PARIS — Conversations about art and medium-specificity are almost always conversations about history.
Thanks to the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum’s 19th-century roots and the Hewitt sisters’ collection, the institution has strong holdings in that era’s decorative arts. This month, the New York museum announced that its 20th-century collections were strengthened with a considerable gift from George R. Kravis II.
Contrary to Hyperallergic’s April Fool’s Day predictions, Syrian refugees are not included on the 2016 Turner prize shortlist, which was announced this week. The nominees do include the creator of a giant butt sculpture and an artist who convinced gallery attendees to ride around on a miniature train set.
Since mid-April, an angular, wooden house floating atop steel pontoons has moored at three sites along the Thames Estuary, all the while monitoring local environmental conditions in this passage where the Thames meets the North Sea.
Got a wife and kids in Baltimore, Jack
I went out for a ride and I never went back
Like a river that don’t know where it’s flowing
I took a wrong turn and I just kept going
Can George W. Bush eclipse his legacy as a war criminal and one of the worst presidents in American history by continuing to make weird nude self-portraits?
Rowan Renee’s highly personalized images offer an optimistic and curiously romantic glimpse into her secret world as she works through the long-term psychological trappings of incest, latent anger, and the ability to overcome adversity through telling her story.
Harmony Hammond has had a pioneering impact on art, in particular through her insistence on feminist and queer content in abstract work.
The Onassis Cultural Center NY is showcasing four decades of archaeological findings from Dion, the ancient Greek village that tried to get as close to the gods as possible by building shrines and structures on the slopes of Mount Olympus.
LOS ANGELES — Paintings about painting are really about life, proposals for how it might be lived.
The daughter of a pastelist and a hairdresser, Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (1755–1842) painted and befriended Marie Antoinette, escaped the horrors of the French Revolution, and forged a career as one of the 18th-century’s greatest portraitists.
A grump’s guffaw is an honor!