Venice Biennale

The Great Architect Rebellion of 2014
August 29, 2014

This year's Venice Bienale demolishes the popular notion of modernism in architecture.

The Neutralization of Chinese Art
June 24, 2013

Just how much artistic freedom does China allow?

J.M. Coetzee, Curator?
February 07, 2013

 In the funhouse of contemporary art, seriousness doesn’t look like a moral imperative. It looks like a stylistic tic. Does J.M. Coetzee realizes that?

August 15, 2009

Picasso: Mosqueteros--Gagosian Gallery Younger Than Jesus--New Museum The Pictures Generation, 1974-1984--Metropolitan Museum of Art Compass in Hand--Museum of Modern Art The exhibition of Picasso's late work at the Gagosian Gallery this spring was a phenomenon. Day after day, Gagosian's huge space on West 21st Street attracted a remarkably heterogeneous public, a mix of artists, art students, Brooklyn hipsters, well-heeled professionals, and European and Asian tourists, gathered together in a way I do not recall seeing before, certainly not in Chelsea. People did not just come and look.