David Zwirner Explores Artist Ray Johnson’s Queer Identity in “WHAT A DUMP”

Curator Jarrett Earnest presents a nuanced portrait of the obsessive mail art pioneer

American conceptual artist Ray Johnson pioneered the mail art movement from its inception in 1943, through its explosive critical reception in the ’60s, and until his death in 1995. Most people with an interest in contemporary art know this. With Ray Johnson: WHAT A DUMP, on now at David Zwirner, curator Jarrett Earnest sidesteps the textbook facets of the figure and explores his obsessions and …

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An upcoming NYC gallery's all-Black staff, exploring Jupiter's moons, an environmentally friendly enzyme and more

JUICE Craft to Search for Life on Jupiter’s Galilean Moons The European Space Agency plans to send the JUICE (short for Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer) spacecraft on an expedition to three of Jupiter’s 79 moons for various reasons—one being the potential for life. As the vessel’s name suggests, it will be surveying the icy Galilean moons—from deep ice wells on Ganymede, to an ocean on Callisto …

All-Black Staff to Run David Zwirner’s New Gallery

Helmed by Ebony L Haynes (formerly the director at Martos Gallery and guest professor at the Yale School of Art), the newest David Zwirner gallery will be run by an all-Black staff. Zwirner tells The New York Times that he and Haynes began discussions in January, and after she explained her vision, he decided to offer her full autonomy over the still-unnamed Manhattan space. “There …