Inspired by John Cage, an Italian Collector Commissioned Leading Artists to Transform Pianos Into Weird and Wonderful Sculptures—See Them Here

Inspired by John Cage, an Italian Collector Commissioned Leading Artists to Transform Pianos Into Weird and Wonderful Sculptures—See Them Here

A grand piano is turned on its side exposing the outline of a woman’s body, which appears to have smashed right through the top of the lid and landed on the chords underneath. The late feminist artist Carolee Schneemann’s absurdist creation is surrounded by an array of artists’ pianos in Berlin’s KW Institute for Contemporary Art.

Artnet2 days ago

Archivio Conz x KW

Archivio Conz x KW

The Archivio Conz, in collaboration with the KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, are hosting “Pause: Broken Sounds/Remote Music. Prepared pianos from the Archivio Conz collection” – a five-day event and exhibition showcasing avant-garde artists’ “prepared pianos” selected from Italian collector and patron Francesco Conz’s collection. From January 15—19, 2020, the KW main exhibition space will be the stage for performances, tying the artworks to various contemporary approaches and explorations on sound.

Independent Collectors3 days ago

Rembrandt-Velázquez at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Rembrandt-Velázquez at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Until 19 January 2020, you can catch the incomparable exhibition Rembrandt-Velázquez at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. We explore 5 pieces on view.

Artland Magazine8 days ago

Here Are 21 Highly Anticipated, Mind-Expanding Museum Exhibitions to Seek Out Across the US in 2020

Here Are 21 Highly Anticipated, Mind-Expanding Museum Exhibitions to Seek Out Across the US in 2020

There are a bevy of significant museum shows opening across the country in the first half of 2020, ranging from a provocative examination of AI art in San Francisco to a historic survey of El Greco in Chicago. Here’s everything you need to know about the exhibitions we are looking forward to most.

Artnet11 days ago

European Exhibitions Worth a Visit in 2020

European Exhibitions Worth a Visit in 2020

We take a look at 10 exhibitions in Europe worth a visit in 2020. From Van Eyck in Ghent to Olafur Eliasson in Bilbao, 2020 promises a wealth of great art.

Artland Magazine11 days ago

Here Are 20 of the Most Anticipated Biennials and Triennials Around the World in 2020, From Taipei to Helsinki

Here Are 20 of the Most Anticipated Biennials and Triennials Around the World in 2020, From Taipei to Helsinki

The New Year brings a packed calendar of biennials, triennials, and other art events taking place the world over. But with both the Whitney Biennial and the Venice Biennale both having taken place in 2019, this year the art world will be turning its attention to the many intriguing exhibitions planned across Asia and the Pacific.

Artnet15 days ago

20 Essential Museum Shows to See in Europe in 2020, From Matisse at the Pompidou to Lynette Yiadom-Boakye at Tate Britian

20 Essential Museum Shows to See in Europe in 2020, From Matisse at the Pompidou to Lynette Yiadom-Boakye at Tate Britian

Don't be left out of the conversation this year—mark these unmissable European museum shows on your calendar now.

Artnet16 days ago

Five US Museum Exhibitions to see in 2020

Five US Museum Exhibitions to see in 2020

We give you 5 great museum exhibitions to visit in 2020 in the United States - from French street art to the Italian Renaissance and American Minimalism.

Artland Magazine17 days ago

Giuseppe De Mattia's fruit and vegetable stall at Matèria in Rome

Giuseppe De Mattia's fruit and vegetable stall at Matèria in Rome

We visit Giuseppe De Mattia's installation at Matèria in Rome, an intriguing study on commerce, salesmanship and value in the art world.

Artland Magazine20 days ago

Who Was the Most Influential Curator of the Decade? Dozens of Art-World Experts Told Us Their Judgment, and Why

Who Was the Most Influential Curator of the Decade? Dozens of Art-World Experts Told Us Their Judgment, and Why

As the turbulent and event-filled 2010s come to an end, we asked more than 100 artists, curators, gallerists, and other art-world figures to tell us their picks of the most influential art and art-makers of the decade. Here is a selection of their responses.

Artnet22 days ago

What Was the Most Influential Exhibition of the Decade? We Asked Dozens of Art-World Experts for Their Pick

What Was the Most Influential Exhibition of the Decade? We Asked Dozens of Art-World Experts for Their Pick

As the turbulent and event-filled 2010s come to an end, we asked more than 100 artists, curators, gallerists, and other art-world figures to tell us their picks of the most influential art and art-makers of the decade. Here is a selection of their responses.

