Tag Archives: LACMA

Ai Weiwei and Julian Assange raise the finger at the Ecuadorian embassy in London.


Morning Links: Dissident Selfie Edition

Getty Research Institute has acquired the archive of Maurice Tuchman, LACMA’s first full-time curator of modern art. [Artforum]Art dealer David Findlay Jr., owner of the 57th Street gallery of the same name, has died at the age of 82. [Artinfo]A … Read More


Morning Links: David Adjaye Edition

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‘A Museum Is Not Only A Place Unto Itself’: Franklin Sirmans on Becoming the Director of Miami’s Pérez Art Museum

This week, Franklin Sirmans was named the director of the Pérez Art Museum in Miami. The museum, which opened in 1984, finished a massive renovation project in 2013, with a new building designed by Swiss architects Herzog and de Meuron. … Read More

Michael Govan. © Catherine Opie. 


Michael Govan Announced As Recipient Of ICI’s 2015 Leo Award

Independent Curators International (ICI) announced that Michael Govan will be presented with the 2015 Leo Award at ICI’s 40th Anniversary Benefit & Auction this November. The annual award, named after famed art dealer Leo Castelli, honors those who have demonstrated … Read More

Still from Game House.


Morning Links: ‘Game House’ Edition

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 24:  Kim Kardashian, Kayne West, Steve McQueen and LACMA Director and CEO Michael Govan attend LACMA Director's Conversation With Steve McQueen, Kanye West, And Michael Govan About "All Day/I Feel Like That"  at LACMA on July 24, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for LACMA)

Kanye West Would Trade His Grammys to Be in An Art Context: The Rapper Discusses His New Steve McQueen-Directed Video at LACMA

On Friday night, Kanye West and his wife, Kim Kardashian West, walked into a blocked-off wing at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, both wearing white. West was greeted by the artist and filmmaker Steve McQueen, and the greeting … Read More


Morning Links: Germoney Edition

The German Pavilion artists have hung a Greek flag over their Venice Biennale pavilion’s entrance. Written across the flag, in large red letters, is the word “Germoney.” [Artforum]Rachel Howard, one of Damien Hirst’s assistants, steps into the limelight for a … Read More

Rachel Mason photographed in her studio on June 12. KATHERINE MCMAHON

Habitat: Rachel Mason

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Leonardo DiCaprio Will Co-Host LACMA’s Art + Film Gala Honoring James Turrell

The Los Angeles County Museum today announced that its Art + Film gala, the institution’s annual buddy film starring Hollywood and its creepy yet mildly redeeming younger brother, the art world, will honor director Alejandro G. Iñárritu and artist James … 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

The Other Room's opening show includes a new commission by Marianne Vitale, Joint Fence (for Jasper), 2015.


Morning Links: The Other Room Edition

Shia LeBeouf made video art with Central Saint Martins fine arts students. [The Guardian]Jutta Koether’s “Fortune” at Bortolami. [Contemporary Art Daily]In the largest police raid in China’s history, police arrested 175 people for looting ancient artifacts in the Liaoning province … Read More

Simulation of lost artwork.


Morning Links: Cyber-Archeology Edition

The Whitney’s old Marcel Breuer building will become a satellite building for the Met. [SEEN]Cyber-archeologists are working to restore artwork lost to violence in Iraq and the earthquake in Nepal. [BBC]New fair Photo London, to be held this year at … Read More

Chris Burden after his 1971 performance piece, Shoot, in which his assistant shot him in the arm.

Morning Links: Chris Burden Edition

The late Chris Burden’s final project, a 40-foot-long airship, will go on view at Los Angeles County Museum of Art this week. [The Art Newspaper]A professor in the University of California, San Diego department of visual arts is requiring his students … Read More