Facing Enrollment Crisis, Vermont College of Fine Arts Strikes Deal with CalArts to Share Campus

This post was originally published on artnews.com Citing an enrollment crisis that threatens to shutter its doors forever, the Vermont College of Fine Arts (VCFA) in Montpelier has forged a partnership with the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) in Los Angeles that will allow its students to fulfill short-term residencies on the CalArts campus. The… Continue reading Facing Enrollment Crisis, Vermont College of Fine Arts Strikes Deal with CalArts to Share Campus

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Christie’s Website and App is Back Online After Ten-Day Outage

This post was originally published on artnews.com Christie’s website and app are now up and running again, the auction house confirmed. This comes following a ten-day outage that sparked concern among art advisors and collectors amid a busy season of sales. The website reportedly went down on the evening of Thursday, May 9 due to… Continue reading Christie’s Website and App is Back Online After Ten-Day Outage

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A $5 M. Yayoi Kusama Painting That Has Never Been Exhibited Leads Bonhams Hong Kong Sale

This post was originally published on artnews.com Infinity, a never publicly seen painting by Yayoi Kusama is coming to auction at Bonhams’ Modern and Contemporary Art sale in Hong Kong next week. The red-and-black painting from 1995 comes with an estimate of over $5 million.  The painting is a rare example of Kusama combining two of her most well-known… Continue reading A $5 M. Yayoi Kusama Painting That Has Never Been Exhibited Leads Bonhams Hong Kong Sale

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The Viral Billie Eilish Louvre Promotion Video Appears to Be a Hoax

This post was originally published on artnews.com A video that appeared to be promoting the the pop star Billie Eilish’s new record Hit Me Hard and Soft that went viral over the week was appears have been a fake. The video shows the I. M. Pei-designed glass-and-metal pyramid outside of the Louvre suddenly flooded with deep… Continue reading The Viral Billie Eilish Louvre Promotion Video Appears to Be a Hoax

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In Radiant Paintings and Beaded Extravaganzas, Jeffrey Gibson Remixes Native American Histories

This post was originally published on artnews.com When Jeffrey Gibson first visited the Venice Biennale in anything like an official capacity, he was a fledgling artist just starting to make his way. It was 2007, and he had traveled to Italy at the invitation of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI). But… Continue reading In Radiant Paintings and Beaded Extravaganzas, Jeffrey Gibson Remixes Native American Histories

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British Museum Recovers Missing Objects, Artist Accuses Kehinde Wiley of Sexual Assault, Nino Mier Weighs Shuttering Spaces, and More: Morning Links for May 17, 2024

This post was originally published on artnews.com To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. THE HEADLINES ACCUSATION. British-born, Ghana-based artist Joseph Awuah-Darko has accused star artist and presidential portraitist Kehinde Wiley of sexual assault, which the latter denied, reports Harrison Jacobs for ARTnews. “It almost destroyed me,” wrote Awuah-Darko in an… Continue reading British Museum Recovers Missing Objects, Artist Accuses Kehinde Wiley of Sexual Assault, Nino Mier Weighs Shuttering Spaces, and More: Morning Links for May 17, 2024

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New Museum Leadership Changes: Isolde Brielmaier to Depart, as Karen Wong Returns

This post was originally published on artnews.com With the New Museum closed to the public until its expansion opens early next year, there has been a musical-chairs-style reshuffle among the institution’s top brass. Next month, Isolde Brielmaier, the institution’s current deputy director, will depart. Meanwhile, Karen Wong, the former deputy director who launched its NEW… Continue reading New Museum Leadership Changes: Isolde Brielmaier to Depart, as Karen Wong Returns

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Jeffrey Gibson Details His Painting on Art in America’s Latest Cover

This post was originally published on artnews.com Jeffrey Gibson, whose beaded painting Born to Be Alive (2023) appears on the cover of Art in America’s Summer 2024 “Icons” issue, is the subject of a profile in the magazine. From his studio in Hudson, New York, Gibson told A.i.A. the backstory of the cover image, a… Continue reading Jeffrey Gibson Details His Painting on Art in America’s Latest Cover

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Art in America’s Summer “Icons” Issue Features Jeffrey Gibson, A Crash Course in Impressionism, and More

This post was originally published on artnews.com Early in this issue’s profile of Jeffrey Gibson by Art in America executive editor Andy Battaglia, the artist remembers being in Venice in 2007 to see the work of fellow Native American artist Edgar Heap of Birds, who had a project organized by curator Kathleen Ash-Milby on view… Continue reading Art in America’s Summer “Icons” Issue Features Jeffrey Gibson, A Crash Course in Impressionism, and More

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Why Liberals Struggle to Defend Liberalism

We may be months away from the greatest crisis the liberal state has known since the Civil War. How come it’s so hard to say what we’re defending?

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Briefly Noted Book Reviews

“Natural Magic,” “Traces of Enayat,” “Whale Fall,” and “Cinema Love.”

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We Must Defend the Bust

Breasts are subject to capricious restrictions and contradictory norms. What would it take to set them free?

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What Asian America Meant to Corky Lee

A new anthology by Chinatown’s omnipresent documentarian, who captured half a century of shifting identities, activism, and daily life.

