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Visual ArtsSun, 01 May 2016 16:00
All Of The Colors Of The World

“The collection’s crown jewel is a rich ball of mustard-y Indian Yellow. This pigment comes not from maize, nor earth, but from the dehydrated urine of a cow subsisting exclusively on mango leaves.”Source: Open Culture

Visual ArtsSun, 01 May 2016 14:30
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These Brooklyn Teens Taught An Artist How To Be A Photographer (And A Permanent Teenager)

“‘I’m trying to capture these kids at their most authentic time,’ she said. ‘They’re not being watched by their teachers and parents.’ She photographed them playing sports, or just hanging out.”Source: The New York Times

Visual ArtsSun, 01 May 2016 14:00
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What Happens To An Artist When He Meets His Goals?

“The way I see it, you have two choices: one is that you can feel like you’re driving your position, or you accept that somebody else is driving and you’re simply waiting around for somebody to pick you up. You can’t afford to do that.”Source: The Art Newspaper

Visual ArtsSun, 01 May 2016 12:45
The Nearly 90-Year-Old Artist Finally Getting (Some Of) Her Due

“Over her career, [Betye] Saar has quietly and firmly built a body of work that touches on the magical, the personal and the political — something she continues to do to this day. In fact, just three months shy of her 90th birthday, Saar is busy.”Source: Los Angeles Times

Visual ArtsSun, 01 May 2016 12:15
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MoMA Offering Surprise Voluntary Buyouts For Staff Near Retirement

“This is the second New York museum to announce changes to staff in the face of an expensive expansion.”Source: The Art Newspaper

Visual ArtsFri, 29 Apr 2016 22:30
The New SFMoMA: A Giant Meringue?

Fog isn’t the first thing that springs to mind when you encounter the rippling white cliff face that now looms behind the museum’s original home, built in 1995 by Swiss po-mo maestro Mario Botta. It looks more like a gigantic meringue, a building-sized baked alaska slumped on the skyline between Botta’s weighty temple and the […]Source: The Guardian

Visual ArtsFri, 29 Apr 2016 22:11
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Museum Association Investigates Ethics Of UK Museums In Oil Money

The move follows the release of internal documents seen by the Guardian that appear to show the British Museum, National Portrait Gallery and other institutions bending to accommodate the demands of the oil company.Source: The Guardian (UK)

Visual ArtsFri, 29 Apr 2016 19:26
Protesters Use The Facade Of The Guggenheim Museum To Illuminate Their Protest

Projected at 12,000 lumens, phrases like “ULTRA LUXURY ART/ULTRA LOW WAGES,” “EVERY DAY IS MAY DAY,” and “1%” glowed on the museum’s walls. An eerie video loop of the faces and names of trustee members was followed by the scolding statement “YOU BROKE TRUST.”Source: Hyperallergic

Visual ArtsFri, 29 Apr 2016 15:32
Gender Imbalance: Major Museum Shows By The Numbers

“Only 27% of the 590 major solo shows organised by nearly 70 institutions between 2007 and 2013 were devoted to women, The Art Newspaper’s annual attendance survey reveals.”Source: The Art Newspaper

Visual ArtsFri, 29 Apr 2016 13:30
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2,000 Pigeons Make Art In The Brooklyn Sky

“Just past sunset on Saturday, a man standing atop an aircraft carrier along the Brooklyn waterfront waved a long bamboo pole with a black garbage bag attached to it, and hundreds of tiny lights shot up like sparks spat from a fire.”Source: New York Times

Visual ArtsFri, 29 Apr 2016 13:00
There’s More To Syrian Archaeology Than Palmyra

“Some five years into its violent civil war, Syria remains a hotbed of archaeological exploration. Such exploration involves perhaps a good deal more danger than those archaeologists envisioned when they were in graduate school.”Source: Pacific Standard

Visual ArtsFri, 29 Apr 2016 12:30
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The American Colonies Had Some Very Handsome Money

“With Harriet Tubman coming to the American $20 bill, and other changes being made to the look of money in the United States, the design of dollars is once again set to evolve. But our current bills still hold many of the symbols and motifs that existed in our earliest paper money, the Colonial and […]Source: Atlas Obscura

Visual ArtsThu, 28 Apr 2016 21:02
London’s National Gallery Needs More Space, Says Director

Gabriele Finaldi said the floor space of the gallery “hasn’t actually changed pretty much in a generation and we are now having 50% more visitors, and potentially that is going to grow in the future”.Source: BBC

Visual ArtsThu, 28 Apr 2016 12:00
Billionaire Didn’t Realize Her Picasso Had Been Stolen Until A Dealer Tried To Sell It

Billie Tisch (widow of Laurence Tisch of Loews Corp. and CBS) has sued South Florida art dealer Kenneth Hendel for the return of a 1928 portrait of Marie-Thérèse Walter that she last saw in 2009 but didn’t know had been taken until a few weeks ago. Hendel insists he purchased the painting lawfully and has […]Source: Miami Herald

Visual ArtsThu, 28 Apr 2016 11:45
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ISIS Destroys Two City Gates In Nineveh

“National Geographic has received exclusive photographs that appear to confirm the destruction of the Mashki and Nergal Gates by the Islamic State (ISIS) at the ancient site of Nineveh in Iraq.”Source: National Geographic

Visual ArtsWed, 27 Apr 2016 23:22

French Billionaire Francois Pinault To Build New Museum In Paris

In a deal struck with the city, Pinault will take over the historical Bourse du Commerce (commodity stock exchange) building, which is close to the Louvre. The opening is scheduled for the end of 2018.Source: The Art Newspaper

Visual ArtsWed, 27 Apr 2016 22:03
Why The Royal Ontario Museum Decided To Digitize Its Entire Collection (And That’s Just The Start)

Q: So five years, 1.5 million images, mobile apps, access points in the galleries. That’s a huge endeavour. The big question is, why? A: Well, it’s obvious. This collection doesn’t belong to the museum. It belongs to the public. And technology is the way we’re going to give it back.Source: Toronto Star

Visual ArtsWed, 27 Apr 2016 16:00
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Zaha Hadid’s Firm Wins Its First Post-Zaha Commission

Zaha Hadid’s Firm Wins Its First Post-Zaha Commission “Zaha Hadid Architects won an international design competition for the Sberbank Technopark building, which will be built at the Skolkovo Innovation Center near [Moscow]. The new science and technology park – designed to host emerging IT, biomedical, energy, nuclear and space innovation companies – is said to […]Source: Dezeen

Visual ArtsWed, 27 Apr 2016 15:30
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Here’s The First Zaha Hadid Building To Open Since Her Death

“Cruise ships regularly disgorge thousands of passengers to visit attractions beyond the docks, but in the case of Salerno, this ancient and gracious Italian city of 133,000 people south of Naples, the first must-see site may soon become the maritime terminal itself.”Source: New York Times

Visual ArtsWed, 27 Apr 2016 15:00
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How Identity Politics Conquered The Art World: An Oral History

Jerry Saltz and Rachel Corbett collect the testimony and assemble a timeline – with, at its center, the still-notorious 1993 Whitney Biennial.Source: New York Magazine


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