Art In America

The Reliable Controvery of ARCOmadrid

Arco, Madrid's 29-year-old contemporary art fair opened its doors to the public February 18, amidst the uncertainty provoked by Spain's dismal economy and debates about the quality of participating exhibitors. Galleries like Marian Goodman, Hauser &...

More to Love: Another Guggenheim for Bilbao?

About a year ago, the General Deputy of the Biscay County Council, Jose Luis Bilbao announced his intention to build a new annex of the Guggenheim Museum in Urdaibai, a 220-square-kilometer Natural Reserve about 20 minutes from the museum's current...

Jasper Joffe Sells All

Auction houses Christie's and Sotheby's, have come to prefer "tightly edited" sales in order to maintain good sell-through rates this seasont. But cashing is not, according to British artist Jasper Joffe's recent statements, the reason why he decided...

Following Cortazar: Guido Van der Werve

In his 1962 collection Cronopios & Famas Argentine writer Julio Cortazar included a selection of witty, poignant how-to instructions for ordinary tasks such as singing, crying, climbing a staircase, and winding a clock. Somewhere between Situationist...

Unexpected Guests: Greta Alfaro

In Spain, major social get-togethers (such as weddings or holiday family meals, for example) can start shortly after noon and carry on way after dusk.

On Relative Loneliness: Victor Man

As the 20th Century's most hideous episodes recede into the past, memory seems to play an increasingly important role in contemporary art. The same way the premonitions of the future inspired much of Modern Art, more and more artists turn towards the...

Half Empty, or Half Full?

Anticipating any market's performance is always a risky business. Economic predictions are based on information about past events, and despite the human tendency to search for cause-and-effect relationships, there is no guarantee that past occurrences...

Age of Anxiety: Volta Exceeds Expectations

Under the no-so-optimistic title "The Age of Anxiety", Volta's second edition in New York showcased almost 80 international galleries, who hosted solo presentations of their artists.

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