• Claude Monet’s painting confirmed genuine by using SPECIM’s hyperspectral camera

      Wednesday, 25 March 2015 20:15

      Monet’s painting confirmed genuine by using SPECIM’s hyperspectral camera. 23 March, 2015. The 1891 work ‘A Haystack in the Evening Sun’ was found to be a genuine piece of Claude Monet’s work by researchers at the University of Jyväskylä in the Department of Mathematical Information Technology. The research team revealed a layer of paint over […]

    • Beyond the Aural: Mark Jackson on Sound Art

      Tuesday, 24 March 2015 09:00

      I first became interested in sound art well before I became interested, or even knew anything about, curating.  However I was heavily influenced from a relatively young age by considerations that are essentially curatorial. I’ll have to give you a bit of background. In the late ‘80s I spent the school holidays in Kuwait. The […]

    • The Roving Eye | Film

      Sunday, 22 March 2015 17:07

      The Roving Eye By Tony Zaza BE NOT INHOSPITABLE TO STRANGERS LEST THEY BE ANGELS IN DISGUISE. The Better Angels, Terrence Malick’s silent black and white movie restores the promise of cinema as a medium that can invade conscience.  Once viewed psychic apathy is impossible. Poetically bleak and somber, the coonskin voiceover narrative conveys a […]

    • Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic’ at the Brooklyn Museum

      Tuesday, 17 March 2015 20:17

      NEWS By ROBERTA SMITH | NY TIMES You can love or hate Kehinde Wiley’s bright, brash, history-laden, kitsch-tinged portraits of confident, even imperious young black men and women. But it is hard to ignore them, especially right now, with scores of them bristling forth from “Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic,” the artist’s mind-teasing, eye-catching survey […]

    • Art Basel Shows How Far Hong Kong Has Come

      Tuesday, 17 March 2015 03:41

      NEWS By JOYCE LAU for NY Times HONG KONG — Collectors and museum directors from around the world had the chance on Friday to deal discreetly with the 223 galleries participating in the third Art Basel in Hong Kong fair. The private viewing was the quiet before the storm on Saturday night, when the event […]

    • journal/letter/conversation – publisher/editor

      Sunday, 8 March 2015 17:54

      March 13, 2015 From: Fredrik Redan Subject: Text to journal, letter via Hans Date: March 13, 2015 at 4:17:19 AM EDT Read about Hans Andre and came to think of his early years when he worked together with Staffan Hallström. Staffan who were older and well-established artist, he later received the title of professor, began […]

    • I Got Kicked Off of Facebook for Posting Images of Medieval Art

      Friday, 6 March 2015 21:17

      March 6, 2015 • By Jerry Saltz | NYMAG On Tuesday morning, I tried to log into Facebook via my iPhone. It didn’t work. I didn’t think anything of it, as I often don’t remember my passwords. When I tried again on my laptop, however, I wasn’t able to log in either, and instead got […]

    • MoMA’s Björk Disaster

      Friday, 6 March 2015 04:05

      By Jerry Saltz | Vulture Without quite meaning to, I seem to have prereviewed the Museum of Modern Art’s current Björk show. I greeted its June announcement with dismay, writing, “Today the Museum of Modern Art crawled deeper into cravenness, announcing the upcoming ‘full-scale retrospective’ of Björk. Don’t get me wrong: I love Björk and […]

    • 2015 Armory Show fair puts focus on Middle Eastern artists

      Wednesday, 4 March 2015 03:44

      By Geoff Edgers | Source: The Washington Post NEW YORK — The golden Saddam Hussein statues hadn’t arrived, but Wafaa Bilal decided it was time to come up with a price tag. The 2015 edition of the Armory Show fair would open Thursday to the public. “I’m thinking $80,000 to $100,000,” Bilal said casually to […]

    • Art of the State – Banksy

      Saturday, 28 February 2015 23:29

      When Time magazine selected the British artist Banksy—graffiti master, painter, activist, filmmaker and all-purpose provocateur—for its list of the world’s 100 most influential people in 2010, he found himself in the company of Barack Obama, Steve Jobs and Lady Gaga. He supplied a picture of himself with a paper bag (recyclable, naturally) over his head. […]