Art

This section lists newly added articles focused on art— and those in our archive.


The Tremaine Collection: 20th Century Masters exhibition catalogue (list of...

The following is a photo index of the catalogue accompanying the exhibition at the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT (26 February - 29 April 1984). The following photos of artworks and designs are...

Tremaine Collection artworks in Tremaine auction catalogues (1988,...

The following are the artworks (with photos) included in the catalogues for the 1988 and 1991 Tremaine Collection auctions. (While famous, only a small portion of the collection was auctioned.)...

Louise Lawler. The Tremaine pictures. List of photoworks (2007)

The photoworks include views of several iconic artworks. The descriptions below highlight which works they are, with links to information sources. Louise Lawler’s The Tremaine pictures show at...

Theo van Doesburg’s Space-time construction #3 and Composition XX in the...

The influential Space-time... in the original PtA is also a key element in a travelling exhibition focused on architect Harry Seidler. Next scheduled venue: Chicago, August-September 2018. Last...

Rhonda Zwillinger at Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam...

Rhonda Zwillinger’s recent exhibition was unexpectedly rattling. Ten hours after the experience, I could still feel the accompanying soundtrack. The show opened a door that I found myself not...

Piet Mondrian. Victory boogie woogie & Painting toward architecture...

Piet Mondrian. Victory Boogie Woogie, (1942-44). Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, The Netherlands. A third work with Miller Company Painting toward architecture-era (c. 1945-55) roots— and featured...

Rethinking Painting toward architecture (1947-52) (2017)

Emily Hall Tremaine and her husband, Burton, the CEO and owner of the Miller Company in Meriden, Connecticut, are mostly remembered as collectors of cutting-edge 1960s art and for the prices...

Submerged: Jason deCaires Taylor interview (2016)

Disillusioned with the rat race, sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor chose to dive into an altogether different pursuit. His poetic underwater installations comment on environmental issues, climate...

Ugo Rondinone at Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam (2016)

Maybe it is a good idea to fill a museum [space] with 45 life-like sculptures of clowns supplemented by colorful, rainbow-inspired and cartoon-like works— or maybe not. In any event, Ugo Rondinone...

Mike Bouchet interview: From psychedelic Watershed to symbol of the...

Sometimes installing artworks go according to plan. Sometimes artworks are left open for external factors to performatively determine how events unfold. And sometimes things go absolutely...

Sokari Douglas Camp interview: All that glitters is not what it seems...

Born in the Niger Delta, Sokari Douglas Camp is well aware of the harmful effects of environmental pollution in the region. She has made this subject her primary focus, combining it with other...

Damián Ortega interview: The matter of energy (2016)

Narratives about Damián Ortega highlight his early shift from political cartoonist to artist, thereby conjoining his wit and sense of playfulness to incisive critique and intellectual rigor. Even...

Marc Quinn interview: Focus on All of nature flows through us...

Marc Quinn’s All nature flows through us (2011) is an innovative, 10-meter-diameter sculpture sited in a small river north of Oslo, Norway, at the sculpture park of the Kistefos-Museet. It was no...

The Painting toward architecture exhibition (1947-52) by the Miller Company...

Artworks exhibited in Painting toward architecture (1947-52) It is important to note that over the 28(+) venues of Painting toward architecture, the artworks— and presentation of photos of...

The Painting toward architecture exhibition (1947-52), Miller Company...

"The part that the Medicis played in Renaissance Italy can be best approximated today by such great corporations as those that I have named and the fact that the Miller [Company] recently won an...

Tremaine Collection artworks and designs in exhibitions (compilation;...

Starting with their Miller Company Collection of Abstract Art, Burton Tremaine and Emily Hall Tremaine, known for her great eye, built a collection of works which were featured in hundreds of...

Alex Sanson interview: Upside down (2016)

"Upside down" is one way to describe Alex Sanson’s thought-provoking approach to art. In fact, he offers a fascinating case study for artists seeking a financially sustainable business model and a...

Lee Yong-woo interview: The Biennial phenomenon (2014)

What are we to make of the biennial phenomenon, with its rapid expansion across the globe since the 1990s? How are biennials developing, and what are the key issues they face? And why the...

Siobhán Hapaska interview: The will to live (2015)

Siobhán Hapaska’s Untitled (Intifada), an installation shown at Rotterdam’s Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, does what any good artwork does: sculpt a mental space for consideration and...

El Anatsui interview: Material Splendor (2014)

When I first interviewed El Anatsui, back in 2006, I was captivated by his use of found materials, form, and social context, but I consciously steered away from critical and art historical...

Emily Speed interview: Bodies and buildings (2014)

Emily Speed: Bodies and buildings Emily Speed works between performance and sculpture, exploring the body, architecture, and their interrelationship— with surprising results. Since graduating...

