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Art World Buzz #4: Ugly Public Art, Firing of MOCA Chief Curator and Street Artists Stand up against H&M
As the art world recovers from Armory Week, a few kerfuffles are abound...
Art Stuff 19 Mar 2018
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As the art world recovers from Armory Week, a few kerfuffles are abound. As we look forward to the Art Paris art fair around the corner opening on April 5-8, the art world is showing signs of protest against (of all things) ugly public art, museum director firings while street artists stand up against one mega fashion brand.
 
Ugly public art in New York
Jerry Saltz has had it with the new public art sculpture in New York, located at Astor Place and Lafayette Street. Created by Australian artists Gillie and Marc, the sculpture is exactly what Saltz hates: “This surreal-ish kitsch monstrosity is a stack of the last three northern white rhinos on Earth. The bottom one is standing with the next one resting on it, back to back — why? — facing up, and then supports the third one on its feet. It’s like a Vegas acrobatic act. The actual animals live protected around the clock in a small wildlife compound in northern Kenya.” He adds that he’s thankful it’s only a temporary exhibition. Ouch.
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Street artists boycott H&M
Street artists and art enthusiasts are boycotting Swedish fashion brand H&M after they took legal action against graffiti artist REVOK (Jason Williams), who was trying to get rights over his own work after the brand used his work in their ad campaign without his consent or compensation. Artists like KAWS, Swizz Beatz and Lady Aiko are denouncing the brand for attacking artist’s rights (H&M blocked Swizz on Instagram after his post criticizing the brand). Yikes!
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Here’s what happens when a feminist curator gets fired
Last week, news broke Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art curator Helen Molesworth was fired for “undermining the museum.” The local art community is outraged, as she was a curator with feminist values who supported women artists and brought a multicultural vibe to the programming, including retrospectives of African-American artist Kerry James Marshall and Brazilian artist Anna Maria Maiolino. She will be missed from her post at MOCA, but what’s next for the museum? Many wonder. Stay tuned.
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Text by Nadja Sayej
Photos via vulture.com, Hypebeast and Hyperallergic

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