Author Archives: Barbara Pollack

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

São Paulo 2014 Bienal Review

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

On View Reviews

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

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Arne Svenson, accused of being a Peeping Tom, used a telephoto lens to shoot through uncovered windows. The Neighbors #11 (detail), 2012, pigment print. ©ARNE SVENSON/COURTESY JULIE SAUL GALLERY, NEW YORK

When Does Surveillance Art Cross the Line?

Changes in technology and conventions are raising questions about what it means to invade others’ privacy in the name of art Read More

Jeff Koons, Metallic Venus, 2010–12, mirror-polished stainless steel with transparent color coating and live flowering plants, 100" x 52" x 40". Whitney Museum. ©JEFF KOONS/COURTESY FUNDACIÓN ALMINE Y BERNARD RUIZ-PICASSO PARA EL ARTE/PRIVATE COLLECTION

Jeff Koons at Whitney Museum and Rockefeller Center

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Olive Ayhens at Lori Bookstein Fine Art

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Francesco Clemente, Moon, 1980. MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

Francesco Clemente Channels India at the Rubin Museum

In 1973, Italian artist Francesco Clemente went off to India, inspired by a high-school classmate who had traveled there and returned with tales of renunciants and gurus. Since then, Clemente has repeatedly immersed himself in Indian culture, collaborating with local … Read More


Alden Pinnell: Powering Up the Dallas Art Scene

Founder of the Power Station, Alden Pinnell supports emerging artists and collects across the spectrum Read More


Füsun Eczacıbasi: Bringing Istanbul to the World

Architect and patron Füsun Eczacıbasi is working to create a new model to support Turkish art Read More


Adrian Cheng: Building Up a New Chinese Culture

Hong Kong entrepreneur Adrian Cheng is pioneering new strategies to support Chinese art Read More


Dana Farouki: Shining a Spotlight on Middle Eastern Art

A Dubai-based scholar and philanthropist thinks beyond national borders Read More


Document, Protest, Memorial: AIDS in the Art World

Artists and curators are assessing the impact of the epidemic on art and the art community Read More


Shanghai’s Tricky Museum Transformation

The city’s five-year plan to become China’s cultural capital is fueling massive development in both public and privately owned museums. But can Shanghai provide the trained staff—and the art—to fill these new institutions? Read More


Meet the Artist Who’s Co-Curating the Whitney Biennial

As an artist, Michelle Grabner makes labor-intensive abstractions. As a curator, she runs a gallery in her backyard—and has organized an entire floor of the Whitney’s much anticipated show

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