2018: The Year in Review

2018: The Year in Review

In Art Basel’s Unlimited section this year in Switzerland: He Xiangyu’s Untitled, 2018, aluminum, 99.9 percent pure gold, and egg, 120.1 in. x 120.1 in., in Basel, Switzerland. Exhibited by White Space Beijing.


Join us as we look back on the action in the art world over the past 12 months. This post will be updated as new features are published.

The Most-Read Articles of 2018
Revisit the past 12 months through artist profiles, on-the-ground market analysis, and quite a bit more.

The Year in Books
From Gary Indiana’s acerbic criticism to the work of Gertrude Abercrombie to a history of the garage.

The Year in Protest
Claire Selvin recaps activism over the past 12 months in New York, London, Kochi, and elsewhere.

The Year in Artful Music
Andy Battaglia lauds releases by La Monte Young & Marian Zazeela, Brian Eno, Simone Forti, and others.

The Year in Auction Records
Annie Armstrong takes a look at a wild year in the art market, from cars to illustrations.

The Year in Screens
From galleries and museums to theaters and laptops, Alex Greenberger charts screen-based highlights.

The Year in, and Beyond, New York’s Galleries—Plus a Top 10
From galleries closures to micro-economies, Leonor Fini to Kara Walker, Andrew Russeth looks back on 2018.

Forget Me Not
Maximilíano Durón on David Wojnarowicz, SITElines 2018, and Liliana Porter’s THEM.

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