Artnet22 days ago

Kröller-Müller Museum

Kröller-Müller Museum

Join us on a tour of the Dutch Kröller-Müller Museum, one of the best collections of 19th and 20th century art with a breathtaking sculpture park.

Artland Magazine23 days ago

“The Red Bean Grows in the South” | Faurschou Foundation, New York

“The Red Bean Grows in the South” | Faurschou Foundation, New York

Visit Faurschou Foundation's Group exhibition “The Red Bean Grows in the South” with our Chief Critic Christian Viveros-Fauné. Tour the show in Artland 3D.

Artland Magazinea month ago

An unprecedented event’: is this the most important art show ever seen in Africa?

An unprecedented event’: is this the most important art show ever seen in Africa?

Fully organised and created by Africans, and featuring the continent’s finest contemporary artists, a touring exhibition is marking a bold new dawn

Guardiana month ago

The Most Important Art Exhibitions of the 2010s

The Most Important Art Exhibitions of the 2010s

Exhibitions come and go, but their resonance lingers. The list below surveys 25 shows essential shows from the past decade that have had lasting impact. They have shifted how art history is conceived, and shown what can happen when diverse voices are afforded new prominence and deep consideration.

Art Newsa month ago

Last Chance: 10 Must-See Museum Exhibitions in the USA in Early 2020

Last Chance: 10 Must-See Museum Exhibitions in the USA in Early 2020

Take a look at these 10 stellar museum shows in the USA, on view for just a few more months, until the start of 2020. Last chance to catch them!

Artland Magazinea month ago

8 Inspiring Museum Shows to See Across the US Over the Holidays, From Andy Warhol in Chicago to the Belle Époque in California

8 Inspiring Museum Shows to See Across the US Over the Holidays, From Andy Warhol in Chicago to the Belle Époque in California

Got family in town? Looking for a crowd-pleasing escape from the cold? We’ve got the antidote to your winter blues with these colorful, engaging, and inspiring museum exhibitions across the country. From Oscar Murillo in Aspen to Marcel Duchamp in Washington, DC, we’ve got something here for everyone.

Artneta month ago

Best of 2019: Our Top 20 Los Angeles Art Shows

Best of 2019: Our Top 20 Los Angeles Art Shows

This year we’ve grown our Los Angeles list to 20 picks — there’s just so much to highlight! As always, it’s hard to distill our favorite shows in a city so dense with excellent art events. Below are some of the exhibitions that resonated with our writers as the months have gone by, from group shows illuminating California art history to thoughtful retrospectives of local and international artists.

Hyperallergica month ago

Last Chance – European Exhibitions in Early 2020

Last Chance – European Exhibitions in Early 2020

We guide you through the best museum exhibitions in Europe running till the beginning of 2020. Don't miss your last chance to catch these shows!

Artland Magazinea month ago

Editors’ Picks: 13 Things Not to Miss in New York’s Art World This Week

Editors’ Picks: 13 Things Not to Miss in New York’s Art World This Week

If you have any energy after Art Basel Miami Beach, there's plenty to see here in New York.

Artneta month ago

Risvig And The Vogels

Risvig And The Vogels

The very modest American collecting couple, the Vogels, were once described as “proletarian art collectors”. The exhibition “Risvig” as part of the exhibition project “Exhibition I, II, III” at the Vestjyllands Kunstpavillon was inspired by the 2013 documentary film that has been a great source of inspiration for the Danish art collector Claus Risvig.

Independent Collectorsa month ago

Take a Peek Inside the Newly Relocated—and Renamed—Rubell Museum in Miami, Opening Just in Time for Art Basel

Take a Peek Inside the Newly Relocated—and Renamed—Rubell Museum in Miami, Opening Just in Time for Art Basel

Regular visitors to Art Basel Miami Beach know that the city’s numerous high-profile private collections offer a quiet respite from the frenzy of the fair. But this year, longtime collectors and Miami residents Don and Mera Rubell have timed the opening of their revamped and renamed private collection to coincide with the fair’s VIP preview day, which is sure to draw some crowds.

Artneta month ago

Here Are 17 Horizon-Expanding Museum Shows to See During Art Basel Miami Beach 2019

Here Are 17 Horizon-Expanding Museum Shows to See During Art Basel Miami Beach 2019

Suffering from fair fatigue? Feeling like a lab rat as you wander through the maze-like labyrinth of gallery booths? We have the solution, with these private and public museum shows.

Artneta month ago

Editors’ Picks: 11 Things Not to Miss in New York’s Art World This Week

Editors’ Picks: 11 Things Not to Miss in New York’s Art World This Week

Each week, we search New York City for the most exciting and thought-provoking shows, screenings, and events.

