Author Archives: Andrew Russeth

About Andrew Russeth

Co-Executive Editor of ARTnews
Twitter: @AndrewRusseth
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News Reviews
The exterior of SFMOMA. HENRIK KAM

With Its New Building, SFMOMA Cements a Place on the World Stage

Pop open the champagne and ignite the fireworks! The staff of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art deserves to celebrate. Their $305 million expansion and renovation project, designed by the Norwegian firm Snøhetta, is a triumph. They have completed a building … Read More

Adam McEwen, IBM Blue Gene 1 and IBM Blue Gene 2, both 2016.COURTESY THE ARTIST AND PETZEL, NEW YORK

Castles in the Sky: Adam McEwen on ‘Harvest,’ His Show at Petzel Gallery

For the past few years I have had a poster in my living room of Kate Moss’s New York Times obituary. It begins, “Kate Moss, the model who died aged 33, was the most celebrated and iconic beauty of her … Read More

Cecil Taylor performing at the Whitney Museum on April 14. ©PAULA COURT

Cecil Taylor Will Play a Second Concert at the Whitney

The surprises just keep coming.Last Thursday night, the free jazz legend Cecil Taylor was scheduled to play a rare set, with percussionist Tony Oxley and dancer Min Tanaka, in New York at the Whitney Museum, which is hosting a show … Read More

2017 Venice Biennale
Mark Bradford, the United States' pick for the 2017 Venice Biennale.THE MACARTHUR FOUNDATION

Mark Bradford Will Rep the United States at the 2017 Venice Biennale

The United States of America has tapped Mark Bradford to represent it at the 2017 Venice Biennale, which runs next year from May 13 through November 26. He will create a site-specific installation for the U.S. Pavilion in the Giardini … Read More

A Book About Colab (And Related Activities), 2016. COURTESY PRINTED MATTER

Gang of New York: Printed Matter Revisits the Colab Group in a New Book

“We were a gang of young artists who had nothing to lose, and as a result we had the power to accomplish anything that we could think of.” This the gadabout artist and writer Walter Robinson declares in his introduction … Read More

Two people enjoying some rest and relaxation.REUBENINSTT/FLICKR

For Her Next Show, Maria Eichhorn Is Giving Gallery Staff Five Weeks of Vacation

Let me tell you, I thought I was having a pretty chill afternoon here at the offices of ARTnews in New York, just sending a few emails and getting some writing done at a leisurely pace. But then I caught wind … Read More

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Tony Conrad, Wide-Ranging Innovator in Music, Film, and Art, Dies at 76

Tony Conrad, the indefatigably experimental artist whose career included landmark achievements in structural film, drone music, and contemporary art, died today of pneumonia, according to the Buffalo News. He was 76, and in recent years had been treated for prostate … Read More

Marsden Hartley's Fishermen’s Last Supper, Nova Scotia (1940–41), which is included in the touring exhibition that opens at the Mississippi Museum of Art this week.JIM FRANK/COURTESY AMERICAN FEDERATION OF THE ARTS

Mississippi’s Anti-LGBTQ Law Has New Opponents: the Neuberger Museum, the Museum Directors Association, and the American Federation of Arts

Tomorrow morning the Mississippi Museum of Art will host a press preview for an exhibition of works from the Neuberger Museum of Art in Purchase, New York, titled “When Modern Was Contemporary: Selections from the Roy R. Neuberger Collection.” According … Read More

Former Paralympic athlete Edith Wolf Hunkeler, who is working with Maurizio Cattelan on a project for Manifesta 11.© MANIFESTA 11

Manifesta 11 Artist List Includes Stark, Cattelan, Syms, Houellebecq, More

Today Manifesta detailed its plans for Manifesta 11, which Christian Jankowski is organizing in Zurich, and let me tell you, it is a quite a production.The biennial’s title, the foundation revealed, will be “What People Do for Money: Some Joint Ventures,” … Read More

A martini with a twist.CARA SCURO

E-Flux Is at Work on a Café and Bar in Brooklyn

The multitasking, tricky-to-define curatorial platform and publishing outfit e-flux is making moves to enter a new field—the hospitality industry—with plans to open a café and bar in Brooklyn’s Clinton Hill neighborhood.The group, whose headquarters is on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, has … Read More

Ron Cooper, #54 July/August 2nd Level Density, 1968.COURTESY PACIFIC STANDARD TIME

Light and Space Artist Ron Cooper Is a Mezcal Maven

I nearly dropped my copy of the New Yorker’s Food & Travel Issue this morning while reading Dana Goodyear’s rollicking story about the recent mezcal boom in the United States when I discovered this bit of information: the Light and Space artist … Read More

News The Talent

Art Institute of Chicago Hires Ann Goldstein as Deputy Director and Chair of Modern and Contemporary art

Ever since Ann Goldstein stepped down as director of the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, at the end of 2013, after about four years on the job, people have whispered about where she might end up next, and her name has … Read More

Karla Black, Or Else It’s Just Surface, 2016, sugar paper, mud, oil paint, body paint, feather trim, and ribbon, 83 1/2 x 155 1/8 x 4 3/4 inches.COURTESY THE ARTIST AND DAVID ZWIRNER, NEW YORK/LONDON

‘I Work Purely Out of Desire’: Karla Black Conjures Ethereal Beauty at David Zwirner

One afternoon a few weeks ago, the artist Karla Black was telling me all about toilet paper. “In the ’70s and ’80s there was a fashion for colored toilet paper when people had colored bathroom suites,” Black said, as we … Read More

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Gary Simmons's Recapturing Memories of the Black Ark, 2014, at Prospect 3.ANDREW RUSSETH/ARTNEWS

Prospect 4 Announces Dates, Artistic Director’s Council Members

My goodness, 2017 is looking like a great year on the international exhibition front. Over in Europe the Grand Tour is on offer, with the Venice Biennale, Documenta (in both Kassel and Athens!), and Skulptur Projekte Muenster all arriving—a once-in-a-decade … Read More