Former Walker Director Martin Friedman Remembers Mushroom Adventures With John Cage

As part of its 75th-anniversary celebrations, Minneapolis’s Walker Art Center is running on its website unpublished writings by Martin Friedman, who directed the museum from 1961 to 1990 and made it into one of the most progressive institutions for contemporary art … Read More

Joe Bradley. Abelmuth. 2008.

Balling Off Painting: MoMA Opens ‘The Forever Now’

Tuesday night, at the Museum of Modern Art’s opening for “The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World,” most people had a hard time remembering when the last group show of young painters had happened at the museum (technically, the … Read More

Artists Profiles

Holly Zausner: The Doppelgänger Stretch

Known for hurling her rubbery sculptures from rooftops, the sculptor is now letting them perform in her films Read More

Market News

Here’s the List of Participants for Independent 2015

If you’re still experiencing a Miami hangover, you’re out of luck. Armory Week is right around the corner! Independent, which just held its inaugural second event (called Independent Projects) in New York during the November auctions, will return during Armory Week, … Read More


Morning Links: The American Museum of Natural History Expansion Edition

Norman and Irma Braman talk to The New York Times about their new museum, the ICA Miami: “‘If the curator and director of the museum want to have a show on the New York School of Artists, we’d be very … Read More



Christie’s Americas President to Depart

The Financial Times reports that incoming Christie’s CEO Patricia Barbizet will soon need to find someone to replace Christie’s President of the Americas Doug Woodham. Ms. Barbizet is herself a replacement for Steven Murphy, who announced that he would step down … Read More

Installation view of the artist's work at the 2014 Berlin Biennale.ANDERS SUNE BERG

Cyprus Taps Christodoulos Panayiotou for 2015 Venice Biennale Pavilion

Artist Christodoulos Panayiotou will represent Cyprus at the 2015 Venice Biennale, Artforum reports. The nation’s pavilion is being curated by Omar Kholeif, who selected Panayiotou from more than 70 proposals. “I believe that Panayiotou possesses a singular artistic vision that … Read More

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Guggenheim, Bilbao Sign Agreement

Artforum reports that the Guggenheim Foundation has approved an “agreement governing the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao for another twenty years.” The contract comes about when Guggenheim satellites in other locales are under scrutiny. In Finland, where one is planned for Helsinki, … Read More

Artists News
Freilicher in 1984.

Jane Freilicher, Painter and Confidant of the New York School, Dies at 90

The painter Jane Freilicher, whose airy, radiantly colored still lifes and landscapes made her a leading light of the 1950s New York School and one the great representational artists of postwar America, died on Tuesday in New York. She was 90. … Read More

Market News
ADAA Art Show at the Park Avenue Armory.

Here’s What Galleries Are Bringing to the 2015 ADAA Art Show

The ADAA Art Show has released details of what exhibitors will be showing at the fair, which runs March 4-8 at the Park Avenue Armory. There are 35 solo booths and 37 thematic exhibitions. Have a look below! Solo and … Read More

Artists consumer reports
Rachel Lord selfie. @rlord_raw on Instagram.

Consumer Reports: Rachel Lord

“Consumer Reports” is a recurring feature that profiles an artist’s consumption of any and all media throughout one work week. Rachel Lord is an artist, actor, and poet living and working in Los Angeles. Lord is included in the New Museum’s … Read More

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Hollywood: L.A.’s Next Art Frontier

In October 2013, Esther Kim Varet, director of the Venice Beach–based gallery Various Small Fires, placed a bid on 812 North Highland Avenue in Hollywood, a more than 5,000-square-foot lot containing a temple-like Art Deco edifice. The listing had gone … Read More



Morning Links: Audrey Irmas Award For Curatorial Excellence From Bard Edition

Christine Tohme and Martha Wilson are taking home the 2015 Audrey Irmas Award for Curatorial Excellence from Bard. [Art in America] We all love the stories of crazy ole ear-cutting, suicidal Van Gogh but “curators at the Van Gogh Museum … Read More

Badlands Unlimited reading list.

Badlands Unlimited Publishes Post-Ferguson Reading List

Today, Badlands Unlimited—the New York–based independent publisher founded by the artist Paul Chan and consisting of artists Ian Cheng, Micaela Durand, and Matthew So—released a reading list in the aftermath of the deaths of Mike Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, … Read More