On Tuesday, numerous news outlet and various sources close to Los Angeles’s Museum of Contemporary Art said that Jeffrey Deitch would resign as director on Wednesday, but as of yesterday evening there was no announcement. Phone calls to MOCA and Mr. Deitch went unanswered: complete radio silence. But then, at 9:30 p.m. New York time, 6:30 p.m. in L.A., the news came that Mr. Deitch had officially told the museum’s board of trustees that he was “stepping down” after three years in the top job. Read More
Jeffrey Deitch is planning to step down as director of Los Angeles’s Museum of Contemporary Art on Wednesday, after about three years on the job, according to L.A. Weekly and blogger Tom Christie, who first reported the news. The Los Angeles Times, citing an anonymous source, says that the director is “choosing to step down.” Read More
For the past week, Ragnar Kjartansson has been living at the Colony installation at MoMA PS1′s “Expo 1,” and tomorrow will debut some kind of project there called Civilization. Read More
Baltimore’s Contemporary Museum, which closed abruptly last year when the board fired the director and part-time staff after a failed fundraising campaign to support the institution’s move to a new location, has reopened with a new director, a new board and a new name: The Contemporary.
The Aspen Art Museum has raised $58 million in a $65 million fundraising campaign, the museum announced. In the summer of 2014, the museum will triple in size, moving into a 33,000-square-foot building designed by Shigeru Ban. Read More
““We have a wish list of 40 games. When you acquire games, you don’t just acquire cartridges, you acquire the relationship with the company, licensing agreement,” [said Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator the Department of Architecture and Design at MoMA] “What you see is the reflection of our diplomacy efforts [with the game companies]. … Everybody Read More
Calm down, America. It’s literally just a mid-sized room of rain. Normally, you hate rain. Why do you like this rain so much? Because it stops raining wherever you walk? That’s essentially what an umbrella does. I mean it’s probably going to rain sometime in the next eight hours anyway. Why not just buy an umbrella? Read More