In this week’s art events at the L Magazine: more John Cage, sound art takes Manhattan by storm, and some art critics have hearts. You’ll find them among Arts and Labor’s panel at Housing Works Thursday evening.
As LACMA plans to haul Michael Heizer’s “Levitating Mass” to the museum from its current residence in a Riverside County quarry, the quarry’s owners are planning a party for the night of the big move, selling T-shirts with the message: “Big ”¦ Rock ”¦ Move!” [LAT]
Hyperallergic editor and Occupy ally Hrag Vartanian has offered the group’s Arts and Culture committee a spot in Williamsburg for “studio space, rehearsals, concerts, storage, performances, exhibitions, teach-ins, film screenings, art classes for children, sleeping, etc.” [The Art Newspaper]
As resale prices on eBay for tickets to “Leonardo Da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan” have risen well above $200, London’s National Gallery offered this stern warning to scalpers: “Tickets that have been resold will be cancelled without refund and admission will be refused to the bearer. The National Gallery is currently contacting any companies or websites which are offering this facility in order to advise them of this and request they stop immediately.” [Museum site]
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation has announced six finalists for its 2012 Hugo Boss Prize: Trisha Donnelly, Rashid Johnson, Monika Sosnowska, Danh Vo, Tris Vonna-Michell, and Qiu Zhijie. The winner will receive a $100,000 prize and an exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. [NYT]
Banksy is running for the Turnip Prize, a parody of the Turner Prize awarded by patrons of a pub in rural Somerset for art showing the least talent and minimal effort. [Telegraph]
Danny Guthrie, an artist and associate professor at Michigan State, has been taking mostly nude photographs of himself and his students for quite a while. Now, a column written by a student calling the photographs “sexist” and “exploitive” has renewed debates about whether MSU’s art and art history departments should allow Guthrie to continue. [Detroit News]