Tag Archives: Matthew Barney


Morning Links: Matthew Barney Edition

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Open Sesame: Art Events in New York
A work by Amy Bessone.


9 Art Events To Attend in New York City This Week

TUESDAY, JULY 7Opening: “Torsos & Buckets” at Salon 94 Freemans“Torsos & Buckets” is exactly what it sounds like—an exhibition of torso-shaped ceramic objects by Amy Bessone and bucket-shaped stoneware objects by Matthias Merkel Hess. Both artists reuse the forms and … Read More

A photo of Crow from November 2014.


Gawker Says Matthew Barney is Dating Sheryl Crow

Gawker’s Friday round-up of anonymous rumors from Gawker commenters has a particularly juicy one this week:Matthew Barney is dating Sheryl Crow. Whether he is trying to be ironic or not, it’s true. Give it three months until it shakes the … Read More

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William Powhida and Jade Townsend, Bellum Omnium Contra Omnes, 2012, graphite on paper. COURTESY THE ARTISTS AND FREIGHT AND VOLUME.

The Ultimate Map of Art-World Feuds

William Powhida and Jade Townsend are back with a satirical drawing of a lurid battleground where artists, posers, critics, dragons, Internet trolls, and Modernist ghosts fight for their lives Read More


Disaster Photography: When Is Documentary Exploitation?

Photographers who produce spectacular images of Detroit, Chernobyl, and other ravaged areas have sparked disagreements whether they are exploiting others’ misfortune—or just covering the bad news Read More


Magical Realism

Magicians—from dreadlocked Wiccans to Harry Houdini—inspire several new shows. Read More


Hollywood’s New Wave

More and more artists are directing feature films with large casts, big budgets, and elaborate story lines involving everything from intellectual werewolves to Polish cowboys. Read More


Top Ten Trends in Contemporary Art

How do you spot a trend? If you’re Kay Larson, you see perversity everywhere. If you’re Jori Finkel, you find poetry in the Home Depot esthetic. And if you’re Carly Berwick, you conclude that a penguin embodies the spirit of … Read More


Baffled, Bewildered—and Smitten

How to learn to stop worrying and love the art you don't understand. Read More