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New York Times //
In Some Museums, the Art is Now on the Outside
Where the museum chooses to display these powerful shows — on the facade of its Bowery building, from dusk to dawn — is a sign of a growing global trend among arts institutions that are trying to make an artistic statement while engaging visitors, both returning and new. Read more.
Inside Artsy’s Quest To Make You Love Art As Much As Music
ARTSY, the online art database, has an ambitious vision: A world in which art is as popular as music. It has pursued that goal since its founding in 2009—I heard the mantra repeated at least twice while visiting the company’s lower Manhattan office—and recently took a big step toward achieving it when it bought the data science startup ArtAdvisor. Read more.
New York Times //
The Most Powerful Woman in the New York Art World
Ms. Phillips said she considered her true accomplishments the things that could not be easily quantified. For one, an eclectic, at times unsettling, exhibition program (a heavy focus on technology, art from the Middle East, work by outsider artists and strident social activists, work by underrecognized women) that does not put thoughts of the gate first. And highly experimental programs — like an urban think tank and a tech-business incubator (NEW INC). Read more.
NOTE: Niio is a member of the New Museum’s NEW INC.
Exhibitions Around New York Erode the Boundary Between Film and Real Life
La La Land is a fantasy, but it plays well in our current reality. With video ever easier to produce on portable devices like phones and iPads, not to mention the incursion of virtual reality, we are more and more used to seeing ourselves as moving images. Read more.
Can A New Domain Finally Bring the Art World Into the 21st Century?
For $25 million, investor Ulvi Kasimov could have bought a decent Picasso to enjoy—or flip in a few years. Instead the London-based businessman has spent that amount on something much less tangible: an internet domain. Kasimov’s company, UK Creative Ideas Ltd., outbid nine rivals to win the contract to operate “.art,” a new, top-level domain he hopes will create digital infrastructure for the international art community Read more.
Nation’s Tallest Public Art To Top Salesforce Tower
A brilliantly dynamic nine-story electronic sculpture will top the new Salesforce Tower with ever-changing LED light in what is being touted as the tallest public art installation in the United States, according to plans unveiled Thursday. Read more.
Where Art and Technology Collide
Galleries like American Medium that work with young artists — and cater to a crowd that has grown up with the internet — are approaching web-based art with a renewed purpose. Read more.