MACP mentor and Tate St. Ives Artistic Director Anne Barlow accepts the "Art Fund Museum of the

TATE ST IVES AWARDED ART FUND MUSEUM OF THE YEAR via Artforum Yesterday, Tate St Ives was announced as Art Fund Museum of the Year. Anne Barlow, director of Tate St Ives, was presented with the $132,000 prize by artist Isaac Julien and the “world’s best teacher” Andria Zafirakou at an award ceremony at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. The winner was chosen from five finalists: the Brooklands Museum, Weybridge; the Ferens Art Gallery, Hull; Glasgow Women’s Library; the Postal Museum, London; and Tate St Ives, Cornwall. Each of the other finalist museums received a $13,000 prize in recognition of their achievements. Read the full article here.

MACP alumnus Ikechukwu Casmir Onyewuenyi reviews the Ian Markell exhibition at Bad Reputation for Ar

Ikechukwu Onyewuenyi for Artforum: In 1977, Douglas Crimp explicated a turn in pictorial signification—a gradual distancing of image from context that freed up the imaginary. In this distance, both psychological and material, the caption takes on a solemnity, as these spectral pictures—resistant to meaning, hospitable to vagaries—now house secrets. Social media has since changed our relationship to pictures, with captions facilitating not just meaning but, increasingly, monetization. Moments of secrecy are all the more noteworthy for their evasion of capitalist mechanisms... Read the full article here.

MACP alumna Lux Yuting Bai curates the work of artist Huiqi He in an exhibition at Sleep Center

The Mysterious Island Artist: Huiqi He Curator: Lux Yuting Bai Date: July 20-26, 2018 (view by appointment: Opening: July 20, 5:30-8:30pm Location: Sleepcenter, Basement, 9 Monroe St, New York, NY 10002 The Mysterious Island features artist Huiqi He’s new video artworks that investigate the disciplinary power of space on the docile human body. A home where the subject-object relation complicates, a set of urban architecture designed to manipulate collective behavior, a digital “space of flows” that imposes optimal paths of navigation—each space, whether private, public, or virtual, is a machinery that explores and rearranges the body that enters it. As modern technology co

Daniel Birnbaum, MACP Faculty at Large, named Director of Acute Art

"MODERNA MUSEET DIRECTOR DANIEL BIRNBAUM STEPS DOWN TO HELM NEW VR COMPANY" via Artforum Swedish curator Daniel Birnbaum, who has led Stockholm’s Moderna Museet for the past eight years, is leaving his post to join a new virtual and augmented reality company, Acute Art. Birnbaum will move to London, where the company is based, and will take up his post next year. Established in 2017 by the Swedish art collector Gerard De Geer and his son Jacob De Geer, Acute Art has built virtual reality experiences of artworks ranging from Christo and Jean-Claude’s London Mastaba, the five-hundred-ton floating trapezoidal structure that debuted in London’s Hyde Park last month, to Marina Abramović’s Rising,

MACP fellow Andrea Valencia will host a reading and workshop at Witte de With Center for Contemporar

Talk on Gender and Body Movement in Art with Andrea Valencia July 14, 2018, 7 - 8:30 pm Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art Witte de Withstraat 50 - 3012 BR Rotterdam In the context of An exhibition with art installations by Susana Mejía, Pamela Rosenkranz, and Anicka Yi, this program looks closely into the feminist text ‘Throwing Like a Girl’ (1980) by Iris Marion Young. In a reading and workshop, Witte de With curatorial intern Andrea Valencia invites three artists – Shraddha Borawake, Maja Bekan, and Larisa David – to read and discuss how motion in the female body is a fundamental tool for emancipation, understanding the world, and creating knowledge. More here.

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