I wait around in the Center for Italian Modern Art’s kitchen before the tour of the Giorgio Morandi exhibition begins.
An Artist and an Actor Test the Magic of Film
“It’s hard to paint around a cloud,” said Tacita Dean the other day.
Sussing Out Subtlety at the Frieze Art Fairs in London
LONDON — Last year was my first Frieze London fair, and I was baffled that it could seem so desultory, given that it was chock-a-block with pointlessly novel artworks.
Tacit Approval: Tacita Dean’s “Five Americans”
After last week’s post on Phyllida Barlow’s solo turn on the fourth floor of the New Museum, it seemed apropos to mention the exhibition one flight down, which is devoted to one of her better-known students from London’s Slade School, Tacita Dean: Five Americans.
The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition: Ancient but Justified
LONDON — With all the fanfare and hullabaloo surrounding Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee (celebrating sixty years as the British monarch) wrapping up this past Tuesday, I was reminded of another ancient British tradition that is taking place now, too: the Royal Academy of Art’s (RA) summer exhibition.
Ghosts Of Glasnost: “Ostalgia” At The New Museum
The specter of communism currently haunts the New Museum in its summer “bloc-buster” exhibition “Ostalgia.” It’s an ambitious project that consumes most of the galleries with a swirling conglomeration of disparate mediums, artists, scales and concepts that reflect the miasmic atmosphere of post-Soviet territories.