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Look at the ‘What to read this week: ’29 JAN – 04 FEB’ – a weekly list of articles worth reading found online by Contemporary Lynx Team.
Olafur Eliasson Brings an Immersive Light Installation to Smog-Filled Beijing in His First Solo Exhibition in the Chinese Capital
By Kate Brown / The ArtNet
Set to open at the Red Brick Art Museum in March, the show features a new site-specific piece.
Non, Merci! French Artists and Cultural Workers Reject Giant Jeff Koons Sculpture
By Benjamin Sutton / The Hyperallergic
In an open letter, 24 artists, curators, politicians, and more called for the costly and logistically complex project to be scrapped.
First Interview: Artforum’s New Editor-in-Chief David Velasco
By The Ssense
Talking partygoing, portland teenhood, and loving/hating the art world with Sarah Nicole Prickett
How Long Do People Really Spend Looking at Art in Museums?
By Isaac Kaplan / The Artsy
Roughly 16 years ago, two researchers wrote about a paradox they observed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Lisa F. Smith and Jeffrey K. Smith—now both professors at the University of Otago—had been studying how visitors experience museums for years. They focused on the way museum-goers thought about their jaunts through white-walled institutions and extolled the cognitive pleasure that came with looking at art. The Smiths found that visitors professed to love museums, describing the experience as “incredible,” “breathtaking,” “outstanding,” and “a thrill of a lifetime.”
Will ‘Loving Vincent’ Be Appreciated in Its Time? The World’s First Painted Film Takes Van Gogh to the Oscars
By Sarah Cascone / The ArtNet
Some 125 artists painted the movie frame by frame.
Biopics are a dime a dozen come award season, but Loving Vincent, about iconic Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh, stands apart from the field as the world’s first-ever fully painted full-length movie. That ingenuity has been rewarded with a nomination for Best Animated Feature Film at the upcoming Academy Awards, taking place in Los Angeles on March 4.
Flight of Fancy
A bevy of old airline labels.
From the Contemporary Lynx archives:
ART AND FILM LOVERS UNITE
By Michalina Sablik
We have not seen such a slew of successful films about art – and contemporary art to boot – in a very long time. This autumn, distribution companies are busy catering to cinema and art aficionados and presenting to them the premiers of their award-winning films. As it turns out, filmmakers seem to be inevitably drawn to the philosophical underpinnings and the splendor of the art world. Still, motion pictures about art are typically biopics of tortured outsiders who embody the myth of the ‘Great Artist’. However, new subjects, such as institutional critique and art manifesto, have recently emerged in cinema. Therefore, we are pleased to present to you our list of highly-recommended films to see on a dark autumn night.