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In the Air: Art News & Gossip
  • Instagrams of the Art World: RIP Leonard Nimoy, and More
    Kenny Scharf (kennyscharf) gave some love to his “main man,” Mr. Spock — RIP, Mr. Nimoy. Robin Cembalest (rcembalest) caught Faith Ringgold with her “Early Works #25: Self-Portrait,” 1965, at the Brooklyn Museum. Maria Baibakova (baibakovart) attended the the Naked Heart Foundation’s Fund Fair in sincerest “shiny thing atop head” style. The New Museum Triennial (newmuseum) opened this [...]
  • Eat Pray Thug: Das Racist’s Himanshu Suri Curates Indian Art
    You probably remember Himanshu Suri, a.k.a. “Heems,” as half of Das Racist, the New York rap group who hit the Internet running with their single “Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell” in 2008. From there, they produced three albums’ worth of tracks that took on politics in step with alliterative lists of junk food — [...]
  • Misreporting of Islamic State Looting Does Damage
    A propaganda video released by the Islamic State, or ISIS, purporting to show the systematic destruction of ancient statutes at Iraq’s Mosul Museum circulated widely yesterday, even drawing a statement of condemnation from Metropolitan Museum director Tom Campbell, but experts soon determined that “most, if not all” of the statuary on view at the museum [...]
  • Arsham, Bordo, and More Contribute to Tribeca Film Festival
    Don’t let the name fool you — the Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) isn’t just about moving pictures. Or, well, not entirely anyway: Thanks to the festival’s ongoing Artists Awards Program, winners in each of its eight categories don’t just get a trophy, they get to take home a contemporary artwork. And now, we know which [...]
  • Iturbide, Fink, and Frazier Among ICP Award Winners
    The International Center of Photography (ICP) has announced its annual Infinity Award winners. While the honorees utilize a wide range of image-making tools, from drones to Rolleiflex cameras, they are united often by their commitment to social change. The winners will be honored at a gala — ICP’s biggest fundraiser — on April 30 at [...]
  • Rosenberg Granddaughter Will Open Her Own Gallery
    Marianne Rosenberg — granddaughter of the legendary Modern art dealer Paul Rosenberg, whose family reclaimed more than 300 of their Nazi-looted artworks over three generations — will open a gallery on Manhattan’s Upper East Side next month. Occupying the ground floor of 19 East 66th Street, Rosenberg & Co. will carry on the family’s legacy, [...]
  • The Onion or the Art World?: Meet the Feline Van Gogh
    As part of In the Air’s intrepid art world coverage, we’re continuing with our exciting new feature that answers the age-old question, “Is it an Onion article, or just the art world?” Because sometimes these headlines just seem too good to be true, but then they are, and that’s even better. (Check out our last [...]
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