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 Magazine11 hours 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

Artnet7 days 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.”

Artnet8 days 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 Newspaper9 days 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.

Hyperallergic9 days 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.

Artnet11 days 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 Magazine12 days 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.

Artnet13 days ago

Shanghai groove

Shanghai groove

Nirmala Devi on what to see outside the fairs

Art Review14 days 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.

Artnet15 days ago

Final Exhibition by Okwui Enwezor Will Open in 2021 in Middle East

Final Exhibition by Okwui Enwezor Will Open in 2021 in Middle East

The Sharjah Biennial will present a posthumous show by the acclaimed Nigerian curator, who died this year at the age of 55.

New York Times16 days ago

Why Remake ‘Salvator Mundi’? Museum Director Talks Canny Copy of $450 M. Work

Why Remake ‘Salvator Mundi’? Museum Director Talks Canny Copy of $450 M. Work

A very familiar-looking Jesus—a Jesus that one might even call infamous—now hangs in the Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea in Turin, Italy. The work went on view Wednesday night, and in photographs, it looks indistinguishable from Leonardo’s Salvador Mundi (ca. 1500), the painting that sold for an astonishing $450.3 million at Christie’s in New York almost exactly two years ago.

Art News18 days ago

The Timekeeper Of The Adrastus Collection

The Timekeeper Of The Adrastus Collection

The Adrastus Collection, built since the 1990’s by Spanish investor Javier Lumbreras, became officially founded in 2000 together with his wife Lorena Pérez-Jácome. This was when a more precise, coherent and clear phase of redefinition began, where today it is devoted to being “a radical experimental collection focused on 21st century art”.

Independent Collectors20 days ago

Just in Time for Trump’s Impeachment, the Watergate Is Back in the Spotlight—as a Place to Show Contemporary Art

Just in Time for Trump’s Impeachment, the Watergate Is Back in the Spotlight—as a Place to Show Contemporary Art

There’s a prevailing notion that Washington, DC, is a one-industry town beset with bloodthirsty lobbyists, ambitious Capitol Hill aides, White House employees cashing fat checks and walking through a revolving professional door, and cutthroat Supreme Court clerks fresh from Harvard Law—and that’s just during a normal administration.

Artnet21 days ago

A Super-Curator in Italy Hints Her Museum Might Show the ‘Salvator Mundi,’ But Is It Fake News?

A Super-Curator in Italy Hints Her Museum Might Show the ‘Salvator Mundi,’ But Is It Fake News?

The museum has been tight-lipped about what exactly will go on view, but it says the piece will be a “painting that makes the mystery of Leonardo’s Salvator Mundi even more exciting.” The unknown painting is due to go on view this evening.

Artnet21 days ago

Hank Willis Thomas’s New Portland Art Museum Show Exposes the Manipulative Power of Advertising in the City Where Nike Was Born

Hank Willis Thomas’s New Portland Art Museum Show Exposes the Manipulative Power of Advertising in the City Where Nike Was Born

For the artist Hank Willis Thomas, one of the highlights of having his mid-career survey at the Portland Art Museum is that it’s in the same city as the headquarters of Nike.

Artnet24 days ago

Chagall, Picasso, Mondrian and Others: Migrant Artists in Paris | Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

Chagall, Picasso, Mondrian and Others: Migrant Artists in Paris | Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

With "Chagall, Picasso, Mondrian and Others: Migrant Artists in Paris" the Stedelijk Museum explores these artists and lesser-known contemporaries.

Artland Magazine24 days ago

The Turner Prize has more of a purpose than it has had in years

The Turner Prize has more of a purpose than it has had in years

All of the four nominees question, in one way or another, the nature of the walls that divide and enclose us; a reflection, perhaps, of the times, but it also means that the exhibition at Turner Contemporary in Margate has a greater purpose and power than it has had for several years.

Apollo Magazine25 days ago

SINGAPORE BIENNALE RELEASES ARTIST LIST FOR 2019 EDITION

SINGAPORE BIENNALE RELEASES ARTIST LIST FOR 2019 EDITION

The Singapore Art Museum (SAM) revealed today the seventy-two artists and collectives who are participating in the upcoming Singapore Biennale, which take place across eleven venues from November 22 to March 22, 2020.

Art Foruma month ago

Yayoi Kusama Will Fill New York Botanical Garden with Infinity Room, ‘Dancing Pumpkin,’ and Much More

Yayoi Kusama Will Fill New York Botanical Garden with Infinity Room, ‘Dancing Pumpkin,’ and Much More

The New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx has revealed details about its sprawling Yayoi Kusama exhibition, which will spread across the institution’s 250 acres next spring.

Art Newsa month ago

‘La Pelle’ and ‘Luogo e Segni’ – Pinault Collection

‘La Pelle’ and ‘Luogo e Segni’ – Pinault Collection

“My sincere wish is that the contemporary art center, consisting of Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana, shall remain truly contemporary. This impetus is a matter of great importance for me but also for Venice, a city, which has always inspired the best of creativity.” – François Pinault

Independent Collectorsa month ago

Jean Pigozzi collection of contemporary African art exhibit opens in Zurich

Jean Pigozzi collection of contemporary African art exhibit opens in Zurich

Only three months after the announcement by the MoMA of having received 45 works of African contemporary art from the collector Jean Pigozzi – a major donation described as “a transformative gift” by the museum, Galerie Gmurzynska is presenting Expressions d’Afrique – Inside Jean Pigozzi’s Collection.

