Outsiders no more
The most distinctive aspect of Massimiliano Gioni’s Venice Biennale show is the unprecedented number of so-called “outsider” artists who feature—a reflection of the growing integration in the art world of alternative and mainstream practices. The… View Post
Ten newcomers plant their flags
The most hotly anticipated of the first-time national participants is the Vatican pavilion, an idea first mooted in 2009, but fittingly happening in this year of papal change. But nine other nations make their Biennale debuts this year alongside the… View Post
A holy vision
The Holy See was the last pavilion to announce its artist line-up for this year’s Biennale at a press conference on 14 May. The artists representing the Vatican are the Milan-based multimedia collective Studio Azzurro, the Czech photographer Josef… View Post
France and Germany embrace new world order
Increasingly porous geopolitical boundaries and the ever-more cosmopolitan background of artists are allowing contemporary curators to make bold choices in Venice’s national pavilions. At this year’s Biennale, France and Germany are swapping… View Post
Massimiliano Gioni’s journey into 'the...
Massimiliano Gioni’s journey into ‘the delirium of the imagination’ The Art Newspaper: What are the themes and questions raised by your exhibition? Massimiliano Gioni: The title is taken from a project that Marino Auriti, a self-taught American artist, presented to the patent office in Pennsylvania in… View Post
“Not quite” nations still have their place at the...
In order to have an official pavilion at the Venice Biennale, a country needs to be formally recognised by the Italian government. While this makes it sound as if the world’s most prestigious art event has no place for “outsider” states such as… View Post
City states at the Biennale
While there are high-profile new arrivals at this year’s Biennale, including the Vatican, other small states have been forced to pull out or have faced debate over their selection process. Last year, Singapore’s National Arts Council elected not to… View Post
Tate Liverpool turns 25
Tate Liverpool—the first outpost for the museum outside of London, which helped revitalise the Northern industrial city—celebrates its 25th anniversary today and it’s certainly getting its share of well wishing. Arts organisations around the… View Post
Our pick of Art Basel Hong Kong
The wide booths of Art Basel Hong Kong have enabled exhibitors to bring some more experimental works among the usual fair fare. A giant sword, glazed mosaic breasts and even a rolled-up Volkswagen Beetle contribute to works that stop people in their… View Post
Inside "The Encyclopaedic Palace"
Massimiliano Gioni’s exhibition, “The Encyclopaedic Palace”, will present an eclectic mix of work both by established and self taught artists. For Gioni, this show is “a way of reminding us that the artists that sell at auction aren’t the only… View Post
Weekly jobs and opportunities | Louis Vuitton...
Looking for new career options in the arts? Art Radar Opportunities is a convenient archive of openings in the visual art world. Every week we add new positions suitable for a variety of backgrounds and levels of experience. Whether you’re an artist or an… View Post
Florian Morlat sculpts an engagingly strange show
Los Angeles Times: Collages with the material heft of sculptures and sculptures with the two-dimensional articulation of flat drawings characterize Florian Morlat’s engagingly strange show at Cherry and Martin. View Post
Director of Hirshhorn Museum Resigns Over Stalled...
Richard Koshalek, the director of the Smithsonian Institution’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, said on Thursday that he was resigning after the board of trustees failed to reach a consensus on the future of a long-planned project to… View Post
Tech Titans Embrace Big Architecture
Wired: No longer satisfied with hiding in standard-issue tech-company hives, Apple, Facebook, and Google have embraced Architecture with a capital A. All three tech giants are building expensive, ambitious structures to expand their corporate headquarters. View Post
Jeff Koons at Gagosian
Art Observed: This past week, Jeff Koons opened a show of recent work at Gagosian Gallery in Chelsea, continuing the artist’s exploration of new forms in printed works, sculpture and assemblage. View Post
Navy conducts first test flight of Northrop's...
Los Angeles Times: Aerospace giant Northrop Grumman Corp., plagued by setbacks with its pricey high-flying spy drones, has come up with a new version for the Navy that could keep the company’s unmanned aircraft assembly line in Palmdale humming. View Post