Daniel Kunitz, MACP faculty, writes on the relationship between artist and gallerist for Artsy

Do Gallerists Pick Artists for Their Personality or Their Talent? By Daniel Kunitz "What makes a gallerist choose to begin representing a young artist? It’s a question that has vexed many an MFA grad and which remains opaque to most of us. A few years ago, however, a scene in a documentary about Andy Warhol raised a question that cuts to the heart of the matter. In the film, Irving Blum, then director of the famed Ferus Gallery in L.A., recounts the circumstances that led to him to host Andy Warhol’s first solo painting show, in 1962. While in New York on a scouting trip, friends directed Blum to Warhol’s studio, where the dealer “couldn’t make head or tail” of the artist’s work. The prevail

Ars Citizen, an independent art-commissioning and curatorial platform, is introduced after two years

"Introducing Ars Citizen" by e-flux "After two years of intense development, we are thrilled to introduce Ars Citizen. Ars Citizen is an independent art-commissioning and curatorial platform committed to advancing the production and diffusion of contemporary art and ideas. Founded in San Francisco, a center of global influence today, Ars Citizen brings the excellence of major international artists to leaders of cultural, educational, technological and social innovation. Through collaborative partnerships, it aims to commission, produce and promote major artworks while generating relevantly conceived programming including exhibitions, lectures, debates, publications, archives, etc. Ars Citize

Charles Renfro, MACP faculty member and principal architect at Diller Scofidio + Renfro, talks about

"Diller Scofidio + Renfro Breaks Ground on Juilliard’s First Overseas Campus in China" by Patrick Lynch "Diller Scofidio + Renfro has revealed designs for the Juilliard School’s first overseas campus as the project breaks ground in Tianjin, China. One of the world’s foremost performing arts schools, Juillard had previously tapped DS+R for the design of their New York City campus. Located within the Yujiapu Pilot Free Trade Zone, the Tianjin Juilliard School will become a center for performance, practice and research, and will welcome in the public with a series of communal spaces and interactive exhibitions focused on the creative process and performance of music. Upon completion, the campus

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