Art In America

Invisible Ink

"Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China," now at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, seems at first to be a long-awaited corrective to Western myopia in regard to Chinese ink painting and calligraphy.

Zheng Shengtian and Wang Dongling

  "Avant-garde calligraphy" may sound like a contradiction in terms to Western ears, but that's exactly what's intriguing about this project. Bold, Ab-Ex-looking works on paper by master calligrapher Wang Dongling are shown along with his more...

Armory Show 2014 Exhibitor List Announced

The exhibitor list has been announced for the 16th edition of the Armory Show art fair, to be held on Piers 92 and 94 on Manhattan's West Side (Mar. 6-9).

Albright-Knox Appoints Cathleen Chaffee as Curator

The Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, N.Y., has hired Cathleen Chaffee as curator, effective January 2014. She replaces Heather Pesanti, who left last year to become senior curator at The Contemporary Austin.

Olafur Eliasson Wins McDermott Award

Olafur Eliasson has won the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's 40th Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts for 2014. The award includes a $100,000 cash prize, artist residency, public lecture and pop-up exhibitions.

Duane Linklater Wins 2013 Sobey Art Award

Omaskêko Cree artist Duane Linklater is this year's Sobey Art Award winner and will receive about $48,000. The award, created in 2002 by the Stellarton, Nova Scotia-based Sobey Art Foundation, is given to a Canadian artist 40 or under who has...

Michael Wang

Before writing this review, I did the requisite Googling, looking up the three historical objects referenced in Michael Wang's show "Global Tone": a sculpture of a bison commissioned by Hermann Göring, a Hiroshima memorial by Isamu Noguchi and a gown...

Absolut Art Award Winners Announced

Renata Lucas and Coco Fusco have each won a 2013 Absolut Art Award for, respectively, art work and art writing. Both will receive approximately $27,000 in cash, as well as a budget for an upcoming project.  

Anne Wilkes Tucker, MFAH Curator of Photography, to Retire

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, announced today that Anne Wilkes Tucker, the founding curator of the department of photography, will retire from her position in June 2015. The museum has appointed Malcolm Daniel, curator at NewYork's Metropolitan...

Dennis Szakacs Resigns as Director of Orange County Museum of Art

Dennis Szakacs will resign from his position as director and CEO of the Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA), Newport Beach, Calif., in December. His resignation comes after a decade of service. Szakacs will stay on as a consultant to the museum...

Sotheby’s Opens London Private Sales Gallery with Beuys

Sotheby's extends its global reach with a new private sales branch, S|2, opening in London next month. The inaugural show, "Joseph Beuys Revealed" (Oct. 10-Nov. 15) will feature the German artist's early work, spanning from 1947 to 1966, with artwork...

Peabody Essex Museum Hires Asian Art Curator Daisy Yiyou Wang

The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) in Salem, Mass., has hired Daisy Yiyou Wang as its new curator of Chinese and East Asian Art. She takes up her new post Sept. 9. She replaces Nancy Berliner, who departed in August 2012 to become curator of Chinese...

Jason T. Busch appointed deputy director at Saint Louis Art Museum

Jason T. Busch has been appointed to the new position of deputy director for curatorial affairs and museum programs at the Saint Louis Art Museum. Busch will oversee the museum's curatorial affairs, exhibitions and collections, as well as manage the...

A Chinese Biennale?

Based solely on numbers, this year's Venice Biennale could be regarded—with only slight exaggeration—as a giant survey of contemporary Chinese art with some Western work mixed in for balance.

Wang Guangle

Abstract painters are relatively rare in China, but Wang Guangle, who was born in 1976 and trained at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, has clearly plumbed the Western esthetic that produced Rothko, Albers et al. His large monochrome...

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