Author Archives: Andrew Russeth

About Andrew Russeth

Co-Executive Editor of ARTnews
Twitter: @AndrewRusseth
Instagram: @AndrewRusseth

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

Market News
Installation view of 'Emily Mae Smith: Medusa' at Laurel Gitlen.COURTESY LAUREL GITLEN

New York’s Laurel Gitlen Gallery Closes

While a new gallery seems to open on the Lower East Side just about every week these days, one of the neighborhood’s longtime residents, Laurel Gitlen, is closing. Gitlen, who opened up in the area seven years ago, announced her … Read More

A still from the show.COURTESY COMEDY CENTRAL

Maccarone Gallery Was on ‘Broad City’ Last Night

The excellent Comedy Central series Broad City had the premiere of its third season last night, and the episode culminated with stars Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer paying a visit to an opening at an unnamed gallery. “That gallery looks awfully … Read More


Cutting a Fine Figure: Around New York

On shows at the Whitney Museum, Hester, Subal, Feuer/Mesler, Beauchene, Hanley, Luxembourg & Dayan, Zwirner, and Canada Read More

News The Talent

Yale Taps Marta Kuzma to Be Dean of Art School, Taking the Place of Robert Storr

Curator will be the first woman to hold the position Read More

An installation view of Willem de Rooij's work at Lulu in 2012.COURTESY LULU

Mexico City’s Lulu Expands

Since opening in 2013, the enterprising Mexico City project space named Lulu has operated out of an immaculate white cube within the studio of the artist Martin Soto Climent, who started and runs the venture with curator Chris Sharp. Despite measuring … Read More

lives News

Thornton Dial, Pioneering Artist Who Channeled Everyday Materials Into Intricate Constructions, Dies at 87

Artist Thornton Dial, who used found objects, fabric, and paint to make astounding, intricate wall reliefs and sculptures that harbor nuanced narratives at once grand and intimate, died yesterday, Monday, January 25, at his home in Emelle, Alabama. The cause of death was … Read More

2017 Venice Biennale News The Talent

Venice Biennale Taps Christine Macel to Be Artistic Director of 2017 Edition

Today Christine Macel, the chief curator of Paris’s Centre Pompidou, was named artistic director of the 2017 Venice Biennale, which is set to run May 13 through November 26, 2017.The Biennale’s president, Paolo Baratta, said in a statement, “In the wake of … Read More