Author Archives: Andrew Russeth

About Andrew Russeth

Co-Executive Editor of ARTnews

Art of the City
Carmen Herrera in her New York studio.JASON SCHMIDT/COURTESY LISSON GALLERY

‘Don’t Be Intimidated About Anything’: Carmen Herrera at 100

One afternoon in late April, the artist Carmen Herrera was sitting in her apartment and studio a few blocks north of Union Square recalling the frequent visits she would make to the Whitney Museum of Art some 70 years ago, … Read More

Robert Irwin, Untitled (Acrylic Column), 1969–2011.COURTESY THE ARTIST AND THE PACE GALLERY

Robert Irwin Catalogue Raisonné Is In The Works, With Marianne Stockebrand as Editor

It’s shaping up to be a very nice June for artist Robert Irwin, and lovers of his difficult-to-categorize work, which conjures sublime, subtle visual experiences with an impressive economy of materials. Dia:Beacon, the museum the artist helped design in Beacon, New … Read More


‘Salt Is Ever More Important’: Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev on Her Plans for ‘The Most Dispersed Istanbul Biennial in History’

‘You’re going to get to know the Bosphorus really well, and not only that—the islands.’ Read More

News The Talent

Minneapolis Institute of Arts Curator David E. Little Will Head Amherst’s Mead Art Museum

Amherst College’s Mead Art Museum has a new director and chief curator, David E. Little, who is currently the curator and head of the department of photography and new media at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. The museum, which is … Read More

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