Artists lives
Bernd and Hilla Becher, Industrial Facades, 1972–1995, 9 gelatin silver prints. COURTESY BRUCE SILVERSTEIN GALLERY, NEW YORK

Hilla Becher, Influential German Conceptual Photographer, Dies at 81

Hilla Becher, who, with her husband, Bernd, revolutionized the field of photography with their austere images of industrial structures, and who went on to teach important German photographers like Andreas Gursky and Thomas Struth, died on October 10. She was … Read More


Does a Lutz Bacher Work in ‘Greater New York’ Rip Off a Daniel Arsham Film Set? Daniel Arsham Weighs In

One of the more imposing sculptural works in “Greater New York,” the quinquennial survey of Gotham-based artists that opened at PS1 Sunday, is Lutz Bacher’s Magic Mountain (2015), an unruly pile of spiky foam points, all colored a dusty gray-green, that takes … Read More

Frieze London 2015 Market News
The award-winning stand.COURTESY LINDA NYLIND/FRIEZE

Shave Stuart/Modern Art Awarded 2015 Frieze London Stand Prize

Frieze London announced today that London’s Stuart Shave/Modern Art gallery has won this year’s Stand Prize, for outstanding presentation by a gallery. In recognition of Stuart Shave/Modern Art’s display of the artists Mark Flood and Yngve Holen, the London-based gallery was … Read More

Artie Vierkant, installation view of "Image Objects" at Mesler/Feuer, 2015, JPG. COURTESY THE ARTIST

‘I Don’t Buy Into the Idea of the Grand Artist Mythos’: Artie Vierkant on His Shows at Feuer/Mesler and Mesler/Feuer

Using ground-up soybean seeds and Photoshop-manipulated prints, Artie Vierkant still wants to know if we ever really own our ideas in the age of the Internet Read More

Raymond Pettibon drawing tacked to the wall at KUMU.

Raymond Pettibon in Estonia, Brought to You by the United States Government

For half of last century, from 1939 to 1991, Estonia was under three successive occupations. First, the Soviet-German nonaggression pact handed Estonia and its fellow Baltic States, Latvia and Lithuania, to Russia as part of their “spheres of interest” land … Read More

Pictures at an Exhibition
Nari Ward, in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, We The People, 2011. PHOTO: NATHAN KEAY/©MCA CHICAGO; ART: COURTESY THE ARTIST AND LEHMANN MAUPIN, NEW YORK AND HONG KONG

‘The Freedom Principle’ at MCA Chicago, Selected by Hank Willis Thomas

Pictures at an Exhibition presents images of one notable show every weekday. This week’s shows are selected by Hank Willis Thomas Read More

Pictures at an Exhibition

Hank Willis Thomas Selects ‘Pictures at an Exhibition’

This week’s “Pictures at an Exhibition” posts are going to be a little bit different. Instead of selecting shows from around the world to highlight, ARTnews’ editors asked Hank Willis Thomas to take the reins and pick five shows to present, and he has kindly agreed. … Read More


Hirshhorn Receives $2 M. Donation Toward ‘Future Fund,’ for Redesign of Public Spaces, Technology

The Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., has received a donation of $2 million from trustee Joleen Julius and her husband Mitch Julius. This is, according to the museum, the “single largest individual donor gift in the … Read More

Open Sesame: Art Events in New York
Mary Reid Kelley, The Thong of Dionysus, 2015, still from video. COURTESY FREDERICKS & FREISER, NEW YORK

9 Art Events to Attend in New York City This Week

A guide to the next seven days Read More


Domesticated: Marc Fischer Highlights the Connection Between Hard-Core Punk and Suburbia

Hard-core punk is probably not the first thing most people think about when looking at the image of a quaint tree-lined ranch house, but thanks to the artist Marc Fischer’s internet-based project Hardcore Architecture, that may soon change.Fischer found the … Read More


Morning Links: DNA Signatures Edition

Must-read stories from around the art world Read More

Frieze London 2015 Market Previews
Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich Chen Wei, Falling Light, 2015, archival inkjet print, 59 x 73⅞ inches. ©CHEN WEI/COURTESY GALERIE RÜDIGER SCHÖTTLE

Preview Frieze London and Frieze Masters 2015

The 13th edition of Frieze London and the fourth edition of Frieze Masters open in the city’s Regent Park on Wednesday, October 14, with previews for invited guests on Tuesday, October 13. Frieze London, the more contemporary-minded of the two … Read More


A Brief Guide to ‘Greater New York’: A Look at Its Four Editions in Graphics

  The fourth edition of MoMA PS1’s sprawling quinquennial survey, “Greater New York,” opens Sunday, October 11, with some 150 artists. Long a showcase for young artists, the show has broadened its outlook this year, inviting in people from many generations. Above, a brief look … Read More

David Hammons's Untitled (African American Flag) (1991/2015) flying above MoMA PS1's courtyard for 'Greater New York,' which runs through March 17, 2015.PHOTOS: ARTNEWS

PS1’s Sprawling ‘Greater New York’ Show Broadens Its Purview, With Mixed Results

What a sight! David Hammons’s glorious black-and-red-striped African American Flag is now flying high in the sky above the courtyard of MoMA PS1. Visible even from outside the Brutalist concrete walls of the Long Island City museum, it is the first … Read More