The Hammer Museum in Los Angeles will welcome two new additions to its curatorial staff, both starting this summer. Cornelia Butler, named in April as co-curator with Michael Ned Holte of the upcoming Hammer biennial "Made in LA 2014," will assume the position of chief curator. She replaces Douglas Fogle, who left the Hammer in 2011 to be an independent curator. Aram Moshayedi, currently of REDCAT, will also join the Hammer, in the newly created position of curator. Read More
In the latest development in an ongoing conflict, students at New York's Cooper Union have occupied the office of school president Jamshed Bharucha for a full week. They have vowed to continue their protest until Bharucha steps down. "It's very evident that he does not believe in the mission of the school," second-year art student Angus Buchanan-Smith told A.i.A. during a visit this week to the East Village college.
Dominic Molon has been named the new curator of contemporary art at the Museum of Art Rhode Island School of Design, Providence (RISD Museum). Molon has been the chief curator at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis since 2010. Previously, he was a curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Molon fills the vacancy left by Judith Tannenbaum, who stepped down in February after 13 years in the position. She will remain with the museum as an adjunct curator through the end of the year. Read More
The Venice Biennale has finally earned a stamp of approval from the Vatican, which will have a pavilion for the first time this year, in its 55th outing. After announcing its intention to exhibit last year, the Vatican has kept the details of its pavilion hidden until today, just two weeks before the exhibition's opening date.
The jury for the 55th Venice Biennale (Jun. 1-Nov. 24), which chooses the winners of the Golden and Silver Lion awards, has been announced. The 2013 jurors are Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy of Mexico, Italy's Francesco Manacorda, Jessica Morgan of Great Britain, Nigeria's Bisi Silva and Ali Subotnick of the U.S. Read More
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