Richter is undoubtedly an impressive painter, one who exhibits a mastery of practice but confusion of tone. His latest retrospective, Painting After All, doesn’t quite connect the dots.
The Met Breuer
Exploring Sexuality and Myth Through Fiber and Other Types of Sculpture
While Mrinalini Mukherjee radically used textiles to negotiate the deep roots of symbolic Indian art and craft, her visual vocabulary sought independence from traditional roles within her culture.
An Indian Master of Fiber, Clay, and Bronze
In her fiber sculptures, Mrinalini Mukherjee achieved an alchemic relationship between materials and process, fusing abstraction and figuration to indelible effect.
Languages as Bridge in the Work of Siah Armajani
Born in Tehran and having made his home in Minneapolis, historical and familial references abound in this artist’s body of work that draws in equal measure from the arts and the sciences.
Connecting the Dots in the Met Breuer’s Show About Conspiracy Theories
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?
A Show on Conspiracies Fails to Differentiate Fact from Opinion
Conspiracy theories have gone mainstream in 2018, but the Met Breuer’s exhibition downplays the political importance and danger of their existence.
Nostalgia and Reality in Picasso, Schiele, and Klimt
The drawings of Klimt and Schiele, in contrast to those of Picasso, are graphic evidence of an artist grappling with what is directly in front of him.
Art by Klimt, Schiele, and Picasso Laid Bare for New Exhibition at Met Breuer
On display at the Met Breuer are the nude drawings, watercolors, and prints by Klimt, Schiele, and Picasso. This will be the first time these pieces have been on display together.
Leon Golub’s Visions of Raw, Endless Violence
We cannot escape violence, Golub suggests. We cannot overcome it or circumvent it or negotiate with it.
Leon Golub’s Cycles of History
Golub’s paintings cast the West’s Greco-Roman heritage not as a reflection of reason and order, but as a manifestation of its latent savagery.
12 Revelatory Exhibitions from 2017
Each of these exhibitions showed me something I had not seen before.
Edvard Munch’s World Without Pity
Munch absorbed avant-garde styles but never became an avant-garde artist.