Sebastian Freytag: Repitition as an attitude (2013)

Sebastian Freytag: Repitition as an attitude Sometimes artworks seem to come out of nowhere, catch your eye and make you rethink things. Such was the experience I had with Sebastian Freytag’s...

Fiona Foley: Policy of truth (2014)

Fiona Foley: Policy of truth Imagine a proposed and completed public artwork recording the locations of 94 fire and flood disasters in Queensland, Australia; then imagine the unveiling of the...

Jens Pecho interview: Opposites attract (2014)

Sometimes polar opposite clearly define positions. At other times they attract and offer a mental space to consider the juxtapositions, and the in-betweenness, of the two opposites. Such is the...

Centre for International Light Art, Unna, Germany (2013)

Centre for International Light Art In May 2001, the Zentrum für Internationale Lichtkunst (Centre for International Light Art) opened in the former Linden Brewery (1852-1979) in the former small...

Mark Manders interview: Mind, body and language (2014)

Mark Manders: Mind, body and language “I’ve often heard that it’s very difficult to write about my work,” [said Mark Manders after this interview. After publishing over 300 texts on art, among over...

Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva interview: Material Splendor (2014)

Finding rats in the gallery is not usually cause for celebration at an art opening, but such was the case for Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva’s installation Silentio pathologia (2013) at the Macedonian...

Alice Maher interview: Becoming (2013)

“The title of the show is ‘Becoming’. It’s not ‘Being’ or something else. As far as I’m concerned, the works are ‘becoming’ all the time. Their meaning is not static.” Alice Maher about her recent...

Peter Zegfeld at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam (review)...

Peter Zegfeld at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam Theatre [maker], producer for Dutch public television, and visual artist, Peter Zegveld included 12 visual and sound works in his recent...

Bookworks: Jukhee Kwon interview (2014)

Jukhee Kwon interview Jukhee Kwon uses abandoned and discarded books to make extraordinary sculptures that frequently resemble cascading waterfalls. For her, each destroyed book— its pages...

Abraham Cruzvillegas interview: Objects are alive (2014)

Abraham Cruzvillegas: Objects are alive Abraham Cruzvillegas’s Autoconstrucción works ricochet back and forth between categories, from intriguing, aesthetically constructed, found-object...

Tony Matelli at Davis Museum, Wellesley College (2014)

Tony Matelli: New Gravity Davis Museum at Wellesley College Wellesley, Massachusetts, USA 5 February - 20 July 2014 Press release text by the Davis Museum Tony Matelli: New Gravity, the...

Tilman interview: Color as material (2013)

Tilman interview: Color as material Tilman is definitely an artist’s artist. I first encountered his two-dimensional, non-objective work about 10 years ago while staying at the Center for...

Tony Matelli interview: Human echo (2014)

Tony Matelli interview Tony Matelli’s imperfect human figures and macabre self-portraits might be described as expressions of hyperrealistic angst. Over the past 15 years, he has reinterpreted...

Nnenna Okore interview: Political by Nature (2013)

Nnenna Okore interview: Political by Nature Sometimes an artist’s use of materials is in itself political, as in the case of Nnenna Okore. Born in Australia and raised in Nsukka, a town in...

Anna Eyjolfsdottir interview: Paradise Lost (2013)

Anna Eyjolfsdottir: Paradise Lost In 2000, Anna Eyjólfsdóttir, president of the Reykjavik Sculptors’ Association, invited me to cover a couple of sculpture exhibitions celebrating Reykjavik as the...

Peter Downsbrough interview: Power alignments (2013)

Peter Downsbrough interview: Power alignments Born in New Jersey in 1940 and based in Brussels since 1989, Peter Downsbrough has pursued a multifaceted practice featuring books (more than 75...

Mark Pimlott: It’s not about ‘art’ or ‘design’. It’s about space and a place...

Mark Pimlott has worked across art and design over the past twenty-five years, and it hasn’t been easy due to the continued divisions of the two disciplines that used to be unified up until the...

Phoebe Cummings: Material performance (2013)

Phoebe Cummings: Material performance Phoebe Cummings uses unfired clay to make poetic and performative sculptures and installations that emphasize material, fragility, time, creation, and...

Ghost Tram by Mischa Kuball in Katowice, Poland (2013)

Mischa Kuball’s Ghost Tram in Katowice 7-11 March 2013 Text closely very based on press release text by City Of Gardens, Katowice organisation On 7 March, Mischa Kuball presented his new project...

Simeon Nelson interview: Lights, sound, sculpture (2012)

Over the past two decades, British-Australian artist Simeon Nelson has pursued a practice exploring the complexity of society, culture and the natural world through 2D ornamental cut-outs,...

