A Guerrilla Girl Takeover, Visual Trends for 2016—and More

 

getnakedshanghaiThe “Guerrilla Girls Twin Cities Takeover” is upon us. The fuzzy feminists are being celebrated with a two-months extravaganza that spans 30 arts organizations in the Minneapolis and St. Paul area. It’s meant to be an anniversary of sorts, with the women’s rights organization now celebrating their 30th year in existence.

The National Center for Arts Research at Southern Methodist University (NCAR) just did their own study on diversity in the arts that contradicts the October 2015 study conducted by the University of Maryland’s DeVos Institute of Arts Management. NCAR’s findings show that arts organizations don’t represent people of color less than other cultural institutions, it’s just that they are simply “at a different stage in their evolution.” Oh snap—looks like you’ve been served, DeVos Institute of Arts Management!

Artnet’s Ben Davis breaks down Getty Images’ six visual trend predictions for 2016. Some are kind of “duh” and some are a little more “oh neat.” The trends supposedly apply to commercial art as well as fine art, so maybe your art ideas are back in vogue?

Massimo de Carlo is preparing to open a third gallery space in Hong Kong. The high-rolling dealer, who has shown big names like George Condo and Dan Colen, already has galleries in Milan and London, and is now jumping into the burgeoning Chinese market.

The director of NYC’s Museum of Arts and Design (MAD), Glenn Adamson, will be stepping down from his post, effective March 31, 2016.

A Guerrilla Girl Takeover, Visual Trends for 2016—and More