Category: Art

Shows! Shows! Shows! 34 New York Must-See Gallery Exhibitions to See This May

The editors at artnet News searched New York City high and low for the most exciting, bizarre, and thought-provoking gallery exhibitions this May.  1. “Matthew Brannon: Concerning Vietnam” at Casey Kaplan Matthew Brannon’s Concerning Vietnam: Oval Office, April 1954 (2017).…

New York Museums Move to Dismiss Artist’s ‘Implausible’ Lawsuit That Claims the Art Industry Is Rigged

A quintet of New York museums are moving to dismiss a $100 million lawsuit filed against them by artist Robert Cenedella, the star of the documentary Art Bastard. Cenedella insists that the institutions are conspiring to raise prices for a…

Here’s Your Go-To Guide for All the Art Fairs During New York’s Frieze Week 2018

This season’s schedule is a bit lighter than years past, with the cancellation of both the Moving Image New York and the short-lived CONCEPTION ART FAIR, and with Collective Design following in NADA’s footsteps by moving to Armory Week. SPRING/BREAK…

Amazon Has Killed Jill Soloway’s TV Show About Judy Chicago’s ‘Womanhouse’

Judy Chicago seems to be everywhere right now, but she will not appear, as previously expected, in a new television series about “Womanhouse,” the groundbreaking feminist art installation she and Miriam Schapiro spearheaded in 1972. Amazon has let the option…

Editors’ Picks: 19 Things to See in New York This Week

Each week, we search New York City for the most exciting, and thought-provoking, shows, screenings, and events. See them below. Tuesday, April 24 Portrait of Mantana Roberts. Photo by Paula Court, 2015. 1. “Artists Studio: Matana Roberts” at the Park…

How I Got My Art Job: Provocative Artist Cary Leibowitz on His Double Life as an Art-Market Rainmaker at Phillips

From fabricators to mummy conservators to private collection managers, the art world is full of fascinating jobs you may not have realized even existed. In artnet News’s column “How I Got My Art Job,” we delve into these enviable art-world…

From ‘Charging Bull’ to the Bull Market: ‘Fearless Girl’ Heads to the New York Stock Exchange

After spending over a year facing down Charging Bull, the diminutive Fearless Girl statue—either a calculating corporate marketing stunt or an inspiring message for women’s equality, depending on who you talk to—is moving to a new home a few blocks…

Step Aside, Robert Mueller. Jim Carrey Is Doing His Own Probe of Donald Trump’s Presidency—in His Artist’s Studio

Say what you will about Jim Carrey—he is extremely prolific. The actor and comedian-turned-artist has been particularly busy in recent weeks, creating a steady stream of political caricatures of the major players in the current Justice Department investigation into the…

‘The Heritage Has Been Lost’: Why an Émigré Opened the First US Museum Dedicated to Palestinian Art and Culture

The first US museum dedicated to Palestinian art and the story of the Palestinian people will open its doors in Woodbridge, Connecticut, on April 22. The Palestine Museum US will be a small but vital platform for artists of Palestinian…

Rob Pruitt and Other Artists Painted Murals of ‘Peanuts’ Characters All Over New York City—See Them Here

Good grief! A corporate public art project has hit the streets of cities around the world, all based on Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, and other characters from Charles M. Schulz‘s beloved Peanuts comic strip. A clever bit of marketing for…

Working-Class Employees Are Vastly Underrepresented in Culture Jobs, a New UK Study Reports

People from working-class backgrounds are vastly underrepresented in arts jobs, according to a new report from a team of sociologists in the UK. Only 18.2 percent of people working in music, performing and visual arts, come from lower-class origins, found…

They ‘Come in Peace’ But They’ve Been Through Hell: Huma Bhabha Brings Her Battle-Scarred Figures to the Met Rooftop

The Pakistani-born artist Huma Bhabha has installed two monumental sculptures on the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The taller of the figures, an ambiguously sexed 12-foot-tall body titled We Come in Peace, suggests a benevolent, many-headed visitor from…

What Is a ‘Narrative Art Museum’? 6 Things to Expect From George Lucas’s New LA Museum

After a year of planning and three proposed cities, filmmaker George Lucas’s forthcoming Lucas Museum of Narrative Art finally broke ground last month in anticipation of its 2022 opening. It’s an exciting time for the Lucas Museum, which for years…

Editors’ Picks: 14 Things to See in New York This Week

Each week, we search New York City for the most exciting and thought-provoking shows, screenings, and events. See them below. Monday, April 16–Sunday, July 29 Installation view of “Visitors to Versailles” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Photo courtesy of…