Author Archives: Barbara Pollack


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
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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


Reviews
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
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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


News
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
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Charles Atlas: Ready for Prime Time

The artist stars in Chelsea and Times Square Read More


Features Profiles
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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


Features
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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


Reviews
Dina Kelberman, I’m Google (detailed still), 2011–present, Tumblr blog of found images and videos, dimensions variable. COURTESY CUE ART FOUNDATION, NEW YORK

Dina Kelberman at CUE Art Foundation

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Features Market
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Young and Worldly: China’s Newest Collectors

A new generation reaches out far beyond its traditions and borders Read More


News
The psychiatric-observation area of the Alcatraz hospital, one of the sites for Ai’s exhibition at the former prison. JAN STÜRMANN/COURTESY FOR-SITE FOUNDATION, SAN FRANCISCO

Ai Weiwei Transfers to Alcatraz

Politically charged installations by Ai Weiwei land on Alcatraz Island Read More


On View Reviews
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São Paulo 2014 Bienal Review

“How to Talk About Things That Don’t Exist” Read More


On View Reviews
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‘Feito Por Brasileiros/Made By Brazilians’ at Matarazzo Hospital

São Paulo Read More