How Many Trump Neologisms Can The OED Fit Into Its Newest Edition?

If nothing else, Brexit and Trump are endless sources of new words: "Trumponomics (the president’s economic policy), trumpertantrum (angry early-morning tweeting laced with innuendo and falsehood) and trumpkin (a pumpkin carved to resemble the former TV host) are among neologisms added to a watchlist of words that may be fast-tracked into the Oxford English Dictionary. " SOURCE: ArtsJournal - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Must-see shows in January 2017

Monet Fondation Beyeler, Basel 22 January-28 May Whenever a new Claude Monet show appears, the question it inevitably prompts is, why? What more can we possibly learn about one of the most exhibited artists in history? In the case of the Fondation Beyelers exhibition, marking 20 years of the Swiss gallery, the answer is a great deal. A key aim of the show is to present Monet as a more intellectually curious artist than he is often given credit for. Monet theoretically is much [Read Entire Story]

From Copley Square to LAX, Standout Signs from Another Weekend of Anti-Trump Rallies

This Trump protester — complete with a crown, a caged and lame bald eagle — had created one of the most complicated outfits we spotted this past weekend. (photo Hrag Vartanian/Hyperallergic) Another weekend of anti-Trump protests across the United States proved that the new President may be able to Make Protesting Great Again, if nothing else. The weekend was dominated by quickly organized demonstrations at airports and in public parks and squares in cities across the country. There is a new [Read Entire Story]

A New York Times Primer On The New Fight Over US Arts Funding

Not since the days of Ronald Reagan and later Newt Gingrich has the debate over federal arts spending seemed to roil so feverishly. SOURCE: ArtsJournal - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Why Are Poets So Bad At Writing About Their Relationships To Money?

Few poets write honestly about their economic situation. Indeed, it’s a challenge to find any poet willing to come clean about money: wanting it, enjoying it, needing it, or lacking it—even though this must necessarily be our condition. SOURCE: ArtsJournal - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Brussels Art Fair embraces the contemporary

A wall of mirror-plated squares suspended by transparent nylon threads moves gently in the breeze, creating dappled patterns on the floor. The 1963 kinetic sculpture, by the octogenarian Argentinian artist Julio le Parc, is not the kind of art that visitors to the Brussels Art Fair (Brafa) are used to seeing when first entering the fair, which is known for its mixture of antique furniture, tribal art and design objects. But for its 62nd edition, Brafa is embracing the contemporary (until [Read Entire Story]

Artist delves into Iran’s tragic cinema blaze

A new show at the narrative projects gallery in Fitzrovia, London, lifts the lid on a pivotal moment in Irans history, drawing attention to a tragic fire at the Cinema Rex in Abadan, southern Iran on 19 August 1978 (The Unity of Time and Place; 27 January-11 March). The Iranian artist Mahmoud Bakhshi focuses on the blaze which claimed the lives of more than 400 people. Bakhshi is promising an immersive installation using historical events and archival footage to construct a story, with no claim [Read Entire Story]

Drawing the Fragile Vulnerability of Transitioning Bodies

Roey Heifetz, “Confessions,” installation view in a former Berlin church (2015) (all photos by Joachim Schultz) WEST JERUSALEM — Roey Heifetz moved from Israel to Berlin as a young male artist in search of a future and returned five years later as a mature female artist. This transition in gender — but implicitly also in geography — is at the center of her exhibition, Victoria, curated by Timna Seligman. The show, currently on view at the Ticho House in Jerusalem as part of the Sixth Biennale [Read Entire Story]

→ Via Art Cuts

President-elect Trump reportedly aims to change government support for culture: "The Corporation for Public Broadcasting would be privatized, while the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities would be eliminated entirely." SOURCE: Walker Art Center - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

A Showing of Art World Solidarity on Inauguration Day

The #J20 Art Strike outside the Whitney Museum of American Art (all photos courtesy Noah Fischer) A plan to parade missile launchers through the capital; a plagiarized Potemkin village of a trophy cake, sliced by two homophobes sharing the same sword; presidential rhetoric apparently drawn from Wrestlemania broadcasts, Batman movies, and Charles Lindbergh speeches — such moments from the recent US presidential inauguration somehow seemed both surreal and all-too-real. Within these unbelievable, [Read Entire Story]

Report On The State Of British Orchestras: Playing More, Earning Less

"The total number of concerts and performances staged by these organisations increased by 7% between 2013 and 2016, and audiences grew by 3%. Outreach programmes for children and young people saw a 35% increase in participation... Despite the growth in performances, total income among the group studied fell by 5%, with earned income, contributed income and public funding all showing decreases. Earned income continues to account for 48% of all income, while the proportion raised from public [Read Entire Story]

