Healing Arts Initiative shuts down, W.A.G.E. challenges the New Museum and Grazer Kunstverein appoints a new artistic director

  • Three regions in the south of Italy – Calabria, Campania and Sicily – failed to spend their EU allocated culture funding in 2015, and have had EUR€51 million cut from their future budgets as a result.
  • The new Palestinian Museum will open in Birzeit in the West Bank tomorrow without an inaugural exhibition. The widely publicized opening show, ‘Never Part’, has been suspended following a disagreement between the museum’s board and its ousted director, Jack Persekian.
  • Healing Arts Initiative, a New York-based charity that organizes artistic workshops for over 350,000 of the city’s poor, disabled and elderly citizens, has shut down, following the discovery that USD$750,000 had been embezzled last year. Having uncovered the scheme, director D. Alexandra Dyer was violently attacked in the initiative’s parking lot. 
  • Irish curator, Kate Strain has been appointed the new artistic director of Grazer Kunstverein. Starting in September, she takes over from Krist Gruijthuijsen who moves to the Kunst Werke, Berlin.
  • Working Artists and the Greater Economy (W.A.G.E.), a New York-based activist organization focused on regulating the payment of art, have issued an open letter to the New Museum following the institution’s recently announced expansion, suggesting they consider becoming the first ‘W.A.G.E. Certified’ museum.

Most Read

Remembering the pioneering composer, visionary thinker, multimedia artist and techno-utopian, who died in May
Jennifer Piejko's guide to the best current shows in LA
Ei Arakawa work stolen from Skulptur Projekte Münster; Richard Mosse arrested; three men charged over counterfeit...
Joyce Pensato, Landscape Mickey, 2017. Courtesy: Lisson Gallery, London
Lisson Gallery, London, UK
Coinciding with Refugee Week, and her film Hear Her Singing screening at the Southbank Centre, the artist shares some...
Gilda Williams visits the first edition of the ARoS Triennial in Aarhus, Denmark
The Haitian Revolution as a lesson in corporate leadership and meeting the 'prophet of the Anthropocene': what to read...
Creative Time launches series of protest flags; photographer Khadija Saye reported as a victim of London's Grenfell...
A recent retrospective at the Museo Ettore Fico in Turin establishes the overlooked importance of a ‘total artist’
The third edition of the London performance festival makes the case for collective action in an age of political...
A past winner of the Frieze Writer’s Prize, Zoe Pilger on the books and experiences that have influenced her as a writer
A guide to the best projects included in Skulptur Projekte Münster 2017
For the first in a series of our editors’ initial impressions from documenta 14 Kassel, Pablo Larios on the Neue...
Art sees itself as facing a crisis of legitimation – can this account for claims to 'authenticity' being made in shows...

An interview with the late artist on the unique classification system he devised to organize his books
The independent curator on 25 years in the arts

Latest Magazines

frieze magazine

April 2017

frieze magazine

May 2017

frieze magazine

June – August 2017