Everything Is Connected: Art and Conspiracy spirals through 50 years of paranoia in America from JFK’s assassination to extraterrestrial touchdowns and September 11. But what does that even look like?
The Artists Who Led Secret Lives as Musicians
Double Lives showcases the sound-based creations of people better known as artists than musicians.
The Getty Acquires the Archive of LACE, a Grassroots Alternative Art Space in Los Angeles
The Getty’s acquisition tells the story of how a once-scrappy alternative art space withstood decades of economic and cultural change and survived through the present.
A Homecoming for Mike Kelley and Jim Shaw
For fans of Kelley and Shaw, Michigan Stories is a kind of origin story, a way to decipher the work of two multifaceted and prolific artists.
Artist Interviews and the Literature of Self-Endorsement
In three recent volumes, artists express nostalgia for the smaller, scrappier New York art world.
A Cinematic Installation Lets Visitors Choose Their Own Nightmare
In their vast installation at Pioneer Works, artists Brent Stewart and Willie Stewart provide visitors with many ominous clues and leave them to figure out the connections.
Mike Kelley’s Superman Complex
Every hero has an origin story.
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.
Welcome to Mike Kelley University
The Mike Kelley retrospective at MoMA PS1 is, in a word, large. One might expect as much, given that it is a retrospective, but this one is uniquely big: it marks the first time the entire museum has ever been given over to one artist.
Selected Secrets from a Disillusioned Generation
What is most important to us — as writers, thinkers, makers, and believers in the arts? What happens when the world we live in no longer feels like the one we knew? In a culture of disappointment, what do we need to continue making work? To continue believing in the work that we make?
AA Bronson’s Garden of Queer Delights
ROTTERDAM, the Netherlands — Nothing says mystery like an invite-only launch featuring a performance piece scheduled for one minute past midnight.
The Dark Side of the Sun at the Palais de Tokyo
PARIS — Organizing 236,000 square feet of exhibition space around one theme seems like an impossible task, as impossible as the coldness of the sun. However, since it was reborn in 2012 as Europe’s largest non-collecting art museum, the Palais de Tokyo in Paris has been focusing on exactly that: massive presentations of temporary group and solo exhibitions in its Place du Trocadéro space, all around a central theme, with the current being Soleil Froid (Cold Sun).