The first exhibition devoted to Cubism in France since 1953 illustrates how the radical art movement shattered western pictorial conventions.
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.
The Passions and Posthumanism of Two Abstract Expressionists
The works of painters Joan Mitchell and Jean-Paul Riopelle foster a dialectic between pure gestural abstraction and lyrical suggestions of the grandeur of nature.
A Musique Concrète Landmark Closes Its Doors
Composer Pierre Henry’s home studio in Paris has been sold. Until recently, the walls were still covered with musique concrète assemblage sculptures and post-cubist bas-reliefs of printed circuit boards.
A Drunk, Dark, and Gritty Show in a French Wine Cellar
Cold champagne is the inspiration for 20 multi-generational, international artists to create new work displayed in the wine cellars of Domaine Vranken Pommery.
Brash, Self-flattering, Macho Excess at the Musée d’Orsay
In an exhibition timed to promote the release of Julian Schnabel’s film about Vincent van Gogh, the museum juxtaposes 13 paintings from its 19th century collection with 11 of Schnabel’s works.
A New Collection of Surrealist Writings Focuses on Women Authors
The Milk Bowl of Feathers shows how women’s contributions to the Surrealist literary canon captivatingly crack the wall of Surrealist phallocracy.
Egon Schiele’s Quivering Line Tells All
An exhibition full of drawings shines light on the history of the line in this artist’s work.
Bernar Venet’s Retrospective Creates a Modernist Mausoleum
Like tumbled tombstones marking the graveyard of self-referential Modernism, the exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Lyon presents a remarkable set of remembrances to ponder.
Jeff Koons’s “Bouquet of Tulips” Will Be Planted Near the Petit Palais Garden
As the controversial piece of art has found a permanent home, Parisians weigh in on the moral vacancy of Koons’ tribute to the Paris terror attacks, accusing it of clichéd American hubris.
Seducing the Viewer to Have a Roll in the Hay at the Louvre Lens
The exhibition Love is like a series of loosely related theory or fiction discussions that become most interesting when they overreach to the point of self-contradiction.
How the Fusion of Photography, Collage, and Printing Present a Portrait of Wallace Berman
A small exhibition of Wallace Berman’s Verifax collages and photographs from the mid- to late-1960s operates like music in establishing a theme and exploring it through several variations.