Category: Exhibitions

Here Are the Top 5 Highlights of Frieze Sculpture 2018

John Baldessari’s big Penguin is stopping joggers in their tracks in Regent’s Park. It looks as if it’s strayed from the nearby London Zoo. The “self-portrait” measures the exact height of the veteran artist, and the big bird is but…

Did René Magritte Change His Surrealist Style to Avoid Nazi Persecution? See the Evidence Here

Even if you haven’t visited a museum in a few years, the odds are good that you’ve come across one of René Magritte‘s conceptually winking artworks recently. They pop up everywhere, from dorm-room posters to mugs to tote bags. But…

The 6 Must-See Performances—and a Special Fragrance—at the Estonian Chapter of the Baltic Triennial

A revolution can take many forms, but peaceful acts of singing and hand-holding are rarely the first images associated with national revolt. For the Baltic countries, however, these kinds of acts defined much of their revolution in the years leading…

See the National Portrait Gallery’s New Show of Michael Jackson-Inspired Art—It’s a Thriller

Few pop stars have impacted global culture like Michael Jackson. Yet while his musical influence is world-renowned, most of the artistic renditions of the King of Pop remain unseen and unstudied—even though he is one of the most depicted figures…

SFMOMA Won’t Show the Three Works That Sparked Animal-Rights Outrage at the Guggenheim’s China Show

More than a year after New York’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum withdrew three controversial artworks that featured animals from its highly anticipated survey of Chinese art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is following its lead. When SFMOMA opens…

Rising Star Caitlin Keogh on How Vintage Fashion and Contemporary Poetry Inspire Her Hypnotic Paintings

Situated in a nondescript converted storefront in Long Island City, Caitlin Keogh’s studio is unusually neat and pristine for a painter. Right now, it is nearly empty, the majority of her recent paintings having already been shipped to Boston, where…

From Painted Kites to an Artist Studio Dedicated to Rejection, the Carnegie International’s First Round of New Projects Is Full of Surprises

The Carnegie Museum of Art’s recurring survey of art around the world, the Carnegie International, returns to Pittsburgh for its 57th edition this fall. But this year’s event, organized by curator Ingrid Schaffner, will be a bit different than previous…

Review: Manifesta 12 Conjures Up a Natural Order in Extremis, From Erotic Plant Parties to Civilian Bombings

Manifesta 12 describes our current world as one carved by opposing forces of nurture and violence. Sensitive to its locale at a cross-cultural axis of the Mediterranean, “The Planetary Garden: Cultivating Coexistence” approaches Palermo less as a static location than…

Can Yayoi Kusama Make the Rockaways This Summer’s Viral Art Destination? Klaus Biesenbach Hopes So

The Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama‘s reflective Narcissus Garden, which she first showed at the Venice Biennale in 1966, is set to open in the Rockaways on July 1. The work, which is comprised of 1,500 mirrored, stainless steel orbs, will…

‘The Project Is the City’: How Curators of Europe’s Roving Biennial Manifesta Took Inspiration From Their Sicilian Host City

“Rather than writing a project proposal and bringing it to a place, the project proposal is the place,” says architect turned curator Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli, ducking out of a sudden, unseasonable downpour in the Sicilian city of Palermo. “The project…

‘The Heritage Has Been Lost’: Why an Émigré Opened the First US Museum Dedicated to Palestinian Art and Culture

The first US museum dedicated to Palestinian art and the story of the Palestinian people will open its doors in Woodbridge, Connecticut, on April 22. The Palestine Museum US will be a small but vital platform for artists of Palestinian…