A SUMMARY OF THE MOST EXCITING ART NEWS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE
While we focus on Indian art, we can’t obviously function in a vacuum. It’s a small world and everything is connected, especially on the web. So, let’s train our spotlight across the world map to see what’s going on — from art trends to socio-political issues to everything that affects the great aesthetic global consciousness. Or, let’s just travel the world and have some fun!
Mysterious grave for a couple discovered in Armenia
For the past 10 years Polish and Armenian archaeologists have been excavating the site of Metsamor, a once important religious and economic center in ancient Armenia. Recently, researchers uncovered a well-preserved tomb that contains the remains of a couple. “The death of these people is a mystery to us, we do not know the cause, but everything indicates that they died simultaneously, because there are no traces of the reopening of the tomb,” Metsamor expedition director Dr. Krzysztof Jakubiak said in a press release. The discovery is a rare one, not for the couple interred there but because most of the tombs of Metsamor have been looted. This one is untouched. Details on Art News.
Do Ho Suh Fabric installations damaged during event at MCA Australia
Two major installations by leading artist Do Ho Suh were damaged during an after-hours event on Monday night at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia in Sydney. The news was first reported by the Daily Mail. On view as part of a survey dedicated to Suh, his first in the Southern Hemisphere, the two works—Hub, 260-10 Sungbook-dong, Sungbook-ku, Seoul, Korea (2016) and Hub-2, Breakfast Corner, 260-7, Sungbook-Dong, Sungboo-Ku, Seoul, Korea (2018)—depict full-scale re-creations of entries to different homes in which he has resided around the world. Part of the museum’s Sydney International Art Series, the exhibition closed yesterday. Constructed from vibrantly hued polyester fabric and stainless-steel armatures, visitors can enter and walk through Suh’s installations. Read more on News Beezer.
deCordova Sculpture Park to Temporarily Suspend Indoor Exhibition
Indoor exhibitions at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum will be suspended for at least two years starting on March 12 due to infrastructure upgrades. The upgrades will be specifically for the organization’s heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) and climate control systems. A press release from the Trustees—the land organization which took responsibility of the sculpture park and museum in Lincoln, Massachusetts, in 2019—emphasized that deCordova will remain open and that “no other facilities, programs, events or operations are affected.” “We aren’t closed,” deCordova chief curator Sarah Montross told ARTnews. “The park remains open. All activities including lectures, events, workshops, our educational program—that is open and remains open.”