Author Archives: Andrew Russeth

About Andrew Russeth

Co-Executive Editor of ARTnews


John Giorno Will Perform Next Friday, May 8, at Elizabeth Dee

A quick public service announcement: the great John Giorno—the poet, painter, and star of Warhol’s film Sleep (1963)—will be performing at his New York gallery, Elizabeth Dee, next Friday, May 8, the day before his first exhibition there closes. Giorno told … Read More

2015 Venice Biennale News
Santa Maria della Misericordia.COURTESY WIKIMEDIA

Swiss Artist Christoph Büchel, Repping Iceland in Venice, Will Stage Artwork Called ‘The Mosque’ at Disused Church

Christoph Büchel, the irrepressible, inexhaustible Swiss provocateur, whose projects have ranged from staging a sex club at Secession in Vienna to allegedly showing the belongings of homeless people at the Frieze New York fair as sculptures to turning his London … Read More


Art Critics Association Gives 2014 Awards to Kara Walker, Ragnar Kjartansson, More

The American section of the International Association of Art Critics—AICA, as it’s more popularly known—has released the winners of its 2014 awards, which were selected by a popular vote of its 400 members from a roster of nominees that was released in February. (Disclosure: … Read More

Picabia Alert
Francis Picabia, El sol en la pintura, 1945, oil on cardboard, 45 x 37 cm.

Picabia Alert #8: A Blazing Sun Visits Madrid

“Picabia Alert” takes note of shows that feature work by the wily French artist Francis Picabia (1879–1953), aiming to sate Picabia appetites until the Picabia retrospective arrives at the Kunsthaus Zurich and New York’s Museum of Modern Art in 2016.Today’s … Read More

Installation view of 'Georgia Sagri: Daily Bread' at Mathew, New York, 2015.COURTESY MATHEW

Artadia Names 10 Finalists for Inaugural New York Grants

Artadia, a nonprofit that has provided unrestricted grants to artists working in cities across the United States for the past 15 years, today announced the 10 finalists that have been selected for its first-ever New York round. (It has previously … Read More

Art of the City Reviews
A jaw-dropping hang of work from the 1980s: Barbara Kruger, Untitled (We Don't Need Another Hero) (1987) in front with Donald Moffett's He Kills Me (1987) wallpaper.

The Whitney Opens With a Winner

Let’s cut to the chase: the Whitney Museum of American Art’s inaugural show in its new home in the Meatpacking District, “America Is Hard to See,” is outstanding. With about 600 works by a little over 400 artists, it offers … Read More

2015 Venice Biennale News
El Anatsui's Earth’s Skin (2007), in the collection of the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi. GUGGENHEIM ABU DHABI

Venice Biennale Awards Golden Lions to El Anatsui, Susanne Ghez, Names Jury

The Venice Biennale, which opens to the public in a little more than three weeks, announced today that it has awarded its highest honor, the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement, to artist El Anatsui, saying in a statement that the … Read More

Installation view of Nina Beiers at Metro Pictures, New York.COURTESY METRO PICTURES

Taking the Plunge: Nina Beier at Metro Pictures

When the history of today’s art is written, eBay will need to occupy a prominent position. It has become, for many artists, what the flea markets were to the 1930s Surrealists and the Canal Street plastic shops were for New … Read More

News The Talent

Longtime Frieze PR Belinda Bowring Heads to Christie’s

Belinda Bowring, who has been head of communications for the Frieze Art Fair for nearly ten years, is moving to Christie’s, where she starts this week as head of public relations for postwar and contemporary art. She will be based in London.“I … Read More

News The Talent

Warhol Museum Names Keny Marshall Director of Exhibitions

Pittsburgh’s Andy Warhol Museum announced today that it has tapped Keny Marshall to be its director of exhibitions. Marshall, “a consultant working with artists and museums to design, fabricate, and install interactive artworks and complex installation projects,” according to the … Read More

Artists Dispatches
John Giorno, Space Forgets You, 2015 (left), and Prefer Crying in a Limo to Laughing on a Bus, 2015 (right). COURTESY THE ARTIST AND ELIZABETH DEE GALLERY

Rising from the Bunker: The World Catches Up With John Giorno

On the morning of the last day of winter, the artist and poet John Giorno buzzed open the gate on the ground floor of the hulking Bowery building that he has called home for 49 of his 78 years and … Read More

SP-Arte 2015
Works by Daniel Buren and Mona Hatoum.

On the Top Floor of Sp-Arte, Sandback, Buren, Baloufa Fill Open Space

Oscar Niemeyer’s Bienal Pavilion, which hosts the SP-Arte art fair, has more than a quarter million square feet of space, which meant that the booths of most of the 141 exhibitors at the fair, which ended Sunday, felt remarkably spacious. … Read More


Here’s a Photo of an Alma Thomas Painting in the White House

It’s a beautiful Wednesday afternoon here in New York City—about 70 degrees and partly cloudy—and it just feels like the right time to share this photo, which has Alma Thomas’s Resurrection (1966), a stunner of a painting, presiding over a Passover … Read More

SP-Arte 2015

Ping-Pong Balls, an Empty Pool, and an Echo

At a house in São Paulo, Lenora de Barros considers the city’s water crisis Read More