Author Archives: Andrew Russeth

About Andrew Russeth

Co-Executive Editor of ARTnews

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Lisa Oppenheim, Billowing. As we were driving up to Norfolk yesterday I saw the Enfield fire; where a Sony distribution centre set ablaze by rioters was just pouring out smoke over the motorway. The sheer amount of smoke was quite surprising, and today smoke was still covering the motorway. I feel such despair at people who have taken to looting; so angry at the destruction people can cause  (Tiled Version II), 2011/12, silver gelatin b/w photograph on bromide paper, exposed and solarized by firelight,

Lisa Oppenheim Joins Tanya Bonakdar Gallery in New York

New York’s Tanya Bonakdar Gallery announced that it now represents New York–based artist Lisa Oppenheim. Born in 1974, Oppenheim is a leader within a generation of artists who approach photography and video with an expansive sense of their boundaries, and … Read More

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Tricia Laughlin Bloom Appointed American Art Curator at Newark Museum

The start of the year is bringing all sorts of moves in the museum world, with news today that Met curator Nicholas Cullinan will lead London’s National Gallery and that Raven Row’s Alex Sailsbury will chair Whitechapel’s board of trustees. … Read More

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An installation view of 'The Stuff That Matters: Textiles Collected by Seth Siegelaub for the CSROT' at Raven Row in 2012.MARCUS J. LEITH/COURTESY RAVEN ROW

Whitechapel Names Raven Row’s Alex Sainsbury Board Chair

Alex Sainsbury, the founder of the closely watched nonprofit London art center Raven Row, has been tapped by the city’s Whitechapel Gallery to chair its board of trustees. He will take the place of Robert Taylor, who served from 2005 to … Read More

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Cedar Rapids Museum of Art Names Kate Kunau Associate Curator

Iowa’s Cedar Rapids Museum of Art announced today that it has hired Kate Kunau, a Ph.D. candidate and teaching assistant at the University of Iowa, as associate curator of collections and exhibitions. Kunau was an intern in the CRMA’s curatorial … Read More


Tomi Ungerer: Return of the Repressed

“I’m a mixed bag and a jack of all trades,” the artist Tomi Ungerer said during a telephone interview, laughing. “I’ve done over 150 books, I write as much as I draw, and I have my sculptures and my architectural … Read More

2014: The Year in Review Art of the City
The Bed-Stuy Love Affair RV, parked outside Tomorrow Gallery on New York's Lower East Side.

Eyegays, Ecstatic Painting, and a Glorious Mess: Andrew Russeth on the Year in, and Beyond, the Galleries

It is not an easy time to be making and showing art in New York. Rents—for apartments, for studios, and for galleries, in seemingly every neighborhood—are climbing fast, too many jobs are tenuous, and ultra-blue-chip dealers are expanding their often-deadening … Read More

A pig pen quilt from the late 20th century, now on view at the Montclair Art Museum.

Dodge Foundation Announces Grants for Newark, Zimmerli, and Other New Jersey Art Museums

The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, which funds an array of nonprofit groups in New Jersey, has announced its final round of grants for the year, which includes $132,500 in arts funding, bringing its total arts funding for 2014 to $3.4 million, … Read More

A detail of Judy Chicago's Pasadena Lifesavers Red #5, which was on view at the museum in 'Judy Chicago: Circa ’75' earlier this year.COURTESY NMWA

National Museum of Women in the Arts Wins Simone de Beauvoir Prize for Women’s Freedom

The 2015 Simone de Beauvoir Prize for Women’s Freedom is being awarded to Washington, D.C.’s National Museum of Women in the Arts, the museum announced today. It is the first American organization to take home the honor, which comes €20,000 … Read More

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Byers in front of a work by Phyllida Barlow.COURTESY ICA BOSTON

Dan Byers Joins ICA Boston as Senior Curator

A big month for Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art continues to get bigger. Following news that MoMA photography curator Eva Respini will be its new chief curator and that it had acquired 43 works from the collection of Barbara Lee, … Read More


A Friendly Reminder About Gallery Hours During the Holidays

Just a little reminder that, because Christmas is next week, many galleries will be closing for a few days. Some are taking off December 24 and 25, while others are opting for nice, long breaks, through January 1 or longer. … Read More

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Wadsworth Atheneum Director Susan L. Talbott Will Retire Next Year

Susan L. Talbott, who has been the director of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, in Hartford, Connecticut, since 2008, said today that she will retire next fall, after the completion of a $33 million renovation that she has overseen. … Read More

From the collection: Bas Jan Ader, Untitled (In Search of the Miraculous), 1975, vintage gelatin silver print, 5 in. x 8 in.COURTESY BMA/PFA

Berkeley Art Museum Acquires Leiber Conceptual Art Collection and Library

When hunting around for information about about art ephemera, one lands with surprising regularity on, the richly detailed and idiosyncratically designed website that was created by the eponymous San Francisco-based dealer and collector to show his collection and items … Read More

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The logo for the 2012 Made in L.A. biennial.

Hamza Walker and Aram Moshayedi Will Curate 2016 Made in L.A.

The 2016 edition of the Hammer Museum’s biennial, “Made in L.A.,” will be organized by Aram Moshayedi, a curator at the museum, and Hamza Walker, the director of education and associate curator at the Renaissance Society in Chicago. This marks … Read More

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Hanging works by Danh Vo at Marian Goodman's space at Frieze New York 2015.COURTESY FRIEZE NEW YORK

Here’s the 2015 Frieze New York Exhibitor List

Today Frieze New York announced the nearly 200 galleries that will be included in its 2015 edition, which runs May 14 through 17 on Randall’s Island, the week after the Venice Biennale opens to the public. Among the galleries showing for the first … Read More