Even Jeff Koons's vaunted perfectionism and attention to detail couldn't overcome the everyday realities of installation delays this week in New York. He was double-booked, opening shows five blocks and less than 24 hours apart at two of the art world's most prestigious galleries, David Zwirner and Gagosian. Read More
Jack Goldstein's first American museum retrospective, opening this week at New York's Jewish Museum, offers a chance to reevaluate a key artist of the Pictures Generation. Guest curator Philip Kaiser (now director of Cologne's Museum Ludwig), organized "Jack Goldstein x 10,000" for the Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, Calif., where the exhibition first opened last June. On view in New York May 10-Sept. 29, the retrospective is an appropriately bicoastal survey for an artist (1945-2003) who came of age during one of the most fertile periods for Conceptualism in Los Angeles before establishing himself as a canonical New York appropriation artist.
With an ever-growing number of galleries scattered around New York, it's easy to feel overwhelmed. Where to begin? Here at A.i.A., we are always on the hunt for thought-provoking, clever and memorable shows that stand out in a crowded field. Below is a selection of current shows our team of editors can't stop talking about.
This week we check out photos, sculptures and a video by Erin Shirreff at Lisa Cooley; 14 new paintings by Ellsworth Kelly, spread out among Matthew Marks's three galleries; and Amanda Ross-Ho's oversize wall-hung T-shirts at Mitchell-Innes & Nash. Read More
A German artist who died young in 1968 but left behind a remarkable body of work is belatedly having his first U.S. solo show.
The epic career of Bronx-born, Florida-based painter Arnold Mesches, 90, spans six decades in the studio and over 100 solo exhibitions, including the latest, "Arnold Mesches: A Life's Work," on view at the Museum of Art and Design at Miami Dade College's Freedom Tower (through May 4). The exhibition showcases 13 series of works, from his first painting (1945) to his "Shock and Awe" series, completed last year. Read More
2012, aluminum, wood, sublimation print on polyester and concrete, 71 3/4 by 122 1/2 by 135 inches overall. Courtesy Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New Yor