Artist Olafur Eliason is the 2014 recipient of MIT’s Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts. In addition to a $100,000 prize, he’ll be conducting public programming for the school and a gala will be held in his honor next week. The most distinctive feature of the award is Eliasson’s residency at MIT, which will center around his art and business project “Little Sun,” a portable, solar-powered lamp developed by the artist.
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Some big announcements for the international art competition ArtPrize came through the news circuit this morning, now making it one of the largest art prizes in the world. The organization’s juried Grand Prize is now a whopping $200,000, and it is doubling the number of eligible finalists to include a “Final 20.” (more…)
Winter is coming to Seattle’s LTD. Art Gallery on March 23 with a show of “Game of Thrones”-inspired artwork. Organized by gallery owner James Monosmith and the author of the “Song of Ice and Fire” books on which the HBO show is based, George R. R. Martin himself, this exhibition isn’t filled with your average fan art.
On Tuesday, the New Museum announced the name of its new art, design, and technology incubator and opened the floor to applications for its inaugural year. NEW INC., helmed by newly appointed director Julia Kaganskiy, is set to launch at 231 Bowery in the summer of 2014. The goal of the not-for-profit initiative is to create a fluid professional development program and creative workspace that will support members working at the intersections of the arts and technology. (more…)
On Wednesday, members of the Russian punk group Pussy Riot were beaten publicly by Cossack police while trying to perform outside the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Just a day earlier, recently expelled members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina were detained for hours upon arriving in the city for suspected theft. The pair, along with several other Pussy Rioters, came to Sochi planning to perform a public concert and record their new protest song “Putin Will Teach You How to Love the Motherland.” (more…)
With Armory Week just around the corner, and relentless weather patterns that remind us we’re still in the throws of winter, what better time than now to start getting excited for the summery art bonanza that is Frieze Week New York. Once again, the New Art Dealer’s Alliance (NADA) will set up shop at Pier 36’s Basketball City on Manhattan’s East Side with NADA New York, from May 9-11. This year’s fair — the third New York edition — brings over 70 galleries from 31 cities and 13 countries. (more…)
New York-based artist and geography PhD Trevor Paglen has provided the world with the first new images of U.S. spy headquarters in the 21st-century. Published yesterday, on the new digital magazine The Intercept (part of the Pierre Omidyar and Glenn Greenwald initiative First Look Media), Paglen’s images were taken at night by helicopter and are now part of the public domain. (more…)