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Artists Retrospective

The New Razzle-Dazzle: El Anatsui on His ‘Gem’-Encrusted Tapestries, in 2008

With five decades of El Anatsui’s work on view at Jack Shainman Gallery’s The School, in upstate New York, we turn back to June 2008, when Barbara Pollack profiled the Ghanaian-born artist for ARTnews. Anatsui, who won the Golden Lion … Read More


Features
Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.JOHN LEWIS MARSHALL/COURTESY RIJKSMUSEUM

Rembrandt and the Buttocks-Baring Dress: The Rijksmuseum’s Risk-Taking Director

“To pull people into the museum, you need tricks,” said Rijksmuseum director Wim Pijbes. “If you feel the need for contemplation, you buy a Rembrandt.” Read More


Habitat

Habitat: Cy Gavin

Habitat is a weekly series that visits with artists in their workspaces Read More


Dispatches
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The Power of the Margins: How the Green Gallery Made Milwaukee Famous

In 2004, John Riepenhoff, an artist recently graduated from college in Wisconsin, started the Green Gallery with some help from his brother Joe, in an attic in Milwaukee. The Riepenhoffs were outsiders in a city that is best known for … Read More


Dispatches
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Apocalypse Now: Shezad Dawood on His New Post-Brooklyn Film

Over the past decade, Shezad Dawood’s films have involved aliens, the occult, mysticism, and apocalypses. Even weirder than the London-based artist’s subject matter is that much of it is couched in truth. Piercing Brightness (2013) takes its sci-fi plot from … Read More


Market News
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Jute Sack Artworks Are at the Center of Simchowitz Lawsuit Against Venice Biennale Artist

Los Angeles dealer and artist agent Stefan Simchowitz and Dublin dealer Jonathan Ellis King have filed suit against the Ghanaian artist Ibrahim Mahama, alleging that he breached a contract between them by, among other things, declaring hundreds of signed works … Read More


Artists Q&A
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‘Humans Will Have the Last Word’: A Talk With Albert Oehlen

A retrospective of Albert Oehlen’s work runs through September 13 at the New Museum in New York.Bill Powers: I understand that in high school you papered your bedroom walls with cheap supermarket advertising. Albert Oehlen: That’s right. When I was … Read More


Open Sesame: Art Events in New York
Still from Woody Allen's Interiors (1978). COURTESY FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER

9 Art Events to Attend in New York City This Week

A guide to the next seven days Read More


Artists Retrospective
Mona Hatoum, Hot Spot, 2013, stainless steel, neon tube. COURTESY THE ARTIST/©MONA HATOUM AND GALERIE MAX HETZLER, BERLIN AND PARIS/PHOTO: JÖRG VON BRUCHHAUSEN

Making the Ordinary Anything But: Mona Hatoum on Her Unnerving Sculptures, in 2005

With two Mona Hatoum shows happening this year (one currently on view at the Centre Pompidou, in Paris, the second coming to the ICA Boston next week), we turn back to May 2005, when Pernilla Holmes profiled the Lebanese-born artist … Read More


Artists consumer reports
Elizabeth Jager in Alaska. COURTESY THE ARTIST

Consumer Reports: Elizabeth Jaeger

Elizabeth Jaeger is a an artist working in Brooklyn. She has held solo exhibitions at Jack Hanley Gallery in New York and at And Now in Dallas, and has exhibited in group shows nationally and internationally. Additionally, she co-runs the publishing group Peradam, … Read More


Artists News
Matthew Stone's cover for FKA twigs's M3LLI55X. COURTESY THE ARTIST

‘Is That My Arm?’: Matthew Stone on His Cover Art for FKA Twigs’s New EP

On the cover of FKA twigs’s new EP M3LLI55X (pronounced “Melissa”) is a photograph of the British pop singer with a hand pushing through her face. The artist behind it is Matthew Stone, whose performances have been seen at Performa … Read More


Habitat
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Habitat: Sara Cwynar

Habitat is a weekly series that visits with artists in their workspaces.This week’s studio: Sara Cwynar; Sunset Park, Brooklyn. I met Sara Cwynar on a humid day in July at her studio on the third floor of a warehouse building near the Gowanus … Read More


London Art Pitch
Hannah Quinlan Anderson and Rosie Hastings, Cruising Extinction @Gaybar, at Oslo 10, Basel, 2015,  HD video, functional bar, bar equipment and furniture, flag from Joiners Arms, installation view.COURTESY THE ARTISTS

15 Artists to Watch: London Edition

London Art Pitch is a monthly column by Jamie Sterns, a New York curator and writer attending school in the British capital.We all know these lists—the top, the best, the ones to watch, so on and so on. The word … Read More


Artists News
James Welling, Door, Olson House, 2010, archival inkjet print on rag paper. COURTESY BRANDYWINE RIVER MUSEUM OF ART

People Who Live In Glass Houses: James Welling on His Andrew Wyeth–Inspired Photographs

Last week, when I spoke to James Welling at David Zwirner, the gallery was de-installing its De Wain Valentine show. Whirring drills threatened to upstage the soft-spoken photographer, who discussed his show at The Brandywine River Museum of Art, “Things … Read More