Tony Matelli at ARoS, Aarhus, Denmark (2012)

Tony Matelli - A HUMAN ECHO ARoS, Aarhus, Denmark 31 August - 30 December 2012 Press release text by ARoS It is with great pleasure that ARoS announces the most wide-ranging solo presentation...

Billie Ray Martin interview: The Opiates & Hollywood under the knife...

Divas, transvestites, and rising stars striving for sanity, identity, or that next plastic surgery fix. Their stories, among others, are brought to life by the electronic beats of Hollywood under...

Lynne Hull: Art work for osprey, Wyoming (2011)

“Raptor Roosts”, like the one pictured above, came early in my career. Wyoming is a great place to see hawks and eagles, as well as other wildlife. Friends suggested that raptors hunting on the...

Mischa Kuball interview: Platon’s Mirror (2011)

Düsseldorf artist Mischa Kuball has worked with light’s socio-political dimensions across a range of gallery exhibitions and public space projects. In Platon’s Mirror exhibited in Artspace in...

The Opiates “Hollywood under the knife” featuring Wolfgang Tillmans...

Rainy Days and Saturdays (RADIO EDIT) by The Opiates (Billie Ray Martin & Robert Solheim) Press release text by Disco Activisto Records, Berlin The Opiates: “Hollywood Under The Knife”...

The Opiates (Billie Ray Martin & Robert Solheim): “Rainy Days and...

ANATOMY of a Plastic Girl (Chris & Cosey Remix) [Chris Carter & Cosey Fanni Tutti] by The Opiates. Press release text by Disco Activisto Records, Berlin The Opiates: “Rainy Days and...

Wolfgang Tillmans collabs with the Opiates (2011)

Wolfgang Tillmans collabs with the Opiates in Hollywood under the knife and Rainy Days and Remixes EP ANATOMY of a Plastic Girl (Chris & Cosey Remix) [Chris Carter & Cosey Fanni...

Mischa Kuball at Artspace Sydney (2011)

Mischa Kuball, Platon’s Mirror Artspace Sydney Curator: Blair French Exhibition to be opened by Dr Arpad Soelter, Director, Goethe-Institut Australien Exhibition: 31 August – 30 September...

Mischa Kuball im ZKM | Museum für Neue Kunst, Karlsruhe (2011)

Mischa Kuball. platon’s mirror Eine Ausstellung ZKM | Museum für Neue Kunst 12.02.-03.04.2011 Eröffnung 11.02.2011, 19 Uhr Pressemitteilung Text - ZKM Der Düsseldorfer Medienkünstler Mischa...

Paul Butler: Art ads (2010)

Paul Butler is a Canadian artist involved in multidisciplinary, social and alternative pedagogical practices. He hosts The Collage Party— a touring experimental studio; directs The Other Gallery...

Mischa Kuball: NEW POTT 100 Lights/100 Faces (2010-11)

A European Capital of Culture Ruhr region 2010 event at Campus Museum, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Text by NEW POTT Project Partners European Capital of Culture RUHR...

Tariq Alvi at Michael Benevento, Los Angeles (2010)

Tariq Alvi: XX Michael Benevento, Los Angeles 20 November 2010 - 15 January 2011 Press release text by Michael Benevento gallery Michael Benevento is pleased to announce XX, the first Los...

John Latham - Skoob Tower Ceremonies (2010)

Nights of Skoob Sadness An exhibition about John Latham’s ’Skoob Tower Ceremonies’ (1964-68 & 1996-1998), with sculptures by Gareth Long. Flat Time House (FTHo), London 25 September – 24...

Gregor Schneider: Fotografie und Skulptur at Sadie Coles HQ, London...

Gregor Schneider Fotografie und Skulptur Sadie Coles HQ, London 69 South Audley St London W1 1 September – 2 October 2010 Press release text by Sadie Coles HQ Gregor Schneider’s first solo...

RPProjects: Lisa Holden at Ron Mandos galerie, Rotterdam (2000)

PRESS RELEASE Text by RPProjects Lisa Holden at Ron Mandos galerie, Rotterdam Curated by R.J. Preece 10 September - 7 October 2000 Ron Mandos galerie kicks off the fall art season with a...

Icon-painting of the Old Believers, defenders of the Old Russian Orthodoxy...

Icon-painting of the Old Believers: 1 | Footnotes: 2 Footnotes [1] The Old Believers, also known as traditionalists, old ritualists or schismatics, pejoratively referred to as Raskolniki, are a...

Icon-painting of the Old Believers, defenders of the Old Russian Orthodoxy...

