2015 Venice Biennale Dispatches

His Future Looks Bright: Okwui Enwezor on the 2015 Venice Biennale

What can you say about a Venice Biennale that features a public reading of Karl Marx’s Das Kapital? Nigerian-born Okwui Enwezor, who organized the exhibition, has referred to Marx’s work as “our holy book,” which gives some insight into the … Read More

Thompson's starting point, the New Museum.


Morning Links: ‘Eventually they introduced me’ Edition

One Hyperallergic writer’s experience following Luke Willis Thompson out of the New Museum as part of his twice-daily performance piece Eventually they introduced me to the people I immediately recognised as those who would take me out anyway for the New … Read More

News parties

Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming: The Whitney Toasts Its New Home

On Friday night the Whitney held an opening for its new building, ending a week of events that fêted the new Renzo Piano-designed space, which opens to the public this week. The turnout was robust, even though one had to … Read More

Open Sesame: Art Events in New York
Lucas Samaras' Pose 0556 (2010). 


9 Art Events to Attend in New York City This Week

TUESDAY, APRIL 28 Screening: “Quality Television” at Light Industry During this screening and lecture by artist and conceptual entrepreneur Martine Syms, “Quality Television,” a compilation of nine video works focusing on television as an aesthetic resource, will be screened. Here’s a … Read More

Two German soldiers sitting on the fuselage of the Spitfire, after it had crash landed on Calais beach. 
© Peter R Arnold Collection

Christie’s London will Auction a WWII Fighter Plane in their ‘Exceptional Sale’

Christie’s “Exceptional Sale,” which began in London in 2008 and is devoted to weird, non-conforming, and particularly buzz-worthy objects, will feature a spitfire fighter plane this year, in the July 11th auction. In the past, objects included “The Rothschild Torah Ark: A Magnificent German … Read More

2015 Venice Biennale News
The Israeli Pavilion, Tire Walls, 2015, tires, cable ties, found materials

Here’s a First Look at the Israeli Pavilion at the Venice Biennale

The 2015 Venice Biennale opens next week, if you can wrap your head around such a thing. Here, we offer you a first look at the Israeli Pavilion, with work by Tel Aviv-based artist Tsibi Geva and curated by Hadas Maor. … Read More

Pictures at an Exhibition
Harry Gamboa Jr., Decoy Gang War Victim, 1974, printed 2007, inkjet print. ©HARRY GAMBOA JR./COURTESY THE ARTIST

‘The City Lost and Found’ at the Princeton University Art Museum

Pictures at an Exhibition presents images of one notable show every weekday. Today’s show: “The City Lost and Found: Capturing New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, 1960–1980” is currently on view at the Princeton University Art Museum in Princeton, New … Read More

Installation view of 'Georgia Sagri: Daily Bread' at Mathew, New York, 2015.COURTESY MATHEW

Artadia Names 10 Finalists for Inaugural New York Grants

Artadia, a nonprofit that has provided unrestricted grants to artists working in cities across the United States for the past 15 years, today announced the 10 finalists that have been selected for its first-ever New York round. (It has previously … Read More

News The Talent

Eddie Martinez Joins Mitchell-Innes & Nash

Brooklyn-based artist Eddie Martinez is now represented by Mitchell-Innes & Nash in New York. Martinez has been something of a roving talent in the last few years, having been in exhibitions at various spaces in New York including ZieherSmith, the … Read More


Morning Links: Earthquake in Nepal Edition

The earthquake that hit Nepal’s Kathmandu Valley on Saturday, killing an estimated more than 3,000 people, has damaged or destroyed monuments, temples and historic squares in the country’s capital, Kathmandu, and the cities of Patan and Bhaktapur.[The Art Newspaper] In celebration of the … Read More

Graphics Market

Just How Quickly Has Manhattan’s Lower East Side Gallery District Grown?

Anyone who has visited Manhattan’s Lower East Side over the past few years knows that it seems to be growing more and more densely packed with galleries every single day. There are now a grand total of 132 of them … Read More

Pictures at an Exhibition
Brent Wadden, Panel Grey, 2013, hand woven fibers, wool, cotton, and acrylic on canvas. COURTESY ALMINE RECH GALLERY/PERES PROJECTS, BERLIN AND MITCHELL-INNES & NASH, NY

Brent Wadden at Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York

Pictures at an Exhibition presents images of one notable show every weekday. Today’s show: Starting today, Brent Wadden‘s solo show is on view at Mitchell-Innes & Nash in New York through May 30, 2015. Wadden’s labor-intensive process involves working handwoven fibers, yarn, wool, cotton, and acrylic on … Read More

News The Talent
Catherine Opie's Self Portrait (1993). 


Catherine Opie Moves to Lehmann Maupin

Photographer Catherine Opie is now represented by Lehmann Maupin, the gallery announced in a press release today. Her first exhibition at Lehmann Maupin, which has space in New York (in Chelsea and on the Lower East Side) and in Hong Kong, will open in … Read More

Market News
New site of Art Brussels 2016.


Art Brussels Relocating to Inner-City Brussels in 2016

The Art Brussels fair, which runs this weekend, is moving to a more central location for its 2016 edition—Tour & Taxis, which was formerly the site of the Royal Customs House. Constructed between 1904 and 1906, it sits adjacent to a … Read More