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Polke Retrospective to MoMA, Spring 2014

Sigmar Polke, the reclusive, eccentric and highly influential German artist who died in 2010, will have his first retrospective, on view next year at New York's Museum of Modern Art (Apr. 19-Aug. 3, 2014). Co-organized with London's Tate Modern, the...

Tacita Dean

The centerpiece of this show is "Fatigues," a 2012 series of mural-size chalk-on-blackboard pieces that fill the gallery's two largest spaces. The works depict the Hindu Kush mountain range and glaciers that feed the Kabul River, with the peaks and...

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 Artist List Announced

Curated by Massimiliano Gioni, head of exhibitions at New York's New Museum, "The Encyclopedic Palace" is named after a piece by self-taught Italian-American artist Marino Auriti. The work was an architectural model for an imaginary museum that was...

Phyllida Barlow

For “Siege,” her first solo exhibition in New York, 68-year-old British artist Phyllida Barlow made seven new sculptural installations.

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.

Tacita Dean

Tacita Dean’s vertical installation FILM, presented in the vast hall of Tate Modern, provides a brilliant experience of analog magic. A joyful, resplendent meditation on the mediums of film and photography—Dean’s signature theme—it is also something...

La Carte D’Apres Nature

The fertile gap between reality and its representation is the focus of this thoughtful and ingeniously constructed group exhibition, curated by Thomas Demand. The show takes as its starting point the work of René Magritte, specifically Magritte’s...

Performa Announces Commissions and Premieres

Performa, New York's performance art biennial, has announced additional plans for its fourth edition in November, Performa 11. Simon Fujiwara, Frances Stark, Ming Wong and the team Mika Rottenberg and Jon Kessler were announced as winners of...

The Last Year in Exhibitions, Photography and Beyond

Art in America's critics write their way through the best of 2011. We've asked leaders in the fine arts to highlight the top shows in their areas of special focus. Matthew S. Witkovsky is the Richard and Ellen Sandor Curator of Photography at the...

Nous ne notons pas les fleurs, dit le geographe

At its most basic, geography is an analogous statement about the world describing a given set of data points. It is a representative abstraction, and as with painting or drawing its handlers are constantly rethinking how to make relationships between...

Preview: The Hugo Boss Prize

Art and fashion have made for endless but unresolved collaborations, and remunerative endorsements.  The Hugo Boss Prize, to be presented on Thursday at the Guggenheim, has been, since its inception in 1996, a way for one of Germany's leading high...

In the Presence of Haunting

That the frozen of the image is always in part a memento mori for its subject is an endlessly complex trope of the last century, because of the parts of the object that remain alive. How various modes of documentation—video of film in conversation...

Action Painting/Motion Pictures

Commercial movies have long been the foil and fodder for artists working with video and film. By comparison, few have found anything of interest in the history of painting.

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