Vija Celmin’s retrospective is on view at the Met Beuer until January 12th. Here, renowned New Yorker critic Calvin Tomkins offers an intimate glimpse into the artist’s private studio life.
Proceeds from Marcel Dzama’s new Artspace edition, The Illumination of the sisters of paradise, 2020, will go to RxART
The Warehouse District in New Orleans teems with contemporary art galleries, hip new restaurants, a renowned Southern art museum—and of course, strong, strong drinks.
Artists Flood the US With Massive Amounts of Anti-Trump Art in the Final Week Before the Election—See Images Here
I don’t know if you’ve heard this, but there is a very important election coming up in the United States early next month. And the nation’s artists very, very much want you to know about it. In the final weeks, artistic get-out-the-vote efforts are shooting up to huge levels, with artists from Mark Bradford to
Malvin Gray Johnson’s Striking Portraits of African Americans Made Him One of Most Acclaimed Artists of the Harlem Renaissance. Learn His Artist Story Here
Artist Stories brings to light the careers of artists whose life stories and work may not be part of a traditional art history education. In this series, we’re sharing stories from art history as a first step to building a more diverse canon. Malvin Gray Johnson‘s entrepreneurial instinct for art was clear from the start.
AP Heavily protected crews worked in Washington state on Saturday to destroy the first nest of so-called murder hornets discovered in the United States. h/t: guardian The state agriculture department spent weeks searching, trapping and using dental floss to tie tracking devices to Asian giant hornets, which can deliver painful stings to people and spit
Boo! At Least a Few People Believe Frida Kahlo’s Ghost Is Haunting the Halls of Her Mexico City Museum
Close to 70 years after her death in 1954 at just 47, Frida Kahlo remains one of the world’s most famous and beloved artists. But is it possible her spirit still walks the earth? That’s the rumor at the Frida Kahlo Museum in Mexico City, which is based in Casa Azul, the blue-walled home that
Although winemaking in the Czech Republic goes back at least a dozen and a half centuries, it has only been fairly recently that Czech wines have resonated globally. Much of the attention has been focused on South Moravia, the centre of viticulture in the country. And the buzz is being generated not only by the
Restitution Activist Mwazulu Diyabanza Was Arrested After He Tried to Remove an Indonesian Sculpture From the Louvre [UPDATED]
The Congolese activist Mwazulu Diyabanza was arrested at the Louvre on Thursday evening following a political protest during which the restitution advocate attempted to remove a sculpture from the museum. The action was part of the activist’s ongoing campaign for European museums to repatriate African heritage taken during the colonial era. He is currently in
How can classical painting techniques be used to construct a reality that reflects and critiques contemporary society? This is what Maria Safronova sets out to do in her recent series of paintings, accompanied by three-dimensional props. The ‘freedom’ to adapt to norms and routines is a recurrent theme, as is the complacency and even enthusiasm
Japanese Twitter user Shuka is a stop motion animator and “mecha designer” who specializes in crafting cyberpunk-themed items and accessories. The talented artist has recently gained some attention on Twitter for designing an awesome cyberpunk-themed Japanese demon mask! More: Twitter, Shop h/t: grapee The cyberpunk creation is a twist on traditional Japanese demon (oni) masks
This Photography Collective Captures the Nuances of Latinx Life. Now, a Berlin Gallery Is Debuting Their Work to the Public for the First Time
The photography collective South.Southwest has been on an ambitious mission to create a new canon of Latin American photography. The group, which formed several years ago under the patronage of the camera company Leica, brings together photographers from Brazil to Spain, including Sebastián Liste, Christina de Middel, Álvaro Ybarra Zavala, Laura León, Jesús Rocandio, Adriana
MFA Houston Director Defends Guston Postponement, Korean Art Comes to U.S., and More: Morning Links from October 21, 2020
To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. News Gary Tinterow, the director of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, has defended the delay of a Philip Guston retrospective, saying, “The vehement response, to me, corroborates that rational discourse is more difficult in this moment.” [Texas Monthly] A new organization known
“Even though graffiti can be visually aggressive, dirty, and disturbing to a lot of people I consider it carries many values humanity should be aware of and look up to,” Portuguese-painter Nuno Viegas says of the inspiration behind his newest body of work. “Values like brotherhood, teamwork, dedication, loyalty, passion, equality, amongst others, while having
As the death of the office pushes urbanites out to the greener edges of our metropoli, we take a look at the kind of artworks that might suit the move to a lower-density setting
Social restrictions don’t mean you have to miss out on a little human touch, thanks to Artspace’s wide range of excellent portraiture
Much of the history of art is the history of images of political and artistic royalty, which have collided time and again, often to extraordinary effect
In case you hadn’t noticed it’s April Fool’s Day – so forget the inside world for a moment or two and remember more carefree times. . .