Art In America

In the Studio: Jaanus Samma

In the last few years, Estonia's Jaanus Samma (b. 1982) has emerged as one of the most widely recognized artists of Baltic Europe, primarily for his queer themes and interventionist methods rather than any particular medium or style.

Richard Tuttle

An accounting of the visible world and the invisible world: this is one definition of art offered by Richard Tuttle. 

Conditionally You

Hong Kong's Lee Kit creates enigmatic objects and installations that, while seemingly banal, eerily suggest the absent, the potential and the might-have-been.

Norko Realism

In North Korea, art systematically "corrects" reality—much as the leadership guides the thinking of artists through selection, education, employment, collaborative production and retirement care.     

In the Studio: Ming Wong

Petra von Kant, Gustav von Aschenbach, Jake Gittes, Evelyn Mulwray: These cinematic heroes and heroines have little in common except for having all been re-depicted by the Singaporean artist Ming Wong.

Berlin’s Best, 2013—Travis Jeppesen

Travis Jeppesen is a writer living in Berlin. His novel The Suiciders was published by Semiotext(e) in September. Here, he recalls his favorite shows in Berlin from the last year.

Iraq in Venice: An Interview with Jonathan Watkins

Housed in a charming 16th-century canal house crammed full of furniture and of books on Iraqi culture, the Iraq Pavilion is one of this year's more talked-about off-site exhibitions in Venice, both for its salon atmosphere and for the presentation of...

Maria Lassnig’s Body Awareness

Lassnig's paintings constitute a sort of autobiography, an attempt to render her inner states on canvas; as such, the selection of works featured in Gioni's exhibition are less portraits than wrenching excavations, united by their empty white...

Reading the Palace

This year's director of the Venice Biennale, Massimiliano Gioni, has titled the main exhibition "The Encyclopedic Palace:" in other words, a Museum of Everything. Indeed, the grandiosity of the concept could have easily concealed a too-vague means of...

Atlas Berlin

The author takes a look in the edgiest corners of the Berlin art scene.

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