2015 Venice Biennale Graphics

A Brief Guide to the Size of Recent Venice Biennale Exhibitions

The 56th Venice Biennale opens next week, and ARTnews will be on the ground providing regular reports from around the city. Today, a quick look at the recent history of the central exhibition. Okwui Enwezor’s show features 136 participants, a slight decrease from the … Read More

Market News Reviews
Jacob Lawrence's The Lovers.


Running Through S|2 With His Woes: On Drake’s Sotheby’s Soundtrack

Drake may know a guy at Sotheby’s, but the show “I Like It Like This,” presented by the auction house’s gallery arm, S|2, which features 56 works of art by 31 black American artists, is a success, surprisingly not in spite of … Read More

Collector's Corner The 200 Top Collectors
Robert Mnuchin, owner of the Mnuchin Gallery in New York.RICHARD A. SMITH/COURTESY MNUCHIN GALLERY

Collector’s Corner: Robert Mnuchin

Collector’s Corner is a recurring interview feature that checks in with art collectors around the world. Robert Mnuchin came to the art business long enough ago that some might not remember the octogenarian dealer’s life before. Yet in 1990, when … Read More

The occupied Guggenheim atrium.HALA/TWITTER

May Day Protesters Occupy the Guggenheim

Today, at around noon, a group of activists from the Gulf Labor Artist Coalition entered the Guggenheim’s atrium with a maroon fabric sign that read “Meet Workers’ Demands Now!” and proceeded to stage a protest. Their protest was in honor of … Read More

Pictures at an Exhibition
Trenton Doyle Hancock, Miracle Machine #19 or Whisk Wish, 2006, Graphite, ink and acrylic on paper.  COURTESY THE ARTIST, COLLECTION ANNE AND JOEL EHRENKRANZ.

‘Trenton Doyle Hancock: Skin and Bones, 20 Years of Drawing’ at the Studio Museum in Harlem

Pictures at an Exhibition presents images of one notable show every weekday. Today’s show: “Trenton Doyle Hancock: Skin and Bones, 20 Years of Drawing” is currently on view at the Studio Museum in Harlem, and brings together more than 200 works … Read More

Thomas Demand's GF56 (project) (2015) is one of the commissioned works for Grace Farm's SANAA–designed space. ©THOMAS DEMAND, VG BILD-KUNST, BONN/ARS, NEW YORK/COURTESY MATTHEW MARKS GALLERY, NEW YORK

Grace Farms Announces Commissions by Thomas Demand, Olafur Eliasson, More

Grace Farms announced today that it has commissioned works by Thomas Demand, Olafur Eliasson, Susan Phillipsz, and Teresita Fernández for its new, SANAA–designed building, which will open on October 9. Next year, Eliasson and Beatriz Milhazes will also show new … Read More

Frieze New York 2015 Market News
Hayley Silverman's Roughing It (2015) at New Theater in Berlin.COURTESY THE ARTIST

NADA New York Announces Special Projects and Programming, From a Canine Performance to a Poker Tournament

Spring has returned to beautiful New York City, and that means that it is time for Frieze New York, NADA New York, and its surrounding fairs. Today NADA detailed some of the special projects and programming it will host alongside … Read More

A view of the new Whitney building from the West Side Highway, September 2014. ED LEDERMAN/COURTESY WHITNEY MUSEUM

The Artist-Built Museum: On the Whitney’s Opening, in 1931

Today, the Whitney Museum of American Art opens its doors in the Meatpacking District with “America Is Hard to See,” an exhibition of 600 pieces from the museum’s 21,000-work permanent collection. In honor of the much-anticipated opening of the new Whitney, … Read More


Jane Farver, Wide-Ranging Curator Who Directed the MIT List Center, Has Died at 68

Jane Farver, a veteran curator and arts administrator who directed the MIT List Visual Arts Center for more than a decade, organized a pioneering show about the international history of conceptual art, and had recently helped manage the Prospect exhibition … Read More

Kenya's 2013 Venice Biennale Pavilion.


Morning Links: Kenya and Costa Rica Edition

The country of Japan will be donating $1 million to the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery at the Smithsonian Museums of Asian Art. [Artforum] Kenya and Costa Rica have pulled their national pavilions out of the … Read More


MoMA’s Thomas J. Lax Wins the Walter Hopps Award for Curatorial Achievement

Thomas J. Lax, an associate curator in MoMA’s department of media and performance art, has won the seventh Walter Hopps Award for Curatorial Achievement. The award, which is conferred every two years, comes with a stipend of $20,000, and asks … Read More



ICA Receives $10 M. Gift From Daniel W. Dietrich II, Doubling Its Endowment

The director of the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania, Amy Sadao, announced today that Daniel W. Dietrich II has donated $10 million to the ICA’s curatorial program. His gift is the largest in the museum’s history, … Read More


‘Bravo Renzo! Che Bella Piazza!’ At the Whitney Dedication Ceremony

To cap off a two-week press blitz leading up to the opening of the Whitney Museum of American Art’s new building in the Meatpacking District on May 1, First Lady Michelle Obama, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Whitney director Adam Weinberg, and … Read More

Market News
Volta10 under Markthalle's cupola dome. 


Here’s the 2015 Volta Exhibitor List

Volta announced today the exhibitors for its 2015 edition, which returns the fair to the Markthalle, Basel’s iconic cupola located in the city’s center, from June 15 to 20 during Art Basel. For the fair’s eleventh edition this year, exhibitors … Read More