By heinrichschmidt | Art, design, architecture

How do objects become art? Roman Ondak’s Arts Club show tries to explain

The largest found object Roman Ondak ever included in an exhibition was the wing of a Boeing 737 aircraft. The wildest were full-grown trees and bushes. The most ephemeral were the heights of thousands of museum visitors. The commonest were 12 people standing in a line. The youngest were 8- to …


Superflex: One Two Three Swing! Tate Modern, London


Kris Kuksi's Hallucinatory Enhancements Go on Display in New York!

October 9, 2017<p>A philosophy graduate interested in theory, politics and art. Alias of Jelena Martinović.<p>Intricate and ornate three-dimensional …


Charlie Godet Thomas: Roman-fleuve / Vitrine, Basel


Frieze Art Fair London 2017


Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town / Interview with Azu Nwagbogu

The Arts

Paul Klee at Fondation Beyeler


Superflex interview: Alastair Sooke meets the Turbine Hall's new stars

Danish artists Superflex have designed everything from soft drinks to streets – and now they’re filling Tate Modern's Turbine Hall<p>"I don’t mind saying that I’m an artist,” says Rasmus Nielsen, with a smile. “It’s like saying, ‘Yes, I’m an alcoholic’.”<p>We are sitting in Nielsen’s studio in …

Tate Modern

The TWA Hotel in Eero Saarinen's JFK Airport Terminal Will Transport You Right Back to 1962

The TWA Lounge, the eagerly anticipated hotel's temporary home in 1 World Trade Center, reinvents the Saarinen terminal in Lower Manhattan<p>Nostalgia is in the air. Chili-pepper-red carpet is on the ground. And the Solari split-flap board is ticking away. The much-anticipated restoration and public …


Basquiat review – the hungry chronicler of broken America

Barbican Art Gallery, London This dazzling retrospective reveals the savage sweep of Jean-Michel Basquiat, an artist whose blood-spattered mouths and grinning human skulls captured the tragic arc of American history<p>If the brilliantly promising artist whose paintings delight and dazzle the eye and …


How Alexander Calder Became America's Most Beloved Sculptor

In an exclusive excerpt from his new book, Calder: The Conquest of Time, Jed Perl reveals a hidden side of the artist

United States

WATCH: 'Cathedral' for African art gives new life to 100-year-old grain silo

20 September, 10:00 AM<p>Cape Town - Boasting 6,000 square metres of exhibition space over nine floors, a rooftop sculpture garden and state of the art …


Pipilotti Rist: Tender Roundelay / Fondation Beyeler

Museums of Contemporary Art

Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town / Interview with David Green

Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA), Cape Town / Interview with Mark Coetzee

Varlin: Perspectives / Museum Franz Gertsch

Artist Talk with Wilhelm Sasnal and Hans Ulrich Obrist at Fondation Beyeler

Anja Ganster: Tidal Friction. Solo Exhibition at Museum Franz Gertsch

Jimmie Durham: God’s Children, God’s Poems / Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst

John Russell: DOGGO / Kunsthalle Zürich

Interview with the artist Wilhelm Sasnal at Fondation Beyeler

A look at Asmara, Africa’s unknown city of modernist architecture

Asmara, Eritrea's capital city, was just named a UNESCO World Heritage Site<p><i>Update July 8, 2017: During a recent meeting of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee in Poland, Asmara has been added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. Here's our interview with some of the preservationists who worked for</i> …


The Jean-Michel Basquiat I knew…

The graffiti artist turned painter became the star of the 1980s New York art scene. Since his death aged 27, his reputation has soared. On the eve of a major UK show, we speak to those who knew him best<p>It’s always tempting to mythologise the dead, especially those who die young and beautiful. And …


Cheryl Donegan: My Plastic Bag / Kunsthalle Zürich

Omer Fast: “CNN Concatenated” (SHORT) | Art21

Omer Fast discusses <i>CNN Concatenated</i> (2002), an 18-minute monologue he composed from CNN footage acquired around September 11, 2001. Fast began …

Documenta 14: Former Underground Train Station (KulturBahnhof)

Hito Steyerl: HellYeahWeFuckDie

Want to join New York's High Line crowd? Don't listen to Joanna Lumley

With the collapse of London’s Garden Bridge dream, the pitfalls of urban renewal projects are more apparent than ever. So how do you emulate Manhattan’s High Line without sparking gentrification or turning your city into Disney World?<p>Every city wants a High Line. When Joshua David and Robert …

Urban Design

Hiwa K: When We Were Exhaling Images