By heinrichschmidt | Art, design, architecture

"I'm Surprised I'm Not Richer": Dealer Joel Mesler on Why Mid-Tier Galleries Are Disappearing, And How East Hampton Could Be His Solution

The art market has changed drastically since Joel Mesler started dealing 14 years ago, and Mesler has adapted and changed with it. As a dealer, he’s …


The new LACMA: Plans call for radical change to how we see the permanent collection

For nearly eight years, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art has been working with Swiss architect Peter Zumthor to raze its insufficient 1965 campus on Wilshire Boulevard and supplant it with a new building.<p>Repeal and replace, so to speak. Groundbreaking is planned for next year.<p>Models have been …


Tehching Hsieh: Doing Time / Taiwan Pavilion, Venice Art Biennale 2017

Xavier Veilhan: Studio Venezia / French Pavilion, Venice Art Biennale 2017

Markus Oehlen at Galerie Hans Mayer at Art Cologne 2017

Mark Bradford: Tomorrow is Another Day / U.S. Pavilion, Venice Art Biennale 2017

The Curators of documenta and the Venice Biennale Both Put Their Lovers in Their Shows. Should We Care?

Art World<p>The coincidence illustrates the extent to which the art world is built on close personal relationships—but some question the curators' …

The Arts

Venice Art Biennale 2017: Viva Arte Viva – Arsenale

The Original Marina Abramović Has Resurfaced at the Venice Biennale

It may have seemed impressive when Marina Abramović spent 736 silent hours stationed inside New York’s Museum of Modern Art during her 2010 retrospective. But in terms of marathon performance art, the original record holder is still the 66-year-old Taiwanese artist Tehching Hsieh, whom Abramović …


Anne Imhof: Faust / German Pavilion, Venice Art Biennale 2017


Kenny Wong at Pearl Lam Gallery, Art Cologne 2017

Venice Art Biennale 2017: Viva Arte Viva – Giardini

Marie Cool Fabio Balducci / Documenta 14 Athens

Art world is 'hotbed' of corruption, collector claims

To outsiders, it might appear to be a glamorous hidden world where highbrow art lovers meet some of the richest collectors in the world.<p>But the art market is actually a "hotbed" of corruption, a leading collector has said.<p>Kenny Schachter, a curator and commentator, said the art world was steeped in …


Péter Szalay at acb Gallery at Art Cologne 2017

Why the ’60s Were Great, Design-wise

One of the least-celebrated but most original design genres during the mid- to late-’60s was TV animated title sequences. The ’50s were good for the …

Graphic Design

The Death of the Artist—and the Birth of the Creative Entrepreneur

Hard-working artisan, solitary genius, credentialed professional—the image of the artist has changed radically over the centuries. What if the latest model to emerge means the end of art as we have known it?<p>Pronounce the word <i>artist</i>, to conjure up the image of a solitary genius. A sacred aura still …


Phyllida Barlow on representing Britain at the Venice Biennale... and living in a slum

'Welcome to the slum,' says the British sculptor Phyllida Barlow, ushering me into her terraced Victorian townhouse in Finsbury Park, north London. It is almost four decades since Barlow, now 73, moved in with her husband, the artist and writer Fabian Peake.<p>‘We did the whole decor thing once,’ she …


Ibrahim Mahama: Check Point Prosfygika / Documenta 14 Athens

Flaka Haliti at LambdaLambdaLambda at Art Cologne 2017

Joar Nango: European Everything (2017) / Documenta 14 Athens

Galerie Laurent Godin at Art Cologne 2017

Jahic / Roethlisberger: Showcase I / Projektraum M54, Basel

Dorian Gaudin at Dittrich & Schlechtriem at Art Cologne 2017

Xu Zhen at Waldburger Wouters at Art Cologne 2017

Blain|Southern at Art Cologne 2017

Caroline Wells Chandler at Roberto Paradise at Art Cologne 2017

Daniel Knorr: Materialization / Documenta 14 Athens