Author Archives: Alex Greenberger


Armory Week 2015 Market News
The crowd at last year's Volta NY. COURTESY DAVID WILLEMS PHOTOGRAPHY AND VOLTA NY

Here’s the 2015 Volta NY Exhibitor List

The Volta NY fair will kick off its eighth edition on March 5 in a new location—Pier 90 in Hell’s Kitchen, next door to its sister fair, The Armory Show. This year’s Volta NY will bring 90 galleries to Pier … Read More


Artists News
Kehinde Wiley. KWAKU ALSTON. COURTESY ROBERTS & TILTON

Kehinde Wiley to Receive the U.S. Department of State Medal of Arts

New York-based portraitist Kehinde Wiley will be awarded the U.S. Department of State Medal of Arts. Known for his flashy paintings that depict black men and women in the style of Old Master portraiture, Wiley is being honored for using … Read More


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Here Is the 2015 AIPAD Photography Show New York Exhibitor List

From April 16 to April 19, the AIPAD Photography Show New York, the annual fair dedicated to photography and held by the Association of International Photography Art Dealers, will return to the Park Avenue Armory for its 35th edition. Today, … Read More


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Teresita Fernández's "As Above, So Below," an exhibition at MASS MoCA, landed her on the shortlist for this year's Cuban Artist of the Year award. COURTESY MASS MOCA

Farber Foundation Announces Finalists for Cuban Art Awards

On the heels of news that the U.S. will begin to ease relations with Cuba and controversy surrounding the detention of Cuban performance artist Tania Bruguera, the Farber Foundation has announced the finalists for the first Cuban Art Awards. The … Read More


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Jayson Musson, still from The Adventures of Jamel, video. COURTESY THE ARTIST AND SALON 94

Jayson Musson Releases Preview for New Web Series

Artist Jayson Musson has released a preview for The Adventures of Jamel, a new web series set to premiere tomorrow night at Salon 94 Bowery. Starring Upright Citizen Brigade Theatre’s James III and directed by Scott Ross, the series is … Read More


Market News
The interior of Pioneer Works, where 1:54 NY will be held from May 15–17. COURTESY 1:54 AND PIONEER WORKS

1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair Announces New York Pop-Up

The London-based 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair will be jumping across the pond, albeit briefly, this year for 1:54 NY, the fair announced yesterday on its website. The pop-up will be held at Red Hook art center Pioneer Works from … Read More


2015 Venice Biennale News
Ivan Grubanov, Dead Flags, 2011, vintage flags. COURTESY LOOCK GALERIE

Ivan Grubanov to Represent Serbia at This Year’s Venice Biennale

The Serbian pavilion at this year’s Venice Biennale, its 56th edition, will feature work by Ivan Grubanov, the Museum of Contemporry Art Belgrade, the commissioning institution, announced today. The Belgrade-born artist will work with curator Lidija Merenik for United Dead Nations, … Read More


News The Talent
Adeline Ooi. TARA SOSROWARDOYO

Adeline Ooi Tapped as Director Asia for Art Basel

Just three and a half months ahead of Art Basel Hong Kong’s third edition, Adeline Ooi has been selected as its new Director Asia, Art Basel announced this morning. Ooi will now oversee the development of the Hong Kong fair, which … Read More


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John Grillo. COURTESY COVE GALLERY

Abstract Expressionist John Grillo Has Died at 97

Abstract Expressionist painter John Grillo died of a heart failure at age 97 on November 26, just over a month after a five-decade retrospective of his work at University of Massachusetts Amherst. Born in 1917 in Lawrence, Massachusetts, Grillo became … Read More


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Eva Respini. MARTIN SECK

ICA Boston Names Eva Respini Chief Curator

The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston has found its new chief curator—Eva Respini, who is currently a curator in the Museum of Modern Art’s photography department. Expected to begin at the ICA in March 2015, Respini will replace Helen Molesworth, who began … Read More


Artists News
Duncan Campbell. LISA RASTL/COURTESY MUMOK

Duncan Campbell Wins the 2014 Turner Prize

This year’s Turner Prize, the United Kingdom’s most highly esteemed and controversial art award, has been given to Duncan Campbell for his film It for Others. The 42-year-old Irish artist now joins the ranks of such past winners as Damien … Read More


Artists News
Lucien Smith. COURTESY SLAMXHYPE

Lucien Smith’s Father Calls His Son a ‘Coward’

Lucien Smith is having a great year. The 25-year-old New York-based painter opened “Tigris,” his first show at Upper East Side gallery Skarstedt, in May. In February, one of his abstract “Rain Paintings,” made using a fire extinguisher, sold for … Read More


Artists News
Anri Sala. COURTESY INSTITUT FRANÇAIS

Anri Sala Named Winner of $62,000 Vincent Award

Thirteen years after he won the Young Artist Prize at the Venice Biennale in 2001, Albanian video and installation artist Anri Sala won the 2014 Vincent Award on November 21. Given biennially by the Broere Foundation, the award honors a … Read More


Artists News
Alexander Calder's Janey Waney (1969) is now on view in Gramercy Park. COURTESY THE CALDER FOUNDATION

Calder Sculpture Returns to Gramercy Park

After stays at two venues in the Netherlands, Alexander Calder’s 1969 monumental outdoor sculpture Janey Waney was reinstalled in Gramercy Park. The 26-foot-tall standing mobile was previously on view at the Maastricht-based European Fine Arts Fair in March. In June, it … Read More