Icon-painting of the Old Believers The 17th century is embodied in the history of Russian Orthodoxy as the great schism (Russian: Weliki Raskol). In this tense atmosphere, an enhanced...

Daphne Wright interview: Doubt and other serious matters (2010)

Daphne Wright interview Daphne Wright’s work maneuvers things into what her biographical statement calls “well-wrought but delicate doubt.” Shifting between “taughtness and mess,” it sets “imagery,...

Lynne Hull: What did you do when the planet was on fire? (2010)

Click the mystery sound clip below to get the full effect: Like the poet, I can’t sleep because my grandchildrens grandchildren’s children are asking me: “What did you do when the planet was...

Mischa Kuball: Centre Pompidou-Metz proposal (2010)

Proposal ‚entrée publique‘ ‚codes urbaine (letter / codes)‘ Centre Pompidou-Metz Exposè für Centre Pompidou Metz (anlässlich der Eröffnung im Mai 2010) Für das neue Areal, was mit einem neuen...

Mischa Kuball bei détournement 2009, Venedig:

Ein Ausstellungsevent, begleitend zur 53. Biennale Venedig Zwei Installationen von Mischa Kuball, als Teil des détournement 2009 Der Öffentlichkeit zugänglich vom 1. Juni – 22. November 2009...

Mischa Kuball at détournement 2009, Venice: A collateral event exhibition of...

Two installations by Mischa Kuball as part of détournement 2009 Accessible to the public 1 June – 22 November 2009 Press release text by RPProjects Mischa Kuball will be contributing two...

Tea with Gilbert & George (2009)

In Brussels last week, London artists Gilbert & George spoke to a packed audience at Bozar, opened an exhibition of new works at Baronian Francey Gallery, were fêted at the Horta House and...

Silvia B.: Celebrating "misfits" (2009)

Silvia B. Dutch artist Silvia B. creates striking figures that cross the boundaries of gender, species, and age. Beyond their high-fashion gloss, however, her hybrid beings aim to question...

Steve Dilworth interview: Northern Inspirations (2009)

Steve Dilworth: Northern Inspirations The site where an artist lives often provides inspirational material for his or her work, and such is certainly the case for Steve Dilworth. He has spent...

Fergus Martin: Pipe Dreams (2009)

Fergus Martin: Pipe Dreams Dreamscapes are often the subject of artworks, and Fergus Martin’s Pipe Dreams 2 takes dreams to a fundamentally visual level with a “floating raft of color in space.”...

Daimler Art Collection: Interview with Renate Wiehager (2009)

Daimler Art Collection: Interview with Renate Wiehager Originally formed in 1977, the Daimler Art Collection includes about 1,800 works by approximately 600 German and international artists,...

Lynne Hull interview: Heart and soul (2009)

Lynne Hull interview Lynne Hull specializes in sculpture that doubles as wildlife habitat. She has made safe roosts for raptors in Wyoming, butterfly hibernation sculptures in Montana,...

Ruth Laxson at Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta (catalogue essay)...

1. Artists’ books are a hybrid medium in terms of process (hand-made, letterpress, or offset press; the artist operating the press or regarding it as a print job for others to produce) and in...

Mischa Kuball interview: The powerful emotion of light (2008)

Mischa Kuball interview Artists, like other professionals, sometimes hit key turning points in the development of their work. Such is the case right now for Mischa Kuball, who has built an...

Museum of Installation: Interview with Nico de Oliveira & Nicola Oxley...

No research on installation art is complete without a conversation with Nico de Oliveira and Nicola Oxley. As founding directors of London’s Museum of Installation (MoI, 1990–2005), an influential...

Grzegorz Sztwiertnia - Zeitgenössische Kunst aus Krakau, Polen...

Grzegorz Sztwiertnia, der Provokateur Die Sexualität ist ein Teil unseres Verhaltens, unserer Freiheit. Sie ist etwas das wir hervorbringen und das sehr viel weiter reicht als bis zur Entdeckung...

Jadwiga Sawicka - Zeitgenössische Kunst aus Krakau, Polen (2007)

Jadwiga Sawicka, die Verhaltensforscherin ,,Kleider machen Leute" [1] Gottfried Keller Was uns Menschen bestimmt. ist genetisch manifestiert. Diese im Übrigen nicht einhellige Meinung über die...

Maria Luiza Pyrlik - Zeitgenössische Kunst aus Krakau, Polen...

Maria Luiza Pyrlik, die Lichtregisseurin ,,Uber die Photographie gibt’s nichts zu sagen, man muss hinschauen." Dies pflegte der franzosische, im Jahr 2004 verstorbene Photograph Henri...

