Some Towel Art

Amanda Ross-Ho, Untitled Textile Arrangement (Towel Rack), 2014

Amanda Ross-Ho, Untitled Textile Arrangement (Towel Rack), 2014

Campbell Patterson, Winter, 2011

Campbell Patterson, Winter, 2011

Paul Lee, Untitled 2006, bathtowel, cotton, threads, ink, 30.5 x 30.5cm

Paul Lee, Untitled 2006, bathtowel, cotton, threads, ink, 30.5 x 30.5cm

Marian Tubbs, messmates, 2015

Marian Tubbs, messmates, 2015

How many women artists are in the 2015 Venice Biennale?

gender breakdown
Here’s the breakdown care of Artnews.

Hot Photo Friday – Claire Milledge

Claire Milledge, 'George', 2011

Claire Milledge, ‘George’, 2011

Sweet Arts Jobs

businessman with laptop
It’s not easy finding a decent job in the arts. At the moment however, there’s a bit of movement, fuelled in part by the exodus of some excellent people to Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane (Jason Smith, Kyla McFarlane, Geraldine Barlow, Aaron Seeto et al).

Here’s a round up of some spicy jobs currently on offer:

(Oh, and there are a couple of marketing/public programs positions going at the NGV right now if you’re that way inclined).

Most of these close soon, so get in there!

So long, Betty Churcher

The late Betty Churcher

The late Betty Churcher

Arts administrator Betty Churcher has died aged 84. Churcher made history three times during her career: she was the first female head of a tertiary institution, the first female director of a state gallery and the first woman to be appointed director of the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra.  You can read more about her life and work here.

Some recent work by Alan Vega

Untitled, 2014

Untitled, 2014

Alan Vega, Battleship, 2013

Battleship, 2013

Untitled, 2014

Untitled, 2014

All works are from Welcome to Wyoming, Alan Vega’s recent exhibition at Invisible Exports in New York.

Biesenbach Slammed Over Bjork Show

Smile, Klaus!  Selfie from Biesenbach's instagram account

Smile, Klaus! Selfie from Biesenbach’s instagram account

MOMA Chief Curator at Large Klaus Biesenbach’s current Bjork show is getting viciously panned.  It seems that the narcissistic curator has lost the confidence of MOMA’s board, with only two of the 66 board members attending the opening of the exhibition, which was described by one of the gallery’s trustees as looking like “a nightclub in Ibiza.”  Ouch!  (You can read more takedowns of the show here).  Perhaps it’s time for Biesenbach to stop spending so much time staring at himself (his Instagram is out of control), step away from the pop programming and concentrate more closely on the integrity of his shows.  Or alternatively, he could continue on his downward spiral and curate a James Franco show – surely that would be the final nail in the coffin.