artforum.comMoMA Sues Lower East Side Café and Arts Space over Trademark InfringementThe Museum of Modern Art in New York has filed a lawsuit against a newly-opened green tea café, which also serves as an exhibition space, that accuses the business of infringing on its trademark. MoMaCha opened on 314 Bowery earlier this month with a show by Dallas-based artist Dan Lam.According to the complaint, the “defendants’ willful intent here is clear as there is no possibility that they were not aware of MoMA or its famous MoMA mark. . .They are blatantly attempting to take advantage of the MoMA marks, which are unquestionably famous within the modern and contemporary art space, to
deyoung.famsf.orgWeapons of Mass Seduction: The Art of PropagandaToday a single tweet can reach millions of people instantaneously, but prior to the internet age, the mechanics of shaping public opinion by spreading information and ideas was more regulated, hierarchical, and specialized. For instance, during the First World War, complex military operations were needed to drop propaganda leaflet bombs from airplanes, saturating the landscape with paper messages targeting enemy soldiers and civilians.
artforum.comPhiladelphia’s Institute of Contemporary Art Receives $4.5 Million in GiftsThe Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia announced today that it has received two donations that will endow key curatorial positions. Daniel and Brett Sundheim have donated $3 million, of which $2.5 million will endow the role of chief curator and $500,000 will support a new fund dedicated to exhibition outreach and community engagement. An additional $1.5 million was donated by Andrea B. Laporte and will endow the associate curator position.“We’re incredibly grateful to University of Pennsylvania alumni Daniel and Brett Sundheim and to Andie Laporte for their visionary gifts, which
etsy.comAntique Dresden Porcelain Basket - Gilt Detail with Pink Stylized Flowers, Signed & Dated 1916 - Collectors Gift, Wedding GiftOutstanding example of Dresden Porcelain attributed to either Donath and Company or Richard Klemm Porcelain Company. Many of Donath and Companys porcelain items were of excellent quality and they won exhibition medals at Brussels, Barcelona and Chicago in the 1880s and again in1
artbasel.comArtworld Talk | The 21st Century Kunsthalle: A Roundtable | EventsThe panel addresses the definition and function of a kunsthalle by bringing models from Hong Kong and Basel into conversation with a platform for research and exhibition programming in Riga, taking into account the evolving approaches that institutions can take.Tobias Berger, Head of Arts, Tai Kwun, Hong Kong; Elena Filipovic, Director and Curator, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel; Solvita Krese, Director, The Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art, Riga Moderator: Hera Chan, Independent Curator and Critic, Hong Kong Access: Open to the public and free of charge
archinect.comSteven Holl's Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU to open April 21Steven Holl Architects' new Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA) at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) will open to the public on April 21, 2018. The ICA's new building named the Markel Center will debut with its inaugural exhibition Declaration, an exploration of contemporary art’s power...