Stanisław Koba - Zeitgenössische Kunst aus Krakau, Polen (2007)

Stanisław Koba, der Slawe Die ersten Szenen der frühchristlichen Freskomalerei in den Katakomben von Rom sind streng voneinander abgesetzt, jede mit eigenem Symbolgehalt. Es sind gezeichnete,...

Kunsthalle Erfurt: Zeitgenössische Kunst aus Krakau, Polen (2007)

Begriffe wie die ,,Krakauer Schule" bzw. die Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste zu Krakau stehen in Polen für hochwertige Kunst und solides Handwerk. Die Krakauer Akademie gehört zur Spitze...

Grzegorz Sztwiertnia - Contemporary Art from Cracow, Poland...

Grzegorz Sztwiertnia, The agitator "Sexuality is a part of our behaviour, of our freedom. It is something we create, reaching far further than discovering the dark side of our desire, namely...

Jadwiga Sawicka - Contemporary Art from Cracow, Poland (2007)

Jadwiga Sawicka, The behavioural researcher "Clothes make people" [1] Gottfried Keller Genetics are responsible for making us what we are. Whereas there are opposing views on the omnipotence of...

Maria Luisa Pyrlik - Contemporary Art from Cracow, Poland (2007)

Maria Luisa Pyrlik, the Light Creator "There’s nothing to say about photography, one must look at it." This statement often used to be made by the French photographer, Henri Cartier-Bresson, who...

Stanisław Koba - Contemporary Art from Cracow, Poland (2007)

Stanisław Koba, the Slav The first scenes in early Christian catacomb fresco painting in Rome are set apart from one another, each one having its own symbolic content. They are art sequences,...

Kunsthalle Erfurt: Contemporary Art from Cracow, Poland (2007)

Dear art lovers, “Cracow School”, State Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow— byword for high-quality art and sound craftwork is top of the art college league in Poland. All the members of the Artists’...

Marcus Bering: What’s the point? (2007)

Marcus Bering Some viewers of contemporary art, particularly Minimalist art, have been known to ask the question, “What’s the point?” but it is highly unusual for artists themselves to raise the...

Katherine Mitchell: At the edge of being and doing (2007)

Titles, as bits of language, are a particularly unreliable source for considering what a work of art is “about,” but there are several sequences of words that Katherine Mitchell has used over the...

Mischa Kuball im Zentrum für Internationale Lichtkunst Unna (2007)

Raumanalyse mit Licht Zentrum für Internationale Lichtkunst zeigt Sonderschau des Künstlers Mischa Kuball 3. Juni - 19. August 2007 Pressemitteilung Text - Zentrum für Internationale Lichtkunst...

Deej Fabyc interview: Gender, space, and forensic biography...

Gender, space, and forensic biography are the three themes that British-born, Australian artist Deej Fabyc has crisscrossed and crafted together in her performative installations over her 15-year...

Jobs: Performance-ESL Instructor at Berlin Academy of Avant-Garde Art...

Employment opportunity 15 September 2006 The Berlin Academy of Avant-Garde Art (BAAGArt) is now accepting applications for the post of Performance-ESL Instructor. This is a unique position...

Anna Eyjólfsdóttir (2006)

Anna Eyjólfsdóttir: Sounds in a multi-voiced world Life is an inexhaustible source of creative material, and human ideals and determination can produce engaged and prolific work. The works of Anna...

El Anatsui interview: Out of West Africa (2006)

A “cloth” made by sewing thousands of recycled, crushed, and flattened liquor bottle tops. A 10-foot-tall installation of redundant newspaper printing plates used for obituary pages and re-used as...

Reconsidering Ganja, Grammar and Giggles lecture at IVLAD (2006)

Reconsidering Ganja, Grammar and Giggles A lecture by Dr Kim Min Su Institute of Visionary Language Art Design (IVLAD) IVLAD auditorium Monster, The Netherlands 5 April 2006, 19.00...

Sue Boxer at IVLAD, Monster, The Netherlands (2006)

Sue Boxer’s Classroom Interventions At The Institute of Visionary Language Art Design (IVLAD) Monster, The Netherlands Private view 12 March 2006 Exhibition: 13 March - 12 May 2006 Press...

PMS in the ESL Classroom book (2006) (press release)

New study released by Dr. Kim Min Su and IVLAD Research Group (PMS). PMS in the ESL Classroom book released IVLAD, Monster, the Netherlands 1 March 2006 Press Release The Institute of...

Yukiko Kanazawa: Interpreting Miso Orni (2005) at IVLAD

Interpreting Miso Orni (2005) Lecture by Yukiko Kanazawa 20.00, 28 February 2006 Institute of Visionary Language Art Design (IVLAD) auditorium Monster, The Netherlands Press Release IVLAD...

