BERLIN — This is the final weekend to see Ai Weiwei: Evidence at the Martin-Gropius-Bau museum in Berlin. The German exhibition is a sweeping survey of mostly recent work that occupies 32,000 square feet of gallery space across 18 rooms.
Dubai is a city of superlatives, so it is no surprise that the city will be home to a new project that is being trumpeted as both the world’s largest mall and the world’s first climate-controlled city.
With much of the art population out of town for the summer, the city’s galleries are understandably disinclined to mount thoughtful shows. Gleanings from the back room will usually suffice for the sparse summer clientele ducking in from overheated sidewalks. But there are always exceptions.
The most telling artifact in Energy That Is All Around is a letter artist Alicia McCathy received from her school, the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI), back in 1992.
Almost masked in nature’s regrowth are craters from World War II in Germany, pocking the ground as reminders of violence that erupted in the landscape. Photographer Henning Rogge set out to discover as many as he could through aerial maps and the exploration of old battlegrounds.
A deserved tribute to Garry Winogrand is turning into an ethical morass that does no one any good.
Committee to Save Cooper Union lawsuit fundraiser reaches goal, no restaurant for the 9/11 Museum, more art sales to fund museum expansions, Caravaggio gets a new tomb, and more from the week in art news.
Join PopRally for Decoding Alibis, an interactive evening exploring the retrospective Alibis: Sigmar Polke 1963–2010.
LONDON — Riley’s paintings establish a sort of bridge between old inquiries and more recent art: no matter how many years have passed since the inception of Modernism, she seems to suggest its bases are still the fundament of artistic endeavor, and always will be.
Using the breaking and reformation of a thousand vinyl records, artists Kevin Cooley and Phillip Andrew Lewis interpret the creation of the cosmos. The relics of the process and the final cacophonous product are on view at Pierogi gallery in Williamsburg.