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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

Looking at Art
The Matisse rug Mimosa, 1949–51, hanging in the front hall of Fox Weber’s childhood home. TIM NIGHSWANDER, IMAGING4ART/©2015 SUCCESSION H. MATISSE/ARTISTS RIGHTS SOCIETY (ARS), NEW YORK

The Figure in a Matisse-cutout Carpet

In the spring of 1968, I took the last course ever taught by the art historian Meyer Schapiro. I was, at the time, a junior at Columbia College, and it was a thrill to be studying with someone who could … Read More

Market News Reviews
Jacob Lawrence's The Lovers.


Running Through S|2 With His Woes: On Drake’s Sotheby’s Soundtrack

Drake may know a guy at Sotheby’s, but the show “I Like It Like This,” presented by the auction house’s gallery arm, S|2, which features 56 works of art by 31 black American artists, is a success, surprisingly not in spite of … Read More

Collector's Corner The 200 Top Collectors
Robert Mnuchin, owner of the Mnuchin Gallery in New York.RICHARD A. SMITH/COURTESY MNUCHIN GALLERY

Collector’s Corner: Robert Mnuchin

Collector’s Corner is a recurring interview feature that checks in with art collectors around the world.Robert Mnuchin came to the art business long enough ago that some might not remember the octogenarian dealer’s life before. Yet in 1990, when he … Read More

A view of the new Whitney building from the West Side Highway, September 2014. ED LEDERMAN/COURTESY WHITNEY MUSEUM

The Artist-Built Museum: On the Whitney’s Opening, in 1931

Today, the Whitney Museum of American Art opens its doors in the Meatpacking District with “America Is Hard to See,” an exhibition of 600 pieces from the museum’s 21,000-work permanent collection. In honor of the much-anticipated opening of the new Whitney, … Read More

2015 Venice Biennale Features
Céleste Boursier-Mougenot, from here to ear (detail), 1999–ongoing; 5 Gibson Les Paul guitars, 5 Gibson SG bass guitars, 5 pedal effect processors, 8-channel amp, speakers, nests, cables; dimensions variable. Installation view, 'FreePort [No. 007]: Céleste Boursier-Mougenot,' Peabody-Essex Museum, Salem, MA, 2014. WALTER SILVER/©CÉLESTE BOURSIER-MOUGENOT/COURTESY PAULA COOPER GALLERY, NEW YORK AND PEABODY ESSEX MUSEUM

French Pavilion Artist Céleste Boursier-Mougenot Teaches the World to Sing

In late February, while in the throes of preparing his project for the 56th Venice Biennale, Céleste Boursier-Mougenot was just as purposefully going about daily life at his home in the South of France. As we spoke via hiccuping cellphones, … Read More

OHWOW, Los Angeles David Benjamin Sherry, Melancholic Metadata, Oregon Coast, 2014, traditional color darkroom photograph.

Preview Paris Photo Los Angeles 2015

Back for a third year, Paris Photo L.A. brings together 80 international galleries at the Paramount Pictures Studios selling work that spans the history photography. Some of the major exhibitors include M+B, OHWOW, and Aperture. Some highlights include Ronan Guillou … Read More

2015 Venice Biennale Features

Poland’s Venice Pavilion Explores Haiti’s Polish Connection

C. T. Jasper and Joanna Malinowska create a cross-cultural universe inspired by ‘Fitzcarraldo’ Read More


Art Critics Association Gives 2014 Awards to Kara Walker, Ragnar Kjartansson, More

The American section of the International Association of Art Critics—AICA, as it’s more popularly known—has released the winners of its 2014 awards, which were selected by a popular vote of its 400 members from a roster of nominees that was released in February. (Disclosure: … Read More


New York’s Museum of Biblical Art Will Close in June

The Museum of Biblical Art, located near Columbus Circle in New York, will close after the final day of its “Sculpture in the Age of Donatello” exhibition on June 14. The museum began as a gallery inside the American Bible … Read More