The Manchester-based artist uses techniques from the Northern Renaissance in an attempt to investigate our present-day celebrity worship.
Gilbert & George, Full of Themselves Again
How should we take all this buffoonery? In part, it looks like satire. But what exactly are they poking fun at?
Mona Hatoum’s Multiple, Often Contradictory Meanings
In her new exhibition at White Cube Bermondsey, the artist presents works that loom and cower, at one moment inviting us in, at the next shutting us out.
Hints of the Real World in Art Basel’s Elitist Bubble
BASEL, Switzerland — How many works by Alexander Calder are out there?
An Exhibition Ponders (and Perpetuates) the Hierarchy Between “Art” and “Craft”
LONDON — Losing the Compass, at White Cube in London’s Mason’s Yard, aspires to critique geographical, aesthetic, and other sorts of hierarchies.
Theaster Gates Meditates on Construction in a White Cube
LONDON — Theaster Gates’s latest show at White Cube is, surprisingly, largely limited to paintings and sculptures.
Brit Hit 24-Hour Clock Coming to New York City
Christian Marclay’s video piece “The Clock,” shown at London’s White Cube gallery last month, was the runaway hit of the Frieze art fair hullabaloo. From buzz on the blogs to rave reviews in print, Marclay’s piece sounded like a must-see. Now it’s hitting our city, Artinfo reports.
Frieze Art Fair 2010 Heats Up Online
Out across the pond, there’s an art fair going on. Only slightly overshadowed by the Ai Weiwei Turbine Hall installation debacle, London’s Frieze Art Fair has been soldiering on nonetheless to bring collectors to the art, and vice versa. We’ve combed over the internet to bring you some impressions of the fair, the quality of the work on display, and the possibility of a newly invigorated market. Optimism still hasn’t frozen over!