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Florentijn Hofman’s Duck Missing After Flooding in China

Despite its monumental size (standing at 54-feet-tall) and weight (clocking in at close to one ton), Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman’s giant rubber duck sculpture has vanished following heavy flooding in southwestern China’s Guiyang city. The duck was anchored by a 10-ton metal platform on the Nanming River last Wednesday when it “flopped over and was flushed away really quickly by the torrential flood,” said Yan Jianxin, who helped to coordinate the exhibition, to China Real Time. This isn’t the first time the duck has been damaged — it deflated once before while showing in Hong Kong. (more…)

Massimiliano Gioni Promoted to Artistic Director of the New Museum

Massimiliano Gioni has a new job — or at least a brand new title. New Museum director Lisa Phillips announced this afternoon that the New York-based curator and critic, who has served as the institution’s associate director and director of exhibitions for the past seven years, has been promoted to artistic director. (more…)

Rhizome Announces New $10,000 Prix Net Art Prize

Rhizome has announced a new $10,000 prize for Internet art in partnership with Beijing-based Tsinghua University Art and Science Media Laboratory (TASML) and the Center for Art and Technology at CCIA (CAT/CCIA). Beginning this fall, the “no strings attached” prize will hand out its first honors in the form of cash prize of $10,000 to the winner, and a $5,000 distinction award to a second place candidate. The award will be handed out annually three times in total over the next few years through 2016. (more…)

Internet Cat Video Festival Heads to the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis

First Internet cat videos hit the Walker Art Center, then New York, and now they’re making their way to the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, which will host its very own edition of the breakout traveling festival dedicated to the feline-themed viral online art form. Running July 18-19 at the museum’s performance space, CAM hopes that the public program will attract a larger and younger audience. (more…)

Mario Santamaría’s Tumblr Catches Google’s Camera Photographing Itself

First there was Jon Rafman’s “9-Eyes,” a haunting compendium of disturbing images and figures caught with Google Street View. Now there is Mario Santamaría’s new Tumblr “The Camera in the Mirror” —  a series of screen shots from Google Art Project that catch the robotic camera capturing itself in mirrors. (more…)

Artists Create a 3-D Printable Version of Marcel Duchamp’s Chess Set

In 1918, artist and chess enthusiast Marcel Duchamp hand-carved a chess set upon arriving in Buenos Aires to study the game. Now, artists Scott Kildall and Brian Sera have collaborated to create a 3-D printable version of the lost art deco set using the archival photos of the pieces and CAD software.


Guggenheim Announces On Kawara and Doris Salcedo Solo Shows for 2015

Yesterday, the Guggenheim released details about its upcoming 2014-15 exhibition schedule. The museum will be mounting retrospectives for a number of international artists, including Vasudeo Santu Gaitonde, On Kawara, Doris Salcedo, and Alberto Burri. Other shows will include a survey of German art group Zero and the first commission of the Robert H. N. Family Foundation Chinese Art Initiative by Wang Jianwei, titled “Time Temple.”


ARTnews Names Sarah Douglas Editor-in-Chief and Izabela Depczyk Publisher

Today, ARTnews named Sarah Douglas as its new editor-in-chief, and Izabela Depczyk as publisher. Douglas, currently culture editor at the Observer, brings over 15 years of arts journalism experience to her new role. In 2011, she launched, the Observer’s arts website, and before that was a member of the original team that launched She will take over for Robin Cembalest, the magazine’s editor-in-chief since 1998, beginning on July 3.


Traveling Chuck Jones Exhibit Could Head to the Academy Museum in 2018

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures isn’t slated to open in Los Angeles until 2017, but it may already be planning one of its first shows. Though Academy Museum spokeswoman Morgan Kroll says it’s not confirmed yet, the Los Angeles Times reported this morning that the museum is a strong candidate to be one of the future stops for the traveling exhibition “What’s Up Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones,” which will launch a five-year, 13-city tour at the Museum of the Moving Image in Long Island City on July 19. (more…)

We Don’t Totally Hate American Apparel’s Merch For “Made in L.A.”

The Hammer Museum’s biennial exhibition “Made in L.A.” has just opened, showcasing the work of 35 emerging and under-recognized Los Angeles artists. For the occasion, the museum teamed up with troubled clothing company American Apparel, which, after firing their CEO and founder Dov Charney this week, is facing a critical moment where it’ll need to reinvent itself or it might not survive. Flipping through the museum’s store, it looks like this collaboration with the Hammer could be just what the company needs for a fresh start. (more…)