Happy April! We are looking forward to sunnier, warm long days with more chances to take in public art outdoors. Until then, here are our favorite online reads of the week along with upcoming events and opportunities centered towards professional development, networking, social activism, and community engagement. Here’s what we are into this week:
Reads and Feeds: Words that Lingered
How the Internet Is Saving Culture, Not Killing It, Farhad Manjoo, New York Times; explains how the rise of the technological revolution is finally settling into a sustainable economic strategy for establishing pay for online content. This is huge for many arts-based industries impacted by the decline in cable users, music buyers, and print writers, to name a few.
Buy-to-Lease Art Can Add Diversification and Income, Isabella Zhong, Barrons.com; dives into the rising trend of buy-to-lease art possibilities at a relevant time. Couldn't help but notice the rising presence of companies helping with buy-to-lease art purchases during Armory Week this March.
A Simple Formula for Answering "Tell Me About Yourself", The Muse.com; Telling your story in a quick but engaging way can be tough. The Muse delivers again with this brief guide on highlighting your story.
6 Takeaways From the ‘Art Newspaper’ Museum Attendance Report, Henri Neuendorf, Artnet News; A fascinating report noting the decline in international tourism, the rise of powerhouse women artist shows, and which museums and in some cases, outdoor experiences are coming out on top.
Never Clockin' Out - The Creative Hustle: NYC Arts Job Profile: Juan Hinojosa; Jacque Donaldson, ypanyc.com; An interview with Long Island City based artist and MoMA preparator, Juan Hinojosa on how he manages two career paths, his favorite part about being hands on with an incredible collection, and his recommendations for having an authentic NYC experience with art. (Spoiler alert - it's not where you think it'll be)
Who Should Pay Artists? Christie’s Fights Back in France Over New Resale Rules, Eileen Kinsella, Artnet News; A new rule in France effectively shifts the burden back to the seller of the work, making them responsible for equitably dispersing a chunk of their proceeds to the artist or estate. Could this trend spread to other global art markets?
This Week Around Town
MONDAY, APRIL 3
CPR 2017 Benefit Party honoring Randy Bourscheidt
Support a pillar organization in the dance community and attend their annual benefit. Expect very special performances featuring Daniel Arsham, David Campbell, Jonah Bokaer Choreography, Kensaku Shinohara, Pharrell Williams (score), Szabi Pataki, Sara Procopio, Larissa Velez-Jackson, and a Warhol Screen Test by our Honoree, Randy Bourscheidt.
6:00pm; range $100-$300 per ticket, Center for Creative Research
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5
Storm King Art Center Opens for the Spring
Catch the bus out of town and wander 500 acres of outdoor sculpture and land art.
10:00am - 5:00pm through August; Storm King Art Center; $18
Pen and Brush Presents…Melissa Febos, Martha Cooley, and Gwen North Reiss
The series supports the work small press editors do in identifying excellent writing, as well as supporting the writing itself, by featuring exciting new work by established and emerging authors.
7:00pm - 9:00pm; Pen and Brush; Free
THURSDAY, APRIL 6
Art in DUMBO's First Thursday Gallery Walk
Wander the cobblestone streets of DUMBO to catch exhibitions at A.I.R Gallery, Made in NY Media Center, and Smack Mellon among many more.
6:00pm - 9:00pm; Dumbo Neighborhood; Free
Invisibility, Disability, and Accessibility
Come for a panel discussion on how technologies of the designed environment exclude certain bodies and the invisibility of disability.
7:00pm; Flux Factory; Free
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, APRIL 8-9
Bard Graduate Center’s inaugural Focus Festival: Ritual and Capitol
A two-day festival bringing together thinkers and artists for interdisciplinary programming that draws inspiration from the key themes of the Center's two spring Focus Project exhibitions: New York Crystal Palace 1853 and Design by the Book: Chinese Ritual Objects and the Sanli tu.
12:00pm - 9:00pm; Bard Graduate Center; Prices vary
FOR THE HOMEBODY
How to paint like Yayoi Kusama | IN THE STUDIO with MoMA
Because who doesn't love an at home activity endorsed by MoMa and that brings you closer to understanding the practice and significance of one of the greatest artists of our time?
The Job Hunt
- Motion Designer / Animator, La Placa Cohen
- Production Coordinator, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, via NYFA Classifieds
- Assistant to the Gallery Manager, Gladstone Gallery, via NYFA Classifieds
- Communications and Design Assistant, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, via ArtFrankly
- Major Gift Officer, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of the American Indian, via AAM
- Department Registrar Art Packer - The Metropolitan Museum of Art, via Linkedin