Roberto Visani

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Adrián Villar Rojas: welcome to planet clay - in pictures

Kurt Cobain, kissing kittens and tray upon tray of apples ... artist Adrián Villar Rojas wants to recreate the whole world in clay – then watch it crumble before his eyes. Ahead of his forthcoming show, the first in the Serpentine's new Sackler Gallery, we get exclusive access to his workshop

Why the art world needs to rise up against curators

In her account of Grayson Perry's Reith lecture about the workings of the art world, Deborah Orr (21 September) describes how the art market operates as a "formidable cartel", and advises us to recognise it as a "gargantuan practical refutation" of the idea that only free markets create economic …

Spotlight on Pettibon

The work of Raymond Pettibon blurs the line between high and low culture, tragedy and absurdist comedy.. it is the brazen insight into contemporary culture that make his work so compelling.<p>A legendary artist, Pettibon started out creating flyers and promotional materials for bands like the Dead Kennedys, the Ramones, Meat Puppets, and the Minutemen.<p>Portrait by Craig McDean.

Adorable illustrations from Monica Ramos 

London's fourth plinth: the artists fighting the latest battle of Trafalgar

Trafalgar Square, London's most grandiose and theatrical public space, is at the moment enlivened by a sculpture of a vast, bright-blue cock. But the next temporary occupant of the square's fourth plinth–left vacant in the 19th century owing to lack of funds for a statue – could be anything, from a …

Knowing Where Your Gadgets Come From

OAKLAND, Calif. — As I type out this post, I am ever more aware of those who piece together the keyboard, circuits and processors that brought this …

Pattern Recognition at MoCADA

<i>Pattern Recognition</i>, currently on view at Brooklyn’s Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, focuses primarily on the paradox of explaining …

Marisa Merz at the Serpentine: the first lady of arte povera

The life-size mud elephant strains against the wall of the Serpentine's new Sackler Gallery, housed in a former gunpowder store built during the Napoleonic wars. Argentinian artist Adrian Villar Rojas's sculptural installation fills the gallery with the heavy, sweet and slightly tart smell of mud …

A View from the Easel

CHICAGO — The 48th installment of a series in which artists send in a photo and a description of their workspace.<p>Want to take part? Submit your …

Darkly Beautiful Close-up Photographs of Blocks of Ice

These beautiful photos by Australian photographer Heidi Romano are abstract enough that you can stare at them for a couple of moments before you …

The joy of art: why Japan embraced sex with a passion

The image of an ecstatic woman having cunnilingus administered by an octopus would seem to be far removed from the mainstream of any major artistic tradition. Yet this is one of the most famous pictures by Hokusai, perhaps the greatest Japanese print artist of his or any other time.<p>Rembrandt did …