Two hackers, an artist and a graduate student at the New School, interfered with the results of Haacke’s visitors poll at his New Museum retrospective to protest the museum’s “complacency in capitalism.”
Hans Haacke’s Sharp Metaphors and Maps of Power
Exposing systems of injustice and how they operate is Haacke’s great skill. At the New Museum, the artist draws the connections, and we follow along, wondering what our role is in this circuit.
Hear Hans Haacke Discuss His Six-Decade Career
The artist is nothing if not defiant, and his talk at the New York’s New Museum will introduce his first major U.S. exhibition in 33 years.
How to Organize a Biennial In Occupied Territory
The Qalandiya International is in its fourth iteration and offers a bounty of solutions for curators working outside centers of power and wealth.
Topsy-Turvy Art for a World Turned on Its Head
P.P.O.W.’s exhibition is perfectly timed to dig into the rich seam of madness at the heart of our present cultural and political moment.
Clowns Never Get Caught
Political campaigns, like Jasper Johns’s painting, “Flag,” are based on dreams.
Ecological Art that Miniaturizes (and Minimizes) Climate Change
PARIS — Climats Artificiels at the Espace Fondation EDF is an impertinent and multigenerational group show of contemporary art — heavy on miniature biosphere mockups — that raises the question of the current value of ironic artificiality.
Finally, a Forum on Resale Royalties Brings Artists into the Conversation
Spurred by the reintroduction of the ART Act (American Royalties Too) to Congress, last night Artists Space hosted a public forum on the issue of artist resale royalties (ARRs).
Hans Haacke on “Gift Horse,” Gulf Labor, and Artist Resale Royalties
Early last March, London’s Conservative mayor Boris Johnson unveiled Hans Haacke’s “Gift Horse,” the tenth commission installed on Trafalgar Square’s Fourth Plinth.
The Triumph of Revisionism: The Whitney’s American Century
With America Is Hard to See, the exhibition inaugurating its luminous new Renzo Piano building, the Whitney has reclaimed its role among the city’s museums as the engine of the new.
From Calder to Kruger, the New Whitney Museum’s First Show
The inaugural exhibition at the new Whitney Museum is not perfect, but it is pretty damn good.
When the Weather Gives You Snowmageddon, Make Art Snowmen
As we hunker down in anticipation of what will almost certainly be a less dramatic snowstorm than some are predicting, and begin to formulate plans for the construction of snowpersons that will immediately follow, we offer you this brief and necessarily incomplete survey of artists’ snowmen for inspiration.