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Still from a 1983 interview with Shigeko Kubota. COURTESY VIDEO DATA BANK

Shigeko Kubota, a Fluxus Artist and a Pioneer of Video Art, Dies at 77

Shigeko Kubota, a pioneer of video art and a well-connected Fluxus artist known for using her body to ponder time and space, died from cancer in Manhattan on Thursday at age 77.Today, Kubota, born in 1937 in Niigata, Japan, is … Read More


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Albert Oehlen, Streithelfer, 1997, oil on canvas. GAGOSIAN GALLERY/IMAGE COURTESY THE ARTIST AND GALERIE MAX HETZLER, BERLIN

From Brushstroke to Keystroke and Back Again: Six Artists Talk Contemporary Painting at the New Museum

“None of the terms of painting really make sense to me,” the artist Molly Zuckerman-Hartung said on Saturday at the New Museum’s contemporary painting symposium, held in honor of its current Albert Oehlen survey. “Painting has a lot of baggage. Terms like … Read More


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Arnold Lehman. COURTESY BROOKLYN MUSEUM

Phillips Hires Former Brooklyn Museum Director Arnold Lehman as a Senior Advisor

Last September, Arnold Lehman announced that he was retiring from his post as director of the Brooklyn Museum, a job he has held since 1997. Today, however, it became clear that his retirement won’t last very long, with Phillips announcing that he has … Read More


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Ferran Barenblit. COURTESY MACBA

Ferran Barenblit Named Director of MACBA

Argentina-born curator Ferran Barenblit has been named the director of the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), the museum announced today. The news means that Barenblit will be leaving his post at the Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, in … Read More


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New York Foundation for the Arts Announces 2015 Artists’ Fellowships

The New York Foundation for the Arts announced the 2015 finalists and recipients of its Artists’ Fellowship Program yesterday. Recipients of the fellowships, which are awarded annually to New York State artists, are given $7,000, while the finalists do not … Read More


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James Franco, Lana Del Rey, and Klaus Biesenbach are friends, and they want you to know it. JAMES FRANCO/INSTAGRAM

That Is the Back of Klaus Biesenbach’s Head on the Cover of James Franco’s Book About Lana Del Rey

Penguin announced today that it is publishing a new book by James Franco, written with David Shields, called Flip-Side: Real and Imaginary Conversations with Lana Del Rey. At first look, it seems like just another Franco love letter to Lana … Read More


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Installation view of "China: Through the Looking Glass." ©THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART

‘China: Through the Looking Glass’ Is On Track to Become One of the Met’s Most Popular Shows Ever

“China: Through the Looking Glass,” the Costume Institute’s celebration of China’s influence on Western fashion, is on track to become one of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s most-attended shows of all time, WWD reported. The Met recently extended the show’s … Read More


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ICA Philadelphia Announces Three Curatorial Appointments

Today the ICA Philadelphia announced three curatorial appointments: Anthony Elms as chief curator, Alex Klein as the Dorothy and Stephen R. Weber (CHE ’60) curator, and Kate Kraczon as an associate curator. The three appointments, all effective immediately, were made … Read More


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China Returns Ai Weiwei’s Passport, Allows Him to Travel Again

Chinese authorities returned Ai Weiwei’s passport earlier today, after holding it for four years. The Chinese artist’s repossession of his passport will allow him to leave China for the first time since 2011, when Beijing authorities refused to let Ai … Read More


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Pierre Huyghe, Untilled (Liegender Frauenakt) [Reclining female nude], 2012, concrete with beehive structure, wax, live bee colony. MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK. PURCHASE/©2015 PIERRE HUYGHE/JONATHAN MUZIKAR

Here’s an Interview With the Person Who Takes Care of the Bees in Pierre Huyghe’s ‘Untilled’ at MoMA

Pierre Huyghe’s Untilled (Liegender Frauenakt) [Reclining female nude] (2012), which was recently acquired by the Museum of Modern Art in New York and is now on view in its sculpture garden, is a concrete female nude with a beehive for … Read More


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Dustin Yellin.

David Brooks on Dustin Yellin: ‘He’s a Product of the Highly Distracted Internet Age’

Dustin Yellin’s wacky art practice has been known to the art world for a while. So far, in 2015, he’s shredded $10,000 for a work at this year’s SPRING/BREAK, made twelve 3,000-pound works for the New York City Ballet, and held … Read More


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Petra Cortright, cropped_masked_final, 2015, video. COURTESY THE ARTIST AND DEPART FOUNDATION

Flash Dancers: Petra Cortright on Her New Show at the Depart Foundation

‘I don’t think I’ve ever successfully avoided the male gaze. I can’t even do it, even in the webcam videos, where I’m not even doing anything sexy’ Read More


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Margaret K. Hofer. GLENN CASTELLANO

Margaret K. Hofer Named Director of New-York Historical Society’s Museum

The New-York Historical Society announced today that it has named curator Margaret K. Hofer the foundation’s vice president and the director of its museum. Hofer takes the reins at the museum from Brian Allen, who began his term as director … Read More


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Robert Ryman, Untitled, 1959, oil and gesso on sized paper. ©ROBERT RYMAN/ARTISTS RIGHTS SOCIETY (ARS), NEW YORK/PHOTO: BILL JACOBSON/COURTESY THE GREENWICH COLLECTION, LTD.

Dia Art Foundation Announces New York’s First Major Robert Ryman Show in More Than 20 Years

The Dia Art Foundation announced today that it will hold a major Robert Ryman show this year at its Chelsea building. Opening December 9 and titled “Robert Ryman: Real Light, 1958–2007,” the show will survey six decades of painting by Ryman. … Read More