By heinrichschmidt | Art, design, architecture

The Irresistible Pull of Takis’s Magnetic Fields

PARIS — Takis, a key postwar figure known for exploring magnetic field energy, was one of the avant-garde artists of the ’60s that was most able to …

Straining for Wisdom, documenta 14 Implodes Under the Weight of European Guilt

Art World<p>Curator Adam Szymczyk's vision is pulling in two different ways at once.<p>,<p>documenta is one of world’s most closely watched art events, a …


Serpentine Galleries Pavilion: Every design since 2000

A look back at the pop-up spectacle before the next installment opens in Kensington Gardens<p>It may be the world’s most popular pop-up installation in the world, especially if that world happens to be limited to architecture and design fans. Every year, a renowned designer or designers is …


Why Performance Has Become the Essential Art Medium of the 21st Century

Art World<p>In the aftermath of Anne Imhof's triumph with 'Faust,' we explore the explosive rise of the medium.<p>,<p>Across institutions and biennials, …


All about Adam: a profile of Documenta’s activist director

Adam Szymczyk, the Polish curator who is Documenta 14’s artistic director, introduced this year’s edition with a powerful statement: “We aim to …

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‘People Are Too Stupid for Great Art’: Painter Markus Lüpertz on Why the Avant-Garde Will Always Fail

People<p>The controversial German painter currently has three US exhibitions.<p>,<p>Over the course of his five decade career, Markus Lüpertz has cultivated …


Geoffrey Farmer / Canadian Pavilion, Venice Art Biennale 2017

Negativpreis Plagiarius: Das Original

Rido Busse hat Klassiker des modernen Designs entworfen. Oft wurden sie kopiert. Deshalb vergibt der Designer seit 40 Jahren den Negativpreis …

Die langen Finger des Gelds

Großschauen wie die Biennale oder die Documenta waren selten ganz unabhängig von kommerziellen Interessen. Dabei wäre es gar nicht schwer, sich von …

Does an Offensive Sculpture Deserve to Be Burned?

The Los Angeles-based artist Sam Durant is a conceptual activist who makes political art out of difficult histories, from an overlooked legacy of the Black Panthers to the latent racism in American war monuments. Now in his mid-fifties, he grew up in Boston and credits his political awakening, in …


Sam Durant’s Scaffold to be dismantled and burned

After a mediation held at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis on Wednesday, an agreement has been reached that will see Sam Durant’s Scaffold …


Phyllida Barlow: Folly / British Pavilion at Venice Art Biennale 2017

Wolfgang Tillmans at Fondation Beyeler

Venice Biennale review: mediocrity suspended between poles of earnestness and silliness

Ask people to name the most romantic city in the world, and Venice is usually at the top of the list – but there are dissenters. D H Lawrence said …

Nathan Pohio Documenta 14 Whakatau

"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

Artspace’s editor-in-chief Loney Abrams racks Mesler’s brain about his Darwanistic view of the art world—and his responses are as insightful and …


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' …

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