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Jacob Lawrence's The Lovers.


Running Through S|2 With His Woes: On Drake’s Sotheby’s Soundtrack

Drake may know a guy at Sotheby’s, but the show “I Like It Like This,” presented by the auction house’s gallery arm, S|2, which features 56 works of art by 31 black American artists, is a success, surprisingly not in spite of … Read More

The occupied Guggenheim atrium.HALA/TWITTER

May Day Protesters Occupy the Guggenheim

Today, at around noon, a group of activists from the Gulf Labor Artist Coalition entered the Guggenheim’s atrium with a maroon fabric sign that read “Meet Workers’ Demands Now!” and proceeded to stage a protest. Their protest was in honor of … Read More

Thomas Demand's GF56 (project) (2015) is one of the commissioned works for Grace Farm's SANAA–designed space. ©THOMAS DEMAND, VG BILD-KUNST, BONN/ARS, NEW YORK/COURTESY MATTHEW MARKS GALLERY, NEW YORK

Grace Farms Announces Commissions by Thomas Demand, Olafur Eliasson, More

Grace Farms announced today that it has commissioned works by Thomas Demand, Olafur Eliasson, Susan Phillipsz, and Teresita Fernández for its new, SANAA–designed building, which will open on October 9. Next year, Eliasson and Beatriz Milhazes will also show new … Read More

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Hayley Silverman's Roughing It (2015) at New Theater in Berlin.COURTESY THE ARTIST

NADA New York Announces Special Projects and Programming, From a Canine Performance to a Poker Tournament

Spring has returned to beautiful New York City, and that means that it is time for Frieze New York, NADA New York, and its surrounding fairs. Today NADA detailed some of the special projects and programming it will host alongside … Read More

Kenya's 2013 Venice Biennale Pavilion.


Morning Links: Kenya and Costa Rica Edition

The country of Japan will be donating $1 million to the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery at the Smithsonian Museums of Asian Art. [Artforum] Kenya and Costa Rica have pulled their national pavilions out of the … Read More


MoMA’s Thomas J. Lax Wins the Walter Hopps Award for Curatorial Achievement

Thomas J. Lax, an associate curator in MoMA’s department of media and performance art, has won the seventh Walter Hopps Award for Curatorial Achievement. The award, which is conferred every two years, comes with a stipend of $20,000, and asks … Read More



ICA Receives $10 M. Gift From Daniel W. Dietrich II, Doubling Its Endowment

The director of the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania, Amy Sadao, announced today that Daniel W. Dietrich II has donated $10 million to the ICA’s curatorial program. His gift is the largest in the museum’s history, … Read More


‘Bravo Renzo! Che Bella Piazza!’ At the Whitney Dedication Ceremony

To cap off a two-week press blitz leading up to the opening of the Whitney Museum of American Art’s new building in the Meatpacking District on May 1, First Lady Michelle Obama, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Whitney director Adam Weinberg, and … Read More

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Volta10 under Markthalle's cupola dome. 


Here’s the 2015 Volta Exhibitor List

Volta announced today the exhibitors for its 2015 edition, which returns the fair to the Markthalle, Basel’s iconic cupola located in the city’s center, from June 15 to 20 during Art Basel. For the fair’s eleventh edition this year, exhibitors … Read More


John Giorno Will Perform Next Friday, May 8, at Elizabeth Dee

A quick public service announcement: the great John Giorno—the poet, painter, and star of Warhol’s film Sleep (1963)—will be performing at his New York gallery, Elizabeth Dee, next Friday, May 8, the day before his first exhibition there closes. Giorno told … Read More

2015 Venice Biennale News
Santa Maria della Misericordia.COURTESY WIKIMEDIA

Swiss Artist Christoph Büchel, Repping Iceland in Venice, Will Stage Artwork Called ‘The Mosque’ at Disused Church

Christoph Büchel, the irrepressible, inexhaustible Swiss provocateur, whose projects have ranged from staging a sex club at Secession in Vienna to allegedly showing the belongings of homeless people at the Frieze New York fair as sculptures to turning his London … Read More

Cortlandt Street Station.


Morning Links: Cortlandt Street Station Edition

Willem de Rooij’s “Character Is Fate” at Witte de With Gallery in Rotterdam. [Contemporary Art Daily] Ruins of ancient temples and palaces in Nepal have been left unguarded after the disastrous earthquake, which lessens the chance of rebuilding one of the world’s … Read More

Maurizio Cattelan. ©PIERPAOLO FERRARI

A Buried Maurizio Cattelan Sculpture Gets Moved to the Whitney

This week’s New Yorker has a Talk of the Town piece by Emma Allen about moving a block of concrete from the Whitney’s former Upper East Side location to its brand-new Renzo Piano–designed building in Chelsea. Naturally that block of concrete is … Read More

Seligmann's 1959 triptych, comprised of Effervescent (Corn Spirit), Envelopment (Mountain Spirit), and The Gathering (Sphinx and Minotaur).


Weinstein Gallery Will Host First Major Kurt Seligmann Survey in America in 55 Years

San Francisco’s Weinstein Gallery will host a large survey for Surrealist artist Kurt Seligmann, his first in America in 55 years. The show, titled “Kurt Seligmann: First Message from the Spirit world of the Object,” will run from May 9 … Read More