(via Decoding Sigmar Polke: Photos from MoMA PopRally)
Last Wednesday the Museum of Modern Art’s (MoMA) latest PopRally, Decoding Alibis, which was sponsored by Hyperallergic, filled the galleries of the institution’s massive Sigmar Polke retrospective.
(via A Noah’s Ark of Stuffed Animals Draws Attention to Pollution)
On July 17, a fishing boat traveled down China’s Huangpu River piled with 99 distressed stuffed animals. Camels, pandas, polar bears, leopards, and zebras clung helplessly to the dilapidated hull. For most passersby, the scene likely evoked either Noah’s ark or a memory of the 16,000 pig carcasses that floated down the polluted Yangtze tributary — which supplies water to 26 million people in Shanghai — last spring.
(via Mapping ‘Madeline’ Creator’s New York Haunts)
Madeline, the smallest of the “twelve little girls in two straight lines” who lived in “an old house in Paris that was covered in vines,” was born in Manhattan. In Pete’s Tavern on Irving Place in 1938, Ludwig Bemelmans scrawled those first rhyming lines that would introduce his petite heroine of the Madeline books.
(via Hyperallergic Heads to Art Southampton, Parrish Art Museum)
Last Saturday, a diverse group of art enthusiasts, collectors, gallerists, art advisors, museum professionals, and artists joined Hyperallergic for a day trip to the Hamptons. The sojourn followed a successful trip also timed to coincide with the fair last year, this time with the added benefit of a private tour of the Parrish Art Museum and its remarkable Herzog & de Meuron structure, completed in late 2012.
(via The Design Battle to Sell, and to Stop, Smoking)
In terms of breadth and controversy, two 20th-century advertising campaigns are almost unrivaled: the drive to sell cigarettes and the backlash to get people to stop smoking. Selling Smoke: Tobacco Advertising and Anti-smoking Campaigns at the Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library at Yale University presents these dual crusades side-by-side.
(via Jeff Koons Offers Charlie Rose Art Enlightenment)
When last we visited Charlie Rose, he was baffling Richard Serra by asking the artist hypothetical questions about being himself. Last night Rose had another Monumental Male Artist on the show, Jeff Koons — because, as Rose says, Koons is “having a moment.”
(via Town Paints Sculpture Blue, to Artist’s Horror)
French municipalities are mistreating the public works they commission under a national “1% for art” program, with one going so far as to recently repaint a sculpture without the artist’s approval, Libération reported.
(via Giving Indigenous Stories a Voice Against Stereotypes in Video Games)
From inhumanly buff, tribally vague, warriors in combat games to targets in cowboys versus Indians epics, the video game representations of indigenous people has been spotty at best. This October’s release Never Alone — based on Inupiat culture — is planned to be the first of a series of game collaborations that give indigenous people a platform.