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Researchers say ancient Philistine town located in Israel
Yosef Garfinkel, professor at the Hebrew University, displays pottery vessels that were found at the site claimed to be the Biblical town of Ziklag near the southern Israeli city of Kiryat Gat on July 8, 2019. Researchers in Israel said they have pinpointed the site of an ancient Philistine town mentioned in the biblical tale of David seeking refuge from the Israelite king Saul. Ziklag was a town under the rule of a Philistine king in nearby Gath after the ancient "sea peoples" began arriving in the region in the 12th century BC, the researchers say. MENAHEM KAHANA / AFP.

by Alexandra Vardi

QIRYAT GAT (AFP).- Researchers in Israel said Monday they believe they have pinpointed the site of an ancient Philistine town mentioned in the biblical tale of David seeking refuge from the Israelite king Saul. Ziklag was a town under the rule of a Philistine king in nearby Gath after the ancient "sea peoples" began arriving in the region in the 12th century BC, the researchers say. A biblical tale says the town became the unlikely seat of David before his anointment as king in Hebron following Saul’s death. "It is not 100 percent sure, but I think it’s 90 percent that this was biblical Ziklag," said Yosef Garfinkel, head of the institute of archaeology at Jerusalem’s Hebrew University. The excavation began in 2015 and the researchers plan to continue with further digs. "I hope it will be enough to clarify all the important aspects of the site," Garfinkel said at the site on a hilltop near the city of Qiryat Gat in central Israel. … More

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The Science Museum has launched a major new exhibition exploring communications intelligence and cyber security over the course of 100 years. Top Secret: From ciphers to cyber security marks the centenary of GCHQ, the UK’s Intelligence, Security and Cyber agency which was first acknowledged in law in 1994. Through never-before-seen objects, interactive puzzles and first-person interviews, the exhibition explores the challenges of maintaining digital security in the 21st century and the unique technologies used throughout the history of one of the UK’s intelligence agencies. © Jody Kingzett, Science Museum Group
See Ruskin masterpieces in Cumbria: His home and inspiration UK spy agency decrypts some secrets with new exhibition Texan widow gives massive donation of art to French gallery

John Ruskin, Dawn, Coniston, 1873 (detail). Watercolour over pencil. Acquired with the support of a V&A Purchase Grant and the Friends of Abbot Hall, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal, Cumbria.

KENDAL.- Abbot Hall Art Gallery will stage one of its biggest ever exhibitions this month: Ruskin, Turner & the Storm Cloud. The exhibition opens on 12 July and runs until 5 October 2019. It will include more than 135 works and stretch across six galleries. It takes place during the 200th anniversary year of John Ruskin’s birth (8 February 1819). Helen Watson, Lakeland Arts’ Director of Programming, said: “Ruskin, Turner & the Storm Cloud will be one of our biggest ever shows. This year is hugely significant in celebrating Ruskin and we are delighted to have this landmark exhibition at Abbot Hall during the 200th anniversary of his birth. It’s particularly apt that the exhibition takes place in Cumbria – the home of Ruskin and the place he found most inspiration.” John Ruskin (1819-1900) was the leading English art historian of the Victorian era, as well as an art patron, draughtsman, w … More

Pickwick phone © The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, GCHQ.

LONDON (AFP).- Historic gadgets used by British spies will be revealed for the first time later this week, as one of the country’s intelligence agencies steps out the shadows to mark its centenary — and to educate people about the risks of cyber-attacks. The Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) will hold an unprecedented exhibition at London’s Science Museum, taking visitors through 100 years of secret conversations and eavesdropping. It was the codebreakers of GCHQ at Bletchley Park who helped break the Germans’ Enigma code during World War II — as portrayed in the Oscar-winning 2014 film The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch. A prototype of the Enigma cipher machine used by the Germans will be on display. But the standout exhibit at this new exhibition is the 5-UCO machine developed in 1943 to send decrypted German messages to officers in the field. "It was one of the first electronic and fully unbreakable cipher machines and was considered … More

This file photo taken on April 15, 2013 shows US art collector Spencer Hays delivering a speech after receiving the Officer of Legion of Honour from the French culture minister at the Orsay Museum in Paris. FRANCOIS GUILLOT / AFP.

PARIS (AFP).- A Texan widow who discovered a love for French art during a trip to Paris in the 1970s is to donate another part of her vast collection of 19th-century masterpieces to France. Marlene Hays and her late husband, businessman Spencer Hays, had already given 187 artworks to the Orsay museum in Paris worth more than 173 million euros ($195 million), the biggest donation to a French museum since World War II. Now Hays, 82, who was widowed in 2017, is giving a further donation of 106 works from mostly post-Impressionist artists including Matisse, Bonnard, Modigliani and the sculptor Camille Claudel. The latest gift of 40 paintings, 47 works on paper and 19 sculptures brings the Hays’ donation to the world’s greatest collection of Impressionist art to nearly 300 pieces. The couple — who used to give each other masterworks for their birthdays … More
Tatjana Pieters announces the passing of conceptual painter Philippe Van Snick Anne Ellegood named ICA LA’s next Executive Director Glass Maestro Lino Tagliapietra opens exhibition at Schantz Galleries

Philippe Van Snick, studio view March 2018 © Photo Joris Casaer.

GENT.- Tatjana Pieters announced the passing of Philippe Van Snick, one of the precursors of conceptual painting in Belgium since the early 1970s. The artist lived and worked in Brussels, Belgium. Van Snick held solo exhibitions at Wide White Space Gallery, Antwerp (BE, 1972, 1974, 1975), BOZAR, Brussels (BE, 1988), Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp (BE, 1990), Art Gallery of York University, Toronto (CA, 1999), S.M.A.K., Ghent (BE, 2001), Museum M, Leuven (BE, 2010), Tatjana Pieters, Ghent (BE, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018), Nuno Centeno, Porto (PT, 2013, 2018), Arcade, London (UK, 2014), Exile Gallery, Vienna (2019), Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro & Casa Modernista, São Paulo (BR, 2015), Grazer Kunstverein, Graz (AU, 2016), De Hallen, Haarlem (NL, 2016) and M HKA, Antwerp (BE, 2017). In 2018 Van Snick was awarded the Ultima for Visual Arts 2017, a quality label with which the Flemish Community recognizes the cultural importance o … More

Ellegood is currently the senior curator at the Hammer Museum.

