Vija Celmin’s retrospective is on view at the Met Beuer until January 12th. Here, renowned New Yorker critic Calvin Tomkins offers an intimate glimpse into the artist’s private studio life.
New York-based artist Iman Raad on why he’s in the Dear Beirut benefit auction
The Warehouse District in New Orleans teems with contemporary art galleries, hip new restaurants, a renowned Southern art museum—and of course, strong, strong drinks.
When Daniel Johnston passed away in late 2019, his absence was felt not just by music fans, but also those in the visual arts. He had been garnering a following for his cartoon-like vibrant drawings—mostly made with markers and pencil on standard printer paper—since he began his music career in Austin, Texas in the 1980s.
Editors’ Picks: 17 Events for Your Art Calendar This Week, From a New Deitch-Gagosian Collaboration to a Look at the US Presidency
Each week, we search for the most exciting and thought-provoking shows, screenings, and events. In light of the global health crisis, we are currently highlighting events and digitally, as well as in-person exhibitions open in the New York area. See our picks from around the world below. (Times are all EST unless otherwise noted.)
The Capitol Rioter Dressed Up as a Native American Is Part of a Long Cultural History of ‘Playing Indian.’ We Ignore It at Our Peril
Of all the images to emerge from the white supremacist invasion of the US Capitol building, there is one that epitomizes this contradictory moment: Jacob Anthony Chansley (also known as Jake Angeli) standing shirtless in a horned helmet posing with an American flag on the dais of the Senate. His face is painted red, white,
Tape recorders, ordinary cameras, and movie cameras are already extensively owned by wage-earners. The question is why these means of production do not turn up at factories, in schools, in the offices
‘It’s Important Not to Leave Myself Out’: Why Tourmaline, Chronicler of Queer and Trans Histories, Turned the Camera on Herself
To encounter the work of filmmaker and artist Tourmaline is to encounter the work of a person who is enthralled by a meticulous chronicling of history. This is one of the first things that crosses my mind as I listen to Tourmaline speak about the research processes that she employs in order to tell the
filippov_photo Fashion photographer Roman Phillipov snapped the chic photos of his friend, janitor Yury Vetlugin, in a bid to raise funds to help pay off Vetlugin’s debts — and the photos have become the latest Russian internet craze. The fashionable GQ-esque photographs appear alongside ordinary pictures of Vetlugin, 42, at work in the city of
Russian custom workshop Zillers Garage known far beyond the borders of the country. They did his new job together with the Russian division of BMW Motorrad. More: Instagram, BMW The project was based on the BMW R nineT, a neoclassical model that quickly became popular. The air-cooled box and propeller shaft are classic BMWs. In
The last emperor of Russia Nicolas II dressed in the golden brocade of 17th-century Russian tsar Alexey Mikhailovich, standng with Empress Alexandra Fedorovna. All the jewellery was chosen by court jeweller Carl Faberge. These portrait photographs of Russia’s ruling Romanovs were taken in 1903 at the Winter Palace in majestic. St. Petersburg. Knowing what was
Japanese artist Kotetsu blends illustration photography and kirie (Japanese traditional paper cutting) to create beautiful works of art that bring anime heroines into the real world. Instead of using ink or colored pencils to color the outfits of his illustrations, Kotetsu cuts out the paper canvas and juxtaposes his creations against various backdrops, thus letting
Kanitra Fletcher, an associate curator at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston in Texas, has been hired as the first-ever curator of African American art at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. She will start as the museum’s associate curator of African American and Afro-Diasporic art on February 1, and will oversee how
As a craze for contemporary figurative painting continues on in the art world, archaeologists have uncovered what may be the world’s oldest representational artwork. In a new study published on Wednesday by Science Advances, a team of experts claims that a pig painting discovered in a cave in Sulawesi, an Indonesian island, is at least
As the death of the office pushes urbanites out to the greener edges of our metropoli, we take a look at the kind of artworks that might suit the move to a lower-density setting
Social restrictions don’t mean you have to miss out on a little human touch, thanks to Artspace’s wide range of excellent portraiture
Much of the history of art is the history of images of political and artistic royalty, which have collided time and again, often to extraordinary effect
In case you hadn’t noticed it’s April Fool’s Day – so forget the inside world for a moment or two and remember more carefree times. . .