Art In America

Puppies and Proselytizing: Jeff Koons in Bilbao

"You're probably the only person, aside from me and Jeff, who has seen the show at all three venues," Scott Rothkopf said when I told him that I caught Jeff Koons's retrospective at the Whitney Museum in New York last fall, the Centre Pompidou in...

Photography Curator Dan Leers Walks through the AIPAD Fair

"I've been coming to AIPAD for eight years," said Dan Leers, as he perused this year's exhibitor list at the entrance to the show. Leers, who starts his new job as the curator of photography at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh at the end of...

Independent or Bust: Braving March Blizzards with Paul Ha

Paul Ha arrived at the Independent (Mar. 5-8) straight from Penn Station, ready to see what kind of work the fair's 50-plus international galleries brought to snowy Chelsea. "I come to art fairs with two goals in mind," he said: "To scout new...

Outsider Art Fair Announces 2015 List, Changes Dates Again

At press time 38 galleries from 23 international cities have signed on; the organizers expect a few more to join in the coming weeks, bringing the total closer to last year's 47. Booth prices range from $6,500 to $15,000, with smaller spaces also...

Mauritshuis, Jewel Box of the Hague, Reopens

No one—from the Mauritshuis's director to fellow journalists attending the press preview last week to Dutch people this writer met in cafés—could resist playing up the Hague museum's track record when it comes to owning celebrated paintings that...

Björk Gets MoMA Retrospective

In 2015 a show dedicated to Icelandic pop star Björk—famous for her genre-straddling solo albums, otherworldly voice and avant-garde fashion choices—will chronicle her 20-year career, starting with material related to her first album, Debut...

Frieze London Gives Artist Award to Mélanie Matranga

Three months before its 12th edition takes place in Regent's Park (Oct. 15-18), Frieze London will announce today the recipient of its inaugural Artist Award. Paris-based Mélanie Matranga will use award, funded by Frieze to support projects by ...

Jamie Stevens Joins CCA Wattis Institute

Jamie Stevens has been appointed curator of the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, on the California College of the Arts' campus in San Francisco.  Stevens was formerly the curator of London's Cubitt Gallery, an artist-run nonprofit in...

Picasso Museum Director Dismissed

Anne Baldassari, president of the Picasso Museum in Paris, long under renovation, was dismissed from her post on Tuesday, as reported in the New York Times. The Culture Ministry appointed Jérôme Bouët, a veteran cultural affairs officer, to...

Get Your Tickets to Ai Weiwei’s Alcatraz

Activist artist Ai Weiwei, infamously held by Chinese authorities for 81 days in spring 2011, is bringing his prison experience to an art installation at the former prison at Alcatraz.

Inside Frieze New York with Michelle Grabner

Michelle Grabner—artist, professor, long-time Chicagoan and, most notably these days, one of three curators of the current Whitney Biennial—has a philosophical take on the burgeoning art fair circuit.

Skarstedt Opens in Chelsea with Warhol, Klein

"Yves Klein is one of my favorite European artists, and Warhol is one of the greatest American artists," Skarstedt said. "I always felt that these works would look really good together, and I'm sure Andy looked at Yves Klein when he made his...

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