September 17, 2014: Google Launches 15 New Partners on Cultural Institute, Rick Lowe Wins Genius Grant, and Car Companies are Sponsoring Museums

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Sep 17, 2014 9:50PM


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Today’s Notable News

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation announced it has received 1,715 submissions for the first stage of the anonymous, international competition to design the proposed museum in Helsinki, Finland.

Russia has issued an arrest warrant for Mustang Wanted, a Ukrainian stuntman who painted the blue and yellow colors of the Ukraine flag on the Soviet star on top of a Stalin-era skyscraper in Moscow. The Art Newspaper reports that the national colors of the two countries are making more of an appearance in public performance art protests against the Russian military actions in Ukraine. (The Art Newspaper)

Florentijn Hofman’s Moon Rabbit caught fire as workers tried to disassemble it after the conclusion of the Taoyuan Land Art Festival in Taiwan. (via The Huffington Post)

An increasing number of car companies are aligning themselves with contemporary art and are sponsoring museums, including MoMA, MoMA PS1, the Guggenheim, and Tate Modern. (via ArtNews)

Google announced that this Wednesday, September 18th, 15 new American partners will launch exhibitions on the Google Cultural Institute, including the Detroit Institute of the Arts, the Pueblo Grande Museum, and the National Cowboy Museum. (via Wall Street Journal)

Rick Lowe, founder of Project Row Houses in Houston, Texas and artist-in-residence at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas has received a MacArthur Fellowship “genius grant.” (via Hyperallergic)

Best of Instagram

Via @stormkingartcenter: “‘Mirror Fence’ (2003) by Alyson Shotz has been refabricated and acquired for our permanent collection! Working with the artist, ‘Mirror Fence’ was refabricated in Starphire mirror and aluminum. ‘Mirror Fence’ is now on view.”

Good Reads

A Conflict of Minimalist Interests” A review of Carl Andre’s retrospective at Dia:Beacon. (via Wall Street Journal)

Kids Reviewing Famous Paintings” (via The Huffington Post)

Meeting the Artists Along the US-Mexico Border” (via Hyperallergic)

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