Mark Bain: Sonic Interventions (2005)

Mark Bain Sometimes Mark Bain produces small earthquakes, sometimes he installs systems to “attack architecture”, and sometimes he releases what look like poetic, alien aircraft into the gallery....

Gavin Turk interview (2005)

A discussion with the London-based artist known for approaching issues of authorship, originality, influence and appropriation. Gavin Turk Gavin Turk’s works are an art historian’s dream (or...

Simeon Nelson interview (2005)

Interview with the Australian artist based in London about his public artwork and studio practice. Simeon Nelson Is it “art into technology” or “technology into art”? Actually it’s both. Simeon...

Semsar Siahaan: In memoriam (2005)

Semsar Siahaan: In memoriam Semsar Siahaan, known to many people in Victoria involved with art, human rights activism, and Indonesia, died of a sudden heart attack in Tabanan, Bali, on Wednesday...

Gerold Miller: Flat space sculpture (2005)

Is it sculpture? Is it painting? Or is it design? Gerold Miller’s work explores the borders between minimal object and conceptual context— a zone where sculpture, framed surfaces, and sculpturally...

Miroslaw Balka: The shadow of life’s mechanisms (2004)

Worn medicine balls— used in Poland for physical therapy exercises—slowly turn counter-clockwise threaded on a steel rope, evoking the passage of time and the unflattering effects of aging. Center...

Middelheim Open Air Museum of Sculpture: Interview with Director Menno...

Middelheim Open Air Museum of Sculpture: Interview with Director Menno Meewis Located on a lovely 62.5-acre site on the edge of Antwerp, the Middelheim Open Air Museum of Sculpture features some...

Sydney Besthoff: Collecting New Orleans-style (2004)

Since the 1970s, Sydney and Walda Besthoff have specialized in collecting modern and contemporary sculpture, in addition to photorealist painting. In November 2003, the five-acre Sydney and Walda...

Artscape Nordland (2004)

R.J. Preece travels 800 km in North Norway to check out the Artscape Nordland public art project, including works by Dan Graham, Bjørn Nørgaard, Martti Aiha, and Bård Breivik. Artscape Nordland The...

Dan Graham: Waterloo Sunset at the Hayward Gallery, London (2003)

Dan Graham unveiled his new two-way mirrored glass pavilion Waterloo Sunset at the Hayward Gallery (2002–03) in late October 2003. The pavilion is part of a £1.8 million face-lift extending and...

CITE and the Irwell Sculpture Trail, Northwest England (2004)

Interview-feature with CITE / Irwell Sculpture Trail director Hope London Morris. Based in Greater Manchester, CITE is a new public art commissioning and advisory agency that advocates art in the...

Hands, art, sculpture (2003)

Toland Grinnell on curators and dealers, “art-world figures with their hands on the levers of power…who just recently bought cell phones and don’t yet know how to use the speed dial.. They are still...

Antony Gormley: Planets at British Library, London (2002)

Antony Gormley: ’Planets’ at British Library, London In July 2002, Antony Gormley installed Planets, eight boulders with incised human forms placed on existing plinths around a circular space in...

Future Cinema at ZKM, Karlsruhe (2002)

Exhibition review including work by William Kentridge, Dennis Del Favero, Jeffrey Shaw, Michael Schmid, Jörn Müller-Quade, and Thomas Beth. Future Cinema at ZKM Curated by Jeffrey Shaw and Peter...

CCNOA, Brussels (2003)

CCNOA, Brussels People who stop over in Brussels usually meander past shops selling chocolate and lace on their way to the city’s star attraction, Grand-Place, with its magnificent guild houses...

Nindityo Adipurnomo: From solo to mass, spiritual to social...

Footnotes: [1] The history, analysis and interpretation of the Euro-American traditions of performance, body and installation art (and their derivations and crossovers) is in its early phases,...

Nindityo Adipurnomo: From solo to mass, spiritual to social...

It was all much simpler in the late 1980s. Then Nindityo Adipurnomo was a painter, just graduated from art school. A painter who fitted neatly into the category of contemporary Asian artists...

Edith Russ Site for Media Art / Edith-Ruß-Haus für Medienkunst...

Edith Russ Site for Media Art New technologies continue to evolve at a lightning-quick pace, with developments in new media art following suit. In addition to its continuing integration into the...

Rita McBride: Arena at Irwell Sculpture Trail, Salford, UK (2002)

Rita McBride: Arena In summer 2002, Rita McBride installed Arena, a large-scale public artwork, on the Irwell Sculpture Trail in Salford— a city in Greater Manchester, northwest England. This...

Thom Puckey: From performance and back (2003)

Interview-feature with the Amsterdam-based artist working with "loony surrealism" across performance and sculpture. Thom Puckey: From performance and back An alien crashes in Holland. A chimney...

