News and critiques of exhibitions in the visual arts, with a contemporary focus. Includes world news, critics' picks, live symposia, interviews, archives, event calendar, and links to related sites.
  1. Installation and performance artist Lili Reynaud-Dewar has been announced as the winner of this year’s Prix Marcel Duchamp, France’s most prestigious art prize. She received the award, which comes with
  2. Frieze has named Patrick Lee as the director of its inaugural Seoul edition, to launch in 2022. He will assume his new role in early November, roughly ten months ahead of the fair’s September 2 opening.
  3. Margo Leavin, a veteran gallerist and a longtime champion of Los Angeles artists, has died at the age of eighty-five, the Los Angeles Times reports. Widely known by both artists and collectors alike as
  4. A report released last week by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) shows that 228 pandemic-hit arts and culture institutions who received aid via the United States’
  5. Brazil-born artist Christian Rosa, described just seven years ago in the pages of this publication as “stratospherically successful,” has been charged with wire fraud in relation to the sale of four
  6. The New York–based Joan Mitchell Foundation, which earlier this year refocused its funding model to better provide artists with long-term assistance, today announced the inaugural recipients of the Joan
  7. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, has announced four new appointees to top positions across departments. Sarah Suzuki has taken on the role of associate director; Beverly Morgan-Welch has been named
  8. Berlin-based curator Catherine Nichols has been named creative mediator of the forthcoming Manifesta 14, to be held in Pristina, Kosovo, in 2022. This edition of the itinerant biennial is to be titled
  9. Ghanian painter and printmaker Atta Kwami, whose brilliant geometric works evoke the architecture and textiles of West Africa and explore themes of migration and assimilation, died October 6 at the age
  10. Meg Onli has been named director and curator of Los Angeles’s Underground Museum. She arrives from the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, where she has worked as an associate curator since
  11. Sculptor Sandra Mujinga has won the Preis der Nationalgalerie, Germany’s premier award for young artists. Mujinga, a native of Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, who now divides her time between Berlin
  12. Cuban artist and activist Tania Bruguera is leaving her home country, having agreed to do so if the government released a group of prisoners, Hyperallergic reports. In an interview with Radio Martí
  13. Polish-Romani multidisciplinary artist, educator, and activist Małgorzata Mirga-Tas has been selected to represent Poland at the Fifty-Ninth Venice Biennale. Her “Re-enchanting the World” will occupy
  14. The UK government has rejected Unesco’s recommendation that it reconsider the ownership status of the fabled Parthenon Marbles held in the collection of the British Museum. Following a meeting of Unesco’s
  15. President Joe Biden on Tuesday announced his picks to helm the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), selecting Maria Rosario Jackson to lead the
  16. Multidisciplinary artist Guadalupe Maravilla, who once floated across the Rio Grande aboard his own artwork and organized an all-Latina motorcycle gang chorus, has been named the winner of the $100,000
  17. Following spring 2020’s sustained drubbing at the hands of the Covid-19 crisis, the contemporary art market has surged, with $2.7 billion in auction sales recorded between June 2020 and June 2021,
  18. Billionaire hedge fund manager J. Tomilson Hill has been named chair of the Solomon R. Guggeneheim Museum’s board of trustees, and poet, essayist, and playwright Claudia Rankine has been elected to join
  19. Indonesian art collective ruangrupa, curators of Documenta 15, have released a list of artists who will be participating in the 2022 iteration of the quinquennial event. Ruangrupa chose to make the
  20. A new bill supported by American Republicans and Democrats alike and seeking to provide $300 million to workers in the pandemic-struck arts sector last week came one step closer to being signed into
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