LOS ANGELES, CA.- The Board of Directors of the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles announced today the appointment of Anne Ellegood as the museum’s next executive director. Ellegood is currently the senior curator at the Hammer Museum. She succeeds Elsa Longhauser, who is stepping down from her position after 19 years of leadership and notably oversaw the museum’s transformation from the Santa Monica Museum of Art (SMMoA) into the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (ICA LA). Ellegood will assume her new role on September 16, 2019. “On behalf of the board of directors and search committee, we are proud to welcome Anne Ellegood as the next executive director of ICA LA. Anne is a remarkable curator with an ongoing commitment to social practice programming and scholarship. These accomplishments, along with her longstanding connections to the Los Angeles community, make her the ideal leader to usher in a new chapter in the m … More

Maestro Lino Tagliapietra with The Secret Garden (Lagoon), Blown glass, 60 x 60 inches. Photo: Jim Schantz.

STOCKBRIDGE, MASS.- Schantz Galleries will be presenting forty works by Maestro Lino Tagliapietra, featuring his most recent innovations in glass. Tagliapietra, who will be at the opening event on Friday July 12, will introduce two of his newest innovations: Secret Garden (Laguna), a large installation of individually blown glass leaves in jewel-like aquatic colors inspired by Venice’s hidden parks, displayed as a group across the wall as if scattered by a gentle breeze; and Aurora, an LED illuminated glass panel, suggestive of the soft shimmer of the northern lights in the night sky. The title of this exhibition, Visionary honors Tagliapietra as an artist of foresight and imagination who transcends his thinking mind to embrace his intuition and access the mysterious and the beautiful. He sees and visualizes the unseen. He dares to experiment, demonstrating humility and vulnerability because he is not afraid of failure. … More
Social media rescue Morocco’s last woman potters Badischer Kunstverein opens Mai-Thu Perret’s first major solo exhibition in Germany Fort Gansevoort commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising with exhibition

Moroccan potter Aicha Tabiz (L), also known as Mama Aicha, sits next to British apprentice Kim West (R), 33, during a pottery workshop near the village of Ourtzagh in the foothills of the Rif mountains on June 12, 2019. FADEL SENNA / AFP.

OURTZAGH (AFP).- Beautiful handcrafted pottery made by Mama Aicha rarely sells in Morocco anymore, but thanks to social media her ancient techniques are drawing students from around the world to the foothills of the Rif mountains. "When I heard about the workshop on Instagram, I signed up immediately because the practice is disappearing," said Mirna Banieh, a young artist who travelled to Morocco from the West Bank town of Ramallah. "Mama Aicha is old and her knowledge must be passed down," she added. Banieh’s four fellow students sit cross-legged on mats, their hands covered in clay learning from the 82-year-old potter. They came from London and Nairobi to a remote hamlet at the end of a rocky trail for a week-long initiation. Their goal is to learn how to shape clay pieces by hand, dry them in the sun, fire them in a large open … More

Mai-Thu Perret, Eventail des caresses (Coeur), Bronze, 2018. Photo by Annik Wetter. Courtesy of the artist.

KARLSRUHE.- Grammar and Glamour presents Mai-Thu Perret’s first major solo exhibition in Germany. Perret works with diverse formats and media, including painting, sculpture, ceramics, tapestry, film, performance, and texts. In her work, the artist turns her attention toward a discourse of feminism and spirituality which she associates in a singular way with artistically immanent questions of materiality and form. Her handling of a variety of ceramics and tapestry techniques refers to Perret’s interest in the arts and crafts movement as an alternative form of artistic expression. Realistic sculptures depicting female fighters and reformers are linked in the most intimate way with approaches to formal abstraction, which moreover reference her continuous scrutiny of painting and the possibilities of painterly transformation. But Perret’s oeuvre is by no means self-referential; it is instead bound up with concrete narrative contexts. To some extent, … More

Peter Hujar, Candy Darling on Her Deathbed, 1973. Pigmented ink print, 20 x 16 inches.

NEW YORK, NY.- Fort Gansevoort presents A Look Back: 50 Years After Stonewall, organized by Lucy Beni and Adam Shopkorn. The exhibition commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising, a six-day riot said to have been spontaneously set off by Marsha P. Johnson in protest of one of many regular police raids at The Stonewall Inn, a gay bar located in New York City’s Greenwich Village. This event marks the beginning of the Gay Liberation movement and the contemporary fight for LGBTQ+ rights in the United States. A Look Back: 50 Years After Stonewall unites the work of queer artists living and producing in and around New York City beginning around the time of the Stonewall Uprising in 1969 and leading into the 1980s. This is only a portion of the story, an incomplete history, most especially given that the Gay Liberation movement and its coinciding contemporary art market had not placed transgender voices nor people of … More
England’s Creative Coast: Seven new site-specific arts commissions announced today Paddle8 announces new Head of Partnerships, Marketing & Social Media, Valentine Uhovski Painting/Sculpture: Marianne Boesky Gallery opens a group exhibition

Jasleen Kaur, Marbled Busts.

MARGATE.- The cultural renaissance transforming the seaside towns of England’s South East — spearheaded by the region’s world-class galleries and arts organisations — is the inspiration for England’s Creative Coast, a series of art commissions and creative initiatives that will connect the coastline of Essex, Kent and East Sussex, bringing new visitors to the region. The first artwork will be launched in spring 2020 with Michael Rakowitz’s commission in Margate, with the others following sequentially over the summer. This ground-breaking project, which is led by Turner Contemporary and Visit Kent and principally funded by Arts Council England and Visit England / Visit Britain through the Discover England Fund, encompasses: • Waterfronts, curated by Tamsin Dillon – a series of seven new site-specific art commissions by Andreas Angelidakis, Mariana Castillo Deball, Holly Hendry, … More

Previously Uhovski served as Head of Fashion, Culture and Events at Tumblr. Photo: Ben Rosser courtesy of Valentine Uhovski.