Jacqueline Pennell at Museum van Nagsael (2002)

Jacqueline Pennell at Museum van Nagsael Double sixes will do it. With the (un)lucky roll of the dice triggering an endless hall of mirrors with multiplying entrances and exits, Jacqueline...

Lili Fischer at Museum of Installation, London (2001)

Lili Fischer at Museum of Installation, London Usually a rat infestation in an arts space is not a call for celebration. However, such was the case in German artist Lili Fischer’s weird and wacky...

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art opens in Britain (2002)

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art opens in Britain Part of a £250 million regeneration strategy for East Gateshead in Northeast England, the new 9,850-square-foot BALTIC Centre for Contemporary...

Contemporary African art in Barcelona (2001)

Contemporary African art in Barcelona Curated by Pep Subiros, the goal of Africas: The artist and the city at The Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona was “to highlight the vitality and...

Jacqueline Pennell at Museum van Nagsael, Rotterdam (2002)

Jacqueline Pennell’s Aleatoric RPProjects at Museum van Nagsael Rotterdam, the Netherlands June 1-30, 2002 Press release text by RPProjects RPProjects will be presenting the second...

Wanna 2Step ? CCNOA + RPP (2002)

2 step Centre for Contemporary Non-Objective Art (CCNOA) + RPProjects Brussels/Bruxelles/Brussel, Belgium 20 April – 16 June 2002 Press release text by CCNOA Brussels’ Centre for Contemporary...

The great promenade show: Blackpool, UK (2002)

Public art commission program including artworks by Chris Knight, Tony Stallard, Bruce Williams, and Peter Freeman. The great promenade show, Blackpool Sun, sea, sand, entertainment, sex, and...

Darren Almond at De Appel, Amsterdam (2001)

Darren Almond at De Appel, Amsterdam Thirty-year-old British artist Darren Almond recently exhibited several installations and photographic works, illustrating his investigations into time,...

Julika Rudelius at Stedelijk Museum Bureau, Amsterdam (2001-02)

Julika Rudelius at Stedelijk Museum Bureau Is she the Jerry Springer of the art world? That’s the question raised with the solo Talkshow by Julika Rudelius, an exhibition of four videoworks...

Bojan Sarcevic at Stedelijk Museum Bureau (2001)

Review of exhibition Cover versions in Amsterdam in 2001. Bojan Sarcevic at Stedelijk Museum Bureau I remember my first taste of globalism: newly arrived in the port of Marmaris, Turkey, the...

Abdul Aziz (1928 - 2002): In memoriam

Abdul Aziz (1928 - 2002) Nationalist and revolution era painter Abdul Aziz passed away on January 22nd, at 10.30 am. He was buried the same afternoon in accordance with Muslim custom. Being a...

Meschac Gaba at Witte de With, Rotterdam (2001)

Meschac Gaba at Witte de With Information, communications, money, access, and representation shape the global art world, and they were brilliantly presented in Meschac Gaba’s thought-provoking...

Thomas Hirschhorn at Stalingrad Station (2001)

Thomas Hirschhorn at Stalingrad Station Swiss-born, Paris-resident Thomas Hirschhorn recently exhibited his temporary installation Skulptur Sortier Station (Sculpture Sorting Station) in a...

Steve Dilworth’s Ark (2000) unveiled at Sculpture at Goodwood

Steve Dilworth’s Ark Like much of Steve Dilworth’s work, Ark (2000), his recent contribution to Sculpture at Goodwood, was inspired by Scotland’s Isle of Harris, where the artist has lived for the...

Serge Spitzer at Zoobrücke, Cologne, Germany (2000)

Serge Spitzer at Zoobrücke, Cologne Why simply drive over a bridge when you can walk right through it? This was the viewer’s starting point for Serge Spitzer’s site-specific installation zoobrücke...

Hendra Gunawan returns to Indonesian public (2001)

Hendra Gunawan returns to Indonesian public Astri Wright, an associate professor at the University of Victoria in Canada and a long-standing researcher of modern and contemporary Indonesian art,...

Diyanto at Museum of Modern Art, Pessau, Germany (2001)

Diyanto at Museum of Modern Art, Pessau Modern Indonesian art is making inroads in new places. The Cafe Museum exhibition, in the Museum of Modern Art in the small southern German town of...

Coastline 2000, Reykjavik, Iceland

Coastline 2000, Reykjavik, Iceland “One day I hope the exhibition will go out to sea,” says Reykjavik Sculptors’ Association President Anna Eyjolfsdottir about Coastline 2000. “We have to get more...

