Art In America

Guillaume Pilet

The central character in the exhibition “An Atlas of Dramas” by Lausanne-based Guillaume Pilet (b. 1984) greeted the visitor with open arms. Formed from lumpy grayish polyurethane foam, and just short of six feet high, the cartoonish figure...

Vlassis Caniaris

Vlassis Caniaris was born in Athens in 1928 and died there in 2011. He lived through dramatic moments in Greek history, including, most notably, the 1967–74 military junta. He studied in his home city before spending time in Rome in the late 1950s,...

In the Studio: Christian Jankowski

Chief curator of this summer’s Manifesta 11, German artist Christian Jankowski speaks candidly about his artist-meets-nonartist plan for the global event, as well as his own irreverent artworks—videos that parody today’s mass media formats and art...

Ulla von Brandenburg

German artist Ulla von Brandenburg’s work investigates theatrical devices, finding form in performance, film, installation, sculpture, and paintings (on canvas and on the wall). Her exhibition “Manchmal Ja, Manchmal Nein” (Sometimes Yes, Sometimes...

Adrian Paci

Albanian artist Adrian Paci (b. 1967) immigrated to Italy in 1997, and his works are frequently inspired by histories of displacement, his own and that of others. His videos in particular generate strong metaphors for the trauma that results from...

Where the Barbarians Are: A Conversation with Koyo Kouoh

It has been a busy year for Koyo Kouoh, and any respite seems inconceivable for the Senegal-based curator. Kouoh and I spoke as she was making final preparations for EVA International: Ireland’s Biennial of Contemporary Art. She is the curator of the...

Taiyo Onorato and Nico Krebs

The Swiss duo Taiyo Onorato and Nico Krebs first made their mark with the series “The Great Unreal” (2005-09), a photographic account of a series of road trips they took in the U.S. Exploring the limitations of the medium—its inability, despite...

John Wood and Paul Harrison

Since 1993, British artists John Wood and Paul Harrison (b. 1969 and 1966, respectively) have been making collaborative work that searches for poetry in the prosaic. Their exhibition at von Bartha, "Some things are undesigned," brought together around...

Martin Boyce

Martin Boyce won the Turner Prize with the installation Do Words Have Voices (2011), which was featured in this Basel exhibition, his first solo museum show. Comprising ventilation grills, a tablelike structure from which mobiles hang, scattered...

Candida Höfer

Candida Höfer (b. 1944) had her first gallery exhibition in 1975. Since then, the erstwhile student of Bernd Becher has gained recognition as one of the most important photographers of her generation, best known for complex interior photographs of...

Judith Bernstein

American artist Judith Bernstein (b. 1942) is now enjoying a much higher degree of visibility than she did during her early career. 

In the Studio: Pamela Rosenkranz

When the Venice Biennale opens in May, Pamela Rosenkranz, who is representing Switzerland, will be 35 years old. Despite her relative youth, she is no stranger to high-profile exhibitions.

David Casini

Italian artist David Casini's first exhibition with Plutschow & Felchlin, "Light, measured. One soon gets used to it," used the gallery's sunlight-flooded central space to showcase eight small glass vitrines, within which organic objects met man-made...

“The New International”

Organized by Garage Museum of Contemporary Art chief curator Kate Fowle, the group exhibition "The New International" focused on art made after the heady year of 1989.

Paul Chan Attributes Hugo Boss Prize to Mistake

New York-based artist Paul Chan is the winner of the 2014 Hugo Boss Prize. The award, administered by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and delivered last night at the museum, consists of $100,000 and a solo exhibition of the winner's work....

Thomas Ruff

Born in southwest Germany in 1958, Thomas Ruff has long been viewed as a key figure of the Düsseldorf School of photography, having studied under such greats as Bernd and Hilla Becher at the Düsseldorf Art Academy (where he later...

Paul Chan

Paul Chan's "Selected Works," installed over two floors of the Schaulager and spilling out onto LED screens on the building's exterior, is the New York-based artist's most extensive exhibition to date.

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