August 28, 2013 |
In an interesting twist for those watching the empty chair in the director's office at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam director Ann Goldstein has resigned from that position. Goldstein has been identified as a possible successor to departing MOCA director Jeffery Deitch. Goldstein, who was senior curator at MOCA before she left to direct the Stedelijk, will leave the Amsterdam museum's top job Dec. 1. She has been director since January 2010. Goldstein led the Stedelijk through the final years of a massive renovation -- altogether it had been closed for nine years.
May 30, 2013 |
While the Venice Biennale attracts the contemporary art crowd this week, curator Emi Fontana has helped turn Milan into a destination for Mike Kelley fans. The Milan-born, L.A.-based curator has just finished installing “Mike Kelley: Eternity is a Long Time” in the massive kunsthalle HangarBicocca, one of the biggest shows organized since the artist's death in 2012. It features eight major installations, including two she had exhibited at her own gallery in Milan in 2000 before an eight-year romantic relationship with the artist.
May 30, 2013 |
"Failure" is, ironically, the most successful piece in littlewhitehead's mixed bag of a show at Marine Contemporary. The Glasgow-based team of Craig Little and Blake Whitehead gathered leftover scraps from what they deemed doomed artworks from the past six years and packed them into a dense, ragged ball, roughly 3 1/2 feet in diameter. The tumbleweed of junked ideas contains stuffed animals, a wig, creepy casts of hands and heads, notebook drawings, a toy car, an ink bottle, a towel, a crusty paintbrush and numerous items of clothing, from men's neckties to children's pajamas.
April 23, 2013 |
After the coffee. Before building a soundproof bedroom. The Skinny: I'm going to be groggy all day. I live behind a large apartment building and last night my annoying neighbors woke me up at 2 a.m. until I screamed for them to shut the you-know-what up. It worked. Tuesday's headlines include Netflix's strong first-quarter results and how Hollywood is going after older viewers. Daily Dose: Aereo, the start-up company that distributes broadcast TV signals via the Internet, said it will officially launch in Boston on May 15. Aereo has been in an ugly legal battle with CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox and other broadcasters which claim it is stealing their signal and potentially undercutting their business.
March 6, 2013 |
Don and Mera Rubell are known in the art world as the New York-to-Miami transplants who helped to bring the Art Basel art fair to Florida and opened a museum-like space there for their cutting-edge collection. Not so well known: their connections to California. They lived here briefly in 1969, when Don did his internship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center before becoming a gynecologist. In 2005 and 2006 they flew from Miami to Los Angeles so often in search of new, exciting art that they called their resulting exhibition "Red Eye. " "We could have called it GPS," Mera said, laughing, remembering crisscrossing the city to reach artists' studios.
January 28, 2013 |
Los Angeles has no shortage of activity for art buffs in recent days with two fairs recently in town, the L.A. Art Show and Art Los Angeles Contemporary, both of which ended their runs Sunday. This week, a third fair will open, but one will have a bookish twist. LA Art Book Fair will hold its first installment at MOCA's Geffen Contemporary in Little Tokyo from Friday through Sunday, with an official opening on Thursday evening. The event is free to the public. The fair is intended to be a companion to the annual NY Art Book Fair in New York.