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Profiles

Liu Wei: China’s Trickster Mixer-Upper

Using flea-market finds, industrial materials, mixed media, and a hefty dose of irony, Liu Wei comments on China’s memory, growth—and amnesia
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Features

When Is an Artwork Finished?

For some artists, a work is done when it leaves the studio. Others keep tinkering in the galleries. One waits for the piece to “cry uncle” Read More

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News

Botero in the Big Top

The artist gets acrobatic with scenes of tightrope walkers, jugglers, and other circus personalities Read More

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Trends

Expired Photo Materials Find New Life in Contemporary Photography

In the digital age, artists are finding new uses for analogue products like expired film and obsolete paper Read More

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News

Alice Aycock’s Twisters Shake Up Park Avenue

The compositional patterns of extreme weather events inspired sculptures that will appear to be racing through Midtown Read More

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Trends

A Cornucopia of Contemporary Still Life

Artists are devising high-tech, high-concept updates to the traditional nature morte
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News

Remastering the Old Masters

How curator Keith Christiansen succeeded in giving the Met’s European paintings galleries a fresh new look Read More

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News

Istanbul’s Tribute to the Frick

With Thomas Krens as adviser and Zaha Hadid as architect, a Turkish couple prepares to launch a major new museum
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