With 2019 coming to a close, the editors of ARTnews have looked back on the past year in the art world. Artists pushed boundaries by making use of new technologies, and major figures were lost. Below, a complete guide to our year-end coverage.
The Year in, and Beyond, New York’s Galleries—Plus a Top 10 from All Over
ARTnews executive editor Andrew Russeth picks his favorite shows on view in New York, plus some more exhibitions on view around the country.
The Year in Screens
ARTnews senior editor Alex Greenberger addresses the defining moving-image and digital works of 2019.
The Year in Sound
ARTnews deputy editor Andy Battaglia selects his favorite music, sound artworks, writings, and more from throughout the year.
The Year in Queer Art
ARTnews editor Maximilíano Durón remembers his favorite experiences with the past and future of queer art.
The Year in Books
The editors of ARTnews pick their favorite books of the year, from an anthology of Peter Schjeldahl’s writings to a volume about criticism that costs just $5.
The Year in Technology
Tessa Solomon looks back at some of the biggest developments in art and technology over the past year.
The Year in Art-World Crossovers
Claire Selvin sizes up the eight most potent crossovers between the art world and pop culture, from Lana Del Rey to Watchmen.
Art World Luminaries Who Died in 2019
See a slideshow of the major figures lost this year, from pioneering artists to historians who penned groundbreaking criticism.
The Most-Read ARTnews Stories of 2019
From a controversial banana at Art Basel Miami Beach to Mary Boone closing her gallery, these were the most-read ARTnews articles of the year.