Tomás Saraceno’s retrospective exhibition at Palazzo Strozzi gives a closer look at the lives and creations of spiders to reveal how completely ecologies are entangled and spaces are shared with our nonhuman companions.
Activist Art With a Personal Touch
Songs in the Dark offers socially engaged vignettes on issues that are of clear personal importance to their makers, some of whom are activists outside of the art world as well.
Rising Tides and Climate Change Color the Venice Biennale This Year
Artistic allusions to rising waters can be found across the Venice Biennale this year, and they strike home with a particular power given the ongoing destruction of the natural world.
10 Must-See LA Exhibitions in 2019: Julie Mehretu, Nayland Blake, Beatriz Cortez, and More
2019 brings a plethora of new art to the Los Angeles area, and here are some exhibitions not to miss out on.
Tomás Saraceno’s Sculptures Touch the Sky
Strapped into a harness beneath Saraceno’s inflated sculpture, we are carried aloft, peaceful and ecstatic, merging with the air.
At the Shanghai Biennale, a Desire to Disrupt the Status Quo
At this year’s Shanghai Biennale, curated by the Raqs Media Collective, artists question and disrupt the status quo in multiple ways, presenting the world with new possibilities.
Utopian Mirror Ball Sculptures at Paris Climate Conference Are Full of Hot Air
PARIS — The balls of Aerocene hang high above Solutions COP21, floating over ecocidal disaster-mongers as they sleepwalk visitors towards a total surveillance state.
Fresh Air and Artistic Forms Outside Art Basel Miami Beach
MIAMI BEACH — Wandering for hours around the convention center housing Art Basel Miami Beach tends to make one long for fresh air.
A Black-and-White Gallery Tour of Chelsea
Contemporary artists and a few artists from yesteryear are exploring unorthodox and atypical ways to experience the contrast between black and white.
Art With a Greater Social Good
Artists in developing areas of the world reside in environments where social and cultural complexities are at the fore of conversation. As a result, many artists in these regions carry with them an inherent social awareness that infiltrates their artwork.