Category: Exhibitions

Anish Kapoor Will Become the First Foreign Artist to Show at Beijing’s Forbidden Palace

The British artist Anish Kapoor has conquered Chicago with his famous Cloud Gate, broke a box-office record at London’s Royal Academy of Arts, and stirred up controversy at Versailles. But perhaps his most surprising feat yet will come this fall when...

/ May 14, 2019

Lena Dunham’s Hobby Is Painting Portraits of Kate Moss and Other Inspiring Women. Now She’s Showing Them for the First Time

As the daughter of contemporary artists Carroll Dunham and Laurie Simmons, Lena Dunham has fine art running through her veins. But until now, the producer, director, actress, and writer has focused her energies on film, television, and the written word....

/ April 26, 2019

What Would It Mean to See Beyond Colonialism? In Berlin, an Exhibition and a Mobile School Look for Answers

When we think of Africa and colonialism, Germany may not be the first country that springs to mind. However, the Berlin Conference of 1884-1885 was arguably where the Scramble for Africa began to take shape, leading to the continent’s partition and...

/ April 19, 2019

Artist Mark Bradford Is Shipping His Plywood Noah’s Ark to Shanghai for His Biggest Show in China Yet

American artist Mark Bradford is getting his largest show in China to date, courtesy of Shanghai’s Long Museum. The exhibition, “Mark Bradford: Los Angeles,” which opens in July, covers the last decade of Bradford’s career, but his large-scale public sculpture Mirthra...

/ April 10, 2019

The All-Female Whitney Houston Biennial Is Back and Bigger Than Ever—and It’s Going Bi-Coastal

When the Whitney Museum of American Art unveils its 2019 Whitney Biennial in May, artist Christine “C” Finley will once again stage a rival event focusing exclusively on women-identifying artists: the Whitney Houston Biennial, now in its third edition, opens the same day as...

/ March 25, 2019

Sculptor Antony Gormley’s First-Ever VR Artwork Will Take You on a Virtual Journey to the Moon

British artist Antony Gormley, who has placed sculptures based on his own body on beaches across the UK and atop buildings worldwide, is heading to the Moon. Sort of. Gormley has collaborated with the Yale astrophysicist Priyamvada Natarajan to create his first...

/ March 8, 2019

A French Gallery Cancelled This Artist’s Show After He Was Accused of Copying Jean-Michel Basquiat

Galerie Sakura in Paris has cancelled an exhibition by artist Guillaume Verda due to concerns about “public safety” after the artist was threatened online by people accusing him of copying the style of Jean-Michel Basquiat. The issue blew up after a Twitter user noted similarities...

/ February 26, 2019

Sweet Dreams Are Made of This: Eurythmics Singer Annie Lennox Is Having a Solo Show at MASS MoCA

Scottish musician Annie Lennox, one half of the pop duo Eurythmics, will bring her personal possessions to the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art for a very intimate solo installation this spring. Although artifacts from her personal collection have been included...

/ February 21, 2019

See Frida Kahlo’s Corsets, Prosthetics, Cosmetics—and Art—From the Brooklyn Museum’s New Blockbuster on the Artist’s Life and Work

During her lifetime, Frida Kahlo had only one solo show in New York City, at Julien Levy Gallery in 1938. Now, more than 80 years later, the great Mexican artist will take her rightful place with what is sure to...

/ February 8, 2019

After Languishing for Years in a Janitor’s Closet, This Celebrated Texas Landscape Painting Is Getting a Museum Show

It’s hard to imagine how Audley Dean Nicol’s 22-foot-long painting of an El Paso sunset went unnoticed in a school janitor’s closet for years. But somehow, View of El Paso at Sunset, a hallmark of early Texan art, spent years languishing at...

/ February 6, 2019

The UK Was Desperate to Keep This American Billionaire’s Pontormo. Now You Can See It at the Getty

Today, a prized Mannerist painting that was lost for 200 years goes on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles in a small but powerful showcase of the Italian artist Jacopo Pontormo’s work. But if the Brits had their way,...

/ February 5, 2019

Swizz Beatz Teams Up With UTA Artist Space to Showcase Black Artists in Los Angeles

The Grammy Award-winning hip-hop producer Swizz Beatz is teaming up with Los Angeles’s UTA Artist Space—owned by United Talent Agency—to showcase the work of more than 20 contemporary African American and African diaspora artists. The show, which coincides with Frieze...

/ February 2, 2019

Dozens of Exhibitions Around the World Will Commemorate the 500th Anniversary of Leonardo Da Vinci’s Death

Today, a dozen museums across the UK are simultaneously opening “Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing,” an exhibition of the famed Renaissance artist’s work to mark the 500th anniversary his death, on May 2, 1519. The coordinated British exhibitions—which are...

/ January 31, 2019

Want a Lesson in Bark-eology? Head to the New Museum of the Dog for a Treat in Canine Art

The Museum of the Dog is coming to New York. But before you dismiss it as yet another pop-up gimmick from marketing-savvy millennials, rest assured that this is an earnest affair. It was founded by the American Kennel Club as a tribute...

/ January 29, 2019

Four Fragile and Rarely Shown Drawings by Leonardo da Vinci Are Going on View at the Met This Month

As the 500th anniversary of the death of Renaissance great Leonardo da Vinci approaches, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is reaching deep into its archive to exhibit four rarely shown drawings by the Old Master. The incredibly...

/ January 24, 2019

Hauser & Wirth Matriarch Will Reveal Her Feminist Art Collection

While others have only belatedly championed female artists in the art market, feminism is in Hauser & Wirth‘s DNA. Ursula Hauser, a retail magnate in her own right, has collected a who’s who of female artists over the past four...

/ January 21, 2019

A Controversial Exhibition in Zurich Dedicated to Kanye West Is, Unsurprisingly, Polarizing Opinions

It seems that Kanye West is all over the art world these days—and as ever, audiences can’t seem to agree on whether they want more or less of him. At the Kunsthalle Zurich, nestled past the picturesque scenery of the...

/ January 18, 2019

As Bloomberg Mulls a Presidential Run, His Namesake Art Shed Will Open With an Ambitious—And Decidedly Woke—Lineup

New York City’s next big arts and cultural nonprofit, the Shed at Hudson Yards, will open April 5. The modular, 200,000-square-foot Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Rockwell Group building—which boasts a moveable shell—will be called the Bloomberg Building, after the city’s former...

/ January 9, 2019