A MoMA Retrospective Reveals How Uruguayan-Born Joaquín Torres-García Turned the Western Art World on Its Head1 month ago | Visual Arts
In 1920, after a brief stop in Paris where he bickered with Picasso and harmonized with Miró, the Uruguayan-born artist Joaquín Torres-García traveled from Barcelona to New York for two doleful years. "This is New York," he wrote with laconic gram...
2 months ago | Visual Arts
Impressionable people, the Scottish historian Charles Mackay once said, think in herds, go mad in herds, and, unfortunately, recover their senses one by one. A crystalline thought for our conformist age, this observation cuts against the grain of ...
4 months ago | Visual Arts
There are two principal ways to build a museum collection. There's the old-fashioned way: Inherit it from museum trustees. The second method consists of buying targeted works of art to fill in where museum gifts leave gaps. But what happens when a...
5 months ago | Visual Arts
Summer, that season when art museums turn to breezy exhibitions of Impressionism, galleries shut on the weekends, and the torpor runs warmer, is over. The collective meh you hear is unread copies of Go Set a Watchman and containers of O.N.E. cocon...
7 months ago | Art Reviews
The New Museum's exhibition of Albert Oehlen's muddy paintings of ectoplasmic chaos is obscure, plodding, and irritating, yet it can be difficult to identify the exact sources of this artist's premeditated vexations. One clue lies in the German's ...