OPENING CREDITS: Playwright Danny Thompson, co-founder of Chicago’sTheater Oobleck, reboots his take on Samuel Beckett as cop in a Quinn Martin production. Most of the clips of Beckett are from his days in Berlin, circa 1969.
FIVE: Deborah Aschheim documenting a segment of "Threshold," her installation recreated at The Barrick for "FIVE." The current exhibition features Aschheim, along with Erin Cosgrove, Lucky DeBellevue, Ash Ferlito, and David Gilbert, until September 10, 2016 I UNLV
"Vantage Point of Distance" features Las Vegas sculptor David Rowe, through July 29, 2016 in the OXS Gallery I Nevada Arts Council
Jim Murren, MGM Resorts International Chairman and CEO, is committed to public art I Review-Journal
Los Angeles street artist El Mac has new work and an exhibition in Arizona I AZ Central
In Seattle, more coverage for that rain activated street art I Mother Nature Network
“We believe in the power of art to make the journey more pleasurable for transit riders, and we feel very strongly that people will be drawn to take transit because we’re creating this environment that’s very welcoming."
- Heidi Zeller, creative services director for the L.A. Metro art program, via KPCC.
The best street art of April 2016, according to Street Art News. Pictured: Work by Spanish street artist, Pejac, in Jordan.
The CIA has a collection of art and artifacts I NPR
In New York, there was more street art mocking Trump I PolicyMIC
In Moscow, the art world is sorting out World War II antiquities, the art booty of the Red Army I Observor
In Rome “War Capitalism & Liberty” is the largest comprehensive survey of works by Banksy, say organizers. They also describe it as unauthorized by the artist I NYTimes
ABOVE: Street Art News catches up with Fintan Magee, one of the street artists Las Vegas has gotten to know through LiB. BELOW: Vhils, another LiB guest artist, works with light for "Debris," his recent solo show inHong Kong.
BELOW: The relationship between Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera is as big a legacy as their art. CDMX’s El Museo Casa Estudio exhibit "Correspondencias…Archivos y fondos del Cenidiap" was inspired by a letter Frida signed with a kiss. "The imprint of her lips still looks as fresh as it did decades ago." REMEZCLA
“Curator: Autodidact Polymath or Academic Expert?” panel at Frieze New York asks "Do you need an art history degree to be a curator?" Not really, it seems I ArtSy
Artist sketches are often private thoughts, "but when we do get a glimpse, these studies give a window into the creative process..." I ArtSy
Design critic Alice Rawsthorn explains why some of the greatest designers tend to be outsiders I NPR
While the art world wonders if Baroness Elsa von Freytag- Loringhoven was the real Richard Mutt behind Duchamp's "Fountain," an exhibition argues three women really led the Dadaists I AnOther
BELOW: Potholes are hated so Jim Bachor fills them with mosaics. Chicago saw ice cream and flower mosaics. He's now in Detroit with “Pretty Trashed."
Aurore Giguet the day she announced her "Big News" I Photo: PtD
"Big news" wrote Aurore Giguet this morning on her social media. The director of UNLV's Marjorie Barrick Museum accepted an offer the post of Executive Director for the Everhart Museum in Scranton, Pa. Her last day will be June 15 and she uses the news to encourage the art community to attend the reception for "FIVE" this Saturday. "It will be my last event here." Have some media: What makes a museum successful at KNPR and an ongoing list at UNLV.
Press from the East and West I May 25, 2016
"The museum now holds more than 200 contemporary works belonging to it and the Las Vegas Art Museum, and more than 2,000 works and artifacts in the cultural collection devoted to Mesoamerica and the American Southwest.
'The museum is in a more positive space now and has a strong future,' Giguet said, adding that the exhibition calendar is set for the next three years and that the museum’s 50th anniversary next year brings a goal to acquire 50 more works."
Kristen Peterson for Las Vegas Weekly
The Everhart Museum has picked a museum world veteran to lead its daily operations.
Following a national search, the museum’s board of trustees announced the hiring of Aurore Giguet as its new executive director.
Ms. Giguet officially assumes her duties on July 1. She takes over for Cara Sutherland, who resigned in March.
“I am excited for the future of the Everhart Museum and the opportunity to champion and lead a museum with such history,” Ms. Giguet said in a statement. “I plan on focusing on the overall mission of the museum, its financial sustainability, and I’m looking forward to collaborating with the community.”
Josh MCauiffe for The Times Tribune, Scranton PA.
FROM UNLV: "FIVE" features paintings, sculptures, videos, installations, and photographs from contemporary artists Deborah Aschheim, Erin Cosgrove, Lucky DeBellevue, Ash Ferlito, and David Gilbert. Materiality, attitude, and wit tie their work together, as well as their past participation in the ongoing UNLV Artist-in-Residence Program.
Opening Event on Saturday, May 21, 4-6 p.m
4 p.m. - Artists’ Talk in the Gallery
5-6 p.m. - Visitor-Made with light refreshments in the Lobby
ABOVE: Detail of new mural by D*Face at the Plaza Hotel.