Post image for Holly House Hotel, Home to Fire Island Artist Residency, Burns Down

At 1:30 a.m. this morning, a fire broke out in Cherry Grove, burning down the Holly House Hotel, home to the Fire Island Artist Residency since 2011.

Post image for A Few Thoughts on This Björk-Biesenbach Nonsense

Will the negative press from MoMA’s Björk retrospective ever end? Earlier this week, Christian Viveros-Faune wrote a mammoth expose on the subject that included calling for the firing of MoMA Curator-at-Large Klaus Biesenbach, and the rest of the week has been dedicated to the responses. Naturally Artnet has already rounded them up and added the thoughts of much maligned former MoCA Director Jeffrey Deitch. (Deitch compares the diatribes against Biesenbach to those that were lodged against him two years ago.)

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Greetings from our new office at 20 Jay Street! We’re still getting our bearings around here, so posting will continue to be light. But to give you sense of what things are like around here; As I write this post, the sounds of saws, hammers and cranes leak through my windows. Below me, a new building I’m told will house arts organizations and offices quickly rises; shortly it will obscure the best view of the city I’ve ever had. Thank-you New York, for being you.

Post image for Artists and Suits: Milwaukee’s MarKEt/FORWARD Symposium

Milwaukee gets serious about the art business.

Post image for In Praise of the Virus: Anicka Yi’s <em>You Can Call Me F</em> at the Kitchen

Artist Anicka Yi’s You Can Call Me F takes our obsession with feminine cleanliness to a science-fiction extreme: Women have been reimagined as a “virus,” as a deadly problem. But it’s really hard to know that, if you don’t take a look at the press release first.