Art

Bursting at the Seams

After birthing her creations atop 200-plus stages and in non-traditional sites around the world, multidisciplinary artist Pat Oleszko returns to a New York white cube for the first time since the ‘90s.

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Meka Boyle

Beyond Spectatorship

Maria Arena Bell is named chair of the LA28 Cultural Olympiad.

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Family Style

Matchbox Museum

Curator extraordinaire Hans Ulrich Obrist’s favorite object is a miniature world of wonders he’s dubbed the Nanomuseum. At two inches in length and three inches wide, it has followed the Serpentine Galleries' artistic director around the world for the past three decades, carrying the works of artists from Yoko Ono to Chris Marker to Jonas Mekas on any given day.

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Hans Ulrich Obrist

A Pollinator of the Spirit

David Medalla’s posthumous retrospective at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles illuminates his pioneering career.

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Lila Gamble

Maurizio Cattelan Makes Space

The Italian artist’s landmark solo show at Gagosian in New York City highlights his knack for infusing humor and irreverence into immersive spaces.

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Rachel Summer Small

Portals to Ourself

Music, mental health, and machines! In Arkansas, recording music artist Jewel's life-long interests culminate in an immersive exhibition at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

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Joshua Glass

An Architect, a Minotaur, and a Painter

In Paris, Lily Stockman follows Le Corbusier’s designs to cosmic ends inside the late Swiss-French architect’s Maison La Roche.

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Meka Boyle

Spreading Rumors

In Los Angeles, punk-rock artist Kim Gordon revisits her running Design Office trope as she explores living and work spaces through two video pieces, wherein private life bleeds into public persona.

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Rachel Summer Small

Julie Mehretu’s Fast Car, from Paris to Venice

The masterful abstractionist’s collaboration with BMW coincides with her exhilarating career survey at Palazzo Grassi in Venice.

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Osman Can Yerebakan

Mickalene Thomas Brings It Home

The New Jersey-born, New York-based artist knows a thing or two about love. Her new exhibition this spring at the Broad in Los Angeles is an intimate ode to her community, female empowerment, Black liberation, and queer identity that spans the last two decades of her practice.

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Anyu Ching

David Zwirner's LA Chapter

A new exhibition featuring work from every artist on the gallery’s 80-plus roster brings its LA outpost headcount to three.

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Meka Boyle

Radical Honesty

At P.P.O.W in New York, Pat Philips’ dreamlike compositions and eerie juxtapositions meditate on race and class disparities in America.

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Elina Boeva

Moving Mountains 

Palestinian-American artist Jordan Nassar’s motherland is always on his mind. At Anat Ebgi in Los Angeles, landscapes and motifs materialize in intricate embroidery and mosaic tiles.

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Meka Boyle

Walk the Line

Across his six-decade-long career, Bruce Nauman has depicted and pushed the boundaries of the human condition. In Hong Kong, a new major survey features a career-spanning selection of his works at Tai Kwun gallery.

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Anyu Ching

Spring 2024 Art Commissions

Twelve newly created works by 12 intersectional creatives unfold in a mosaic that transcends borders, cultures, and social norms.

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Family Style

How the West Was Won

In Alex Prager’s latest solo exhibition at Lehmann Maupin Seoul, the Los Angeles-based artist and filmmaker considers the rise of technology and the state of humanity today.

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Anyu Ching

Alone at Last

Chantal Joffe’s first solo show in New York since 2017 marks a seismic shift in the renowned British-American artist’s oeuvre.

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Elina Boeva

A Bird's Eye View

For Nikita Gale, the arena is an archaeological site that reflects deeper truths about human nature and the desire to dominate. At Petzel in New York, stadiums are broken open and exposed under the artist’s critical and curious eye.

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Meka Boyle

Light is the Binding Element

In a Venetian chapel, Wallace Chan’s titanium faces ooze with echoes.

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Osman Can Yerebakan

A Shine and a Song

Ming Smith has carried a camera with her for most of her life. Her New York exhibition at Nicola Vassell delves into her expansive archive with never-before-seen works from her early years.

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Meka Boyle

In the Waiting Room

Sung Tieu, who immigrated from Hải Dương, Vietnam, to East Berlin as a child, considers herself far more German than Vietnamese. The artist’s works, which often explore precarious aspects of the immigrant condition, are suffused with a sense of rootlessness.

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Evan Moffitt

The Eye of the Beholder

Set in a not-so-distant future, Sedrick Chisom confronts America's violent, racist timeline and redeems mythical antagonists such as Medusa—their traits reframed as projections and products of the society that cast them out.

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Alina Cohen

Her Body, Her Art

Huguette Caland turned to art to express her innermost thoughts and her own physical form. Now in Miami, works from the late Lebanese artist are now on view at her first-ever solo exhibition in an American museum.

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Anyu Ching

Nature or Nurture

In his first solo exhibition in New York in almost two decades, Alessandro Twombly pays homage to ancient Italian civilization, his heritage, and the Roman countryside.

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Anyu Ching

Matthew Brown Heads East

The Los Angeles art dealer opens the gallery’s first location outside of California with an inaugural exhibition by Croatian art collective TARWUK.

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Anyu Ching

NADA New York Turns Ten

For the milestone edition of its art festival, the nonprofit will showcase a unique lineup of contemporary art, highlight a wide array of emerging artists, and host not-to-be-missed cultural discussions.

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Elina Boeva

A Return to Dirt

Sculptor Gisela Colón carries the land of her childhood in Puerto Rico with her. At Efraín López in New York, the stuff it's made of materializes in cosmic shapes. 

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Meka Boyle

Skin Deep Secrets

While everything seems almost too perfect and too smooth, a disturbing smile hides behind the paintings of Chloe Wise’s new exhibition at Almine Rech in Brussels.

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Jade Féraud

Looking for Ernie Barnes

Ernie Barnes captured the beauty and perseverance of Black American life for over five decades. Until recently, the late painter was overlooked by the art world. Now his influence is on display at Ortuzar Projects in New York.

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Meka Boyle

Jeffrey Gibson Asks for a Closer Read

The artist’s representation of the U.S. at this year’s Venice Biennale still holds traces from his established rules to create an exhibition experience, including approaching the venue as a club and a church.

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Osman Can Yerebakan