The Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen’s display of artists living and working independently, but together, reinforces the modernist commitment to internationalist values.
Joseph Nechvatal is an artist whose computer-robotic assisted paintings and computer software animations are shown regularly in galleries and museums throughout the world. In 2011 his book Immersion Into Noise was published by the University of Michigan Library's Scholarly Publishing Office in conjunction with the Open Humanities Press. He exhibited in Noise, a show based on his book, as part of the Venice Biennale 55, and is artistic director of the Minóy Punctum Book/CD.
Isidore Isou’s Radical Quest to Reinvent Language
A sweeping retrospective at the Centre Pompidou surveys the work of the Romanian-born artist who founded the avant-garde Letterism movement in 1940s France.
A Tacky Tech Take on Vincent van Gogh
Van Gogh, Starry Night degrades the work of the daring painter while underusing the awesome powers of immersive digital technology.
The Unlikely Pairing of Caravaggio and Daniel Buren
Kamel Mennour Gallery highlights the enduring power of chiaroscuro by pairing a long-lost Caravaggio masterpiece with a shimmering site-specific installation by conceptual artist Daniel Buren.
How Artists of the French Revolution Embraced Neoclassical Revivalism
Revolutionary Generation: French Drawings (1770-1815) from the Fabre Museum illustrates how, as the Rococo movement went out of fashion, France’s insurrectionist artists drew on ancient Greek and Roman art for inspiration.
How Painting Survives in the Digital Era
In her new book, The Love of Painting: Genealogy of a Success Medium, critic Isabelle Graw ruminates on how painting remains omnipresent within the contemporary capitalist system and digital economy.
Bringing Back from Obscurity a Jamaican Photographer Who Worked with Duchamp
Enacting a posthumous reassessment, the book Percy Rainford: Duchamp’s “Invisible” Photographer has poignantly rescued the neglected artist Percy Rainford from erasure.
Gary Indiana’s Helter-Skelter Prose Experiments
In the 1980s I religiously read Indiana’s weekly, polemical Voice dispatches in which he described the ills of US society from the point of view of an energetic, radical, gay critic absent art bona fides.
A New Book Probes Duchamp’s Last Hours of Life
Duchamp’s Last Day is a bravo performance capturing the ephemerality of life and the physicality of art.
An 18th-Century Designer of Fantastical Bodies and Imaginary Buildings Is Posthumously Recognized
Once relegated to academic footnotes as a bemusing curio, Jean-Jacques Lequeu is finally being fully recognized for his cheeky and dazzling drawings.
Growing Up in the Avant-Garde Circles of Wallace Berman
Through his father, Wallace, Tosh Berman was in the middle of a vivid circle of artists, writers, and musicians who regarded art as the opposite of cultural business.
How Alphonse Mucha’s Smoking Designs Made Art Nouveau
His images of towering women and mind-bending vegetal forms, found many audiences through theater posters for Sarah Bernhardt and rolling papers.