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New Site for Data Visualization Lets You Share Statistics


“International Civilian Air Traffic in 2009,” created for behance.net (all screenshots from Dadaviz by the author for Hyperallergic) From charts that show how swearing in public has changed over time to a graph tallying the crimes that have put people behind bars in New York, a new site is aiming to make data visualization more accessible and shareable.

Buying Art in Bitcoin


(image by Hrag Vartanian/Hyperallergic) In May, painters Valentin Ruhry and Andy Boot launched Cointemporary, an online art gallery exhibiting artworks that can only be bought using the popular crypto-currency Bitcoin.

Satan, You’ve Changed


Cornelis Galle I, “Lucifer” (1595), engraving (all images courtesy Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University) At the beginning of this year, the Satanic Temple of New York revealed its designs for a monument of the devil.

A Documentarian of Memory


Chris Marker, still from ‘Level Five’ (all images courtesy Icarus Films) Chris Marker’s death two years ago, on the day of his 91st birthday, heralded a surge of renewed interest in the enigmatic French filmmaker.

LACMA Is the First Museum to Join Snapchat


(Hrag Vartanian/Hyperallergic) Social media has become a staple of museum communications plans, so we weren’t surprised to learn that the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) became the first museum to join the Venice Beach–based social network last month.

Native American Artists Take Control of Their Market


The organizers of the Indigenous Fine Art Market, from left to right: Tailinh Agoyo (director of marketing and creative services), John Torres Nez (president), Paula Rivera (director of program operations) (photo by Abby Lewis) ALBUQUERQUE — Not often, when a popular board member leaves an arts organization, do constituents get riled enough to do something about it, other than perhaps grumble on Facebook.

Police Cut Images from Artwork over Kiddie Porn Concerns


Installation view, “Everything is Fucked” at Linden Centre of Contemporary Arts (all photos by John Brash, courtesy Neon Parc Gallery) In an ongoing case, Australian artist Paul Yore is facing child pornography charges following complaints concerning his work in a group show on view last year at Melbourne’s Linden Centre of Contemporary Arts.

A Question Artists Hate


Man Vandalizes Jeff Koons Retrospective [UPDATED]


Vandalism today at the Whitney Museum’s Jeff Koons retrospective (photo by and courtesy Laura Higgins Palmer) A man briefly disrupted the Jeff Koons retrospective at the Whitney Museum this afternoon, splashing red paint against a wall and signing his name.

President and Founder of Gwangju Biennale Resigns over Censorship


Tweet partially depicting the censored work in the Gwangju Biennale (Twitter screenshot via the Wall Street Journal) Gwangju Biennale Foundation President Lee Yong-woo has resigned over the censorship of an artwork by the Korean government, the Korea Herald reported. At a Monday press conference, Lee, who co-founded the biennial in 1995, took “full responsibility” for the politically motivated removal of a painting by Hong Seong-dam that’s critical of Korean President Park Geun-hye.

Apply for Full- and Part-Time Courses at the New York Studio School


New York Studio School is committed to giving a significant education to the aspiring artist that can last a lifetime.

Brooklyn Gets a Neighborhood-Centric Biennial


The exterior of BRIC House (photo by Ryan Muir/BRIC) Yesterday brought the news that Brooklyn is getting an art biennial.

Delaware Becomes First State to Legalize Inheritance of Online Accounts


(image by Hrag Vartanian/Hyperallergic) A new law in Delaware has made digital devices and accounts inheritable, the first such measure in the United States, Ars Technica reported.

Depending on Nan Goldin


“The Ballad of Sexual Dependency” book cover (1986). The image on the cover is of Nan Goldin, “Nan and Brian in Bed” (1981) (image via Wikipedia) PARIS — I used to abhor Nan Goldin’s “The Ballad of Sexual Dependency” (1979–1986), her famous 45-minute operatic show of 800 color slides set to a choppy 80s pop music soundtrack.

Join Hyperallergic for Elastic City’s Fall Walks Festival


Hyperallergic is proud to announce that we’re the media partner for the 2014 Elastic City Walks Festival.

A Comics Artist Tackles the White Cube


Spread from Brecht Vandenbroucke’s ‘White Cube’ (all photos by Jillian Steinhauer/Hyperallergic) Making comics about the art world is an excellent idea.

Olafur Eliasson Creates a Riverbed in a Museum


Installation view, “Riverbed” at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (all photos by Anders Sune Berg, courtesy of Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk) Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson has brought elements of the natural world into the walls of museums several times, such as with his sun-like projection in The Weather Project (2003–2004) at Tate Modern or with his Lava Floor (2008) installation at Switzerland’s Kunsthaus Zug.

Yarn Artist Tries to Save Ocean, May Have Damaged It Instead


Artist Olek yarn bombed a bomb in Mexico. (image courtesy the artist) A New York–based artist trying to raise awareness about the ocean’s health is being accused of damaging it.

ArtRx LA


A view of Shannon Finley’s solo show at Susanne Vielmetter gallery (photo by Robert Wedemeyer, via vielmetter.com) This week, Neckface hits LA, last chance to see Shannon Finley’s multilayered abstractions, Byzantine chanting fills the Getty Villa, the first major show to explore the influence of African cultural astronomy opens, and more.

The Puppy Is Present


(all images courtesy Hannah Ballou) The canine is present for this summer’s most radical piece of performance art, an homage to one pup-ular retrospective held at the the Museum of Modern Art in 2010.


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