Museums of Contemporary Art

Take a look at the amazing new contemporary African art museum opening in Cape Town

The world’s largest museum dedicated to contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora will open this month in South Africa, and a first look inside the incredible institution has finally been revealed.<p>The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) will open on 22 September in Cape Town. …

Travel

Grain silo transformed into striking museum

Renowned architect Thomas Heatherwick unveils South Africa's new Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA), set to open this month.

Architecture

Are there blind spots in Zeitz MOCAA's permanent art collection?

The much-anticipated public opening of the R500-million Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa on Friday is the culmination of an ambitious building …

Art

Mocaa, Cape Town: grain silo reborn as Africa's answer to Tate Modern

Thomas Heatherwick pulls off an awesome act of architectural mutilation – just don’t mention the luxury hotel upstairs<p>Twinkling like rows of cut-glass decanters in a well-stocked drinks cabinet, the faceted windows atop Cape Town’s new contemporary art museum rise as a crystal beacon above a motley …

Tate Modern

South Africa’s new Contemporary Art museum opens in Cape Town’s former Grain Silo

The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA), the world largest museum of contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora will open to the …

South Africa

'Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA' Review: Mirror of a Kaleidoscopic Culture

Los Angeles<p>The U.S. is the second-largest Spanish-speaking country in the world. Latinos are a plurality in California, with about 45% of the population in the state’s eight southernmost counties and just a tick under half the population of Los Angeles County. Glenn Phillips, curator at the …

Los Angeles

What Solange taught me about being a creative black woman

Solange Knowles is a work of art. From her music to her aesthetic, and even just her all-around aura, she is both a vision and a visionary. Which is …

Solange Knowles

Tripping on the Zeitz fantastic! Artists give new museum rave reviews

Nicholas Hlobo’s crucifix-shaped Afro dragon‚ hanging in the atrium of the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa‚ fits the cathedral-like space.

Museums

This Risqué New Art Show Tests Asia's Tolerance For LGBT Causes

Patrick Sun, founder of the Sunpride Foundation, visits his exhibition Sept. 12, 2017 at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Taipei. (photo by Ralph Jennings)<p>When Patrick Sun, founder of the Sunpride Foundation, decided three years ago to take an LGBT-themed art show all over Asia, he set a key …

LGBTQ

New This Month in U.S. Museums, May 2012

Subscribe to our RSS feed:<p>NEW THIS MONTH<br>IN U.S. MUSEUMS<p>Frick Collection<br>May 1-July 29, 2012<br>The first U.S. monographic exhibition dedicated to Pier …

Art

A Multicoloured Pop

The Museum Of Contemporary Art (MCA) will burst with colour this summer with the arrival of its latest pop-up bar.<p>Inspired by the vibrant …

Art

Rent a colorful Mt. Washington house built as part of a MOCA exhibition

Designed by MacArthur Genius grant-winning artist Jorge Pardo<p>This Mt. Washington house is literally a work of art: It was built in 1998 and designed by artist and MacArthur Genius grant-winner Jorge Pardo with the intention of having it be a walk-through art piece. The house was on exhibit for five …

Architecture

Buzz building for opening of Zeitz MOCAA, 'Africa's Tate Modern'

Hopes high for shot in the arm for contemporary art in Africa as continent’s biggest ever art museum prepares to open its doors on Cape Town’s waterfront<p>The invites have been sent for the opening night, the displays readied in 80 galleries spread over nine floors, and 24,000 tickets have sold out …

Museums

Groundbreaking LGBTQ art show opens at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Taipei

<b>TAIPEI</b> <b>(AFP)</b><b>.-</b> An LGBTQ art exhibition billed as the first of its kind in Asia opened in Taiwan on Saturday, just months after the island's top court …

Art

11 Things Only Art Lovers Will Understand

Jackson Pollock, <i>Mural on Indian Red Ground</i>, 1950 | © Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art/Pollock-Krasner Foundation/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2016<p>The …

Culture

A Generation of Architects Making Its Mark at Dizzying Speed

Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee, of the Los Angeles architectural practice Johnston Marklee, are busy getting famous.<p>On Sept. 16, they open the second edition of the Chicago Architecture Biennial as its artistic directors. Featuring work from more than 140 architects and designers around the world, …

