Art World News
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The Time is Always Now at the National Portrait Gallery, featuring 22 black artists from the UK and the US, goes beyond reframing the black figure in contemporary art, delving into fragmentary narratives, lineages, and diaspora backstories. Curated by Ekow
The debate surrounding the Des Moines Art Center (DMAC) in Iowa’s decision to demolish a site-specific installation due to safety concerns continues. An environmental intervention by pioneering land artist Mary Miss, the work has been a part of Greenwood Park
Goodbye Peachtree Road, Christie’s auction of Elton John’s personal collection, surpassed expectations, reaching $14.4 million over three days. While the art took a backseat to memorabilia and luxury items in driving bids, the overall sale total was robust, providing a
Tate Modern has awarded Mire Lee the annual Turbine Hall Commission. Lee is recognized for her visceral sculptures that employ kinetic, mechanized components to evoke the conflict between pliant forms and structured systems. Lee is renowned for her expansive installations
Unravel: The Power and Politics of Textiles in Art at the Barbican highlights artists from the 1960s to the present who have explored the transformative role of textiles. The artists pose challenging inquiries about power, questioning who possesses it and
Andrei Molodkin, a Russian artist, has pledged to dissolve precious artworks valued at $45 million, including pieces by Picasso, Rembrandt, and Warhol, using acid if WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange dies in prison. Molodkin claimed to have sixteen pieces of art,
Desert X AlUla, a site-specific exhibition set against the backdrop of AlUla—an ancient Arabic oasis city—provides an opportunity for spectators to engage with monumental artworks, establishing a harmonious dialogue with the surrounding natural landscape, one of the major principles of
Acknowledged for its commitment to Latin American art, the Zona Maco fair in Mexico presents a diverse selection this year, featuring works from 212 exhibitors. The fair includes lesser-known galleries exhibiting up-and-coming artists from the area, along with well-established artists
The Courtauld Gallery showcases Frank Auerbach’s large-scale charcoal portraits. Created in the 1950s and early 1960s and shown for the first time, his exquisite drawings reveal a brutal yet shockingly beautiful quality, emanating a sense of dismal and dour emotions.
The 60th Venice Biennale, titled Stranieri Ovunque (Foreigners Everywhere), is set to make a profound impact on the art world. With an expansive lineup featuring 333 artists, the exhibition underlines diversity and representation through its curatorial approach. Inspired by Claire Fontaine’s neon
Everybody knows MoMA, Tate Modern, and Centre Pompidou, but how about other contemporary art museums? We have selected ten of the lesser-known museums around the world that should be on your radar in the next year with striking locations, architecture, and collections.
From his early influences in Germany to the fusion of Kawaii and Kowai in his art, delve into Nara’s emotional and rebellious journey. Uncover the layers of his signature style, rise to global fame, and the profound allegories in iconic pieces like “Knife Behind Back.”
Julian Opie’s art delves into the convergence of the human form, contemporary experience, and technology. He skillfully simplifies and distorts images across various mediums, including drawings, paintings, sculptures, and LED animations. Opie’s fascination with movement challenges traditional artistic norms. Reminiscent of pop art, his works, primarily minimalistic black line drawings,
Peter Doig’s vision lies in his adeptness at navigating memory, context, and materiality. Peter Doig paintings transcend mere depictions of landscapes; they serve as gateways to explore the labyrinth of human memory. Through his work, the artist invites viewers to rekindle their own memories and emotions associated with places and