Tag Archives: Michael Govan

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

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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

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Pierre Huyghe: Traveler of Both Time and Space

The French artist preps LACMA retrospective, and projects beyond the art world Read More

Magdalene Odundo, Untitled (Anthropomorphic Sculpture), 1991.

African Art: Beyond the Masks

As more museums collect works by contemporary artists from Africa, curators are divided about whether to exhibit them alongside traditional objects from the continent Read More

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L.A. “X”

LACMA’s plan to open a show featuring Robert Mapplethorpe’s gay sadomasochistic photographs two weeks before Election Day proves we’ve come a long way–maybe Read More


A New Creativity?

Now that the days of glitz and glamour in the art market are over, how will creativity be affected? Some artists, curators, museum directors, and dealers predict a new seriousness. Others warn against bohemian fantasy. But all agree the conversation has changed. Read More

Aleksandra Mir’s “spoof on Earth Art and art history” transformed a Dutch beach into a lunar landscape of hills and craters for a day in l999. COURTESY THE ARTIST (2)

Moving Mountains, Walking on Water

As artists like James Turrell and Michael Heizer continue to toil on their massive Earthworks, caretakers of other examples of Land Art are facing questions of conservation, access, and environmental impact. Meanwhile, more ecologically conscious artists have been updating the genre. Read More


Baffled, Bewildered—and Smitten

How to learn to stop worrying and love the art you don't understand. Read More