Artnet2 months ago

What Vincent van Gogh Meant to the German Avant Garde

What Vincent van Gogh Meant to the German Avant Garde

Focussing primarily on the period from 1900 to the 1920s, the exhibition Making Van Gogh: A German Love Story is an heroic effort to salvage shy, humble Vincent van Gogh’s great artistic intensity from kitsch, banal technological exploitation and the much hyped, romantic image of the artist as a daft, doomed interloper.

Hyperallergic2 months ago

Robert Longo. Fugitive Images at Metro Pictures

Robert Longo. Fugitive Images at Metro Pictures

Visit Robert Longo's 'Fugitive Images' at Metro Pictures with our Chief Critic Christian Viveros-Fauné. Tour the show in Artland 3D.

Artland Magazine2 months ago

Robert Frank. Unseen at C/O Berlin

Robert Frank. Unseen at C/O Berlin

Robert Frank's photo series The Americans has given us some of the most iconic images of the 20th century. Explore the current exhibition at C/O Berlin.

Artland Magazine2 months ago

The Venice Biennale Shuts Down as the City Is Hit by Its Worst Floods in Half a Century

The Venice Biennale Shuts Down as the City Is Hit by Its Worst Floods in Half a Century

Venetians awoke on Wednesday to find most of their city underwater. The mayor of Venice blamed climate change for the severe flooding, which has resulted in the highest water levels in city in more than 50 years. Two people have been reported dead since the floods began

Artnet2 months ago

This Gallery Is Showcasing the Work of Forgotten Art-Market Stars Found on eBay and in Garage Sales

This Gallery Is Showcasing the Work of Forgotten Art-Market Stars Found on eBay and in Garage Sales

Veteran New York dealer (and perpetual artworld iconoclast) Mitchell Algus plans to kick off 2020 with a group exhibition featuring an array of once-prominent artists who have since fallen out of commercial favor. It’s a savvy bid to subvert what he describes as “the illogic of the market.”

Artnet2 months ago

Sotheby's Prize awarded to two exhibitions exploring indigenous Brazilian cultures

Sotheby's Prize awarded to two exhibitions exploring indigenous Brazilian cultures

The 2019 Sotheby's Prize has been awarded to two separate upcoming Brazilian exhibitions, both of which will examine indigenous cultures.

The Art Newspaper2 months ago

When a Survey Show of Contemporary German Painting … Isn’t One

When a Survey Show of Contemporary German Painting … Isn’t One

The curators of Now! Young Painting in Germany have to ask themselves how a survey of German contemporary painting justifies a disproportionate representation of certain art academies.

Hyperallergic2 months ago

The Second Lagos Biennial Takes Over a Former Government Building to Imagine What Would Happen If Artists Were in Charge of Our Future

The Second Lagos Biennial Takes Over a Former Government Building to Imagine What Would Happen If Artists Were in Charge of Our Future

Eight red dresses on a clothesline sway back and forth with the wind. Just beyond them is an all-encompassing view of the city of Lagos, with its multitude of shiny skyscrapers, arching palm trees, and pulsating energetic streets. The chic red dresses provide a moment of respite from the cacophony of Africa’s second-most populous city.

Artnet2 months ago

Den Frie, Artists’ Autumn Exhibition 2019

Den Frie, Artists’ Autumn Exhibition 2019

On the occasion of the 2019 Artists' Autumn Exhibition at Den Frie, we look at Denmark's own Salon des Réfuses and some of this year's most intriguing participants.

Artland Magazine2 months ago

The Yayoi Kusama Craze Is Coming to Europe With a Splashy—But Nuanced—Three-Venue Retrospective

The Yayoi Kusama Craze Is Coming to Europe With a Splashy—But Nuanced—Three-Venue Retrospective

If you’re a European museum-goer, be prepared to stand in some long lines, because next year, three major European institutions are planning to present a sweeping retrospective dedicated to the Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama.

Artnet2 months ago

Shanghai groove

Shanghai groove

Nirmala Devi on what to see outside the fairs

Art Review2 months ago

50 US Museums Are Teaming Up to Organize Exhibitions of Female Artists in the Run-Up to the 2020 Election

50 US Museums Are Teaming Up to Organize Exhibitions of Female Artists in the Run-Up to the 2020 Election

In the aftermath of the election of President Donald Trump and the 2017 Women’s March, one curator was inspired to take action on behalf of women artists, creating an initiative to help promote feminist art exhibitions, performances, and programs around the country ahead of the 2020 presidential election.

Artnet2 months ago