A weekly recap of art world news.
Facebook Users Flood Social Media Nudity
In response to Facebook’s censorship, artists proclaimed January 14 “Facebook Nudity Day.” Event organizers encouraged he site’s users to post artwork depicting nudity in protest of the censorship of curators, artists, and critics posting nude art related to their own work, exhibitions, etc.
Read the full story (Hyperallergic)
Hasselblad Masters Award Winners Announced
Hasselblad has announced the 10 winning photographers for its Masters Awards. Selections were made by both jury and public vote. Each of the 10 photographers will receive a Hasselblad medium format DSLR and the prestigious “Master” status. The award ceremony will be held at the Photokina trade show in Cologne, Germany.
Read the full story (Hasselblad)
French Artist Orlan Reopens $31.7M Lawsuit Against Lady Gaga
Known primarily for repeatedly undergoing plastic surgery as an art form, French artist Orlan has reinstated her intellectual-property lawsuit for $31.7M against Lady Gaga. The suit was first filed in 2013 in France and claimed that the angular cheekbones and forehead lumps Gaga sported in her 2011 music video “Born This Way” was too closely tied to her own work.
Read the full story (ART News)