NEW YORK, NY.- Paddle8 announces the hiring of Valentine Uhovski as the brand’s new Head of Partnerships, Marketing & Social Media. Previously Uhovski served as Head of Fashion, Culture and Events at Tumblr. Uhovski will lead the existing roster partnerships and expand a program of collaborations, extending to luxury brands and guest curators. He will oversee Paddle8’s tentpole events as well as expand community outreach and collaboration from a global perspective. “We are thrilled for Valentine to join the Paddle8 team,” states Paddle8 CEO Izabela Depczyk. “Valentine brings to bear more than seven years at the helm of Tumblr’s culture partnerships and events, at Paddle8 he will serve in a key strategic role to oversee the growth of our partnerships, oversee marketing as well as our social media channels.” “I … More

Installation view. Courtesy of Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, Aspen. Photo: Peter Kaiser.

NEW YORK, NY.- Marianne Boesky Gallery is presenting Painting/Sculpture, an exhibition featuring Jennifer Bartlett, Gina Beavers, Lynda Benglis, Sheila Hicks, Donald Moffett, Howardena Pindell, and Frank Stella. Painting/Sculpture is on view from July 10 through August 9 across both of the gallery’s Chelsea locations at 509 and 507 W. 24th Street. Among the highlights in the exhibition is Lot 080711 (the radiant future) by Donald Moffett, which shows his continued interest in dispensing with traditionally understood conceptions of painting. The work uses a concrete mixer as a painting support, fusing the three-dimensionality of sculpture with the two-dimensional nature of painting. Moffett’s work is juxtaposed with Frank Stella’s Cantahar, in which the artist creates an incredible sense of depth and shadow within a flat surface. Here, Stella approaches sculptural … More

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ORANGE (AFP).- Techno pioneer Jeff Mills said Thursday that electronic music has become too "middle class" and lost its political edge. The American DJ and record producer who founded the hugely influential Detroit collective Underground Resistance, said "bubblegum" pop has taken over the dance floors, airwaves and earphones of the world over. "Music, especially dance music, used to be more political. The make up of the people back in the 1970s and early 1980s was very mixed between gay and straight, people from everywhere, it was a melting pot." That "made it easier to speak about certains ideas like violence, brutality and racism," Mills insisted. "Now electronic music is primarily made by a certain type of people, typically middle class that probably have a pretty comfortable lifestyle." The more political concerns that Mills believes music should … More Maupin opens an exhibition of work by London-based artist Mandy El-Sayegh
HONG KONG.- Lehmann Maupin is presenting Dispersal, an exhibition of work by London-based artist Mandy El-Sayegh. For the artist’s first solo exhibition in Asia, El-Sayegh presents new paintings, sculpture, and installation. Together, the works offer insight into El-Sayegh’s complex assessment of the systems—from global finance and media, to more organic and aesthetic frameworks—by which we make meaning, assign worth, and construct personal identity and culture. As part of a generation coming of age at the turn of the 21st century, El-Sayegh’s artistic sensibility is informed by the fractured and diffused nature of acquiring knowledge and personal perspective amidst our globalized, information-saturated era. Her Net-Grid studies included in the exhibition visually recreate the process by which one’s psyche seeks, traps, retains, and associates information, … More to launch new gallery with July 27 auction of breweriana, advertising, coin-ops and muscle cars
WILLOUGHBY, OH.- Milestone Auctions in suburban Cleveland will open the doors to their brand new, purpose-built gallery on Saturday, July 27 with an 800-lot sale of breweriana and advertising; coin-ops, and classic-era muscle cars offered with no reserve. “In only a few short years, our auction business has grown exponentially,” explained Miles King, who co-owns Milestone Auctions along with business partner Chris Sammet. “Because of that growth, we really needed a larger space. We decided to take the leap and, instead of renting, custom-built a large, comfortable gallery our customers would enjoy. Our team had been feeling the pinch, too. There was a need for more storage space for consignments as well as a dedicated area for shipping. We ship goods all over the world, and there’s never any down … More documents of freedom on view at the National Museum of American Jewish History
PHILADELPHIA, PA.- The National Museum of American Jewish History, located on Historic Independence Mall, is pleased to announce three extraordinary artifacts newly on view for July. These documents include a signed copy of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms Speech on museum view for the first time, original poster printings of Norman Rockwell’s iconic Four Freedoms, and an 1819 illustrated print of the Declaration of Independence, produced by Philadelphia printer and newspaper publisher John Binns. “I’m passionate about how these documents affected and informed the lives of real people. I’m thrilled – as always – to lend these incredible pieces of history to the National Museum of American Jewish History. Their unique lens onto American history and culture and their location on Historic Independence Mall create … More mounts dual exhibition of new work by Helen Mirra and Sean Thackrey
BERKELEY, CA.- An exhibition at the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive showcases new series by two Bay Area artists whose work is influenced by Zen Buddhism. No Horizon: Helen Mirra and Sean Thackrey marks the first dual exhibition of work by Helen Mirra and Sean Thackrey, two artists based in Marin County whose respective practices emphasize simplicity, texture, and a deep awareness of place. The exhibition features more than a dozen recent works by each artist, most of which are receiving their first museum presentation. The title of the exhibition is inspired by Without Horizon, a series of works created by Thackrey in collaboration with the artist and composer John Cage. A winemaker and art dealer who cofounded the San Francisco gallery Thackrey & Robertson in 1970, Thackrey has sustained a decades-long photography … More Studio Museum in Harlem announces its Artists in Residence for 2019-20
NEW YORK, NY.- The Studio Museum in Harlem today announced the 2019–20 participants in its renowned Artist-in-Residence program, known for its catalytic role in advancing the work and launching the careers of more than two generations of outstanding black and Latinx artists. From October 2019 through September 2020, E. Jane, Naudline Pierre, and Elliot Reed will receive institutional and material support from the Studio Museum—including studio space at Studio Museum 127, a temporary programming space located at 429 West 127th Street. The work they make during their residencies will be shown in an exhibition at MoMA PS1 in summer 2020, part of a multi-year partnership between The Studio Museum in Harlem, The Museum of Modern Art, and MoMA PS1. Building on the institutions’ existing affiliations and shared values, this wide- … More museum strategy generates important loan to non-museum location
LONDON.- Ben Uri Gallery and Museum announced the first long-term loan of an important work from its collection to a non-museum location, as part of its 2019 strategic plan. This initiative is designed to generate ongoing public access to wonderful works held in store which are rarely, if ever, exhibited, for a wide range of reasons. In this case, the painting is simply too large to be shown in Ben Uri’s gallery. The problem of art in long term store is widespread across UK and international museums. On average, some 90% of museum heritage collections languish in store, unseen by the public at large. Ben Uri’s new Loan policy addresses this crucial issue, and this long-term loan could not have happened without the great support of the artist’s family and the management of Nightingale House, part of Nightingale Hammerson, in Balham, London SW12. The … More Nouveau Musée National de Monaco opens Le Studio: A project by Quetzal for Villa Paloma
MONACO.- On July 8th the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco opened the new educational room Le Studio, conceived by the Paris-based design studio Quetzal, created by Louise Naegelen, Adrien Gadet and Benjamin Lina. The space at Villa Paloma – one of the two venues of the Museum together with Villa Sauber – is designed to welcome the young visitors during school months, as well as during the holidays, and to become the prefect space for experimentation and learning. Quetzal design studio explain “The space is inspired by the archaeologic site and planned as a place for research. The whole project is developed around two elements: cork and glass. The cork cover the floor and one of the perimetric walls which is also a storage thanks to drawers, and therefore the technical part of the room. Each drawer is enriched by symbols, like hieroglyphs, … More Kessler Gallery opens an exhibition of works by by Julian Hatton and Kay Harvey
SANTA FE, NM.- Ylise Kessler Gallery is announced an exhibition of abstract landscape paintings by Julian Hatton, and shaped collages and ceramic works by Kay Harvey. The exhibition opens Friday, July 12 and runs through August 17. While living in New York City full time, Hatton developed his lush, energetic style by following a daily practice of painting en plein air in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. The gestural, abstract works are filled with saturated color and bold organic forms. His paintings relay a visual language that is imprinted by the landscape but not ruled by it. In Hatton’s words, “My paintings, in perhaps the simplest sense, are about color in space. A more detailed explanation might go something along the lines of landscapes, sometimes naturalistic, sometimes abstract, painted in a manner that plays with depth, color and illusion. I take the idea of landscape … More der Kunst presents more than 200 works from all creative periods of Miriam Cahn’s artistic career
MUNICH.- With more than 200 works from all creative periods, Haus der Kunst honors Miriam Cahn’s artistic career, which has spanned more than five decades. Her work provokes a discussion about new images of the body and humanity today through painting. Even in her early work, Cahn (born 1949 in Basel) explored the female body as a vehicle of social significance, as well as its involvement in the network of power structures. In the 1970s the reduction of women to their physical being was addressed in art forms such as performance or video; the body itself was also being employed as an artistic material and instrument. At the time, Cahn was already translating these ideas and practices into radically extended forms of painting. In her pictorial worlds, Cahn pushes for the abolishment of social norms and counters the traditional representation … More meteorite pistols could bring $1 million+ in Heritage Auctions’ Nature & Science Auction
DALLAS, TX.- A one-of-a-kind set of Model 1911 Meteorite Pistols is being offered in Heritage Auctions’ Nature & Science Auction July 20 in Dallas. The auction, celebrating the Golden (50th) Anniversary of the first man to walk on the moon, features the most impressive collection of large Meteorites and Gold ever offered at auction. “The pistols are made almost exclusively from the Muonionalusta Meteorite, which is likely the oldest known meteorite on Earth,” Heritage Auctions Nature & Science Director Craig Kissick said. “They are a spectacular lot for the most serious collectors, an opportunity that comes along once in a lifetime, but they’re not the only appealing lot. The lots we’re offering represent some of the largest known lunar and Martian Meteorites ever offered in the same sale.” The .45-caliber pistols (estimate: $1,000,000-1,500,000) are … More


