Art

Five Decades of Friendship

Sidney B. Felsen has spent the last 50-plus years documenting the artists who have collaborated in his studios. At the Getty Center, the co-founder of legendary LA print workshop Gemini G.E.L. life’s work is a testament to these many bonds.

Words by 
Meka Boyle

Hinting at Humans

Austrian sculptor Erwin Wurm evokes the everyday with his own surreal spin, where clothes take on a life of their own. “Surrogates,” the artist’s latest exhibition at Thaddaeus Ropac in London, makes visitors look twice.

Words by 
Anyu Ching

All Roads Lead to Home

Clifford Prince King captures home wherever he goes—his new public art series brings his tender portraits to 330 bus shelters and newsstands across three cities.

Words by 
Anyu Ching

Painting Black

Twenty-two artists from across the African diaspora reframe the Black figure in a landmark exhibition at London’s National Portrait Gallery that reckons with what has been seen, and what has not.

Words by 
Anyu Ching

Edward Enninful’s Ode to Mapplethorpe

Robert Mapplethorpe inspired an entire generation of creatives to capture beauty beyond its narrow standard—now on the 35-year anniversary of his death, Edward Enninful pays homage to his legacy.

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Elina Boeva

Frieze’s Love Letter to LA

This Spring, the art fair blends more than 95 galleries from around the world with homages to the city’s past and present.

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Elina Boeva

Maria Lassnig, At Last

Premiering at this year’s Berlin International Film Festival, Anja Salomonowitz’s upcoming biopic of the late Austrian painter cements her legacy as a trailblazer.

by 
Anyu Ching

Bienvenido a Mexico

Anonymous Gallery opens a new space in Mexico City with an inaugural exhibition highlighting the works of three generations of Mexican artists.

by 
Anyu Ching

Milan Meets Lehmann Maupin

Spearheaded by Jessica Kreps, Lehmann Maupin’s new space is a vibrant addition to the Italian capital's contemporary art scene.

by 
Anyu Ching

Art Fuels Life

Mashonda Tifrere has made a powerful impact on the art world through supporting her community in dynamic and creative ways. Now, the Pérez Art Museum Miami is honoring the influential curator and activist for her work uplifting women, people of color, and marginalized voices.

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K.O. Nnamdie

Julian Charrière's Black Mirrors

From the tar pits of California, the French-Swiss artist has used organic material to develop imagery on large scale, stainless-steel plates through heliography, one of photography’s oldest techniques.

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Ann Binlot

The 71 Artists in this Year’s Whitney Biennale

Opening on March 20, 2024, “Even Better Than the Real Thing,” showcases the most relevant works and ideas of our time in the longest-running survey of American art ever.

by 
Anyu Ching

A Room of Her Own

Look closer into Oda Jaune’s paintings and you will find realistic renderings of nipples and eyes, zoom out and the forms they are affixed to might surprise.

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Meka Boyle

Joan Snyder Still Blooms

The archetypal artist's relationship with colors is so synergetic it’s as if she can hear the reds, greens, and browns of the flowers that bloom in her Brooklyn garden.

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Meka Boyle

Flashes of Memory

Theaster Gates debuts an array of sculpture and installation works in New York that conjure memories of his childhood while resurfacing historical Black ephemera of cultural and economic significance.

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Rachel Summer Small

Higher Power

David LaChapelle’s new Miami show synthesizes the internationally celebrated photographer’s decades-long interests, putting forth a transcendent vision combining queerness, art history, and religious iconography.

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Rachel Summer Small

The 2024 Venice Biennale Embraces the Voiceless

“Foreigners Everywhere" will host 331 artists and collectives with a focus on Indigenous artists and the Global South in the largest and most inclusive iteration yet.

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Elina Boeva

Her Body is a Castle

Jasmine Wahi prompted contemporary artists to explore the charged language around queer, trans, and femme bodily autonomy. Then she built a vampire lair.

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Meka Boyle

The Poetics of Mark-Making

Cement, a window frame, plywood, metal chains, calabash gourds, a mirror, and a football are exalted within the context of the Hammer Museum by Vamba Bility.

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Meka Boyle

Art that Eats

A new Palo Alto, CA exhibition interweaves food and art in a 24-artist group show.

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Anyu Ching

Paint the Town Read

Paula Cooper Gallery brings together nearly 50 works created by 31 artists between the 1970s and 2023, all of which all draw upon the material object of literature.

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Rachel Summer Small

Maia Ruth Lee's Vast Space

In the last two decades, the artist has developed a visual language that seems to shape shift every time it is pinned down, while still maintaining a fixed center.

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Meka Boyle

Christmas in the Dark

Tony Hope's holiday exhibition is less sleigh bells and more slay-your-opponents.

by 
Rachel Summer Small

Eye to Eye

Sasha Gordon showcases a new collection of eight paintings reflecting her debut and multifaceted self.

by 
Rachel Summer Small

Xiyao Wang Dreams in Charcoal

The China-born, Berlin-based artist is in a constant state of flux; as her career continues to reach new heights, her style is also ascending. Now she's crossing a new horizon with her first debut show in the United States.

by 
Meka Boyle

Gutting Geographies

Opening Jack Shainman’s new TriBeCa, New York gallery, lauded Irish photographer Richard Mosse tackles the dual prodigious subjects of the Amazon rainforest and climate change in a stunning, cinematic form.

by 
Rachel Summer Small