Selgas Cano’s proposal for the 15th annual Serpentine Pavilion.


Serpentine Gallery’s 2015 Pavilion Will Be a Psychedelic Cocoon Designed by Selgas Cano

The Serpentine Gallery announced their commission for its 15th annual Serpentine pavilion today. This summer, Spanish architect duo Selgas Cano—composed of young couple Jose Selgas and Lucia Cano—will create a psychedelic cocoon in the middle of Kensington Gardens. Their neon-colored plastic structures are … Read More

Donatello, David, ca. 1430, bronze. PATRICK A. RODGERS/FLICKR

‘The Bronze David of Donatello': Randall Jarrell’s 1957 Poem for ARTnews

In 1956, the American poet Randall Jarrell was selected as a consultant in poetry to the Library of Congress (a position now called poet laureate). One year later, in October 1957, ARTnews kicked off a series of previously unpublished poetry … Read More

A sachertorte from the Hotel Sacher in Vienna.AIMARE/WIKIMEDIA

Here’s the Artist List for the First Vienna Biennale

Another biennale is officially hitting the crowded art calendar. The Vienna Biennale has announced that its first edition, which runs from June 11 to October 4 this year, will be titled “Ideas for Change,” and feature the work of more … Read More


Scientists Petition to Have David Koch Removed From Natural History Museum Boards

Scientists including climatologist James Hansen and ecologist George Woodwell have drafted an open letter to science museums across the country to reject money from David Koch, founder of Koch Industries and a major arts donor, and to remove him as … Read More

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Austin Lee. TKTKTK

Consumer Reports: Austin Lee

Austin Lee is a New York-based artist who specializes in paintings created using an airbrush that often start as digital drawings made with an iPad. Since receiving his MFA from Yale in 2013, Lee has staged solo exhibitions at Carl Kostyal … Read More

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


You Down With YCC? Meh, Not So Much: Young Collectors Council Parties at Guggenheim

Last Thursday, self-described “dynamic” young professionals elbowed one another to get to a bar made entirely of ice at the Guggenheim’s Young Collectors Party. Last year, I was told, there were two bars. The young woman next to me set … Read More

Cooper Union's New Academic Building, which opened in 2009. DREW DIES

New York Attorney General Investigating Cooper Union

New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is launching an investigation into the financial practices leading up to the controversial 2014 decision to start charging undergraduate tuition for the first time in the institution’s history, The Wall Street Journal reports today. According … Read More

John Singer Sargent, Rosina Ferrara, Head of a Capri Girl, about 1878, in the collection of the Denver Art Museum.COURTESY DENVER ART MUSEUM

Denver Art Museum Goes Free for Children

Today the Denver Art Museum announced that it will no longer charge admission to its collection galleries for visitors 18 years old and under, joining a number of museums that in recent years have eliminated fees for various segments of … Read More

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Loic Gouzer Follows Up ‘Gritty’ Sale With Auction Featuring Potentially Historic Picasso

Loic Gouzer, international specialist at Christie’s auction house, has organized a special contemporary evening sale during the spring auctions in New York for the second year in a row, this one called “Looking Forward to the Past.” It is a … Read More

David Wojnarowicz (1981), by Peter Hujar. 


Morning Links: David Wojnarowicz Edition

The British Museum’s exhibition on ancient Greek sculpture includes a bronze copy of the lost Greek original Doryphoros (spear-bearer) by Polykleitos, made in 1920 by the German sculptor Georg Römer, and long believed to be destroyed in WWII. [The Art Newspaper] MoMA … Read More

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Installation view of 'The Gee's Bend Tradition' at the Lehman College Art Gallery.

To the Ivory Towers! Robert Barry at Hunter, Quilts at Lehman College

For a few years around 1970, Robert Barry was the most far-out artist in the game. He was popping off one canny idea after another, finding new ways to make art without objects, redrawing the accepted boundaries. In 1968 he … Read More

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Phillips 2.0: Can Auction Veteran Ed Dolman Turn Around the Art World’s Third-Place House?

On a gray Sunday last October, during Frieze Week in London, Phillips auction house opened its new headquarters in a 73,000-square-foot building on tony Berkeley Square, with renovations by architects Aukett Swanke. Visitors sipped champagne and orange juice next to … Read More

Ai Weiwei.


Amnesty International Honors Joan Baez and Ai Weiwei With Joint 2015 Human Rights Award

A Reuters article reported today that Amnesty International has presented its 2015 human rights award to both Chinese artist Ai Weiwei and American folksinger Joan Baez. Ai, a vocal critic of the Chinese government, has been banned from leaving China … Read More