2010, this year's Whitney Biennial, will run from February 25 - May 30. According to curators Francesco Bonami and Gary Carrion-Murayari, “The artists selected for this year’s exhibition reflect diverse responses to the anxiety and optimism of the past two years. 2010 does not privilege any one medium or aesthetic style, but rather assembles a wide range of individual gestures, personal histories, and improvised encounters that speak to a sense of openness and community.”
Rhizome is dedicated to the creation, presentation, preservation, and critique of emerging artistic practices that engage technology. Lauren Cornell, Executive Director and an Adjunct Curator at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, will be joined by artists Kristin Lucas and Joe McKay for an ARLIS/NY-Rhizome Curator and Artist Talk. The event will take place on Friday, February 26th, at 3:30PM at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Art Study Room in the Uris Education Wing on the south side of the museum.
new york studio school
The New York Studio School has begun its Spring 2010 Evening Lecture Series. These talks are free and open to the public.
The New York Art Resources Consortium, which consists of the research libraries at The Brooklyn Museum, The Frick Collection, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art, has officially launched its website. Through funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, NYARC "was formed in 2006 to facilitate collaboration that results in enhanced resources to research communities."
I came across this website recently. It gives a glimpse of the NYC art scene from a decade ago.
William Kentridge will give a free lecture at The Cooper Union on Tuesday, February 9th at 8:00PM. Known best for his "stop-motion films of charcoal drawings as well as for works in etching, collage, sculpture, and the performing arts," Kentridge is one of South Africa's artists.
The Cooper Union
February 9th, 8:00PM
7 East 7th Street