Expanding the Conversation
Whitney Museum curator Barbara Haskell has penned a remembrance of the late Pop artist Robert Indiana, who she says “complicated and expanded the conversation about the meaning of art.” [Artforum]
Ever since his traveling mid-career survey, Kerry James Marshall has been sought after by collectors around the world. David Zwirner is planning a Marshall show for his London gallery, and it’s “going to be very hard to get a painting from that show,” the dealer said. [The Art Newspaper]
Around Art Basel
Have a look around Art Basel’s Parcours section, which places works in unconventional venues around the Swiss city, including parks, churches, and theaters. [ARTnews]
In lieu of fairs, Team Gallery, of New York and Los Angeles, is trying out a new platform for advertising art: Instagram. [Artnet News]
Las Vegas has long been known for its casinos and its glitz but never for its museums, for one simple reason: it’s never had a notable art institution. But that will no longer the case after the Nevada Museum of Art opens a sister institution in the city. [Reno Gazette Journal]
London’s Freelands Foundation has revealed the findings of a report on disparities between women and men in the British art world, as well as the shortlist for its £100,000 Freelands Award, which goes to an institution working with a mid-career female artist. [ARTnews]
But how helpful are art awards, anyway? According to a new report, not every winner gets to reap their respective prize’s benefits. [The Art Newspaper]
Chatting With Artists
Moroccan photographer Hicham Benohoud tells the backstory of his mysterious black-and-white image of a boy in a schoolroom with feet crafted out of cardboard. [The Guardian]
For an exhibition at the California African American Museum in Los Angeles, Shinique Smith has crafted installations about displacement, in the process incorporating elements purchased from the homeless. “It’s about belonging, the need to belong,” Smith said of the work. [Los Angeles Times]
In 1982, Agnes Denes created one of the most notable artworks in New York history—a wheat field that she planted in a landfill. Three and a half decades later, Denes is finally starting to get proper recognition, and now she’s been profiled by T Magazine. [T Magazine]
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