By heinrichschmidt | Art, design, architecture

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

People everywhere are delighted by his animated abstractions, but surprisingly little is known about the artist


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

South Africa

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

Big Data

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 …


Hiwa K: When We Were Exhaling Images

Jason Rhoades: Sutter’s Mill / Art Basel 2017 Unlimited

+/- Human review – Is this the future of artificial intelligence? Bring it on

Roundhouse, London Random International’s installation, Zoological, features a flock of airborne spheres that glide and swoop and dance and swarm above and among us. What a mind-boggling show<p>In René Magritte’s surrealist painting La Voix des Airs (1931), three inscrutable spheres hover in an empty …



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MCA Sydney announces new exhibition by Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist

Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art has announced a new solo exhibition by Swiss visual artist Pipilotti Rist to include sculpture and video …

Museums of Contemporary Art

Guillermo Galindo: Sonic Borders 2 / Documenta 14 Kassel

Explore Venice in the steps of Carlo Scarpa

This walk around Venice explores the city from the west side of Canal Grande to the east side of Castello. It will bring you to 8 interesting sites …

Nicole Eisenman: Sketch for a Fountain / Skulptur Projekte Münster 2017

Benjamin Patterson at Documenta 14 Kassel

Giovanni Anselmo at Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venice (Italy)