Posted: Sunday January 12, 2014
It seems art has gone Hollywood these days, with record-breaking prices and long gallery lines. But a series of shows in 2014 is set to shake us out of our consumerist complacency. We witness the insane prices that billionaires pay for art, and imagine it decorating their yachts. We stand in line to see exhibitions of the usual suspectsÃfÂ¢e"Impressionists, girls with pearl earrings, high-end fashion designersÃfÂ¢e"and feel as though weÃfÂ¢e(TM)re in line for a Hollywood blockbuster. These days, itÃfÂ¢e(TM)s easy to imagine that art has joined the world of the superficial and consumable. All the old claims that art is good for the soul, and for society, can seem either overblown or out of date. So itÃfÂ¢e(TM)s a pleasant surprise to find that, in the huge roster of shows coming to art museums in 2014, a good number number seem likely to wake us up to the state of our world today and to the problems weÃfÂ¢e(TM)re facing. Here are 20 exhibitions that look set to shake us out of our consumerist complacency. To read the full article by Blake Gopnik on the DailyBeast.com click here.
Posted: Wednesday April 18, 2012
The New York museum has been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the Henry Luce Foundation to support the installation of its permanent collection in its new Meatpacking District location, which is projected to open in 2015.
Posted: Sunday April 15, 2012
James Franco is as meta as it gets, the ultimate in creative cross-pollination. He’s an actor-turned-artist-turned-author-turned-actor-playing-an-artist-named-Franco in the soap opera “General Hospital." His new self-referential filmic offshoot, “Francophrenia” documents that experience. He’s also been cast in the upcoming Seth Rogen movie, in which he plays -- who else -- the actor-artist-author James
Posted: Wednesday April 11, 2012
Considered by many to be the godfathers of electronic music for their ’70s synth rhythms and melodies, German electro-pop outfit Kraftwerk still makes an impact more than 30 years later. “We’re charging our battery,” sang Ralf Hütter last night at the Museum of Modern Artduring the show’s first song, “The