For the first time in its 187-year history, the National Academy has included photographers and video and performance artists among its annual nominees, to be formally inducted this evening. Until 2011, only those falling under the painting, sculpture, printmaking and architecture umbrella were eligible to be voted into the Academy.
The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami has hired New York-based independent curator, writer and editor Alex Gartenfeld in the newly created position of curator. Gartenfeld is currently senior editor of A.i.A. and Interview magazine online. He will assume his new post in May, reporting to Bonnie Clearwater, who, in addition to being the museum's director, also serves as chief curator. Read More
When the Miami Art Museum reopens as the Pérez Art Museum Miami in December, it will do so with at least 300 additions to its collection. The museum became a collecting institution in 1996 and has since focused on international contemporary art with a spotlight on the Americas. The Scholls have been building their collection for more than three decades; it spans works from the past 50 years, with an emphasis on work created since 1990.
Mixed Media. Courtesy Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York, and the artist.
Extraction, the most recent series of mixed media collages