On a day like today, Italian painter Amedeo Modigliani was born

July 12, 1884. Amedeo Clemente Modigliani (12 July 1884 – 24 January 1920) was an Italian-Jewish painter and sculptor who worked mainly in France. He is known for portraits and nudes in a modern style characterized by elongation of faces, necks, and figures that were not received well during his lifetime but later found acceptance. In this image: Amedeo Modigliani, Reclining Nude (Céline Howard), 1918, Private collection, Geneva.
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As rain doused Lower Manhattan last night, artist Rainer Ganahl staged the latest edition of his Comme des Marxists political fashion shows inside a jam-packed MX Gallery, located on the top floor of a nondescript building on Canal Street. It was a rollicking affair, as Ganahl’s efforts tend to be: part runway presentation, part multimedia extravaganza, part Beuysian lecture. It involved a multigenerational cast of friends and acquaintances (dealers Alex Shulan and Kai Matsumiya, artists Tracy Molis and B. Wurtz) breezily modeling clothes that Ganahl had created as part of a commission last year from the Museum of Prato in Italy. He explained that the original project examined the relationship between Chinese immigrants and local authorities, and the marketing of luxury fashion. (The performance ended badly, as Ganahl described in detail, but the story is too long to relate properly here.)

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July 12, 2019

How Social Media is Allowing for Illegal Antiquities Trafficking

The Antiquities Trafficking and Heritage Anthropology Research (ATHAR) Project has published a critical report on West Asian antiquities trafficking taking place more or less out in the open on Facebook.

Michael Press Lis Rhodes’s Films Are an Active Outcry Against Exploitation

Rhodes’s diverse collection of feminist films show an obsessive concentration on language as a system of signs that reveals but also reinforces the oppressive structures faced by the world’s most vulnerable populations.

Ela Bittencourt A Modernist Sculptor Finds a Language in the Canadian Landscape

Murray’s sculpture develops a unique perspective, despite synthesizing many aspects and themes of contemporary sculpture emerging from New York in the 1960s and 1970s.

