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In Brief: LACMA Plots MOCA Takeover, Imran Qureshi Bound for Met Rooftop, Adobe Awards


Imran Qureshi’s “Blessings Upon the Land of My Love” (2011), a site-specific installation commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation. (Photo: Alfredo Rubio)

• The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has made a formal proposal to acquire the financially strapped Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, reports the Los Angeles Times.

• Next to tackle the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s summer rooftop commission is Pakistani artist Imran Qureshi. His site-specific work, to be unveiled in May, will be the first to be painted directly onto the surfaces of the roof garden, the museum announced yesterday.

• Adobe has put out the call for entries for the 13th annual Adobe Design Achievement Awards, a global student design competition for individual and group projects produced with Adobe tools. Submissions will be accepted through June 21 in a dozen categories in three segments: traditional media, interactive experience, and motion and video.

• Can’t make it to Armory Week? Explore the main fair online, thanks to Artsy, and then consider how technology is transforming the practices of presenting and collecting art in this video of a recent discussion with Artsy co-founder Wendi Murdoch, artist Kenzo Digital, and Asia Society Museum Director Melissa Chiu.

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