• Marilyn Minter: Pretty/Dirty

      Tuesday, 28 April 2015 19:16

      Brown Foundation Gallery On View: April 18 – August 2, 2015 Contemporary Arts Museum Houston For over three decades Marilyn Minter has produced lush paintings, photographs, and videos that vividly manifest our culture’s complex and contradictory emotions around the feminine body and beauty. Her unique works—from the oversized paintings of makeup-laden lips and eyes to soiled […]

    • Contemporary Art in the Caucasus Blossoms

      Tuesday, 28 April 2015 16:17

      THIS YEAR, the first sign of spring in the Caucasus was marked not only by warmer weather but it also heralded an exciting new dawn for contemporary art in the Caucasus and the wider Central Asian region. In March, the new Yarat Contemporary Art Space opened in the Sabail District of Baku, the capital of […]

    • Gulf Labor activists descend on Venice—but will they get paid?

      Saturday, 25 April 2015 20:15

      The artist and activist group Gulf Labor will present a series of official talks at the Venice Biennale where they will discuss, among other things, working conditions at museums and biennials. But it seems that the coalition’s own terms of employment are up in the air, with the Biennale still to agree their budget, according […]

    • The Frieze Projects program at Frieze New York 2015

      Sunday, 19 April 2015 01:32

      The Frieze Projects program at Frieze New York will feature six new artworks, both inside the fair and around Randall’s Island Park, Manhattan. Curated by Cecilia Alemani, Frieze Projects is the non-profit program of artist commissions realized at Frieze New York. This year, the program includes sculptural environments and performative spaces involving intricate mazes, intimate hideouts […]

    • Everything new is old again: the pink sculpture and the debate over public art

      Sunday, 19 April 2015 01:17

      Darryl Lauster, University of Texas Arlington The latest front in the battle over public art is taking place in Queens, New York, where Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, responding to angry constituents, has drafted a bill to allow more public input on commissions funded through the city’s “Percent for Art” initiative. The outcry was directed at […]


      Tuesday, 7 April 2015 18:16

      ABRAHAM LUBELSKI WILL DO A SERIES OF ONE HOUR INTERNET INTERVIEWS ON LOVE, PEACE AND ART NY Arts Magazine presents the interactive performance installation, A Summer of Love and Peace: 300,000 Works on Paper.   Abraham Lubelski and NY Arts Magazine are pleased to announce the summer event, which incorporates not only work by Lubelski, […]

    • Joan Jonas at the Venice Biennale

      Monday, 6 April 2015 16:21

      Joan Jonas They Come to Us without a Word For the five galleries of the U.S. Pavilion, Joan Jonas will conceive a new complex of works, creating a multilayered ambiance, incorporating video, drawings, objects, and sound. Literature has always been an inspiration and source for Jonas, and the project for Venice will extend her investigation […]

    • Is Basquiat’s ‘The Unknown Notebooks’ Art?

      Friday, 3 April 2015 01:01

      Jean-Michel Basquiat passed at the tender age of 27 years young, yet his body of works — particularly to be paid special attention at his upcoming exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum titled Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks, isn’t just someone’s brilliant idea to fabricate the young artist’s thoughtful ‘scribbles’ into some artistic sense of expression. Curated […]

    • Rivera and Kahlo at the Height of the Great Depression

      Sunday, 29 March 2015 18:02

      There are a lot of thrills in “Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit,” a tightly focused exhibition exploring the 11 months that the married couple spent working here in 1932-33. But what’s most exhilarating about the show, which opens Sunday at the Detroit Institute of Arts, transcends the numerous knock-out works by both artists. […]

    • On Kawara – Silence, at the Guggenheim

      Saturday, 28 March 2015 17:42

      Kit Messham-Muir, University of Newcastle On Kawara – Silence at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City was always going to be one of the most significant exhibitions of On Kawara’s career. After all, it is the first fully representative survey of five decades of the artist’s practice, which focuses on exploring time and our […]