Sarah Rose Sharp Reconsidering The Jinx as Robert Durst Goes on Trial

Robert Durst will soon be tried for murder in part because of HBO’s true crime series about him. What does it mean if the fact that the documentary was misleadingly edited impacts the verdict?

Robert Greene A Strange Loop Stages the Double Consciousness of Being Black and Queer

Michael R. Jackson’s subversive sermon on the conflicted heart of a Black, queer man writing a musical about a Black, queer man details an artist’s fight against society’s expectations of what he should be.

Zachary Small

Circulating a New Currency to Build Community Across New York City

Valor y Cambio (Value and Change), a new project by artist and scholar Frances Negrón-Muntaner, gives participants newly designed “Pesos of Puerto Rico” to use in businesses around the city in exchange for their stories.

Hakim Bishara Journalist Nellie Bly Will Receive a Monument on the Grounds of the Asylum She Helped Close

Almost 132 years later, the intrepid reporter will return to the scene of the story that made her a hailed heroine of journalism as a permanent monument.

Zachary Small Egypt to Sue Christie’s Auction House After Sale of King Tut Bust

Plus, heirs of an Austrian cabaret singer win a lawsuit over Nazi-looted Egon Schiele drawings, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts adds 111 works to its permanent collection.

Hakim Bishara

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Kunstmuseum Lucerne opens ‘Turner: The Sea and the Alps’
Joseph Mallord William Turner, Little Devil’s Bridge, ca. 1806/07 Bleistift und Aquarell auf Papier, 18.4 x 26 cm, © Tate, London, 2019.

LUCERNE.- The British painter Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775–1851) travelled through Switzerland in search of spectacular motifs. During his travels he visited Lucerne several times in order to study the unique local interplay of light and weather conditions, lake and mountains. The artist first visited Central Switzerland in the year 1802, when tens of thousands of British travellers availed themselves of the brief period of the Peace of Amiens to go on the continent. The impressions of the sea and Alps were of major importance for Turner: here the beauty and the threat of nature culminated to typify the major theme of the sublime, which was central to Romanticism. With the advent of Romanticism, the Alps were no longer just an impediment on the way to the South, but a destination in themselves. At the same time they became a theme in art. Turner filled several sketchbooks with impressions of the rugged mountains. The depictions of the Schöllenenschlucht and the Mer de Glace testify t … More

The Best Photos of the Day

Best Photos of the Day

Dali: a history of painting now on view at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco, offers the public an exceptional journey through Dali’s artistic production and allows it to discover the different stages of the artist’s creation.
Grimaldi Forum Monaco opens a major thematic exhibition dedicated to Salvador Dalí Frank Lloyd Wright buildings named UNESCO World Heritage sites Exhibition at Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg surveys of the German photography scene around the year 1980

Salvador Dalí, Sans titre, Julien de Médicis d’après le tombeau de Julien de Médicis de Michel-Ange, c. 1982. Oil on canvas, 140 x 95 cm. Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, Figueres. Succession Dalí.

MONACO.- Every summer, the Grimaldi Forum Monaco produces a major thematic exhibition, dedicated to a major artistic movement, to a heritage or civilisation theme, to a public or private collection, or to any subject in which the renewal of creativity is expressed. This provides an opportunity to highlight its assets and its specificities: the offer of a space of 4,000m² to create in complete freedom, making available the most powerful technological tools for the scenography of the event, being able to rely on the best specialists in each field to ensure the scientific quality of its exhibitions. In line with the great monographs of twentieth-century artists presented at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco (Super Warhol in 2003, Monaco celebrates Picasso in 2013 and more recently Francis Bacon, Monaco and French culture in 2016), the exhibition of summer 2019 … More

In this file photo taken on May 14, 2009 a view of the central dome and interior walkways is seen at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. STAN HONDA / AFP.

WASHINGTON (AFP).- Eight masterworks by US architect Frank Lloyd Wright, including the Guggenheim Museum in New York, were selected as World Heritage sites Sunday, a first in the field of architecture for the United States. Wright, who died in 1959, was cited for his influential 20th-century designs that incorporated organic motives, blurred boundaries between the inside and outside, and made unprecedented use of steel and concrete. UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee agreed on the designation at a meeting in Baku, Azerbaijan, along with the landscape of the Prosecco wine region in Italy. The Wright-designed buildings chosen for the designation include Fallingwater, a spectacular house built over a waterfall in Mill Run, Pennsylvania. The Guggenheim in New York, perhaps the architect’s best-known creation, is famous for its spiral shape recalling a nautilus … More

Miron Zownir (*1953), New York, 1983. Gelatin silver paper, 23,2 x 15,4 cm © Miron Zownir.

HAMBURG.- As part of its exhibition series Reconsidering Photography, the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg is undertaking a survey of the German photography scene around the year 1980. The springboard for the examination is the journal Fotografie. Zeitschrift internationaler Fotokunst, published by Wolfgang Schulz (b. 1944) between 1977 and 1985. On the occasion of the exhibition, MKG is inviting photography experts Reinhard Matz (Cologne), Steffen Siegel (Folkwang University Essen), and Bernd Stiegler (University of Konstanz) to relate their research project on the 1980s to the historical photographs in the MKG collection. The aim of the collaboration is to create a historical archaeology of German photography around 1980 based on the example of the journal Fotografie and its protagonists. The exhibition will show some 150 photos by Wolfgang Schulz, Hans Christian Adam, Dörte Eißfeldt, Verena von Gagern, André Gelpke, Dagmar Harti … More
Junya Ishigami’s Serpentine Pavilion 2019 now open Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art opens Paolo Scheggi’s first solo exhibition in a British museum All-American supercar on offer now in Sotheby’s & RM Sotheby’s online only auction series

Serpentine Pavilion 2019 Designed by Junya Ishigami, Serpentine Gallery, London (21 June – 6 October 2019), © Junya Ishigami + Associates, Photography © 2019 Iwan Baan.

