TUESDAY, September 2
Opening: Mariam Ghani’s “Going, Going, Gone” at RLWindow
Opening at RLWindow, RYAN LEE’s elevated exhibition space best viewed from the High Line, Ghani’s “Going, Going, Gone”—which was commissioned by Visual Foreign Correspondents to pay tribute to the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall—will be kicking off this week’s Read More
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27
Screening: Manhattan at MoMA
Summer’s over—it’s the last time you can get away with taking off work to see a movie in a museum. Go watch Manhattan at 1:30 in the afternoon. Go watch fireworks explode over a black-and-white skyline as “Rhapsody in Blue” swells on the speakers.
Missing Baroque painting in Modena, Italy! [The Telegraph]
The Reina Sofia museum in Madrid is getting spruced up, and the renovations will also add 3000 square feet. Picasso’s masterpiece Guernica is housed at the Reina Sofia. Remember when Tony Shafrazi ran into the MoMA, burst past security guards, and then wrote “KILL LIES Read More
Cory Arcangel pens a long essay on the rare and mostly unheralded Andy Warhol computer graphics, ones he produced using primitive models in the 1980s. [Artforum]
The art world gets Rocky Mountain high at the Aspen Art Museum’s ArtCrush benefit auction: “Governor John W. Hickenlooper felt the buzz when he later exclaimed, ‘I’m going Read More
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13
Opening: “Jordan Casteel: Visible Man” at Sargent’s Daughters
The young artist’s first solo exhibition will feature nudes of black men.
Sargent’s Daughters, 179 East Broadway, New York, 6 p.m.
Screening: Apocalypse Now Redux at MoMA
Spend the bulk of your afternoon with the director’s cut of the grandest of all Read More
MONDAY, JULY 28
Party: Hosted By at SculptureCenter
Make the trek put to Long Island City for SculptureCenter’s summer soiree, Hosted By, held on the new spacious patio area. It’s also your last chance to see the three shows on view: Katrín Sigurdardóttir: Foundation; Liz Glynn: RANSOM ROOM; and Now Showing: Jory Rabinovitz.
SculptureCenter, 44-19 Purves Street, Long Read More
The Museum of Modern Art has tapped Michelle Elligott to be its chief of archives, a newly created position that will be in charge of “acquiring, preserving, and making accessible archival and primary source collections related to 20th- and 21st-century art,” according to a news release from the museum. Milan Hughston, the current chief of library and museum archives, will take on the title chief of library, which is also a new position.
Last night, in a gala celebration at Tribeca Rooftop, the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) honored the Ford Foundation, along with three NYFA grantees—writer Terry McMillan, dancer and choreographer Dwight Rhoden and Deborah Kass, the visual artist best known for her queer and feminist-inflected appropriations of works by Andy Warhol. For anyone interested in Ms. Kass’s artistic development, a highlight of the evening was her acceptance speech, particularly the second half of that speech, her thank yous, which she prefaced by saying, “Since this is as close as I’m ever going to get to an Oscar, I would love to take the opportunity to say thanks. So you have to bear with me. I don’t want the music coming on.” Read More
armory week 2014
Darby English, the director of the research and academic program at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Mass., has been tapped by the Museum of Modern Art to be a consulting curator, focusing on American and European art with a particular emphasis on the work of black artists. He will continue in his role at the Clark Art Institute.
Normal Red Bull, sugar-free Red Bull, even Red Bull Total Zero: these were the drinks that greeted arrivals to last night’s Armory Party at the Museum of Modern Art, proffered by waiters standing in formation like the caterers at a fashionably late-night funeral. Never before has a fête been so upfront about—and accommodating of—its guests’ extreme exhaustion.