Just over four months after the Detroit Institute of Arts was officially rescued from the threat of liquidation due to citywide bankruptcy, the museum opened a stunning show on Mar. 15 of works by artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. This first major…Read more
"Same Old, Brand New" read Chinese artist Cao Fei's vertically crawling projection on Hong Kong's 1,600-foot International Commerce Centre last Saturday evening. Capping the second preview day of the 2015 Art Basel Hong Kong fair (Mar. 15-17), the…Read more
Last weekend I attended "Interrupt 3," a conference on poetry and digital media at Brown University in Providence. I was in the audience Friday night when Kenneth Goldsmith read the autopsy of Michael Brown, the teenager who was murdered by…Read more
In the March issue of A.i.A., Robert M. Rubin's article "Unveiling the Unhouse" looks back to an influential essay by the late architecture historian Reyner Banham, known as a champion of Buckminster Fuller, ardent futurist and critic of the…Read more
This year, Asia Art Week in New York (Mar. 13-21) will include 25 auction sales at five auction houses, gallery open houses and exhibitions at 22 Asian cultural institutions. At Art Basel Hong Kong (Mar. 15-17), 13 of the 233 galleries represented…Read more
In light of January’s Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris, freedom of speech has become a front-of-mind issue once more. Yet, for all the grimness of ongoing external threats, artists in the land of the Patriot Act and National Security Agency phone…Read more
Where does play end and art begin? The interest in such questions, largely fostered by the 2013 exhibition “Gutai: Splendid Playground” at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, has now prompted a resurgent fascination with the work of this high-energy…Read more
Walter Liedtke, curator of European paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art died Tuesday in a train accident. He was one of six victims. Liedtke was headed home to Bedford Hills, NY when his train reportedly hit an SUV on the tracks. He had worked at…Read more
Long before last month's historic announcement of thawed relations between the U.S. and Cuba, the visual arts had provided a rare avenue of communication between the two Cold War foes. In our April 1986 issue, critic Lucy Lippard examined the…Read more
Jane DeBevoise is the chair and Michelle Wong is a researcher at Asia Art Archive in Hong Kong. Here, they recall their favorite 2014 exhibitions from the "Pearl of the Orient."
“Great Crescent: Art and Agitation in the 1960s—Japan, South Korea, and…Read more
Julia Peyton-Jones is co-director of London's Serpentine Gallery.
Here, she recalls her favorite 2014 exhibitions from England's capital.Steve McQueen, "Ashes," at Thomas Dane Gallery
This memorable exhibition presented two new works. Ashes (2014) is…Read more
Connie Butler is the chief curator at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. With critic Michael Ned Holte, she co-curated the second "Made in L.A." biennial this year.
Here, she recalls her top shows (and a performance) from 2014 in the City of…Read more