Open Sesame: Art Events in New York
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9 Art Events To Attend In New York City This Week

THURSDAY, MAY 7 Opening: “China: Through the Looking Glass” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art This year’s Met Ball honors China’s longstanding influence on the fashion industry—from Chinese costumes, paintings, porcelains, and other sources of imagery. Over one hundred examples … Read More

Pictures at an Exhibition
Arnold Odermatt, Stans, 1987, gelatin silver print.  COURTESY GALERIE GP & N VALLOIS, PARIS

‘Carambolages’ at Galerie Georges-Phillipe & Nathalie Vallois, Paris

Pictures at an Exhibition presents images of one notable show every weekday. Today’s show: “Carambolages” is on view at Galerie Georges-Phillipe & Nathalie Vallois in Paris until Saturday, May 23. The exhibition features works around impact, collision of media, fragile equilibrium, or accident. … Read More

Artists News
Still from American Reflexxx

‘We didn’t set out to make a piece about dehumanization, mob mentality, or violence': Alli Coates and Signe Pierce Talk ‘American Reflexxx’

Although American Reflexxx—a short film by Alli Coates starring the performance artist Signe Pierce—premiered two years ago at Art Basel in Miami, only recently has the work surfaced online, on a newly created joint YouTube account belonging to the two … Read More

Books News

The Reality TV Novel: Goldin+Senneby’s ‘Headless’ Also Lacks a Soul, But That’s Probably the Point

The Sovereign Group—“Intelligent Offshore Tax Planning Since 1987”—is a management company catering to high-net-worth individuals and corporations who wish to avoid paying taxes. It is primarily involved in managing offshore corporations, trust funds, and pensions, providing “a full range of … Read More

Looking at Art
The Matisse rug Mimosa, 1949–51, hanging in the front hall of Fox Weber’s childhood home. TIM NIGHSWANDER, IMAGING4ART/©2015 SUCCESSION H. MATISSE/ARTISTS RIGHTS SOCIETY (ARS), NEW YORK

The Figure in a Matisse-cutout Carpet

In the spring of 1968, I took the last course ever taught by the art historian Meyer Schapiro. I was, at the time, a junior at Columbia College, and it was a thrill to be studying with someone who could … Read More

ABC No Rio.


Morning Links: ABC No Rio Edition

A profile on Charles Ray, “a disturbing presence in contemporary art.” [The New Yorker] May is officially Lower East Side History Month, and as such, punk-rock nonprofit cultural center ABC No Rio will be celebrating its 25-year anniversary with an … Read More

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