Obituary: Ben Schaafsma

Obituary: Ben Schaafsma

via New City: Ben Schaafsma, an independent curator and art activist, passed away on Saturday, October 25. He was 26 years old. Schaafsma was an exceptionally ambitious and motivated organizer of the arts community, establishing non-profit art institutions at almost...
Jerry Saltz on Frieze

Jerry Saltz on Frieze

via New York Magazine: Two weeks ago, the Death Star that has hovered over the art world for the last two years finally fired its lasers. It was October 15, the day the stock market fell more than 700 points-again-and a month after Lehman Brothers and Merrill Lynch...
Land Art: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow?

Land Art: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow?

Michael Heizer, Double Negative, 1969 via The Art Newspaper: Green issues are now high up the political agenda, from worries about global warming to research into sustainable fuels. One related topic that is galvanising conservationists is the fate of a number of...
Art News Roundup: Week 2

Art News Roundup: Week 2

A week has already gone by and it’s time again for the Art News Roundup, Yeeehaw! This week many great things happened that we would have loved to cover but Duncan died on the Oregon Trail from a snakebite and Richard got dysentery. Christopher and Amanda made...
Artforum’s 500 words with AA Bronson

Artforum’s 500 words with AA Bronson

Left: Cover of Queer Zines catalogue. Right: Flyer for the NY Art Book Fair. via Artforum Artist, curator, healer, and writer AA Bronson is the executive director of New York’s Printed Matter and the NY Art Book Fair. This year, the third annual fair, at...