2017: The Year in Review

2017: The Year in Review

Installation view of work by Raúl de Nieves, in the 2017 Whitney Biennial.


The Most-Read Articles of 2017
From Hannah Black’s open letter to the Whitney Museum to a disastrous Damien Hirst show.

The Year in Books—A Few Favorites Fit for Perusal
Turn the pages of volumes devoted to anti-museums, Latinx art, ersatz earthworks, pissing figures, and more.

The Year in Auctions: A Tale of Two Lots (Plus Nine More)
A look at the ten priciest lots bought by bidders in 2017, plus additional commentary.

The Year in, and Beyond, New York Galleries—Plus a Top 10 from Around the World
Andrew Russeth’s look back on 2017.

The Year in Music: Sounds for Artful Appreciation (with a Playlist to Stream)
Andy Battaglia’s listening notes, with an ear for incidents wherein art and music intersect. 

A Year in Queer: 8 Notable Moments of LGBTQ Art in New York
Maximilíano Durón has often turned to art, when his mental health allows, seeking comfort as this country falls to pieces.

The Year in Screens, in Museums, Galleries, and So On
Alex Greenberger’s favorite screen-based works of 2017, from Get Out to a trippy Haroon Mirza installation.

The Year in Memes with Kyle Mabson
An artist selects his favorite viral creations from 2017.

The Year in Lists, Tweets, Facts, Hot Takes, Jeff Koons x Louis Vuitton, and Canapés
Plus: Michael Govan’s best Instagrams, Darren Bader works Infowars should review, and more.

Your Curated Holiday Shopping List for Museum Gift Shops (and One Gallery Shop)
Choice selections include Jean Nouvel–designed Gagosian boots and a Warhol candle.

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