For the past few months, the Lyon Biennale has been releasing the names of artists that will have work in its 12th edition, which runs Sept. 12, 2013, through Jan. 5, 2014. Now the full list is out, and it is a handsome one, ranging from established stars like Jeff Koons, Tom Sachs and Yoko Ono to exciting younger artists like Trisha Baga, Helen Marten and Anicka Yi. Some 80 percent of the works are being specially made for the biennale, according to organizers. Other items of note: there will be a Performance Weekend Oct. 19–20, a Video Weekend Nov. 30–Dec. 1 and a Robotics Weekend (“It will be a discussion between artists, researchers and… robots,” says a news release). Roe Ethridge shot promotional photos of attractive young people (see the image at left) and a pig. Read More
Last week, the online retailer Amazon reached out to a number of prominent art galleries (and some not-so-prominent ones) to invite them to a meeting in New York this Wednesday where it plans to unveil a new project called the Amazon Fine Art Gallery. Read More
Paddle8, the online auctioneer founded in 2011 by Alexander Gilkes and Aditya Julka, has tapped Sarah Goulet to be their in-house head of worldwide communications. Ms. Goulet joins Paddle8 after three years working with the PR department of Pace Gallery, which runs four galleries in New York, as well as spaces in London and Beijing. Monday was Ms. Goulet’s first day at the new gig.
Since it’s a pretty nice day out, I figured it might be an okay time to share some fairly depressing news, which you may have just read in the headline above: there are now less than 10 full-time art critics working at newspapers and magazines in the United States. This comes to us via Deborah Solomon on her recent WNYC appearance. (It seems that Chicago’s edition of Time Out laid off its art critic last month.) At least we can all celebrate that the majority of the survivors work in New York. Read More
MONDAY, MAY 20
Benefit: Fire Island Pines Performance Series Benefit Party
A benefit that includes performances by Tyler Ashley, Megha Barnabas and Ryan McNamara, plus music by Thinner, Lauren Dillard and JD Samson. Hosted by John Early and Ladyfag. —Michael H. Miller
209 Elizabeth Street, New York, VIP 6-8 p.m., after party at 8 p.m. Tickets $25 to $100, available at iheartfireisland.org
Inaugural Hyperallergic ArtTalk: Klaus Biesenbach
Want to hear Klaus talk about “Expo 1?” Want to drink some Pernod? Want to high five Hrag Vartanian? Sure you do! —Dan Duray Read More
If the weather reports are to be believed, this is going to be one gorgeous Saturday in New York—a high of about 72, pretty much no chance of rain and just a few clouds in the sky.
It’s also shaping up to be a banner day for art books, with at least three major events on tap for May 18, which are listed below. Read More