If fair overload doesn’t kill you this week, the events will. Get ready for the Whitney Biennial, the Last Brucennial, and a throwdown show by Anthony Antonellis at Transfer this weekend. Don’t count on sleeping this week.
Woohoo! The Rob Pruitt Art Awards are back. (But no mention of the Guggenheim as their venue this time around?) Looks like AFC has some work to do… In the meantime, nominate your friends. [The Art Awards]
Gretchen Bender once said that artists are depicting a society already living outside its own reality. Martha Schwendener, The New York Times reviewer writing glowingly about her show at the The Kitchen, notes this while explaining that the aesthetic of Bender’s installations and videos create a bridge between an undead past and an uncertain future. Gotta see this show. [The New York Times]
Bloomberg stretches for a trend and finds a few erotic threads; The British Museum will open Shunga: Sex and Pleasure in Japanese Art and Gustuv Klimpt will make an appearance at the National Gallery. Consider yourself informed. [Bloomberg]
Tyler Green has spotlighted The Detroit Institute of Arts for his latest podcast, in light of the unfolding crisis in Detroit and how it might affect the museum. Consider this your listen for the day. It’s important. [Modern Art Notes]
The Governor’s Island Art Fair launches this weekend, and will be open every full weekend this September. Time to take a ferry! [Hyperallergic]
Saving our energy for the months ahead means screenings! Tons and tons of screenings. This week’s program ranges from seminal overlooked eighties video art to free outdoor opera to “Street Fighter.” Transfer Gallery also hosts a night of readings for women in tech (invite-only) and Primetime brings you a milk-tasting.