Marina Abramovic performing The Artist is Present at MoMA in 2010.


Morning Links: The Abramovic Method Edition

In response to the destruction of antiquities in Syria and Iraq, the UK’s new Conservative government has committed to ratifying the Hague Convention. [The Art Newspaper]An iconic beachfront house in Malibu, California, “one of most important remaining modern houses in … Read More

Osman's assistant Alex Reyes, right, sits next to a passerby lying on the "Corbu Bench" in Madison, Connecticut. 


Maintenance Worker Mistakenly Trashed A Public Sculpture

The postmodern art joke has come true—last Sunday, a maintenance worker in Madison, Connecticut  unwittingly trashed a public wood, tile, and Astroturf bench on view for the town’s 15th annual Sculpture Mile contemporary art show.The piece was created by New … Read More

Roski School of Art and Design. COURTESY USC

USC MFA Alumni Sign Letter of Support for MFA Students Who Dropped Out

Yesterday, 73 University of Southern California MFA alumni signed a letter of support for the seven first-year MFA students who dropped out of USC’s Roski School of Art and Design a month ago. The letter was published on MFA No … Read More


MoMA Staffers Will Vote on New Union Contract Next Week

Friday morning, representatives from Local 2110 announced to staff members at the Museum of Modern Art that belong to the union that a “tentative agreement” has been reached with the institution in the staff’s ongoing contract negotiations. A new contract … Read More



Morning Links: Arab Museum of Contemporary Art and Heritage Edition

Read the biographies of older works on view at Art Basel this year. [The Art Newspaper]Merce Cunningham’s long-lost performance piece, “Changeling,” will be performed at Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art this fall. [The New York Times]A new phenomenon: galleries are … Read More


Dealer Gavin Brown Will Open Gallery In Harlem

Gavin Brown, who has operated Gavin Brown’s Enterprise out of the West Village since 2003, will be moving his business uptown, to Harlem, at 461 West 126th Street. The new gallery will open in September and will have three floors … Read More

LACMA, with Chris Burden's "Urban Light" installation out front.BLOGS.CHAPMAN.EDU

LACMA Announces New Board Co-Chairs

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art announced two new chairs for its board of trustees–Antony P. Ressler, who has served on the board since 2005, and Elaine P. Wynn, a trustee since 2011. The museum is currently planning out … Read More

Anish Kapoor's Dirty Corner (2015). ROOKSANA HOSENALLY

Vandals Spray-Paint Anish Kapoor Sculpture at Versailles

Yesterday, it was discovered that an Anish Kapoor sculpture was vandalized with yellow spray paint. Titled Dirty Corner, the steel sculpture is currently on view at Versailles, where it is installed in a part of the gardens known as the … Read More

The view of Depict. Left: Universal Everything, "Portrait."
Right: Chris Doyle, In The Labyrinth.

The 50-Inch Gallery: New Startup Depict Wants to be the ‘iTunes for Art’

The start-up world is all about contextual one-liners. A common pitch construction is for a new company to brand itself as “[successful internet company] for [field unrelated to said company]” and art-related entries into the start-up battlefield are no different. … Read More


Morning Links: Rare Bernini Bust Edition

The J. Paul Getty Museum has acquired a rare Gian Lorenzo Bernini bust. [New York Times]A skyrocketing Swiss franc has made budgeting difficult for buyers at Art Basel. [The Art Newspaper]How Los Angeles museums have been conserving water as the … Read More

Artists News
Work by Studio Museum resident Eric Mack, "Avonte," 2015. Courtesy the artist and Company Gallery, New York

Studio Museum in Harlem Announces 2015–16 Artists-in-Residence

The Studio Museum in Harlem announced today that Jordan Casteel, EJ Hill, and Jibade-Khalil Huffman will be its artists-in-residence for the upcoming 2015–16 season.Begun in 1968, the Studio Museum’s Artist-in-Residence program is designed to support emerging artists of African and … Read More

Union protest in front of MoMA, photographed by MoMA fellow and curator Magda Moskalewicz.


MoMA Employees Hand-Deliver Letter of Protest To Glenn Lowry’s Office Days Before Union Negotiation Deadline

Wednesday morning, approximately 100 staff members at the Museum of Modern Art belonging to the local 2110 union–who previously staged a protest at the institution’s “Party in the Garden” gala over cuts to its benefits during contract negotiations–went to the office of … Read More

The Rainbow Flag waving in the wind at San Francisco’s Castro District. 


MoMA Acquires The Rainbow Flag

MoMA announced today via blog post that the museum has acquired the Rainbow Flag, the symbol of gay pride, as part of its design collection, which already houses the @ symbol, the Creative Commons logo, and the recycling symbol.Along with … Read More

Artists News
Luis Camnitzer, Landscape as an Attitude, 1979, silver gelatin print. COURTESY ALEXANDER GRAY ASSOCIATES AND THE ARTIST

‘Artists, After All, Intervene in the Minds of the Audience’: Luis Camnitzer on the Problems of Art Education

Most writing about Luis Camnitzer’s work is authored by none other than Camnitzer himself. There’s no question about it—the German-born, Uruguay-raised, and New York–based Conceptualist doesn’t keep quiet when it comes to himself. His visual art often involves text (critics … Read More