.’ ” Alas, there was a performance in … Read More

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Constant Dullaart Named Winner of 2015 Prix Net Art

Yesterday, the Prix Net Art named its 2015 winner: Constant Dullaart, a Dutch artist known for his conceptual work that deals with the way software and technology sometimes seem to perform on their own. Dullaart is the second winner of … Read More

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Franklin Parrasch and Christopher Heijnen will open a new space in Los Angeles in January. COURTESY PARRASCH HEIJNEN

Franklin Parrasch, Christopher Heijnen to Open Gallery in Downtown Los Angeles

Since 1986, Franklin Parrasch has owned six New York galleries, and the one he currently helms is on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. This January, Parrasch will expand his reach to include the West Coast, where he and Christopher Heijnen will … Read More

Austin Lee, Eye 2 Eye, 2015, Flashe acrylic on canvas. COURTESY THE ARTIST AND POSTMASTERS, NEW YORK

File Conversion: Austin Lee Goes From iPad to Canvas in a New Show at Postmasters

To make his paintings of embracing lovers and running horses, Austin Lee relies on a series of “and thens.” First he makes a drawing on his iPad, and then he exports that sketch to Photoshop, and then he prints the Photoshop mock-up, and … Read More


Ticket Masters: Takashi Murakami’s Designs Take to the Slopes

The slope at Buttermilk, a ski park in Aspen, Colorado, is home to the extreme sports competition the Winter X Games and, on average, 300 inches of snow per year. In addition to intense weather and feats of athletic prowess, … Read More

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Kenneth Noland's Heat (1958) was the second-most expensive lot at the auction. COURTESY SOTHEBY'S

Strong Sotheby’s Contemporary Day Sale Totals $98 M., Sets Kenneth Noland Record at $3.37 M.

Sotheby’s capped its auction week yesterday with a respectable contemporary day sale that brought in $98 million. With 323 out of 418 lots finding buyers, 80 percent of the works that went on the block sold. Although some momentum was lost … Read More

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Roy Lichtenstein's Modern Painting in Porcelain (1967) sold for $437,000 this morning at Christie's. COURTESY CHRISTIE'S

Christie’s Contemporary Art Day Sales Net $88.8 M., With Records for Gilliam, Krushenick, and for a Moment, Kelley

Christie’s finished out its contemporary-art auctions in New York with a morning sale and an afternoon sale Wednesday that offered about 400 lots and raked in $88.8 million in total. About 81 percent of the 224 lots in morning sale found buyers, while about 76 percent of the 175 lots … Read More


MoMA Is Now Requiring Timed Tickets for ‘Picasso Sculpture’

It seemed too good to be true that entry to MoMA’s “Picasso Sculpture” was un-ticketed when the exhibition opened in September. Today, the museum announced that that would no longer be the case—museum visitors are now required to buy timed … Read More

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Robert Cozzolino Named Curator of Paintings at Minneapolis Institute of Arts

The Minneapolis Institute of Arts (or Mia, as it is styled now) announced today that Robert Cozzolino will be the museum’s new Patrick and Aimee Butler Curator of Paintings. He is expected to begin his position at the Minnesota museum … Read More

Cameron, Dark Angel, n.d., ink and paint on paper, 36¾" x 23½". COURTESY THE CAMERON PARSONS FOUNDATION AND NICOLE KLAGSBRUN

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David Zwirner, Rolf Sachs Among Third Round of Investors in Paddle8

Online art-auction service Paddle8 announced today that it has raised $34 million in Series C funding, the third round of investments raised during the early stages of a company. With the new round of investments, Paddle8 has now raised a total … Read More