Amid all the works by familiar white male modernists on view at the plush and posh fair, there are many superb pieces by women and artists from Latin America.
Margaret Carrigan is a New York-based writer with a penchant for art, architecture, cats, cooking, and 20-minute YouTube yoga videos. She holds a BA in English from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She didn't do well on the LSAT, so instead she got an MA in Art History, Theory, & Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Pushing the Limits of NYC’s Periphery at the Southeast Queens Biennial
The inaugural biennial questions how we define the city margins by presenting the work of artists who call the eastern edge of New York City’s largest borough home.
Searching for Trends at the Armory Show with Empty Pockets and a Drink in Hand
The strength of the Armory Show — now in its 24th year — is that, just like a mall, I know exactly what to expect when I go there.
A Smorgasbord of Spiritualism Centered on Fantastical Coffins
Jack Shainman’s summer show, spread across galleries in Chelsea and Kinderhook, NY, effectively encourages existential reckoning.
Thousands of Protesters and an Inflatable Rat Welcome President Trump Back to NYC
Last night outside Trump Tower, Jeffrey Beebe’s inflatable sculpture Trumpy the Rat made its debut and thousands of New Yorkers gathered to protest the president during his first visit home since taking office.
Embracing Femininity in Florid and Fierce Portraits
In her show at Albertz Benda, Sydney-based artist Del Kathryn Barton presents her unflinching nude figures with stoic faces and brazenly bared breasts.
In Upstate New York, a Former Factory Becomes a Private Museum of Italian Art
On June 28, Magazzino, a private museum dedicated to showcasing postwar to contemporary Italian art, opened to the public in Cold Spring, New York.
How Robert Irwin Breaks the Rules of Art
WASHINGTON, DC – Americans have always appreciated a little rebelliousness.
A Cassette-Based Symphony that Erodes with Time
WASHINGTON, DC — For the past several weeks, Transformer Gallery has played host to a dissonant symphony.
Kevin Spacey Temporarily Joins George Washington at the National Portrait Gallery
WASHINGTON, DC — In February, the National Portrait Gallery unveiled with presidential pomp a portrait of Kevin Spacey as Frank J. Underwood, dark prince of politics in the popular Netflix series House of Cards.
A Washington, DC, Nonprofit Reflects on 40 Years of Championing Local Artists
WASHINGTON, DC — ’Tis the season to celebrate, and the Washington Project for the Arts has much to toast.
Why the ‘Playboy’ Nude Is Passé in the Digital Age
Last week, Playboy announced it will forgo naked ladies on its pages come March 2016.