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Bice Curiger

Backstory: Peek-a-Boo

Curator Bice Curiger recalls her experience with Swiss artists Fischli/Weiss in the 1970s and ’80s, the era of their “Sausage Series,” “Rat and Bear” films and infamous anus-view sculpture Animal

12 Notable Books of 2011

Art in America's critics write their way through the best of 2011. We've asked leaders in the fine arts to highlight the top works in their areas of special focus. Stephen Maine is a Brooklyn-based…

The Two Sides of the Arsenale

The grandiose, the edgy, the obvious and the arcane commingle in the vast Arsenale exhibition at this year's Venice Biennale. Curator Bice Curiger's title, "ILLUMInations," not so subtly suggests a lo…

The Great Late Salvador Dalí

Dali's production after his Surrealist phase, once dismissed by scholars as banal kitsch, is now being celebrated for being so ahead of its time it looks as though it could have been made yesterday.