Monday, May 11, 2015

Monday Links: RIP Chris Burden

[caption id="attachment_72612" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Chris Burden's "Ghost Ship" on the facade of the New Museum[/caption]  
  • Chris Burden—the performance artist who has been shot, nailed to a car, and nearly drowned for his work—died of cancer yesterday at age 69. [LA Times]
  • A UCSD art professor has generated controversy with a final project that requires his class to appear nude. [NY Daily News]
  • “Maureen at Donohue’s” and “Maureen-at-Donohue’s Niece Maureen” were each bequeathed $50,000 in the will of the late Asian art dealer Robert Ellsworth. Donohue’s, an Upper East Side steakhouse, was Ellsworth’s favorite restaurant. [NY Post]
  • Ukrainian activists have occupied the Russian pavilion at the Venice Biennale. [artnet]
  • “Brooklyn Spaces: 50 Hubs of Culture and Creativity” by Oriana Leckert aims to document the borough’s endangered DIY music and art venues. Since the book was written in the summer of 2014, 10 out of 50 spaces have already closed. [Vulture]
  • A teenager’s Youtube rant, which included criticisms of Christians, has landed him in trouble with Singapore’s censorship authorities. [Wall Street Journal]
  • A 63-year-old Spaniard has been arrested after repeatedly stealing artwork from churches in Sweden. [ABC News]

An interesting read via Art F City

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