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Marsden Hartley's Fishermen’s Last Supper, Nova Scotia (1940–41), which is included in the touring exhibition that opens at the Mississippi Museum of Art this week.JIM FRANK/COURTESY AMERICAN FEDERATION OF THE ARTS

Mississippi’s Anti-LGBTQ Law Has New Opponents: the Neuberger Museum, the Museum Directors Association, and the American Federation of Arts

Tomorrow morning the Mississippi Museum of Art will host a press preview for an exhibition of works from the Neuberger Museum of Art in Purchase, New York, titled “When Modern Was Contemporary: Selections from the Roy R. Neuberger Collection.” According … Read More

Former Paralympic athlete Edith Wolf Hunkeler, who is working with Maurizio Cattelan on a project for Manifesta 11.© MANIFESTA 11

Manifesta 11 Artist List Includes Stark, Cattelan, Syms, Houellebecq, More

Today Manifesta detailed its plans for Manifesta 11, which Christian Jankowski is organizing in Zurich, and let me tell you, it is a quite a production.The biennial’s title, the foundation revealed, will be “What People Do for Money: Some Joint Ventures,” … Read More

A martini with a twist.CARA SCURO

E-Flux Is at Work on a Café and Bar in Brooklyn

The multitasking, tricky-to-define curatorial platform and publishing outfit e-flux is making moves to enter a new field—the hospitality industry—with plans to open a café and bar in Brooklyn’s Clinton Hill neighborhood.The group, whose headquarters is on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, has … Read More

Ron Cooper, #54 July/August 2nd Level Density, 1968.COURTESY PACIFIC STANDARD TIME

Light and Space Artist Ron Cooper Is a Mezcal Maven

I nearly dropped my copy of the New Yorker’s Food & Travel Issue this morning while reading Dana Goodyear’s rollicking story about the recent mezcal boom in the United States when I discovered this bit of information: the Light and Space artist … Read More

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Art Institute of Chicago Hires Ann Goldstein as Deputy Director and Chair of Modern and Contemporary art

Ever since Ann Goldstein stepped down as director of the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, at the end of 2013, after about four years on the job, people have whispered about where she might end up next, and her name has … Read More

Karla Black, Or Else It’s Just Surface, 2016, sugar paper, mud, oil paint, body paint, feather trim, and ribbon, 83 1/2 x 155 1/8 x 4 3/4 inches.COURTESY THE ARTIST AND DAVID ZWIRNER, NEW YORK/LONDON

‘I Work Purely Out of Desire’: Karla Black Conjures Ethereal Beauty at David Zwirner

One afternoon a few weeks ago, the artist Karla Black was telling me all about toilet paper. “In the ’70s and ’80s there was a fashion for colored toilet paper when people had colored bathroom suites,” Black said, as we … Read More

News The Talent
Gary Simmons's Recapturing Memories of the Black Ark, 2014, at Prospect 3.ANDREW RUSSETH/ARTNEWS

Prospect 4 Announces Dates, Artistic Director’s Council Members

My goodness, 2017 is looking like a great year on the international exhibition front. Over in Europe the Grand Tour is on offer, with the Venice Biennale, Documenta (in both Kassel and Athens!), and Skulptur Projekte Muenster all arriving—a once-in-a-decade … Read More

An Aegean Airlines A320.COURTESY AIRBUS

Documenta 14 Partners With Aegean Airlines for Direct Flights Between Kassel and Athens

Ever since the organizers of Documenta 14 announced that the quinquennial would be held in 2017 in both Kassel, Germany (its typical home base), and Athens, the big question has been: how will you schedule out your travels to see … Read More

Picabia Alert
Francis Picabia, Pa, ca 1934, oil on canvas, 29 1/2 x 27 in.COURTESY VENUS OVER MANHATTAN

Picabia Alert #11: ‘Pa’ at Venus

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

2017 Venice Biennale News

Philipp Kaiser Will Curate Switzerland’s Pavilion at the 2017 Venice Biennale

Philipp Kaiser, the former director of the the Museum Ludwig in Cologne who is now an independent curator and critic in Los Angeles, has been tapped to organize the Swiss Pavilion at the 2017 Venice Biennale. The Swiss Arts Council … Read More

2017 Venice Biennale News
Phyllida Barlow, TIP, 2013, in the Carnegie International at the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh.COURTESY CARNEGIE MUSEUM OF ART

Phyllida Barlow Will Rep Britain at 2017 Venice Biennale

Though the 2015 Venice Biennale closed just a few months ago, many countries are already selecting the artists who will take over their pavilions for the 2017 edition, and today the British Council, which administers the British Pavilion in Venice, announced that … Read More

Installation view of 'Unfinished' at the Met Breuer, New York, with Bassano's The Baptism of Christ (ca. 1590), Titian's The Flaying of Marsyas (probably 1570s), and another Titian, The Agony in the Garden (1558–62)MAXIMILÍANO DURÓN/ARTNEWS

When Titian Met Tuymans: The Metropolitan Museum of Art Elegantly Occupies the Whitney’s Breuer Building

Its signature opening show, ‘Unfinished,’ has 500 years of art and thrums with energy but flags as it nears the contemporary Read More

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Faith Ringgold photographed in New Jersey on November 23, 2015. KATHERINE MCMAHON

The Storyteller: At 85, Her Star Still Rising, Faith Ringgold Looks Back on Her Life in Art, Activism, and Education

In 1963, Faith Ringgold was 32, the mother of two daughters, and on the hunt for a gallery to show her work. To say that it was difficult for black artists to find gallery representation at that time would be … Read More

The new home of the Artist's Institute, at 132 East 65th Street.COURTESY THE ARTIST'S INSTITUTE

The Artist’s Institute, Manhattan’s Indefinable Art Space, Heads Uptown

Inaugurates Upper East Side branch with Hilton Als season Read More