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Thursday, September 10th, 2015

Artist Rirkrit Tiravanija plays ping-pong at the museum's opening. Photograph © 2015 by David X Prutting, courtesy of the Garage Museum.

The Garage Arrives: Report from a New Museum


Moscow premieres a stunning museum for contemporary art.

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

Arlene Shechet, A Night Out, 2011. Glazed Ceramic, acrylic paint, and hardwood, 45 x 13 x 17 inches, Courtesy of the artist and Sikkema Jenkins & Co.

Unruly Grace: Arlene Shechet in Boston


Shechet’s ceramics can seem like creatures dredged up from the darkness of deep ocean floors

Saturday, August 29th, 2015

Geoffrey James, Cell decorated with Harley Davidson and East Van Logos, 2013, archival inkjet print. Courtesy of the artist.

Northwest Notes: Dispatch from the Pacific


An absolutely, totally huge tour of art offerings throughout the Pacific Northwest, even going to Canada!

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Miguel Horn’s Obelisks (2015),

Gaining Traction: Industrial-scale Collaboration in Philadelphia


Traction Company at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

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History in the Making: Noah Purifoy at LACMA


The late artist’s assemblages move out of the desert and into the museum.

Friday, August 14th, 2015

Ai Weiwei, Wang Family Ancestral Hall, 2015, at Galleria Continua, Beijing

Exonerating The Present: Ai Weiwei Builds a Temple in Beijing


For more than two decades, Ai has turned down exhibitions of his work in China

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Judy Pfaff, Scene I: The Garden. Enter Mrs. Barnes (detail), 2015. Commissioned by the Barnes Foundation for "Mark Dion, Judy Pfaff, Fred Wilson: The Order of Things" exhibition. Image © The Barnes Foundation. Photo: Keristin Gaber.

Contemporary History at the Barnes: Three Artists in Philadelphia


A recent installation at the Barnes Foundation reorganized the space and examined its history and founders.

Friday, July 24th, 2015

Thomas Ruff, Porträt (P. Stadtbäumer), 1988. Chromogenic print, 70 7/8 × 63 inches. Collection of Linda and Bob Gersh, Los Angeles. Image courtesy of David Zwirner, New York/London.

Curatorial Lyricism: “Perfect Likeness” at the Hammer


The Hammer’s current photography exhibition looks at developments in portraiture in the past 40 years.

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Clyfford Still, PH-401, 1957. Oil on canvas, 113 x 155 inches. Courtesy of the Clyfford Still Art Museum. © City and County of Denver.

Lightning Bolt: A Realization of Clyfford Still


How we recognize an artist’s greatness can come slowly over decades, or in a flash.

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

works by Adrian Ghenie on view at the Romanian Pavilion, Terry Adkins, Darkwater Record, 2003, on view at - la Biennale di Venezia, All the World’s Futures, 2015

Marx, Africa and the Serene Republic: A Dispatch from Venice


The first of artcritical’s takes this summer on the Venice Biennale