London art world joins weekend of protest

As protests across the globe erupted against the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump and the general climate of repression, restriction, prejudice and woe, the London art world was in the thick of it all. First off, early on the morning of Inauguration Day (20 January), the artist Conrad Shawcross made his contribution to the Build Bridges Not Walls campaign by unfurling a giant banner declaring migration is as old as language along Westminster Bridge in the shadow of the Houses of [Read Entire Story]

Walker Seen: Preview the 2017 Jewelry and Accessory Makers Mart

In anticipation of the 2017 Walker’s ;Jewelry and Accessory Makers Mart on February 4, we interviewed three of the designers whose work will be on view this year. More than 15 jewelry artists—as well as accessory designers—will present their unique, hand-crafted products. With 10 new artists from across the country participating in the event, the Makers […] In anticipation of the 2017 Walker’s ;Jewelry… SOURCE: Walker Art Center - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

How Art Making Is Like World Building

Ajay Kurian, “Liebig Ball 3” (all photos by the author for Hyperallergic) KALAMAZOO, Mich. — “How might our understanding of art shift if we consider artworks not strictly as objects but individual, constructed worlds?” This is the question posed by Worlding, a five-person show envisioned and executed by the New York Professional Outreach Program’s curator Mia Curran at the Richmond Center for Visual Arts at Western Michigan University. The question acknowledges the art-making [Read Entire Story]

Pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard Wins €250K Siemens Music Prize

Recent winners of the annual lifetime achievement award from the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts include Mariss Jansons, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Christoph Eschenbach, and Per Nørgård. SOURCE: ArtsJournal - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Art world romance is in the air… on Grope Mountain

The most romantic day of the year is almost here (yes, we're already thinking about 14 February) and, as ever, the art world has the big night covered. Adventure-seekers in London and Liverpool can reach new heights of pleasure at Grope Mountaina climbable wall made with custom holds shaped like human orifices and appendages. The wall, created by the experimental design studio Bompas & Parr, first opened at New York's Museum of Sex in 2015 where many of the multi-coloured, larger-than-life [Read Entire Story]

B&H Photo’s Move to New Jersey May Violate Labor Laws

Workers lining up outside B&H’s Evergreen Avenue warehouse in Bushwick on the morning they voted to unionize (photo by the author for Hyperallergic) B&H Photo has announced that it will close its two warehouses in Brooklyn and consolidate operations in a New Jersey depot, prompting the United Steelworkers (USW) to accuse the company of seeking to disrupt ongoing labor contract negotiations, thereby violating federal labor laws. The union filed unfair labor practice charges against [Read Entire Story]

A Year Out Of Bankruptcy, Philly’s Please Touch Museum Has A Revamped Mission

Per a strategic plan developed with Michael Kaiser, "We will feel a little less like Disney and a little more like a place where children are really exploring all the wonderful things that will make them want to be learners the rest of their lives," says the Please Touch CEO. SOURCE: ArtsJournal - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

‘Exemplary’ Rialto Bridge restoration project finishes on time

The restoration of the oldest bridge across Venices Grand Canal, the 16th-century stone arch Ponte di Rialto, was completed at the end of Decemberalthough local vandals have already defaced the structure with graffiti. The 18-month project, which began in May 2015, has proceeded in sections so the bridge, a popular tourist attraction, could stay open throughout the work. A trio of construction companies won the 3.4m contract from the Venice city council, while the local businessman Renzo Rossi, [Read Entire Story]

Everybody’s Favorite Installation At LACMA Will Stay There Permanently

"Random International's Rain Room, the large-scale, interactive installation in which visitors experience an artificial downpour but never get wet, has been acquired by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art." SOURCE: ArtsJournal - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Five must-see shows at Condo 2017 in London

The second edition of Condo opens this weekend (until 11 February) with 15 London galleries hosting 36 of their international contemporaries. Galleries, from as far away as Shanghai and Guatemala City, will bring works by their artists and put on exhibitions in London spacesall for a fraction of the price of showing at an international fair. I was particularly interested in proposing Condo as one alternative model because I feel that the current structure galleries are expected to operate in [Read Entire Story]

One Poem by Marwa Helal

Christine Gedeon, “OSH, Brooklyn (Plot re-visualized)” (2012), thread, fabric, and paint on raw black canvas, 32 x 54 inches (image courtesy the artist and Jane Lombard Gallery) the middle east is missing wha do osama bin laden and i have in common?  saddam? qaddafi? mubarak? sharon? peres? is kashmir? is asia? is persia? is europe? is iran? is jordan? is kurd? a language? a religion? cuisine? borders on bordering? wha do you and i have in common? red sea dead sea an empire syria [Read Entire Story]

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