Category: Exhibitions

Venice Biennale Star Artist Anne Imhof Will Bring an Anxiety-Inducing New Performance to Tate Modern in 2019

Anne Imhof, winner of the prestigious Golden Lion award at last year’s Venice Biennale for her piece Faust, a brooding reflection on contemporary life, will create a new large-scale performance art commission for London’s Tate Modern in March 2019. For the...

/ December 13, 2018

The Haas Brothers on Their Breakthrough Miami Moment and Tips for Rising Above the Art and Design Divide

The Haas Brothers have been to Art Basel Miami Beach before, but not like this. For the first time, their work is being shown as art, not as functional design, at Miami Art Week’s main fair. The response, bolstered by...

/ December 7, 2018

‘I Was the Original YBA’: How Artist Sean Scully Went From London’s Roughest Neighborhoods to Global Art-World Fame

The sun has not yet set on Sean Scully’s exhibitions this year. The artist has no less than 10 museum exhibitions worldwide, from Hubei in China to the Hirshhorn in Washington, DC, to three concurrent shows the UK. Next year,...

/ October 30, 2018

Jeff Koons Will Get a Mini-Retrospective at Oxford University in 2019, Thanks to Art History Students

The Ashmolean Museum at Oxford University will hold an exhibition of works by American artist Jeff Koons, who rarely shows in the UK, the institution announced today. The show, which will open in February 2019, largely came together thanks to a student...

/ October 26, 2018

Simone Leigh Just Won the Prestigious Hugo Boss Prize. Here are 5 Things to Know About the Artist

Chicago-born artist Simone Leigh is having quite a year. On Thursday, she won the prestigious Hugo Boss Prize for 2018, the latest in a string of accolades including art prizes, prestigious commissions, and solo exhibitions. The award comes with $100,000...

/ October 19, 2018

The Met’s ‘Heavenly Bodies’ Is the Most Popular Show in the Museum’s History, Drawing 1.7 Million Visitors

New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art has crunched the numbers and found that its Costume Institute blockbuster “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination,” which closed earlier this week, is officially the museum’s most popular exhibition of all time. An astounding...

/ October 12, 2018

Get a Sneak Peek at the Menil Collection’s New Drawing Institute Before It Opens Next Month

Drawings, which have long been a strength of the storied Menil Collection, will step into the spotlight when the Houston museum unveils its new 30,000-square-foot Menil Drawing Institute next month. It will be one of the country’s only freestanding dedicated...

/ October 11, 2018

The Met Costume Institute’s Next Show Looks at Camp Fashion and, Appropriately, Lady Gaga Will Host Its Gala

Just two days after the close of the Metropolitan Museum’s blockbuster 2018 Costume Institute show “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination”—its most-visited exhibition ever—the institute has announced its next outing: a show about camp fashion and irony inspired by the writings...

/ October 10, 2018

Schiele’s Male Nudes, Long Thought to Be Self-Portraits, May Have Actually Depicted Gay Models

New scholarship has found that Egon Schiele‘s male nudes from 1910, known as his “Red Men,” are not, as has long been assumed, self portraits. Instead, they most likely depict the artist’s gay friends. Jane Kallir, author of the artist’s catalogue...

/ October 4, 2018

After His Show Was Canceled Due to Alleged Neo-Nazi Ties, Boyd Rice Claims ‘Offers Are Coming In’ to Restage It

When Amy Greenspon decided to kick off the fall season at her New York gallery with a two-person show of work by Boyd Rice and Darja Bajagić, she had no idea she was about to trigger a firestorm. But after Greenspon...

/ September 13, 2018

The Gwangju Biennale Is Overly Ambitious, Muddled, Difficult to Navigate—and, at Times, Extremely Rewarding

The 12th Gwangju Biennale, which opened in the South Korean city on September 7, is a multi-headed beast organized by 11 curators that encompasses seven different exhibitions. It also comes with a loaded origin story: The biennial was launched in...

/ September 11, 2018

Is Body Modification the Future of Fashion? This New Pop-Up Museum Envisions a Creepy Craze

New York’s latest pop-up museum is expanding the definition of what it means to be human. For “A. Human,” celebrity PR guru Simon Huck has fabricated a vision of a not-so-distant future where image-conscious fashionistas morph their bodies into animal-inspired...

/ September 5, 2018

After 200 Years of Male-Dominated Exhibitions, the Prado Will Celebrate Two Female Renaissance Pioneers in 2019

As institutions across the globe work to expand the male-dominated art-historical canon, the Prado is planning a show of two lesser-known female Renaissance artists. The exhibition, due to open in October 2019, will explore the work of two pioneering 16th-century...

/ September 4, 2018

A Decade Ago, Wim Delvoye’s Work Was Censored in Shanghai. Now, He’s Launching Perrotin Gallery’s New Shanghai Space

The French art dealer Emmanuel Perrotin has never been one to make a quiet entrance. True to form, next month he will open his new Shanghai outpost—the gallery’s first location in mainland China—with an exhibition of work by Belgian artist and...

/ August 28, 2018

Can an Exclamation Point Make an Exhibition More Exciting? The Met Will Soon Find Out With ‘Armenia!’

It’s no secret that fall is a brisk reawakening for the art world after the annual late-summer hibernation. This year, New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art is adding an extra dose of exuberance to the ritual—with the help of a...

/ August 24, 2018

Alexander Calder Made His Own Toaster and Toilet-Paper Holder, and They’re Incredible. See Them Here

Alexander Calder was a virtuoso of do-it-yourself decor and gadgetry. The extent of his ingenuity is currently being revealed in an exhibition at Hauser & Wirth‘s rural Somerset outpost, where a show tells the story of how the American sculptor...

/ August 23, 2018

In an Era of Fashion Exhibition Blockbusters, the Christian Dior Retrospective Heading to Denver Just May Set the Record for Chic

“What you see in the famous Mad Men series,” says Denver Art Museum curator Florence Müller, “he has invented this.” Such is Müller’s pithy description of the deep and lasting influence of legendary French fashion designer Christian Dior, the subject...

/ August 23, 2018

Zardulu, the Viral Trickster Who Brought You Selfie Rat, Is Getting Her First-Ever Gallery Show in New York

Notorious internet artist and trickster Zardulu is stepping out of the shadows this fall, with her first-ever gallery show. A mysterious figure who exists on the fringes of the web, Zardulu and her love for modern myth and legend have...

/ August 16, 2018

The National Portrait Gallery Plans a Special Presentation to Honor Late Music Legend Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin has died at age 76 from advanced pancreatic cancer, at home in Detroit. The beloved singer, who won 18 Grammy Awards and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, was first woman to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall...

/ August 16, 2018

Banksy Learns About a Bootleg Show of His Work in Moscow and Responds in a Very Banksy Way

The anonymous street artist Banksy is irked over an unauthorized exhibition currently on view in Russia. On Wednesday afternoon, Banksy’s official Instagram page included a screen-grab of an online chat in which he denied any affiliation with or endorsement of...

/ August 15, 2018

Sculptor Martin Puryear Will Represent the US at the 2019 Venice Biennale

Martin Puryear, who is known for his large-scale wood sculptures, has been named the US representative to the 58th Venice Biennale, opening next spring. Brooke Kamin Rapaport, the deputy director and senior curator of New York’s Madison Square Park Conservancy, will...

/ August 15, 2018