Architecture

'The Fever' at the MCA is audience participation gone rogue

If you dislike the threat of audience participation — and I am not sure I have ever met any adult who feels otherwise, when sober — then what I am about to describe might well sound like a voluntary descent into the seventh circle of hell, even before your sins deliver you there.<p>If you are the kind …

Art Galleries

Sydney Contemporary seduces with animated flowers, charcoal houses and a live dingo

Carriageworks becomes a temple of art for the five-day fair, offering a feast for the eyes and a treat for the soul – if you can ignore the naked commerce<p>• Sydney Contemporary glitters and growls – in pictures<p>About two thirds of the way through my self-guided walking tour of Sydney Contemporary, I …

Art Galleries

A new dance festival will put the moves on Chicago in October

As many as 40 Chicago choreographers and dance companies will present public performances across the city as part of Elevate Chicago Dance, a …

Dance

This art fair is using $200 prints to hook in tomorrow's big art collectors

by James Cockington<p>Artworks for as low as $200 will likely attract a new and growing segment of younger buyers at this year's Sydney Contemporary Art …

Australian News

Leftfield Business Partnerships That Actually Made Sense

Unusual yet profitable combinations finding common ground.<p>When one established company promotes another, tapping into each other’s markets and generating sales to a combined audience, it makes good business sense.<p>Companies are now eager to join forces after seeing the success of power couples such …

Levi'S

A Universal History of Everything and Nothing by Julie Mehretu

Contributed by Alessio D'Ellena<i><br>License: All Rights Reserved.</i> <br>“The paintings of Julie Mehretu captured the spirit of our fragile, new century. …

Typography

The three things you need to know today in Chicago: Tue, Sept 5

1. Tonight, rock legend Alice Cooper with introduce 1992 classic <i>Wayne’s World</i> at the final installment of the Millennium Park Film Series. It’s free …

Art Galleries

Chicago Labor Day Weekend 2017: What to Do

Here's how to best enjoy the last gasp of summer in the Windy City.<p>Summer in Chicago is magical, but it also doesn't seem to last long. Labor Day weekend marks the end of festival and beach seasons, which, for some, portends impending doom. To borrow the House words of Stark, winter is coming—so …

Travel

V&A looks towards desalination in CT water crisis

CAPE TOWN - Listed Growthpoint Properties and the Public Investment Corporation (PIC), the equal joint owners of the Victoria and Alfred (V&A) …

Ernst & Young

The Man Who Took Over Porn

<i>Good morning.</i><p><i>(Want to get California Today by email?</i> <i>Here’s the sign-up</i><i>.)</i><p>The upending of the pornography industry is just one more tale of tech’s takeover of old-guard industries.<p>It’s the subject explored in a new podcast series by the British journalist Jon Ronson, who spent a year reporting on how …

News (U.S.)

Taiwan to host LGBTQ show following same-sex marriage ruling

<b>(CNN) —</b> In May 2017, a groundbreaking court ruling put Taiwan on course to become the first place in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage.<p>A few months on, a Taiwanese art museum is set to achieve another milestone by hosting what it believes to be the first major exhibition dedicated to LGBTQ-themed …

The Arts

no sesso is the genderless clothing brand everyone in la's talking about

No Sesso’s all-inclusive ethos champions people of color who identify everywhere on (and off) the gender spectrum.<p><i>This shoot originally appeared in i-D's The Acting Up Issue, no. 349, Fall 2017.</i><p>You'd be forgiven if <i>Project Runway</i> and <i>RuPaul's Drag Race</i> have made you afraid of sewing. On TV, sewing is …

Mary J. Blige

The three things you need to know today in Chicago: Tue, Aug 29

1. Catch a screening of <i>The Princess Bride</i> at Pritzker Pavilion as part of the Millennium Park Summer Film Series. Entry is free and the movie begins …

Art Galleries

Weekend in Los Angeles: That Touch of Brazil

LOS ANGELES — Next month is the official kickoff of Pacific Standard Time:LA/LA, a festival of exhibitions and events throughout Southern California that, even in this era of biennials duplicated across borders and fairs franchised across continents, takes the prize for sprawl. PST, as it’s called, …

The Arts