“It is intriguing, what the mind selects to focus on (or seek refuge in) during a time of crisis.”
Sol LeWitt’s Conceptual Book Art
LeWitt’s bookmaking fits squarely within his commitment to order and seriality, revealing his overall practice as a total work of art.
Back When Painting Was Dead
When Clement Greenberg, Frank Stella, and Donald Judd tried to define what makes a painting, they overlooked a central feature — capaciousness.
When Art Refuses to Let Go
Delirious at the Met Breuer is an exhibition filled with beautiful but comparatively polite works by habitually transgressive artists.
A Performance of Sol LeWitt’s Drawing Instructions
Over the course of 25 hours, Abigail Levine will collaborate with sound designer Dave Ruder to create the 3,744 lines of a LeWitt drawing at Fridman Gallery.
Best of 2016: Our Top 15 Exhibitions Across the United States
Here’s a small taste of what this vast country had to offer in art this year.
Benedict Cumberbatch Passionately Reads Sol LeWitt’s Famous Letter to Eva Hesse
Reading the letter on stage, the Oscar-nominated, Golden Globe-winning actor Benedict Cumberbatch practically foams at the mouth.
What Abstraction Can Teach Us About Race and the Color Black
Blackness in Abstraction is one of the best opportunities in years to face the riddle of the color black and the phenomenon of blackening.
When a Splotch Isn’t Just a Splotch
This two-gallery extravaganza takes up the tricky gambit of featuring “artists whose work involves a methodical and controlled process of creating seemingly freeform or random daubs and spots.”
The Sinuous Lines of Influence Between Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt
CLEVELAND — When I first saw the wall, I didn’t see what was on it.
Contemplating Perfection and Imperfection at Dia:Beacon
A visit last weekend to Dia:Beacon, the vast repository of Minimalist art on the east bank of the Hudson River, brought home once more the complexities and contradictions of a movement whose goal was to be as plain as the nose on your face.
Hints of the Real World in Art Basel’s Elitist Bubble
BASEL, Switzerland — How many works by Alexander Calder are out there?