LONDON.- The Japanese architect Junya Ishigami, celebrated for his experimental structures that interpret traditional architectural conventions and reflect natural phenomena, has been selected to design the Serpentine Pavilion 2019. Ishigami’s design takes inspiration from roofs, the most common architectural feature used around the world. The design of the 2019 Serpentine Pavilion is made by arranging slates to create a single canopy roof that appears to emerge from the ground of the surrounding Park. Within, the interior of the Pavilion is an enclosed cave-like space, a refuge for contemplation. For Ishigami, the Pavilion articulates his "free space" philosophy in which he seeks harmony between man-made structures and those that already exist in nature. Describing his design, Ishigami said: "My design for the Pavilion plays with our perspectives of the built environment against the backdrop of a natural … More

Paolo Scheggi, Inter-ena-cube, 1968. Modules of punched green cardboard and Plexiglas, 102 x 102 x 11 cm. Franca and Cosima Scheggi Collection, Milan.

LONDON.- Paolo Scheggi (1940-1971) belonged to the neo-avant garde of the 1960s and was one of the protagonists of Spatialism. This exhibition spans his entire career, including his most famous works formed of overlapping layers of canvas pierced by biomorphic or geometric openings. Organized in collaboration with the Associazione Paolo Scheggi, Milan, this show provides a comprehensive overview of an extraordinarily experimental and multidisciplinary career. It is the first time a solo show by Scheggi has been presented in a British museum, and runs at London’s Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art from 3 July until 15 September 2019. Scheggi was born in Settignano (Florence) in 1940, and died in Rome in 1971. Over the course of a ‘long’ decade (1958-1971), the artist’s research engaged with a range of disciplines, from the visual arts to architecture, fashion, poetry, and urban and theatrical performance. … More

The GT celebrates the highly successful GT40 program of the 1960s. Photo: Teddy Pieper © 2019 Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s.

NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s and RM Sotheby’s have announced the offering of a 2006 Ford GT through their Online Only collector car auction series. The third automobile in the single-lot series to be offered on Sotheby’s newly developed digital auction platform, the highly-desirable, all-American supercar is open for bidding as of 2 July and will run through 11 July at 12:00 pm EDT. Offered without reserve, the Ford GT is estimated to bring $280,000 – $340,000. A modern homage to Ford’s racing heritage, the GT celebrates the highly successful GT40 program of the 1960s, with which Ford won Le Mans an impressive four consecutive times. Produced just for the 2005 and 2006 model years, only 4,033 examples of the retro-styled Ford supercar were built. Powered by a 5.4-liter DOHC V-8 engine featuring a Lysholm twin-screw supercharger, the GT is rated at 550 hp and 500 foot-pounds of torque. The engine is paired to Ricardo six-speed manual t … More
The sad end of Joao Gilberto, the voice of the bossa nova Sculpture By The Sea, Cottesloe to return in 2020 after the Bendat Family Foundation & angel donors save the day Tate Modern opens Takis’ largest exhibition in the UK to date

In this file photo taken on August 14, 2008, Brazilian singer and composer Joao Gilberto, 77, one of the trio of Brazilian artists who brought Bossa Nova to the world in 1958, performs during a concert in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Marco HERMES / AFP.

RIO DE JANEIRO (AFP).- As if to say goodbye, Joao Gilberto emerged from seclusion a few days before his death and had dinner at a restaurant on Rio’s Copacabana beach. The musician who gave the world the bossa nova and is remembered for his haunting version of "The Girl from Ipanema" died Saturday at age 88 after a life of international stardom but also mounting family, financial and health difficulties. On Tuesday, he made a final public appearance at a restaurant in Leme, at one end of the Copacabana beach, with his partner Maria do Ceu Harris and his lawyer, Gustavo Carvalho Miranda, who posted photos of the event. He had shellfish, his favorite dish, and drank Portuguese wine. On his way home, he reminisced about glorious dinners past, in New York after performing at Carnegie Hall, in Italy and in Rio … More

Norton Flavel, Dust. Sculpture By The Sea, Cottesloe, 2016. Photo: Clyde Yee.

SYDNEY.- Sculpture by the Sea announced that Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe, which faced the prospect of never happening again, will return to the sandy white shores of Cottesloe Beach in March 2020 thanks to The Bendat Family Foundation becoming the Perth Exhibition Patrons and 13 Angel Donors making substantial donations. Following the March announcement that this would be the last year of Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe unless substantial new corporate, government or philanthropic funds were raised by the end of June, exhibition organisers were approached by The Bendat Family Foundation with an offer to help. After several very friendly and supportive conversations The Bendat Family Foundation agreed to become the Perth Exhibition Patrons for three years providing the largest annual philanthropic donation to date for the Cottesloe exhibition, which includes a significant new source of funding for WA sculptors. The Bendat Family Fo … More

Takis (b.1925), Musical Sphere 1985. Aluminium, iron, metal string, metal wire, paint, polyester, 160 × 100 × 114 cm. Takis Foundation © ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2019. Photo: Hlias Nak.

LONDON.- Over a 70-year career, Takis (Panayiotis Vassilakis, b.1925) has created some of the most innovative art of the 20th century. A sculptor of magnetism, light and sound, he seeks out the essential poetry and beauty of the electromagnetic universe. Takis was one of the most original artistic voices in Europe from the 1960s and remains a pioneering figure today. Bringing together over 80 works, this is Takis’ largest exhibition in the UK to date and includes a rarely-seen Magnetic Fields installation, musical devices generating resonant and random sounds, and forests of his pivotal Signals. Born in Athens in 1925, Takis is a self-taught artist who moved to Paris in 1954 and became a key figure in the artistic and literary circles of Paris, London and New York. His inventions earned him the admiration of the international avant-garde, from William S. Burroughs and the American … More
Massimo De Carlo London opens an exhibition by the New York based American artist Jamian Juliano-Villani Unseen announces the five finalists of the ING Unseen Talent Award 2019 Tate St Ives announces plans for Museum of the Year 2018 prize money

Let’s Kill Nicole alludes to a friend, most likely in grade school, who makes a violently irrational suggestion, such as killing a bully or a friend. That suggestion is the vortex of the show.

