Artists Space redesigned their website, getting rid of their big, neon, triangular, blinking web 1.0 cursor. [Artists Space via Rhizome]After the opening of Yayoi Kusama’s current show at David Zwirner, people were waiting in line for hours to see Yayoi Kusama’s “Infinity Rooms.” The gallery’s solution to this ridiculous problem: 45-second-long sessions inside the rooms. [Wall Street Journal]
This profile of David Zwirner doesn’t spill too many trade secrets, but offers a clear history of Zwirner’s rise and the sheer volume of business being done in the upper tiers of the art world. [The New Yorker]
“He spoke to his paintings. They were his friends, the loyal companions that didn’t exist in his real life.” Der Spiegel profiles Cornelius Gurlitt, best known as the man responsible for hiding a recently unearthed collection of Nazi-looted artworks. [Der Spiegel]
Citing rising rents in a building owned by Cooper Union, St. Marks Bookshop is moving a few doors down in the East Village. [CBS]
Last night, members of Free Cooper Union put on dinner-theater reading at e-flux where they read aloud from documents leaked from their college’s trustees. In case you missed it, there’s a livestream. [Free Cooper Union]
Oddly, Peter Schjeldahl begins his review of Isa Genzken’s show at MoMA by painting a picture of her as a fairly unknown artist. [The New Yorker]
The New Museum’s façade is due for a makeover. On August 31st, the museum will take down Isa Genzken’s “Rose II”; that sculpture will be replaced, come October 2nd, with two large-scale works by Chris Burden, “Ghost Ship,” a remotely controlled ship, and “Two Small Skyscrapers,” which call to mind the twin towers. The sculptures will be unveiled in conjunction with “Chris Burden: Extreme Measures”, the museum’s major fall exhibition, and, as part of the museum’s Façade Sculpture Program, they will remain up for one year. These “two iconic works on the exterior of the Museum, [...] will alter the visual landscape of Lower Manhattan.” While calling the works “iconic” before the public has even seen them is a little premature, they at least sound haunting.