A prophetic document of our time, the New Museum exhibition calls attention to the weight of Black death not because it is new or salacious but because it remains urgent.
Germano Celant and Okwui Enwezor Among Recipients of Venice Biennale’s Posthumous Golden Lion Awards
The Biennale’s highest prize traditionally recognizes artists participating in the show; this year, on the occasion of the its 125th anniversary, it will honor the memory of four recently deceased artistic directors.
Amidst Leadership Turnover, German Museum Cancels Joan Jonas and Adrian Piper Retrospectives
Citing “cost reasons,” the Haus der Kunst has canceled both retrospectives, choosing to instead host a Markus Lüpertz exhibition, which some say upholds the outdated standards of German art hegemony. This decision follows the controversial ousting of former director Okwui Enwezor.
Battlefield Kunst: Scientology Scandal Shakes Leading German Art Museum
Scientologists have reportedly “infiltrated” Munich’s Haus der Kunst.
Three Days of Debating Social Justice at the Venice Biennale
VENICE — As folks streamed into the dimmed theater and escaped the Venetian heat, I felt a sense of anticipation. Creative Time, which has been showcasing its support of socially engaged art practices for decades, made its way into the Venice Biennale’s central exhibition All the World’s Futures, organized by Okwui Enwezor.
Personal but Highly Political Highlights from the 2015 Venice Biennale
VENICE — As I feel my way through a curtain and into a pitch-black, cavernous space, a white square shimmers in the distance.
Syrian Film Collective Withdraws from Venice Biennale, Claims Censorship [UPDATED]
VENICE — The Abounaddara collective has withdrawn from All the World’s Futures, the 2015 Venice Biennale’s central exhibition curated by Okwui Enwezor, claiming that their opening short film, “All the Syria’s Futures,” was “censored” by not being screened on May 5.
This week, an unfinished masterpiece, artists on Facebook, Guggenheim’s free online catalogues, Okwui Enwezor lectures on art and civic imagination, Russian space, nasty ancient graffiti and much more …