LONDON.- Massimo De Carlo London is presenting Let’s Kill Nicole, an exhibition by the New York based American artist Jamian Juliano-Villani. Let’s Kill Nicole alludes to a friend, most likely in grade school, who makes a violently irrational suggestion, such as killing a bully or a friend. That suggestion is the vortex of the show. Overtaci, a deer-cum-human figure, finds its origin from the obsessive work of a Danish outsider artist, Ovartaci. Ovartaci spent majority of her life as a patient mainly hidden in the Risskov Psychiatric Hospital in Aarhus, Denmark. Juliano-Villani reimagines the artist’s muse as a teenage American lacrosse player framed by a parents’ camera lens. The stale obsessive humanoid is frozen in activity, with the athletic shorts rolled up all the way up. When a veteran retires they are usually given … More

From the series Abzgram ® Karolina Wojtas.

AMSTERDAM.- Unseen and ING announced the five finalists of the ING Unseen Talent Award 2019. The selected artists are: Elena Aya Bundurakis (1988, GR), Ulla Deventer (1984, DE), Irene Fenara (1990, IT), Kevin Osepa (1994, CW) and Karolina Wojtas (1996, PL). All five of them will undergo intensive coaching over the course of the next three months to produce a new body of work, under the direction of Adam Broomberg (1970, ZA) who, together with Oliver Chanarin (1971, GB), form the internationally renowned artist duo Broomberg & Chanarin. The works will be on view from 20 – 22 September in the ING Unseen Lounge during Unseen Amsterdam 2019. Through this award, ING seeks to support young talented artists who are pushing the boundaries of the photographic medium. The winners will be announced during the ING Unseen Talent Award Ceremony on 19 September. The ING Unseen Talent Award, a collaborative initiative by ING and Unse … More

Jamie Fobert Architects, Tate St Ives, Cornwall © Hufton+Crow.

ST IVES.- Tate St Ives announced it will use the £100,000 Art Fund Museum of the Year 2018 prize money to develop a new community strategy with artists at its heart. The funds will support artist-led projects designed for, and in collaboration with, the communities of St Ives, alongside specially-commissioned public artworks in and around the gallery. The programme will deepen the gallery’s longstanding commitment to local audiences, as well as honouring the unique history of St Ives as a place where artists put down roots. In the coming year, Tate St Ives will embed public art projects, devised for and with the town of St Ives, into the gallery’s future programme. This will build on the success of pilot projects with artists who have enriched existing relationships with the town and engaged new audiences through dialogue and collaboration. Most recently this has included Another Hurling of the Silver Ball, a public art … More

