Artpace has announced the appointment of Amada Cruz as executive director.
Cruz has served as a guest curator at Artpace, the contemporary art space in San Antonio, Tex., from 1999 to 2001. Working with other curators, she chose young artists to participate in Artpace's residency program, among them Arturo Herrerra and Rebecca Holland.
Longtime art critic for Time magazine Robert Hughes died yesterday in New York City, after what his wife, Doris Downes, characterized as a long illness.
Hughes will be best remembered for "The Shock of the New," an eight-part documentary series on the history of modern art that ran on the BBC and PBS in 1980, which was viewed by 25 million viewers. He wrote a very successful book of the same name (1991) based on the series. Besides writing criticism for Time and other publications, Hughes wrote several other books, including and one on Goya (2006), and one on Rome (2012) and created two more television documentaries, "American Visions" in 1997 and "Goya: Crazy Like a Genius" in 2002.
Photographer Ryan McGinley has debuted a new video project, Varúđ, a short film set to the sounds of Icelandic band Sigur Rós's song of the same name. In the piece, a woman in a golden wig skips through the streets of New York. The dreamlike scene becomes more surreal as it progresses, as traffic freezes and time seems to stand still.
"I wanted to bring childhood innocence to the streets, through a character whose own light and wonder effects the world around her," wrote McGinley in a statement accompanying the film. "I'm always interested in an atmosphere where dreams and reality mingle on equal terms."
The Museum of Modern Art announced this afternoon that Laurence Kardish, senior curator in the Department of Film, will step down after 44 years at the museum. First appointed a curatorial assistant in 1968, Kardish has been senior curator since 1999.
2012, aluminum, wood, sublimation print on polyester and concrete, 71 3/4 by 122 1/2 by 135 inches overall. Courtesy Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New Yor