Wednesday, September 14th, 2016
The Israeli sculptor and video artist contends with physical manifestations of war and trauma. ...
Monday, September 12th, 2016
Process and history are manipulated and explored through Ruff’s use of found photographs. ...
Sunday, July 17th, 2016
The painter creates abstractions based on the coast of his home. ...

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, Jewel, 2016. Glazed ceramic, painted and carved hardwood, 17 x 15 x 16 inches. Courtesy of the Artist and Sikkema Jenkins & Co.

Unruly Grace: Arlene Shechet in Boston

As stunning new show opens at Sikkema Jenkins & Co, a look back at last year’s retrospective at Boston’s ICA

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


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