Author Archives: Andrew Russeth

About Andrew Russeth

Co-Executive Editor of ARTnews

2015 Venice Biennale
At the opening of the project on May 8.ARTNEWS

Reopen Christoph Büchel’s Mosque Project in Venice

Last Friday, Venetian authorities closed Christoph Büchel’s functioning mosque in a disused church in the city, the Swiss artist’s project for the Icelandic pavilion at the Venice Biennale, saying that it had did not have the proper permits and was … Read More

Frieze New York 2015
The East River.

A Brief Guide to Sightseeing Along the East River While Riding the Ferry to Frieze

All sorts of wonders await at Frieze New York this year: a labyrinth, a maze, free ponchos, walruses, and art from nearly 200 exhibitors from around the world. But if you’re taking the ferry to the fair from East 34th … Read More

Frieze New York 2015 Market
The action.

Racks on Racks on Racks: Pia Camil Is Giving Away 800 Ponchos at Frieze

Around noon today, a number of people were waiting in a line next to a long rack of clothing near the north entrance of Frieze New York. A sample sale? Sort of. Mexico City–based artist Pia Camil has sewn some 800 ponchos, … Read More

Market News
Jack Tworkov, Knight Series #2 (Q3-75 #3), 1975

Alexander Gray Now Represents the Jack Tworkov Estate

The estate of Abstract-Expressionist Jack Tworkov is now represented by New York’s Alexander Gray Associates, its namesake dealer told ARTnews in a recent telephone interview. For its first Tworkov show, which the gallery will present in September, it is taking a … Read More

lives News

Chris Burden, Cornerstone of Performance Art, Has Died at 69

Chris Burden, the trailblazing artist who began his career with harrowing performances and ended it with monumental sculptures that obsessively channel childlike enthusiasms, died of melanoma this morning at his home and studio in Topanga Canyon, California. He was 69. His … Read More

2015 Venice Biennale
Mario Merz, Spirale di cera, 1970–81 in ‘Mario Merz: Unreal City’ at Gallerie dell'Accademia, through September 20, 2015.

Beyond the Biennale: Shows Around Venice

“TV is triage these days,” New Yorker critic Emily Nussbaum wrote recently, of the unwatchable number of television shows on the air right now, and you could say the same of viewing art exhibitions in Venice during the biennale. There is the … Read More

2015 Venice Biennale
'Please Respond,' at ML Artspace's temporary location in Venice, runs through Saturday, May 9.

A Three-Day Show in Venice

Tomorrow, May 9, in Venice, the biennale begins its six-month run, and “Please Respond,” the latest exhibition from the itinerant gallery ML Artspace, closes. As usual with ML, which is helmed by, and named for, its two organizers, New York … Read More

2015 Venice Biennale
The ceremony.ARTNEWS

Breaking the Mystique of the Mosque: Christoph Büchel’s Icelandic Pavilion Opens

In the official guidebook for the 56th Venice Biennale, which opens to the public tomorrow, the entry for Iceland’s pavilion consists of nothing more than a schedule listing prayer times for Muslims in Venice. There is no artist mentioned, and … Read More

2015 Venice Biennale News

Simon Denny, Representing New Zealand, Exposes the Language of State Surveillance

The grand Piazzetta de San Marco, located in the center of the city, has become a hub for investigations of state power for the run of this year’s Biennale. On one end, the Museo Correr is playing host to Jenny … Read More

2015 Venice Biennale News
Martin Wong, INRI, 1984.

At the Punta Della Dogana, Danh Vo Offers a Moving Selection of Martin Wongs

The most elegant show in Venice? That would have to be “Slip of the Tongue,” the exhibition that artist Danh Vo has organized at billionaire François Pinault’s museum at the Punta della Dogana. Vo’s layout is about as spare as you can get … Read More

2015 Venice Biennale
'Jenny Holzer: War Paintings' at Museo Correr.

Black Marks: In Venice, Jenny Holzer Examines the War on Terror

Museo Correr, May 7–22 November 2015 Read More

2015 Venice Biennale
Ernesto Ballesteros.

An Airport in the Arsenale

Walking through the Arsenale portion of Okwui Enwezor’s central show for the Venice Biennale, “All the World’s Futures,” you reach an empty section that is cordoned off, with a long row of desks holding various tools and unplaceable objects off … Read More

2015 Venice Biennale Reviews
Glenn Ligon at top and Oscar Murillo.ANDREW RUSSETH

The 2015 Venice Biennale’s Central Show, Focused on Strife, Is Uneasy, Uneven

Okwui Enwezor’s ‘All the World’s Futures,’ May 9–November 22 Read More

Frieze New York 2015 Market News
Hayley Silverman's Roughing It (2015) at New Theater in Berlin.COURTESY THE ARTIST

NADA New York Announces Special Projects and Programming, From a Canine Performance to a Poker Tournament

Spring has returned to beautiful New York City, and that means that it is time for Frieze New York, NADA New York, and its surrounding fairs. Today NADA detailed some of the special projects and programming it will host alongside … Read More