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Artist Joseph Awuah-Darko Accuses Kehinde Wiley of Sexual Assault

This post was originally published on artnews.com British-born, Ghana-based artist Joseph Awuah-Darko accused star artist Kehinde Wiley of sexual assault in an Instagram post published Sunday and said that he is seeking “legal action.” On his own Instagram, Wiley denied the allegations. In the post, Awuah-Darko claimed that, on June 9, 2021, Wiley sexually assaulted… Continue reading Artist Joseph Awuah-Darko Accuses Kehinde Wiley of Sexual Assault

How to Live Forever

The simplest, most foolproof way to extend life is to do so backward, by adding years in reverse.

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The Anxious Love Songs of Billie Eilish

Much of the artist’s new album, “Hit Me Hard and Soft,” is about wanting a relationship but failing, in some fundamental way, to sustain closeness with another person.

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Derek Jarman’s home in close-up

An intimate photographic essay by Gilbert McCarragher examines the film-maker’s Prospect Cottage

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“From Chaos” by SHOK-1 in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Street artist SHOK-1 unveils his new work “From Chaos” at the Straat Museum in Amsterdam. This piece depicts a giant version of a classic spray paint drip, from which grows an intricate X-ray flower. The dots of the spray pattern were painstakingly painted, one by one, showcasing SHOK-1’s meticulous attention to detail. “From Chaos” symbolizes…

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Artist Interview: Arthur Bray of Yeti Out

In this interview, we explore the captivating world of visual contemporary artist Arthur Bray, co-founder of the renowned pan-Asia music collective Yeti Out, Arthur has left an indelible mark on the underground music scene across the globe. From his humble beginnings promoting parties in East London to headlining festivals like Coachella and Wonderfruit, Arthur’s journey…

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The View from Palestinian America

In Kholood Eid’s photographs of Missouri, taken six months into the war in Gaza, the quiet act of documenting life is a kind of protest against erasure.

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“The Contestant” Is More Than a Cautionary Tale

The new Hulu documentary charts the rise of one of the earliest reality-TV stars and the ethically queasy production choices that cemented his fame—but it’s elevated by its interest in what came afterward.

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Wall to Wall Street Art Festival in Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne’s vibrant street art scene takes the next step in its creative evolution with the unveiling of the city’s first official street art precinct, set to transform a long-forgotten industrial pocket of Mordialloc into a hub of creativity and expression. Returning for the first time since the pandemic, Australia’s original street art festival, WalltoWall and…

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“OPTICHROMIE for Jersey City” by Felipe Pantone in New Jersey

Felipe Pantone recently unveiled his latest masterpiece, “OPTICHROMIE for Jersey City“, marking his return to the global street art scene in the US after nearly a year since his last mural in Ohio. Spanning an impressive 25 floors, this mural is Pantone’s largest to date. It showcases a mesmerizing array of geometric patterns in monochrome,…

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When Babies Rule the Dinner Table

In the past two decades, American parents have started to ditch the purées and give babies more choice—and more power—at mealtime.

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Coverage: Chuck Sperry “Only Human” A Solo Exhibition at Harman Projects, NYC

Inspired by our human impulse to create, Chuck Sperry’s solo exhibition Only Human at Harman Projects underscores what it means to be a maker in the 21st century. The exhibition spans Sperry’s long and influential career, featuring new silkscreen prints from the artist’s ongoing “Muse” series and rare works from his archive. Straddling fine art,…

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James Reka – Floriana

James Reka’s latest show, Floriana, opens at Backwoods Gallery, Melbourne this week. The Australian artist returns to his hometown for the first time in six years for this body of work, completed partly at his studio in Malta, and in residence at the gallery. As part of the original Everfresh Crew, Reka initially made his…

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“The Sympathizer” Has an Identity Crisis

The HBO adaptation of Viet Thanh Nguyen’s novel is part espionage thriller, part war drama, and part Hollywood satire—wild genre shifts that come at the expense of its protagonist’s interiority.

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“Scar” by David de la Mano in Salamanca, Spain

In a heartfelt homage to the enduring spirit of women, artist David de la Mano unveils his latest creation, the “Scar” mural, gracing the walls of The House of Women “Clara Campoamor” in Salamanca. Inspired by the moving verses of Louise Glück’s poem “Dress,” the mural stands as a tribute to the strength and beauty…

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“Skin” by David de la Mano in Paris, France

In the heart of Paris, a thought-provoking mural titled “Skin” emerges as a testament to the complexities of human existence. Created by renowned artist David Dela Mano, this mural serves as the centerpiece of an exhibition organized by the Roaming Gallery, captivating audiences with its profound exploration of borders. Located at 47 Rue Barrault in…

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Banksy in London: A Dead Tree and Vivid Hues in Finsbury Park

In an unexpected corner of London’s Finsbury Park, a new Banksy piece silently confronts passersby with a jarring juxtaposition of life and decay. Unannounced but unmistakably Banksy, the artwork features a lifeless tree standing in stark contrast to a backdrop of vibrant green splatters—created, in a twist of irony, with a fire extinguisher. This vivid…

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“Cherry Mouse” by Bordalo II in Lisboa, Portugal

Portuguese artist Artur Bordalo, known as Bordalo II, is renowned for his transformative street art creations. His latest work, the Cherry Mouse, unveiled at the Cor de Chelas Festival  festival, is a testament to his unique approach to art. Situated in Lisbon’s Estrada de Chelas neighborhood, the installation breathes new life into the urban landscape, bringing color…

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