Have you ever wanted to ask an artist a question, but didn't know how? You may soon have your chance.
"Office Hours," a new program dedicated to connecting artists and audiences, starts this month at LAXART, a nonprofit contemporary art venue in Los Angeles. A play on the academic tradition of one-on-one student-professor meetings, "Office Hours" presents free opportunities to engage in 50-minute conversations with participating artists to discuss their work or other subjects. Read More
As the opening of this year's 55th Venice Biennale approaches, many countries have already released the names of the artists who will be featured in their national pavilions. The Biennale, which runs from June 1st to Nov. 24th, 2013, takes place at the Giardini and at the Arsenale, as well as other venues around Venice. Read More
Catalan surrealist photographer Joan Fontcuberta has been named the winner of the 2013 Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography. The artist received a $156,000 prize during ceremony held in his native Barcelona on Mar. 7.
MoMA PS1 and MoMA's Department of Architecture and Design have put out a call for artists, architects, and designers to submit their ideas for the rehabilitation of Rockaway Beach. The initiative, titled EXPO 1: NEW YORK–Rockaway Call for Ideas, is not the MoMA's first effort to help restore storm-battered communities—the museum held a benefit at Art Basel Miami Beach last December to raise money for Hurricane Sandy relief.
Yesterday the Bloomberg Administration announced the dates for NYCxDESIGN, the first annual exposition dedicated to New York City's contributions to design. It will take place May 10–21 throughout all five boroughs. This event will coincide with the Frieze Art Fair on Randall's Island (May 10–13) and the International Contemporary Furniture Fair at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center (May 18–21).
City Council speaker Christine C. Quinn first introduced the event in her February 2012 State of the City Address. "NYCxDESIGN will help demonstrate that New York City is the design capital of the world," she explained. "All five boroughs are home to a staggering amount of design talent in a wide range of disciplines," she continued, "and this inaugural, city-wide event will help harness this potential and turn it into a tool for economic growth."
Mixed Media. Courtesy Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York, and the artist.
Extraction, the most recent series of mixed media collages