Between the four speakers of Chris Watson’s “Ring Angels,” the fluttering of a thousand wings fills a corner of City Hall Park.
At a time when we swipe through thousands of images a day and cruise through thousands of paintings in an hour at an art fair, it’s only the rarest of artworks that we return to again and again.
LOS ANGELES — Sweetie. Pushy Broad. Sheela Na Gig. Queen. Sapphic Poon Hustler. These are just a few of the thousand or so terms used to describe women featured in Betty Tompkins’s sprawling painting installation, WOMEN Words, Phrases, and Stories on view at Gavlak Gallery in Hollywood — it is her first solo show on the West Coast.
PITTSBURGH — There are hardly any figures in the Alison Knowles exhibition at the Carnegie Museum of Art, but the presence of bodies, especially that of the artist, resonates throughout the prints, scroll books, and multimedia installations.
Although once charged with the incredibly unglamorous task of eliminating sewage from London, the Crossness Pumping Station boasts a stunningly ornate interior.
MEXICO CITY — A piece of art that arrives plastered on a billboard might understandably be considered an attempt to strike a blow against the cultural status quo.
Why do you say your life is like a movie?
It’s an oh-so-good premise for an exhibition: exploring the female gaze.
SAN FRANCISCO — The Jamaican-born supermodel, actress, singer, songwriter, and record producer Grace Jones has been a unique force in many worlds, which has led her to be both a subject and inspiration for much contemporary art.
This week in art news: a former Malian rebel leader pleaded guilty to cultural destruction at the International Criminal Court, Italy will give all teenage residents €500 to spend on culture for their 18th birthdays, and Banksy’s “Spy Booth” mural was removed and possibly destroyed.