Here’s the breakdown care of Artnews.
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.
All works are from Welcome to Wyoming, Alan Vega’s recent exhibition at Invisible Exports in New York.
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.