- Nick Riggle of HyperAllergic.com shares his opinion about street art fans. Riggle states that some fans over “hype” the works. This over “hype” creates a disillusionment, both in the artist and the fan, that makes viewers “expect more from an artist than it is reasonable to expect.” Read more on HyperAllergic.com.
- The Ludwig Museum in Budapest presents “The Science of Imagination,” a show focusing on science fiction. Nine artists will take several different mediums to bring together prevalent issues from the 1940s-1980s. For more visit E-Flux.com.
- Artist Melanie Jackson will show her works which make an analogy between “gallery, greenhouse and laboratory.” The show at the Drawing Room in London opens May 19, 2010. Check out the details here.
- In Shanghai, China the Rockbund Art Museum presents “Cai Guo-Qiang: Peasant da Vincis” which features ambitious inventions by Chinese peasants May 4-July 25, 2010. The exhibition coincides with the World Expo Shanghai and also examines the theme “Better City, Better Life.” Cai Guo-Qiang serves as both a collector and and artist for this exhibit. Read more on E-Flux.com.
- The Renaissance Society presents “The Seductiveness of the Interval” May 2-June 27, 2010. The exhibit presents the work of three Romanian artists. Read more here.
- The Museum of Modern Art and P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center announced the artists for “Greater New York.” Over 60 artists will participate in the show that runs from May23-Oct 18, 2010. For a complete list of the artists click here.
Millions of people were able to view a remembrance of Jeanne-Claude’s work “The Gate.” The piece was displayed in Central Park in New York City. Read more about festivities that took place earlier this month at ArtKnowledgeNews.com.
- Franz Erhard Walther will have his first solo exhibit in New York in over 20 years. The German artist displayed interactive, or participatory art long before the current Marina Abromovic exhibit came into play at the MoMA. Nearly all of his show dates from 1967-1973. The exhibition runs through Saturday at Peter Freeman, Inc. in SoHo. For more about the artist visit NYTimes.com.
- “Et Tu, DuChamp?” a piece by Subodh Gupta has been unveiled. Visit theArtNewspaper.com for more.