Author Archives: Barbara Pollack

Mark Bradford, Rebuild South Central, 2015, mixed media on canvas, 43" x 96". JOSHUA WHITE/COURTESY THE ARTIST AND HAUSER & WIRTH

Mark Bradford at Hammer Museum

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Did Instagram Kill Photography’s Stars?: ICP Confronts Today’s Image Revolution

In an age when more than 880 billion photographs are taken each year—with more than 1.8 billion uploaded to the Internet every day—how can museums keep up? That is a question now facing the International Center of Photography, New York’s … Read More

Judith Bernstein, Birth of the Universe #4, 2012, 

Judith Bernstein at Mary Boone

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Joan Semmel, Purple Diagonal, 1980, oil on canvas, 78" x 104". ©2015 JOAN SEMMEL/ARTISTS RIGHTS SOCIETY (ARS), NEW YORK/COURTESY ALEXANDER GRAY ASSOCIATES, NEW YORK

Joan Semmel at Alexander Gray Associates

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Wang Gongxin, Whose Studio, 2014, 9-channel video installation, 9 minutes. COURTESY THE ARTIST

Wang Gongxin at OCAT

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2015 Venice Biennale
Shilpa Gupta, Untitled, 2014–15.MARK BLOWER

East, West, Home’s Best: At China’s Pavilion, and the Collaboration Between India and Pakistan

While the Venice Biennale is over 100 years old, participation in this global event is strictly a 21st-century development for many of the countries now here, including China and India. China only had its first official pavilion in 2003, and … Read More

2015 Venice Biennale News
Heri Dono's Voyage-Trokomod for the 2015 Venice Biennale. Credit Luciano Romano.

In Deep Water: The Pavilions of Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, and Tuvalu in Venice

The Venice Biennale, with its global array of national pavilions, allows visitors to make like Marco Polo and sail east, while remaining rooted in the West. The Korean and Japanese pavilions in the Giardini are a good place to start, but … Read More

2015 Venice Biennale Dispatches

His Future Looks Bright: Okwui Enwezor on the 2015 Venice Biennale

What can you say about a Venice Biennale that features a public reading of Karl Marx’s Das Kapital? Nigerian-born Okwui Enwezor, who organized the exhibition, has referred to Marx’s work as “our holy book,” which gives some insight into the … Read More

Sun Xun, The Time Vivarium – 70, 2014, acrylic and ink on paper, 24" x 18". JASON WYCHE, NEW YORK/©SUN XUN/COURTESY SEAN KELLY, NEW YORK

Sun Xun at Sean Kelly

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Features Market

Boom Time for Brazil’s Art Market

Who needs soccer when you’ve got fairs, galleries, and a flood of international collectors animating the country’s art scene? Read More

Brian Wallis, photo courtesy ICP

Brian Wallis’s Departure From ICP Was Months in the Making

International Center of Photography (ICP) Chief Curator Brian Wallis’s exit from the institution was not a surprise, ARTnews has learned; he and ICP spent months preparing for the transition.The International Center of Photography (ICP) announced today that Wallis, deputy director … Read More

Artists Features

Charles Atlas: Ready for Prime Time

The artist stars in Chelsea and Times Square Read More

Features Profiles

It’s About Time: Wang Jianwei at the Guggenheim

Below, an excerpt from Barbara Pollack’s profile of Wang Jianwei, which was published in the January 2015 issue of ARTnews on page 64. The full story is on newsstands now. “The first time I saw Matthew Barney’s work, I didn’t … Read More


The State of Hong Kong’s Art Scene

With the Occupy movement, ‘the entire city is a work of art, and everyone is an artist’ Read More