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Garage Rocked: Kate Fowle and the Making of a Moscow Contemporary Art Museum

To understand Kate Fowle’s job at Moscow’s Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, and how she does it, consider the case of Rashid Johnson, from whom Fowle commissioned a sculpture shortly after she became the museum’s chief curator in 2013. The … Read More

Artists Profiles

Of Flies and Homemade Bombs: Yoko Ono’s Art World

One recent afternoon, I was sitting in a room in Yoko Ono’s apartment in the Dakota building on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, waiting for her to arrive. The apartment was dark, but this room was entirely white—white carpets, … Read More

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Chris Burden, Cornerstone of Performance Art, Has Died at 69

Chris Burden, the trailblazing artist who began his career with harrowing performances and ended it with monumental sculptures that obsessively channel childlike enthusiasms, died of melanoma this morning at his home and studio in Topanga Canyon, California. He was 69. His … Read More

2015 Venice Biennale

ARTnews’ Complete 2015 Venice Biennale Coverage

Below, a continuously updated list of ARTnews’ reports from the Venice Biennale.The Main Exhibition The Central Show, Focused on Strife, Is Uneasy, Uneven An Airport in the Arsenale The National Pavilions In and Around the Arsenale: Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, and Tuvalu In the Giardini: … Read More

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

Rob Pruitt photographed at his studio on March 19, 2015. (Photo by Katherine McMahon)

‘The Key to Any Good Performance Art Is Nudity’: A Talk With Rob Pruitt

Rob Pruitt is the subject of an exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, opening May 15. His show at the Brant Foundation in Greenwich, Connecticut, opens May 10. Bill Powers: You have a wall in your studio where … Read More


La Monte Young’s Unending Thoughts: The Composer Pays a Visit to Red Bull Academy

Yesterday evening, a group of people crowded into the Red Bull Academy Headquarters in Chelsea to hear the composer La Monte Young speak about his work. Red Bull had plastered images of Young around the city, in which he appears … Read More

Artists News
David Salle, "This is the Fun," 2014-15.COURTESY SKARSTEDT GALLERY

‘It’s Not Nice to Kick the Dead, But In This One Case I Don’t Really Care’: An Hour With David Salle

David Salle is remarkably measured in his thinking, prone to prefacing any vaguely provocative statement with a phrase like “of course these are generalizations and there are always exceptions and you could create a counterargument if you were to take … 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 Reviews
Glenn Ligon at top and Oscar Murillo.ANDREW RUSSETH

The 2015 Venice Biennale’s Central Show, Focused on Strife, Is Uneasy, Uneven

Okwui Enwezor’s ‘All the World’s Futures,’ May 9–November 22 Read More

Market News

Sotheby’s Opens Spring Auctions With $368.3 M. Impressionist and Modern Sale

On Tuesday, and amid most of the art world’s late spring break to the opening of the Venice Biennale, Sotheby’s kicked off New York’s auction season with a strong sale that saw impressive results for Vincent van Gogh and Claude … Read More

2015 Venice Biennale News
Sarah Lucas at the Great Britain pavilion.

A Look Around the Venice Biennale: Day 1

The Venice Biennale opened to invited guests today. Below, a brief look at some of the 70 national pavilions that are participating and the scene in the city right now. Among the offerings: an indigenous Australian smoking ceremony, Sarah Lucas’s display at Britain’s pavilion, and … Read More

Pictures at an Exhibition
Harness Hamese, For every strong woman, there are strong men – Khumbula, 2014, digital archival print, 20 x 24 inches. COURTESY THE ARTIST AND MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY AT COLUMBIA COLLEGE CHICAGO

‘(Re)Articulating Black Masculine Identity’ at Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago

Pictures at an Exhibition presents images of one notable show every weekday.Today’s show: “Dandy Lion: (Re)Articulating Black Masculine Identity,” is currently on view at Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College in Chicago until Sunday, July 12. The exhibition features … Read More


Three Letters: JE NE SUIS PAS VOUS, ET VOUS N’ÊTES PAS MOI. Laissons là.

The latest tormenta in a petrie dish here is the refusal, or whatever one calls it, of several members of PEN Club to host a table at one of those deadly ghoulish literary award ceremonies, because Charlie Hebdo was being … Read More