Art In America

Edi Rama

“All artists are alike,” Dan Graham once said. “They all dream of doing something that’s more social, more collaborative, and more real than art.” Few contemporary artists, however, have followed this desire to act outside the narrow confines of the...

Anri Sala

The term “immersive” is often abused—a fancy-sounding cliché to describe an exhibition that is merely expansive, cluttered, or, as the critic Ben Davis noted, “full of big things.” Not so with regard to the New Museum’s recent survey of works by the...

Muse: Syncopation

The Albanian-born, Paris-based video artist, currently the subject of an exhibition at the New Museum, New York, reflects on the importance of syncopation—musical, visual and sociopolitical—in his life and work.

Anri Sala

It's fair to say that the thrill of a live symphony orchestra is often lost on—or ignored by—the general public. With so many other forms of entertainment competing for our attention, observing the effusion of a complex language of musical...

Absolut Art Award Winners Announced

Renata Lucas and Coco Fusco have each won a 2013 Absolut Art Award for, respectively, art work and art writing. Both will receive approximately $27,000 in cash, as well as a budget for an upcoming project.  

Beyond Surface Differences at the Venice Biennale

Germany and France have swapped pavilions at this year's Venice Biennale to mark the 50th anniversary of the Élysée Treaty, a pact of friendship between the two nations. Perhaps in keeping with this act, the curators of both pavilions seem to...

The Guggenheim’s Favorite Art Dealer?

Of 15 solo shows at the museum since fall 2010, seven have been given to artists in the stable of Marian Goodman Gallery, which has venues in New York and Paris.

Venice Biennale Roster, Unveiled

At least eight countries, including the Bahamas, Bahrain, Ivory Coast, Kosovo, Kuwait, the Maldives, Nigeria and Paraguay, will be welcomed as first time exhibitors. 

Absolut Announces Art Writing Prize

Beginning in 2013, the Absolut Art Prize will feature two winners: one for artwork, and one for art writing. Both prizes will include nearly $25,000 in cash, plus a substantial budget to be put towards the winners' next project. The new format was...

Pinault Announces Moving-Image Show

The Palazzo Grassi-François Pinault Foundation's "Voices of Images" will be the foundation's first exhibition dedicated to the moving image. Curated by Caroline Bourgeois, who manages the foundation's collection, the show (Aug. 29, 2012–Jan. 13,...

Marian Goodman Artists Big Winners in Kassel

No fewer than 10 artists represented by Marian Goodman will be featured in the upcoming Documenta, as revealed by a perusal of the leaked list published last week by the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung. That's more than 25% of the artists the...

The Documenta List Is Leaked, Includes Dali

A partial list of artists being featured in dOCUMENTA (13) has been released. dOCUMENTA (13) opens to the public June 9 in Kassel, Germany, and will include over 150 artists representing 55 countries.

Artangel Collection Gifted to the Tate

Artangel, the London-based nonprofit, is giving nine film and video projects to the Tate, where the group will join seven earlier gifts and become the Artangel Collection. Five upcoming commissions will also be donated, for a total of 21 works. The...

A Question of Fever

Like their nations of origin, artists from the former Yugoslavia and neighboring countries have witnessed piqued interest in their work and problematic assimilation over the past decade. Major exhibitions in Vienna, Brussels, London and Rome, and...

All Quiet at ShContemporary

As the new season awaited its beginning on the Far Eastern side, the third edition of ShContemporary, which ran September 10–13, had certain expectations to live up to. This Spring, Art HK 09 (Hong Kong International Art Fair), benefitting from the...

Discovering Hidden City Philadelphia

Philadelphia's Metropolitan Opera House theater had sat silent for decades-until two nights in June, when an audience sat in the balcony of the cavernous, tarp-draped space, watching dancers in street clothes moving to sounds of an invisible choir.

Art Basel and Beyond

While many in the art world are sitting out or cutting back on this summer’s round of international events because of slashed travel budgets, fair organizers and art dealers are still banking on Basel. Some collectors, however, citing the global...

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