The English artist Michael Dean has a complicated relationship with language, one that reflects the ambivalent relationship between postmodern British sculpture—with its down-to-earth blend of minimal, found-object, figurative and formalistic...
Julia Peyton-Jones is co-director of London's Serpentine Gallery. Here, she recalls her favorite 2014 exhibitions from England's capital.
Simon Castets is director of New York's Swiss Institute. Here, he recalls his favorite Gotham exhibitions of 2104.
Phillips showed its customary strength with hip, young art stars, setting new records for Danh Vo ($629,000), Fredrik Vaerslev ($317,000) and Rashid Johnson ($197,000).
As you walk into David Kordansky's recently relocated gallery in Los Angeles, a creamy, nutty smell wallops you—the unmistakable scent of raw shea butter.
Every element of this Christopher Williams retrospective—from the lucid photographs he has made over the past 35 years to the exhibition architecture to the catalogue to the press release—can be considered part of his artistic output.
Pioneering Dutch Conceptual artist Ger van Elk died on Sunday at 73. Born in Amsterdam in 1941, van Elk gained international note in the 1960s through his inclusion in seminal group exhibitions such as "Op Losse Schroeven" at the Stedelijk Museum...
Edward Leffingwell, curator, writer and former Brazil correspondent for A.i.A., 72, died on Aug. 5 from cardiac arrest after a long illness. Working in New York and Los Angeles, Leffingwell organized contemporary and modern art exhibitions at...
Epic and outlandish, Matthew Barney's new film River of Fundament (2014) is in some ways his most accessible and engaging work. However, it isn't exactly entertaining in the sense of a typical movie-going experience.
La Biennale de Montréal has announced the list of artists participating in the French Canadian city's international contemporary art biennial later this year.
On July 9, 1975, Bas Jan Ader (Bastiaan Johan Christiaan Ader), the Dutch-born, Los Angeles-based Conceptual artist whose work encompassed photography, film and performance art, embarked from Chatham, Mass., on a solo voyage across the North Atlantic.
The organizer of a quietly daring Chicago exhibition recalls how, decades ago, he suggested an analogy between commercial design and the era's most formally rigorous art.
In a spate of exhibitions featuring recent paintings, photographs and videos, Suzanne McClelland explores the power of numbers as a motif.
Can conceptual art be funny? The Dieter Meier retrospective, the first in Switzerland for this Swiss artist who was born in 1945, suggested that it can.
Through surprising shifts in scale, Isa Genzken conflates buildings with bodies and consumer culture with war.
Bars have been as essential to the New York art world as its galleries and museums. Eleven artists reflect on the downtown institutions where creative inspiration could flow as freely as the drinks.
The Art Institute of Chicago has hired Susanne Ghez, former executive director and chief curator of the Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, as adjunct curator in the department of contemporary art. Her appointment is effective...
Curator, gallery owner, theorist, textile scholar and collector Seth Siegelaub died, age 71.