News post – Recovering from Sandy, Duchamp exhibit opens, Mulhern’s Sea Dice, opportunities and more!


In the days since Hurricane Sandy’s devastation of the East Coast, thousands of people have been confronted with unimaginable losses. Many of our friends have suffered damage to their homes, their property, and their artwork, as pictures and articles can attest. But as we’ve also seen, people have stepped up to help one another in a variety of ways. Hyperallergic has posted an instructive list of resources for artists, art organizations, museums and collectors affected by the storm, while 20×200 has issued a print benefiting the American Red Cross’s Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts. Our thoughts are with all those impacted by the storm.

Dancer Carolyn Brown in “Walkaround Time,” 1968. Choreography by Merce Cunningham. Stage set and costumes by Jasper Johns. Photograph © 1972 by James Klosty.

Dancing Around the Bride: 
Cage, Cunningham, Johns, Rauschenberg, and Duchamp opened at the Philadelphia Museum of Art on Tuesday, October 30. This exhibition is historic, providing the first comprehensive examination of Marcel Duchamp’s American legacy and relationships with composer John Cage, choreographer Merce Cunningham, and visual artists Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg. In addition, the curators are collaborating with renowned French video and installation artist Philippe Parreno. A series of live dance performances, in collaboration with the Merce Cunningham Trust and former Cunningham dancer Daniel Squire, are planned for the exhibition space. Dancing around the Bride continues until January 21, 2013, then travels to the Barbican Centre in London, where it’s on view February 14–June 9, 2013. Purchase your tickets online at the PMA’s site.

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Cerulean Arts on North Broad.

The preliminary version of Eric Blumenfeld’s plan to redevelop the Divine Lorraine Hotel has neighbors of North Broad deeply concerned. The map shows a number of homes and businesses wiped out, including Cerulean Gallery, run by Tina Rocha and Michael Kowbuz, and replaced by a new shared visual arts complex. Troubling – but by adding your voice to those that have already spoken out, you can help the effort to preserve North Broad’s legacy. WHYY is preparing a special half hour show for air and posting this month about the history of North Broad Street and its future; you can send in your comments and support at

Dear Fleisher, the annual exhibition and sale of anonymously-labeled artworks by more than 300 Philadelphia-area artists, is scheduled for this Sunday, November 4 from 1:00-5:00 p.m. 600 original postcard-size works (read: no expensive framing needed) await; each piece is displayed anonymously and sold for $50 on a first-come, first-served basis, so don’t delay your visit!

Due to Hurricane Sandy, the Blurb lecture planned for this Wednesday, October 31st, has been postponed. The new date is Wednesday, November 14. Room details and an updated invite are forthcoming; visit the UArts site for more info.
Carlos Basualdo, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, is one of the presenters on To Be Continued, a presentation of French-Bosnian artist Maja Bajević’s work. Held at the James Gallery, CUNY, Basualdo’s lecture The Art of Subtraction: Italian Art Since the 1960s takes place tonight, Friday, November 2, 6:30pm.


via wooloo – The Node Center for Curatorial Studies in Berlin, an artist-based e-learning center, is currently holding online courses for artists, curators and cultural workers, offering professional presentation for artists and grant writing strategies, both essentials for any working artist. The application deadline is November 14, 2012. For full information, visit their site or contact  The programs run from November 19t- December 17, 2012.

via eflux – The Henry Moore Institute of Leeds is offering fellowships for the following in 2013–2014: Research Fellowships, intended for artists, scholars and curators working on historic and contemporary sculpture, and Senior Fellowships for up to two established scholars (working on any aspect of sculpture) to develop a research project. The application deadline is Monday, January 14, 2013. Both fellowships provide accommodation, travel expenses and a per diem. The Institute offers the possibility of presenting finished research in published form, as a seminar, or as a small exhibition.  For more information on the Henry Moore Institute research fellowships click here. For further information or to apply for a fellowship contact Kirstie Gregory – Research Programme Assistant, Henry Moore Institute, The Headrow, Leeds LS1 3AH. T + 44 (0) 113 246 7467 /

Artist News

Abigail De Ville’s work can now be seen in Kyiv, Ukraine at the Pinchuk Art Centre’s exhibition of the 21 shortlisted artists for the second edition of the Future Generation Art Prize, the first global art prize for artists up to 35. The show opens tomorrow, November 3, and continues until  January 6, 2013. The Main Prize Winner is announced at the Award Ceremony on December 7, 2012. The exhibition runs concurrently with a solo exhibition by Damien Hirst, one of the Mentor Artists of the Future Generation Art Prize. The international jury includes Nancy SpectorDeputy Director and Chief Curator of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. The Award Ceremony is scheduled December 7, 2012 in Kyiv. Visit the website of the Pinchuk Art Centre to view works by the shortlisted artists and learn more about the ceremony and prizes, and prior to the Ceremony, you can vote online for the People’s Choice Prize from November 9, 2012 till January 6, 2013. Go Abigail!

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Max Mulhern.

After months in development, our Paris correspondent Max Mulhern, with the cooperation of Fortune Cubed, is nearing the launch of his major project Aqua Dice on its maiden voyage. Today is the start of the official fund raising campaign for its release into the Atlantic Ocean from the Canary Islands at the end of November, weather permitting. They’ve raised about 70% of their total budget through a generous grant from the French Ministry of Culture and are now working to raise the remaining 30%.The fundraiser is hosted by the French site KissKissBankBank. There’s a fun incitement to donate, too: donors become a crew member of Aqua Dice and their name is added to the crewlist. Bon voyage, Max!