Author Archives: Andrew Russeth

About Andrew Russeth

Co-Executive Editor of ARTnews
Twitter: @AndrewRusseth
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News The Talent

Yale Taps Marta Kuzma to Be Dean of Art School, Taking the Place of Robert Storr

Curator will be the first woman to hold the position Read More

An installation view of Willem de Rooij's work at Lulu in 2012.COURTESY LULU

Mexico City’s Lulu Expands

Since opening in 2013, the enterprising Mexico City project space named Lulu has operated out of an immaculate white cube within the studio of the artist Martin Soto Climent, who started and runs the venture with curator Chris Sharp. Despite measuring … Read More

lives News

Thornton Dial, Pioneering Artist Who Channeled Everyday Materials Into Intricate Constructions, Dies at 87

Artist Thornton Dial, who used found objects, fabric, and paint to make astounding, intricate wall reliefs and sculptures that harbor nuanced narratives at once grand and intimate, died yesterday, Monday, January 25, at his home in Emelle, Alabama. The cause of death was … Read More

2017 Venice Biennale News The Talent

Venice Biennale Taps Christine Macel to Be Artistic Director of 2017 Edition

Today Christine Macel, the chief curator of Paris’s Centre Pompidou, was named artistic director of the 2017 Venice Biennale, which is set to run May 13 through November 26, 2017.The Biennale’s president, Paolo Baratta, said in a statement, “In the wake of … Read More


Here’s the Succinct Artist List for ‘Made in L.A.’ 2016

The Hammer Museum in Los Angeles released the artist list today for the 2016 edition of its biennial, “Made in L.A.,” and it is an intriguing one. It includes just 26 names, from promising young upstarts like Dena Yago and Martine Syms to … Read More


The Whitney Acquires an Archibald Motley

One of the most thrilling exhibitions to arrive in New York last year was “Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist” at the Whitney, a traveling retrospective of the under-sung African American artist, organized by the Nasher Museum at Duke University. It … Read More

2015: The Year in Review
Installation view of 'Kounellis Sturtevant Tiravanija' at Gavin Brown's Enterprise.COURTESY GBE

The Year in the Galleries of New York

Plus, a few items elsewhere in the city and a top 7 list from all over Read More

lives News

Ellsworth Kelly, Giant of Abstract Painting, Dies at 92

Ellsworth Kelly, who began his influential 70-year career with thrilling advances in abstract painting that he would go on to explore and hone, with rigor and wit, for decades, died yesterday at the age of 92. Matthew Marks, the dealer who … Read More

Market News The Talent

Artnet News Chief Benjamin Genocchio Will Lead the Armory Show

The art-media intrigue continues!There has been much speculation about who would replace former Armory Show director Noah Horowitz, who was hired by Art Basel in July. Today, the Armory Show announced Horowitz’s replacement in the top job at the fair: … Read More

News The Talent
Lari Pittman, An American Place, 1986, which is in the collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles.MOCA Los Angeles

MOCA Los Angeles’s Board Adds Four, Including Lari Pittman

Changes are afoot at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, which announced this morning that it has added four members to its board: businessman Gabriel Brener, philanthropist Mary Klaus Martin, artist Lari Pittman, and hedge-fund manager and art collector … Read More


‘Scenes From the Studio’: Robin and Wilson Cameron on Their New Video Series

The next time you have a few minutes for a little video watching, I recommend hopping on over to the website Scenes from the Studio, which has a number of great, bite-size videos of studio visits with artists in New York. … Read More

Art of the City Reviews
A map of Manhattan and Brooklyn from 1890.WIKIMEDIA

The Road Less Traveled: A Few Reviews From Slightly Out-of-the-Way Galleries

Matthew Langan-Peck at Svetlana, Sven Loven at Jeffrey Stark, ‘The Home Show,’ ‘NO DICE (1)’ at Kimberly-Klark, U.S. Blues Read More

2017 Venice Biennale News
Installation view of Geoffrey Farmer's Leaves of Grass at the Neue Galerie at Documenta 13, in Kassel, Germany.ANDREW RUSSETH

Geoffrey Farmer Will Represent Canada at the 2017 Venice Biennale

What a time to be Canadian. Just a few weeks ago the nation elected the handsome, young leader of its Liberal Party, Justin Trudeau, to be its prime minister, and late last night he welcomed newly arrived Syrian refugees in … Read More

Market News
An installation view of an exhibition by Anthony Miler at Barton's London space that runs through December 12.COURTESY ROD BARTON

London Dealer Rod Barton Expands to Brussels

Dealer Rod Barton, who has run a London gallery since 2009, doing shows with artists like Chris Succo, Brad Troemel, and Chris Hood, will open a new space in Brussels next year. “It’s a little bit nerve-racking,” Barton told me, … Read More