Time-Lapse: Installation of Mrinalini Mukherjee’s Sculptures
More News Cécile Fakhoury opens Armand Boua’s second personal exhibition
ABIDJAN.- Galerie Cécile Fakhoury is presenting Yopougon, Adjamé, Liberté, Armand Boua’s second personal exhibition. Born in 1978 in Côte d’Ivoire, the Ivorian artist studied at École des Beaux-Arts in Abidjan and at Centre Technique des Arts appliqués in Bingerville, before choosing painting as the medium to develop his artistic practice. In the exhibition Yopougon, Adjamé, Liberté, Armand Boua invokes the neighbourhoods of Abidjan that inspire his body of work which consist of scenes of everyday life, both fleeting and persistent, singular and emblematic of a district, a city, a country and more broadly of a shared history. Successive to Brobrosseurs, his first solo show presented in Dakar in 2018, the new series on cardboards and canvases, appears as the fragmented depiction of the story of a youth struggling with a confused and restless, yet fascinating … More Art exhibits works by Hung Fai and Victor Wong at Duddell’s Hong Kong
HONG KONG.- Collect Art is presenting a group exhibition by Hong Kong contemporary ink artist Hung Fai and the first TECH-iNK artist Victor Wong at Duddell’s Hong Kong. On view from 26 June to 25 July 2019, Diverse Landscapes features Wong’s works from the Escapism and Far Side of the Moon series, in dialogue with Hung’s works from The Six Principles of Chinese Painting – Transmission and Splash series. From film to ink art, Victor Wong is the creator of A.I. Gemini, the world’s first robotic ink artist programmed with artificial intelligence to paint unique Chinese landscapes. The works from the Far Side of the Moon series are inspired by the ground-breaking contact with the unexplored side of the Moon in early 2019, when China’s Chang’e-4 probe landed on the distant hemisphere. Fed with the Chang’e-4 images and 3D observation data from … More of since-‘erased’ Sudanese protest art shown in London
LONDON (AFP).- Sudanese anti-government protesters painted blistering images of defiance — raised fists and rallying cries — on the walls at their recent weeks-long sit-in demonstration in Khartoum that ended in a bloody crackdown. Much of their revolutionary street art was reportedly destroyed and now all that’s left are photographs of their work, which are being exhibited at a central London university space turned into a temporary gallery. "Unfortunately a lot of this artwork has already been erased… we were lucky enough to have some pictures," Marwa Gibril, the organiser of the exhibition at SOAS University, told AFP as it opened on Friday. The 31-year-old member of the British chapter of the Sudanese Doctors Union said most of the works were painted over during a brutal June 3 raid on a longstanding protest camp that killed dozens of demonstrators … More adds Iranian forest to World Heritage List
TEHRAN (AFP).- UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee voted Friday to add Iran’s Hyrcanian forests to its World Heritage List, praising the area for its "remarkable" biodiversity. The ancient Hyrcanian forests in northern Iran run 530 miles (850 kilometres) along the coast of the Caspian Sea, according to the global body. "Their floristic biodiversity is remarkable," UNESCO said, with some 44 percent of Iran’s known vascular plants found in the Hyrcanian area. The forests, which date back up to 50 million years, are also home to the Persian leopard and nearly 60 other mammal species, as well as 160 bird species. They were just one of two natural sites added to the UNESCO list on Friday, the other in China, when the World Heritage Committee met in Azerbaijan’s capital of Baku. Iran’s only other natural site listed by UNESCO is the Lut Desert in the country’s southwest, … More Art of Being Good: Tallinn Art Hall opens an international group exhibition
TALLINN.- The international group exhibition “The Art of Being Good” is now open at Tallinn Art Hall. The exhibition looks at the ethics of making art in a complicated world that is struggling with global crisis, an attempt to produce a visual experience that takes the needs of our urgent situation seriously. It is likely that the inhabitants of every era have felt that they are living in a time of impending ruin. Almost daily, we read new reports in the news about the problems faced by a different species, the increased rate of glaciers melting, or the effect of climate change on human habitation. What we now know, is that the reason for all of this has been our eagerness to extract resources from the Earth and, for the first time, we are able to draw a direct line between our day-to-day behavior and these dire global developments. “Truly, the art of being good is the art of moving, … More Käthe Kollwitz Prize 2020 from the Akademie der Künste goes to Timm Ulrichs
BERLIN.- Timm Ulrichs is to receive the Käthe Kollwitz Prize 2020, endowed with 12,000 euros. In the year of his 80th birthday, the artist born in Berlin is to be honoured for his life’s work, which has proven to be a treasure trove and source of inspiration for subsequent generations of artists. The award ceremony and opening of the exhibition will take place on 23 January at the Akademie building on Hanseatenweg. The jury, consisting of Akademie members Ute Eskildsen, Wulf Herzogenrath and Gregor Schneider, stresses in particular that "Timm Ulrichs, far from the centres of art, has worked tirelessly as an autodidact to create his encyclopaedia of ideas. As a self-proclaimed ‘Total Artist’, he works in a variety of genres. In doing so, he does not pursue any overall concept with his wealth of ideas but rather searches for originality in each individual … More Center for Maine Contemporary Art opens a major exhibition of artist Ann Craven’s paintings
ROCKLAND, ME.- The Center for Maine Contemporary Art is presenting a major exhibition of artist Ann Craven’s paintings on view through October 13, 2019. The exhibition, Ann Craven: Birds We Know, is the first show of the noted artist’s work in Maine, where she has been a seasonal resident and has been painting for more than 25 years. Ann Craven is widely known for her lushly colored, mesmerizing portraits of the moon, birds, flowers, and other images, which she revisits in serial fashion, as well as her painted bands of color, which document her process. Craven says, ”My paintings are a result of mere observation, experiment, and chance, and contain a variable that’s constant and ever-changing—the moment just past.” Birds We Know presents a comprehensive selection of the artist’s work, and is accompanied by an illustrated, hardcover … More tapestry installed in the Europa building in Brussels
BRUSSELS.- A 26-metre-long tapestry titled Archipelago by artist and designer Kustaa Saksi was unveiled this past week in the Europa building in Brussels, in honour of Finland’s third presidency of the European Union. The work was developed and produced in the TextielLab: the professional workplace for experimentation and innovation in the TextielMuseum in Tilburg. The tapestry will be on display in the Europa building until the end of December 2019. Archipelago was commissioned by the Finnish government. The tapestry comprises 18 separate woven sections that are joined together to form an imposing work that measures two metre wide and 26 metres long. The piece depicts an abstract image of the Finnish coast and its flora and fauna. The shapes reflect Finland’s nature and landscape: from microscopic details of leaves and rhythmic structures that are … More Open welcomes new roles: Artistic Director and Executive Director
ADELAIDE.- ACE Open announced the appointment of two new roles, Patrice Sharkey as Artistic Director and Louise Dunn as Executive Director to co-lead the organisation. Since its founding in 2017, ACE has focused on presenting a dynamic visual arts program that engages diverse communities and addresses pertinent cultural and social issues. It has become a critical pillar in sustainably supporting and developing a house of artist careers and contributing to contemporary Australian art discourse, such as interstate visibility for local Elyas Alavi through our partnership with Next Wave and firstdraft (2018), and the group exhibition Waqt al tagheer:Time of Change (2018) by Australian Muslim artist collective eleven- the first ever exhibition of this important collective. Under ACE’s new leadership, we will see a breadth of skills and experience lead the organisation … More at ClampArt surveys three series of aerial photography by Zack Seckler
NEW YORK, NY.- ClampArt is presenting “Zack Seckler | Above”—a mid-career retrospective of work surveying three series of aerial photography from Iceland, Botswana, and South Africa. In his mission to capture stunning aerial views of land, sea, and wildlife, Zack Seckler takes to the skies in tiny, single-propeller, light-sport aircrafts. His abstract photographs offer an extraordinary perspective of some of the planet’s most remote locations. Seckler uses the maneuverability of the small planes to his greatest advantage, instructing his pilots to fly precisely to locations which catch his interest. The artist describes the experience and the images he endeavors to capture: "From elevations between 50 and 500 feet, the landscape hovers on the line between things looking very real and recognizable and being more abstract. That’s what really draws … More arts and wildlife art go up for bid at Turner Auctions + Appraisals
SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- Turner Auctions + Appraisals will present Decorative Arts and Wildlife Art in a two-part estate sale on Sunday, July 14, 2019, at 10:30 am PDT. Offering 210 lots, the sale features a diverse range of items, mostly from two estates. Among the 163 lots in Part I – the Cornish Estate of Decorative Arts – are artworks from the 18th-20th centuries, including paintings, watercolors, drypoint, prints and lithographs; tableware from Herend and Quimper; silverplate decorative items; Royal Doulton, Rosenthal and Staffordshire figurines; a large selection of Limoges pill boxes; copper and brass vessels; Jim Beam golf tournament commemorative bottles; sterling silver bowls, flatware and a punch bowl; and several sculptures of foxes. Highlights include a numerous Lalique items, such a large rooster, Versailles and other vases, statuettes … More


On a day like today, Italian painter Artemisia Gentileschi was born

July 08, 1593. Artemisia Gentileschi or Artemisia Lomi (July 8, 1593 – c. 1656) was an Italian Baroque painter, today considered one of the most accomplished painters in the generation following that of Caravaggio. In this image: Artemisia Gentileschi, Mary Magdalene (detail). Oil on canvas, 81 x 105 cm; 32 by 411/3 in. €865.500 – World Auction Record for the Artist. Photo: Sotheby’s.
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