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artforum.comCurators for 2019 Armory Show AnnouncedThe Armory Show announced today that Sally Tallant, director of the Liverpool Biennial; Lauren Haynes, curator of contemporary art at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art; and Dan Byers, director of the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University, will curate portions of its 2019 iteration. That edition will mark the fair’s twenty-fifth anniversary since it started in 1994, and will run from March 7 to March 10 on New York’s Piers 92 and 94.Tallant will curate the “Platform” section, a section dedicated to large-scale installations and performances. According to a release,
theparisreview.orgChris Ware, The Art of Comics No. 2 Self-portrait by Chris Ware When you first approach Chris Ware’s house in Oak Park, Illinois, on the western edge of Chicago, it seems like the essence of tree-lined Midwestern normality. Inside, though, it’s a mini-museum, or perhaps a curiosity shop. The decor is...1
historyextra.comA beginner's guide to art historyMuseum researchers tell us that the average visitor spends just 17 to 27 seconds in front of an artwork – yet such a short window of time won't reveal much about the history of the artwork. So, what should you be looking for when you stand in front of a work of art? Here, Dr Laura-Jane Foley shares her top tips on visual analysis and explains why you – the viewer – are just as important as the person who created it…1
cooperhewitt.orgFrom Spiny Leaf to Gossamer Beauty | Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design MuseumAuthor: Mary Lou Murillo In celebration of the second annual New York Textile Month, members of the Textile Society of America will author Object of the Day for the month of September. A non-profit professional organization of scholars, educators, and artists in the field of textiles, TSA provides an international forum for the exchange and dissemination of information about textiles worldwide. One of the finest textile traditions to come out of the Philippines, refined by weavers there for generations, the production of piña cloth endures today as a testament to the creativity and virtuosic skill of the artisans in the archipelago. The pineapple (Ananas comostas), indigenous to Mexico and Brazil, was brought to the Philippines in the 16th century by Spanish conquerors and began to thrive in the lush hills and valleys of Aklan Province on Panay, one of the smaller central islands that make up the Visayas. The environment there was conducive to the growth of the leafy pineapple plant, a
face2faceafrica.comAs other European countries apologise for their colonial past, Portugal plans to celebrate theirsNews that Portugal is planning to build a museum in Lisbon dedicated to the country’s colonial past has been met with criticism from many activists. The museum intends to highlight aspects of the Age of Discovery when Portugal started making claims on countries across the world including Africa, and on which the bedrock of Portuguese...1
fodors.com15 Best Museums in ParisParis has long been a center for art and artists, so it’s no surprise that the city is home to more than a handful of fantastic museums. The infamous collections at the Louvre draw nearly 10 million visitors every year, thanks to the “Mona Lisa”, “Venus de Milo”, and “Winged Victory”; smaller museums, however, are more than worth your time. In this list of 15, you’ll find something for everyone. The City of Light includes such gems as Musée d’Orsay, Musée Rodin, and Centre Georges Pompidou, along with many others. You'll find work from many of the greats including Picasso, Victor Hugo, and Claude Monet. Most Paris museums allow you to purchase your tickets online in advance. While you’ll often be required to pick an entry time, choosing this option will allow you to beat the crowds, spending less time queuing and more time exploring the exhibits. Here's a guide to the museums you shouldn't miss while you're traveling in Paris, France.
washingtonpost.comWatergate’s unforgettable characters sit in her dining room. Does her artwork matter more in the Trump era?Forty-five years after Jane Mason sculpted the men of Watergate, the busts could have another chance at the spotlight — if she can find a museum interested in exhibiting a not-so-subtle reminder of the past.
labrujulaverde.comEl Monolito de Kurkh, primera alusión documental a Israel y a los árabesUna de las piezas arqueológicas más curiosas, interesantes y controvertidas que conserva el British Museum es el llamado Monolito de Kurkh. Se trata de una estela asiria bastante grande que lleva inscritas sendas descripciones del rey Salmanasar III. La información que aporta resulta fundamental par1
jalopnik.comThank God The Spaceship Ferrari 512S Modulo Won't Spend the Rest of Its Life Rotting in a MuseumOf all the strange and bizarre concept cars to ever exist, the Ferrari 512S Modulo Concept is among the strangest and most bizarre. It looks like a car more suited for space exploration than traversing human roads, but now that it runs and is finally road legal, it can finally fulfill its destiny of baffling people on public streets instead of just in a museum somewhere.