Art Dailya month ago

How Happy I Am to Have Seen This Little Corner of America in a Museum

How Happy I Am to Have Seen This Little Corner of America in a Museum

Before I write about “what” I saw, I want to explain the “why,” having already stated exactly “where” this revelatory experience happened.

Hyperallergica month ago

Charles Pollock, ETC galerie d'art, Paris

Charles Pollock, ETC galerie d'art, Paris

ETC galerie d'art in Paris exhibits important mature works from late 1950s and early 1960s by the painter Charles Pollock, largely unknown brother of Jackson.

Artland Magazinea month ago

Alex Da Corte, Marigolds | Karma, New York

Alex Da Corte, Marigolds | Karma, New York

Alex Da Corte's Solo exhibition at Karma, New York reviewed by our chief critic, Christian Viveros-Fauné.

Artland Magazinea month ago

Urs Fischer makes wax portrait of Leonardo DiCaprio and his family for Gagosian show

Urs Fischer makes wax portrait of Leonardo DiCaprio and his family for Gagosian show

For his exhibition at Gagosian opening today in Paris, Urs Fischer has made a monumental wax sculpture, Leo, of the Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio with his parents, George DiCaprio and Irmelin Indenbirken.

The Art Newspapera month ago

9 Exciting Shows to See in Paris During FIAC Week, From a Tubular Charlotte Perriand Tribute to Mickalene Thomas’s Empowered Pinups

9 Exciting Shows to See in Paris During FIAC Week, From a Tubular Charlotte Perriand Tribute to Mickalene Thomas’s Empowered Pinups

There’s plenty to look forward to when the Paris art fair FIAC returns to the Grand Palais next week. Attractions include not just the big fair itself, but a plethora of other events coinciding with it in the City of Lights in October.

Artneta month ago

The First Toronto Biennial Mines the History of the City’s Shoreline

The First Toronto Biennial Mines the History of the City’s Shoreline

From colonization to industrialization, the exhibition tackles complex local issues with international ambition

Frieze Magazinea month ago

Damien Hirst, Turning In Circles

Damien Hirst, Turning In Circles

LONDON — It’s a hot mid-afternoon in the West End’s posh Mayfair district, and Damien Hirst is standing outside the glass double-doors of the White Cube gallery, looking every inch the devil-may-care prankster out of some early Shakespearean comedy.

Hyperallergica month ago

See Dozens of Photos From MoMA’s New Galleries That Show How the Museum Is Rebooting the History of Modern Art

See Dozens of Photos From MoMA’s New Galleries That Show How the Museum Is Rebooting the History of Modern Art

The Museum of Modern Art is set to reopen after its big expansion and restoration—and when it does, its crown jewels, the permanent collection will be reimagined. Old hits are still there, but new discoveries are also worked in. Film and architecture are integrated into the galleries. The curation, as the New York Times reported, seeks to make room for “detours, anachronisms and surprise encounters.”

Artneta month ago

Kara Walker Satirizes Britain’s Public Sculptures with a Monument to Trans-Atlantic Slavery

Kara Walker Satirizes Britain’s Public Sculptures with a Monument to Trans-Atlantic Slavery

Kara Walker upends the Tate Modern with a massive fountain, renewing the debate about the nature of public monuments in the heart of violent empire.

Hyperallergica month ago

‘They Will Bring Fresh Outlooks to This Historic Exhibition’: Meet the Curators of the 2021 Whitney Biennial

‘They Will Bring Fresh Outlooks to This Historic Exhibition’: Meet the Curators of the 2021 Whitney Biennial

Adrienne Edwards and David Breslin will curate the 80th edition of the Whitney Biennial, which will take place in spring 2021, the museum announced today.

Artneta month ago

RealitätsCheck (Reality Check)

RealitätsCheck (Reality Check)

Through a combined effort of four collections in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Munich and Stuttgart, ‘Art’Us / Collectors’ Collective’ is an association of passionate private collectors of contemporary art, with the aim of making its own collections available to curators and thus accessible to a broad public. The collectors’ collective does not pursue any economic interests, but rather the non-profit approach of sharing art with third parties by supporting exhibitions and artists. In addition, the collective regularly organises its own exhibitions, such as “Reality Check” at the Kunstraum Postdam.

Independent Collectorsa month ago

Changing the narrative: African American artists Wangechi Mutu and Kehinde Wiley harness the rhetoric of monumental public sculpture.

Changing the narrative: African American artists Wangechi Mutu and Kehinde Wiley harness the rhetoric of monumental public sculpture.

African American artists Kehinde Wiley and Wangechi Mutu are using public art monuments to stake new claims for the marginalised in contemporary society.

Artland Magazine2 months ago

London City Guide for Art Lovers

London City Guide for Art Lovers

It's time for Frieze London again. To help you get an even richer experience of London, we guide you through the city's must-see exhibitions and spots.

Artland Magazine2 months ago

Do You Find Europe’s Grand Public Fountains Charming? Kara Walker’s Spectacular Turbine Hall Commission May Change That

Do You Find Europe’s Grand Public Fountains Charming? Kara Walker’s Spectacular Turbine Hall Commission May Change That

With characteristic dark humor, Walker's commission offers a re-reading of one of London's most prominent colonial-era monuments.

Artnet2 months ago