Author Archives: Alex Greenberger


Crime Retrospective The Knoedler Affair
Stereoscopic image of M. Knoedler & Co., ca. 1860–90. VIA WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

Wiretappers and Art Galleries: The Other Knoedler Trial, in 1956

Many are now familiar with the much-publicized Knoedler trial, which, as M. H. Miller wrote in a recent article published in these pages, “unearthed one of the greatest scandals the art world has ever seen and laid bare the chain … Read More


Reviews
Installation view of Ed Atkins's video Performance Capture, 2015–16. COURTESY THE ARTIST AND GAVIN BROWN'S ENTERPRISE/JASON MANDELLA

The Man Behind the Screen: Ed Atkins at the Kitchen, New York

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News The Talent
COURTESY THE ARTIST AND GALERIA NARA ROESLER

Galeria Nara Roesler Now Represents Eduardo Navarro

Galeria Nara Roesler, which has spaces in New York, Rio de Janeiro, and São Paulo, announced today that it now represents Eduardo Navarro, the Argentinian artist whose work memorably appeared in last year’s New Museum Triennial.In the past few years, … Read More


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François Pinault Will Open a Private Museum in Paris

François Pinault, the founder of Kering, a French luxury goods holding company, will open a private museum in Paris. According to a release from Mairie de Paris, the Tadao Ando–redesigned space, which will be devoted to showing Pinault’s collection of … Read More


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Joseph de Montgolfier in the “Flesselles” - a 43-meter high balloon, January 19, 1784. ©MUSÉE DES PAPETERIES CANSON ET MONTGOLFIER

Prix Canson for Works on Paper Names 2016 Finalists

The Prix Canson has revealed the finalists for its 2016 edition. Given out annually by the Fonds Canson pour l’Art et le Papier, the prize recognizes an artist who makes works on paper and has contributed to his or her … Read More


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A poster from Wolfgang Tillmans's anti-Brexit poster campaign. COURTESY THE ARTIST

Wolfgang Tillmans Designs Posters Opposing Brexit

Wolfgang Tillmans, the German photographer, released a series of posters today that oppose the United Kingdom leaving the European Union. In the posters, which have images of flags and landscapes printed on them, Tillmans urges U.K. citizens to vote and consider … Read More


2017 Venice Biennale News The Talent
Alemani. COURTESY CECILIA ALEMANI/VIA TWITTER

Cecilia Alemani Will Curate Italy’s Pavilion at the 2017 Venice Biennale

Cecilia Alemani, the Donald R. Mullen Jr. Director and Chief Curator of High Line Art, has been tapped to curate the Italian Pavilion at the 2017 Venice Biennale. The Italian publication Artribune, which first reported the news, notes that Alemani … Read More


News The Talent
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Angela Y. Davis to Be Honored at the Brooklyn Museum’s Sackler Center First Awards

The Brooklyn Museum announced today that scholar and activist Angela Y. Davis will be this year’s honoree at its ceremony and dinner for the Sackler Center First Awards. Given out annually, the awards recognize women who have made significant contributions … Read More


Reviews
Chadwick Rantanen, Red Wine, Doc, 2016, ten battery-operated light up wall decorations, fourteen artist-made AA battery adaptors (plastic, metal, stickers), 43½ x 47 x 2½ inches. COURTESY THE ARTIST AND ESSEX STREET, NEW YORK

Chiming Cuckoos: Chadwick Rantanen at Essex Street

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Peregrine Honig's sign for 21c Museum Hotels. COURTESY 21C MUSEUM HOTELS

Art-Focused 21c Museum Hotels Releases Statement About North Carolina Law Restricting LGBTQ Rights

21c Museum Hotels, the art-centric North Carolina–based chain, spoke out today against House Bill 2, a law that requires North Carolinians to use bathrooms that correspond to their “biological sex.” And they’re not the only people in the art world to … Read More


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United States Artists Announces $20 Million Operations Endowment

United States Artists, an organization that awards grants to American artists, has announced a new $20 million operations endowment campaign. The Ford Foundation has given United States Artists a five-year $10 million challenge grant, while the Rockefeller Foundation, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, and … Read More


News The Talent
This year's fellows. COURTESY A BLADE OF GRASS

A Blade of Grass Names 2016 Fellows for Socially Engaged Art

A Blade of Grass, the organization devoted to art that promotes social change, has named its 2016 ABOG Fellows for Socially Engaged Art. Each fellow will now receive $20,000, which can be used in any number of ways to support … Read More


Retrospective
Margaret Harrison, Homeworkers, 1977. ©MARGARET HARRISON/TATE, PURCHASED 2011

‘Well-Edited Memorials of Wanderlust’: A Brief History of British Conceptual Art

In honor of Tate Modern’s survey of British Conceptual art, “Conceptual Art in Britain 1964–1979,” which opened earlier this week, below are excerpts of reviews from the ARTnews archives. All of the artists discussed are included in the show, which … Read More


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Malick Sidibé, Malian Photographer Who Shot a Changing Africa, Dies at 80

Malick Sidibé, one of the most important African photographers ever, whose black-and-white photographs of Malian youth depict a country’s values changing in response to political independence, died yesterday, of causes that, as of this writing, are still unclear. He was … Read More