Art Without Intent Celebrates the Aesthetics and Mysterious Histories of Found Objects
November 25, 2022

“The found object is an illegible, unknowable thing, out of reach even when in hand,” reads a statement of Art Without Intent, both a collaborative project and a way of looking at historic material culture. In March 2022, a group of nine antique and art dealers curated the Found Object Show in New York City. Crackled paint, weathered patinas, eccentric shapes, and amusing juxtapositions characterized the pop-up exhibition of 96 eccentric items. More

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A Landmark Retrospective and Book Delve into Two Decades of Artist Theaster Gates’ Career
November 11, 2022

The first major retrospective of its kind, Young Lords and Their Traces unveils the aesthetic and intellectual lineage that’s guided artist Theaster Gates for the past two decades. Accompanied by a forthcoming monograph, the landmark exhibition encompasses a broad swath of Gates’ work and life and shows how his understandings of preservation, memory, and collective knowledge have continually evolved and manifested. In addition to vast archives, small ceramic sculptures, and his sweeping, multi-panel tar paintings, the Chicago-based artist also brings new site-specific installations to the New Museum to create communal spaces for gathering and reflection. More

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Artist Spotlight: Kees Holterman
October 20, 2022

I’ve developed a body of paintings for my exhibition ‘Copper Snakes’. It’s currently on view at Artspace at Untitled. Kees Holterman (previously featured here). In 2022 Holterman was confronted with a congenital heart defect diagnosis, limiting his ability to meet the physical demands of his printmaking practice. This limitation created the space for reflection, contemplation, … Continued Continue reading

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Metallic Crystals Sprout from Daniel Arsham’s Eroded Sculptures That Warp the Passage of Time
October 13, 2022

Six of Daniel Arsham’s eroded sculptures are scattered across Yorkshire Sculpture Park as part of a spacious outdoor exhibition that explores the inevitability of decay. Referencing both pop culture and art history, Relics in The Landscape features massive works of patinaed bronze embedded with patches of metallic, crystal-esque forms. “As history progresses, all objects become antiquated, and in some way, they all become ruins or relics, disused or buried. More Continue reading

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The City Different: A Deep-Rooted Art Scene Is the Key to Santa Fe’s Magic
October 1, 2022

As one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the United States, Santa Fe has long enchanted visitors with its rich history and unquestionable beauty. Situated at the base of New Mexico’s Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Santa Fe’s tranquil yet rugged environs engender both inspiration and isolation, providing ideal conditions for a multicolored artistic paradise […] Continue reading

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Acropolis Museum President, Dimitrios Pandermalis, Dead at 82
September 18, 2022

Dimitrios Pandermalis, the president of the board of directors of Greece’s Acropolis Museum has died at the age of 82, Greece’s culture ministry said in a statement Wednesday. The cause of death was not disclosed. Pandermalis served as the museum’s president since 2009, overseeing the construction of an ambitious $145 million revamp of the museum, […] Continue reading

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