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Ian Cheng, Emissary in the Squat of Gods (still), 2015, live simulation and story. COURTESY THE ARITST

The Cyborg Anthropologist: Ian Cheng on His Sentient Artworks

Last February, shortly after the opening of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden’s show of recent computer-generated art, called “Suspended Animation,” Ian Cheng received an urgent text message. Cheng’s work in the show, Emissary in the Squat of Gods (2015), … Read More


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A Still Is a Still Is a Still . . . Still: Clyfford Still’s Replicas

Inspired by a rare opportunity to acquire iconic Clyfford Still paintings, buyers made headlines in 2011 when Sotheby’s auctioned four Still canvases for $114 million, nearly twice the combined asking price. The most expensive paintings, 1949-A-No.1 and 1947-Y-No.2, sold for … Read More

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Morning Links: Adrien Brody Edition

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Mark Bradford to Make His Largest Work to Date for the Hirshhorn Museum

The Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden announced today that it has commissioned Mark Bradford, the Los Angeles–based painter, to do a site-specific painting. The work will be on view for ten months, starting on November 17, 2016.A release calls … Read More


Morning Links: Has Ai Weiwei’s Studio Been Bugged? Edition

Has Ai Weiwei’s Beijing studio been bugged? [The Independent]A Bulgarian artist has gifted the European Central Bank with a huge chunk of aluminum, promising to replace it with a real sculpture only when the Frankfurt-based institution has “fulfill[ed] all its goals … Read More

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Melva Bucksbaum, Art Patron and Collector, Dies at 82

Melva Bucksbaum, who passionately collected art and frequently gave money to museums and artists across America, died at 82. Her cause of death has not been announced, but she was suffering from cancer.Having been on the Whitney Museum’s board of trustees since … Read More

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Lisa Gold Named Director of Public Engagement at Hirshhorn

Lisa Gold has been named the director of public engagement at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. Gold previously was the executive director of Washington Project for the Arts, a positions she’s held since 2009. Before that … Read More

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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Acquires A Dozen New Works

Coinciding with the release of a quasi-confession from Bill Cosby, whose art collection is on view until early 2016 at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African art, the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden announced Tuesday the acquisition of new works … Read More

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Hirshhorn Museum Hires Stéphane Aquin as Chief Curator

Washington, D.C.’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden announced today that it has tapped Stéphane Aquin, the curator of contemporary art at the Montreal Museum of Fine Art, to be its new chief curator. Aquin, who has been with the MMFA since … Read More


‘Days of Endless Time’ Takes It Slow

A new exhibition tracks the dissonance between connectivity and solitude in the digital age Read More


Shahzia Sikander: Maximalist Miniatures

Shahzia Sikander’s hybrid, hypnotic works are inspired by her study of manuscript illuminations in her native Pakistan and elsewhere Read More

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Retrospective: When ARTnews Went to the Armory Show

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Cai Guo-Qiang’s Black Ceremony, 2011, commissioned by Mathaf:  Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha, Qatar.

Under Destruction

Playing on the pervasiveness of images of destruction and devastation in the news and in Hollywood movies, artists are making works that range from violent to chillingly disquieting
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