The decorative alchemy that should transform these objects into a stronger form of messaging falls flat.
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Nothing is a singular object here; everything is part of this place and its history.
2015 was the Year of the Whitney.
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Nearly eight years ago I wrote a review leading off with the question, “What is it about Anselm Kiefer’s art that inhibits unfettered admiration?”
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — There’s a big, funny, emotional, and political exhibition at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA).
The Bibliotecaphilia exhibition opening at Mass MoCA next week features filmmaker Clayton Cubitt’s provocative Hysterical Literature film series, which depicts women reading literature aloud and orgasming.
“I began thinking more about myself as an artist with a civic responsibility,” said artist Nick Cave to Mass MoCA curator Denise Markonish during a conversation last Friday evening at Jack Shainman Gallery.
CHICAGO — Anyone who has ever spent more than three consecutive hours listening to their favorite band on repeat, attempted to dress up as the lead singer, or camped out overnight to get tickets has more than just a passing interest in said band. This person, a bit fanatical in their behaviors and emotional connection with the band, is a fan. Many of these fans also happen to be artists, who are either making art about their obsessions or have “grown up” and stopped indulging in their teenage-scented fantasies.