A new round of five Art Breaks videos launches today on MTV. Artists contribute 30-second videos that will be seen by MTV's 600 million global viewers, starting with Guido van der Werve today and Andrew Kuo, Divya Mehra, Semâ Bekirovic and Cody Critcheloe (SSION) to follow over the coming month. The project is a collaboration with New York public art organization Creative Time and New York's MoMA PS1.
This is the second installment of a project that launched earlier this year with Mads Lynnerup, Tala Madani, Rashaad Newsome, Jani Ruscica in collaboration with Sinii Pelkki, and Mickalene Thomas. The project revives a series that aired in 1985 with videos by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Richard Prince and others.
A singular, bold work of chiaroscuro in slashing steel by Pritzker Prize-winning architect, Zaha Hadid, the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum opened this weekend in East Lansing, Mich., interpolating its uncompromising modernity into the Michigan State University Campus like a dare.
Two exhibitions inaugurated what the museum says will be a perpetually rotating series of exhibits: "In Search of Time," a compelling collection of multi-media contemporary and historical art and "Global Groove," a collection of 12 video installations by artists from 10 different countries. (There are no plans for a gallery to house the permanent collection.)
Jay Sanders and Nav Haq are the recipients of this year's Independent Vision Curatorial Award from Independent Curators International, New York. The biannual award for early or midcareer curators comes with a $4,000 stipend to be put toward a new project.
The winners were selected by Hans Ulrich Obrist, co-director of Serpentine Gallery, London, from a field of 16 candidates who were nominated by 15 international curators.
The new and highly anticipated EXPO Chicago just finished its four-day run (Sept. 20–23) with the promise to re-establish Chicago as a top player in the crowded art fair schedule, after the decline and eventual demise of Art Chicago held each spring at the Merchandise Mart. Approximately 100 galleries, many of which had not participated in the Chicago fair for quite some time, returned to Navy Pier, site of the original Chicago International Art Exposition, established in 1980, whose golden years organizer Tony Karman seeks to revive.