Epochal architect Lebbeus Woods died on Tuesday, October 30 at age 72. He showed at Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery in 1999; we’ll remember his fantastic, eye-opening experimental work, much of which only exists on paper, and his staunch opposition to celebrity architects.
This year’s Whitney Biennial, which raised eyebrows for its hodgepodge nature, is continuing in the untraditional vein begun by Elisabeth Sussman and Jay Sanders. For the 2014 Biennial, they’re going with three curators and three showcases, all of which are to be the province of non-New York curators. Among them is Philadelphia ICA associate curator Anthony Elms. Can’t wait to see how his contribution further shakes up the Biennial – congrats Anthony!
It’s not often that non-profits take to the press to oust reneged pledges, but that’s what the Kansas City Art Institute has done: they’ve won a $4 million court judgment against Lawrence and Kristina Dodge, a Southern California couple who say they can no longer honor the $5 million pledge they made to the institute in 2005, the Kansas City Star reports. The Dodges’ $5 million pledge to the art institute over eight years led to the school constructing and dedicating, in 2006, the $7 million, 34,000-square-foot Lawrence and Kristina Dodge Painting Building. But the writing was on the wall when it was understood that the Dodges made the first three installments of the KCAI pledge in Sterling company stock, of which the school sold $1 million before the rest became unredeemable, as the couple had lost nearly everything thanks to an $8.5 million mortgage-fraud scheme at American Sterling Bank. In 2009 the bank was seized and sold and the couple, who claim to have put $22 million of their own money into the bank, will lose their house next month and expect to file for bankruptcy. Sad for everyone involved.
The Center for Computer Art and Animation, The University Galleries, and the Undergraduate Art Department at William Paterson University have put out an open call for an Artist in Residency and Exhibition Program. The winner receives access to the production facility and an honorarium of $2,000 plus a $1,000 budget for materials, and work exhibited at the University Galleries. This Residency is now offered yearly starting in Spring 2013. The winning resident stays for a 6-week period in the spring semester of 2013 (March – April or April – May). Responsibilities include lecturing to the Department of Art community and the undergraduate and graduate community. Individuals of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Resident artists must speak English fluently. The recipient is responsible for his/her own housing and transportation. Applications should be sent to Michael Rees; copy Brian Sandilands and Stephanie Gagliaro with links to images and media. The Subject line should read “Artist in Residence Application.” Applications should include: * a CV (pdf format) * a one-page letter of intent (pdf format) * a web-based link to 20 images of previous work, and/or a web-based link to time-based media posted on YouTube or Vimeo (no longer than 5 minutes) * a list of works including Title, Date, Materials, Dimensions and short descriptions as necessary (pdf format) * a link to the artist’s or collaborators’ website/s. The deadline is Friday, January 4, 2013 by 11:59 p.m.
via Brian McCutcheon – Here’s a wild one: The Indianapolis Museum of Art is currently issuing a call for proposals for a summer 2013 six-week residency on Andrea Zittel’s Indy Island, located within the IMA’s 100 Acres at The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art and Nature Park. Graduate and undergraduate students and emerging professionals in the fields of art, design, architecture and performing arts are encouraged to apply to customize and reside on Indy Island, a habitable “off-the-grid” experimental living structure where residents collaborate with Zittel by adapting and modifying the island’s structure according to their individual needs. Sculpture, design and performance are syncretized in this unique project. Further information about the residency and application process is available at the IMA site. Applications are due on January 11, 2013.
Jesse A. Greenberg has a new show at 247365 in Brooklyn, launching December 1–29; in addition to presenting in its first exhibition, he’s also co-running this new gallery. The opening reception is Saturday December 1, 2012 7–10pm, at the gallery space on 131 Huntington St., Brooklyn NY. How Much is that Mutant Puppy in the Window? is a three-person show presenting new works by Greenberg, Theodore Sefcik and Jessie Stead. Works are on view by appointment only for the month of December.