DIRECTIONS: Students must write one 350-word blog post in relation to contemporary art in the news. They will identify the publication venue, briefly present the coverage, and offer their own perspective on the situation or figure. They should connect the contemporary story to something covered in class, either in discussion, lecture, readings, or another blog post. They must include at least two hyperlinks as references for their story.

This post might present a “new” or emerging contemporary artist who is in the news, offer a review of a recent exhibition that has received press, discuss a contemporary museum, auction, or sale, or highlight an issue that pertains to contemporary art and discussions that they have read about in a news outlet. The only constraint is that it must be “in-the-news”!

Due: November 10th


Publications that focus on Contemporary Art:

Art Daily

Art in America 


Art Journal  

Frieze Magazine

Cabinet Magazine



Contemporary Art Daily

The Art Newspaper

Slate Magazine: Arts Section

Modern Magazine

Check out newspapers and journals for any articles about art post-1945:

New York Times: Arts Section

Boston Globe: Arts Section

Los Angeles Times: Arts Section

Huffington Post: Arts Section

Contemporary galleries (small selection): 

Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, NY, NY

Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

Yvon Lambert, Paris, FR

Lisson, London, UK

Spruth Magers, London, UK

White Columns, NY, NY

Michael Werner Gallery, NY, NY

Andrea Rosen Gallery, NY, NY

Blum & Poe, LA, CA

Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Gladstone Gallery, NY, NY

Paula Cooper, NY, NY 

Space 1026, Philadelphia, PA

Pace Gallery, NY, NY 

Galerie Perrotin, Paris, FR

Gagosian Gallery

David Zwirner, NY, NY

Steve Turner, LA, CA

Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 

Header Image: Tim Bavington (American, born England, born 1966), Voodoo Child, Slight Return (solo), 2002, acrylic on canvas, Portland Art Museum, Gift of the Contemporary Art Council, © 2002 Tim Bavington.