Jobs: EFL Instructor at Henegouwer Zoo, Rotterdam, The Netherlands...

Employment opportunity 20 June 2001 The Henegouwer Zoo in Rotterdam, the Netherlands is pleased to announce expansion of its community programming. As a result, our Zoo is now accepting...

On art criticism (2001)

I first became aware of contemporary art in the heyday of the notion of art objects as things, not as pointers to something else either "real" or "ideal". But of course, the mute objects of the...

Sebastian Lopez interview - Gate Foundation, Amsterdam (2001)

Welcome to the time warp. Artwork by artists of colour shown in ethnography museums, often not given access to art institutions, artists deprived of shows and publications and, more shockingly,...

Tariq Alvi interview: Aesthetic obsessions (2001)

Tariq Alvi Born in Britain of Pakistani descent and based in London and the Netherlands, Tariq Alvi reinterprets media material such as magazines, newspapers and advertisements, creating...

Jobs: ESL Instructor / Bar Attendant at In Wonderland, Amsterdam...

Employment opportunity 21 June 2001 Due to the departure of a difficult staff member, the In Wonderland Coffee Shop in Amsterdam is looking to fill the following position: PART-TIME ESL...

Contemporary batik collaborations: Mountain meets ocean (2001)

Contemporary batik collaborations On June 1, a unique exhibition opens at the National Gallery. Not only are the art works which will be hanging there unusually long; their textures and...

Futur Skulptur (2000)

Essay introduction to exhibition at the McLean Project for the Arts near Washington, DC featuring artwork by Kristin Caskey, Mary Early, Ronald Gonzalez, Tracy Jacobs, Randy Jewart, Joanne Kent,...

Jacqueline Pennell: Mirror, mirror (2001)

Jacqueline Pennell: Mirror, mirror Walking into the driveway of Danielle Arnaud’s London art gallery-salon, I thought someone had broken her front window, until the gallerist pointed out the...

Dopplarity at Bank underground station, London (2000)

Dopplarity at Bank underground station “Mind the gap,” passengers were repeatedly warned, at deafening volume. Set beneath London’s financial district in the Bank underground station, “Dopplarity”...

The Seven Virtues in Ancient and Modern Times (2000)

Review of outdoor art exhibition at Thingvellir, in Stekkjargja, Iceland. Thingvellir, located 31 miles east of Reykjavik in Iceland’s first national park, the site where the country’s parliament...

Museum of Installation, London (2001)

Museum of Installation, London “Hard to fathom. Hard to come to grips with. Interesting and annoying,” says co-director Nico de Oliveira of the Museum of Installation’s reputation in London. “We’re...

Steven Gontarski: Go east young man— to London (2000)

Steven Gontarski Steven Gontarski’s career has rapidly risen to promising stardom. With a one-two punch through the art world’s glass ceiling, he got into Charles Saatchi’s media-savvy New Neurotic...

Alexander Calder’s Whirling ear vandalized in Brussels (2000)

Originally commissioned for the Brussels 1958 World’s Fair, Alexander Calder’s Whirling ear (1958) had been locked in the basement of the city’s Royal Museum of Fine Arts for over 30 years. In June...

Dark mirrors from Japan at De Appel, Amsterdam (2000)

Dark mirrors from Japan at De Appel Dark Mirrors is indeed dark. With participation by some internationally known names and some not so well known, this group show included Yukinori Yanagi,...

Lisa Holden at Ron Mandos galerie, Rotterdam (2000)

In some ways, looking at Lisa Holden’s art is like watching the Jerry Springer show. Guest #1 tables a narrative— the truth apparently complete. Yet new information is revealed, and reality shifts...

Public art and public space (2000)

Rosalyn Deutsche’s book, Evictions: Art and spatial politics, suggests that art makes its own public space. Art is a social relation, Deutsche insists, but it is a relation of a particular kind,...

Stimuli at Witte de With, Rotterdam (1999-2000)

Stimuli at Witte de With “Jungles of history, context, and theory seem to have banned the body from the realm of vision,” announces the press release. “Yet it is undeniable that art relies more...

Video installations at Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (1999)

Review of exhibition in conjunction with the 1999 Worldwide Video Festival in Amsterdam. Video installations at Stedelijk Museum As part of the 17th World Wide Video Festival “representing more...

Reykyavik, European City of Culture (2000)

Reykyavik, European City of Culture It looks as though 2000 is the year to visit Iceland. As a European City of Culture, Reykjavik has played host to more than 80 sponsored art exhibitions and...

Is sculpture dead? Or is sculpture just really, really tired?...

An essay by Glenn Harper, the editor of Sculpture ! Is sculpture dead? As the editor, now, of a magazine called Sculpture, capital S, the artist whose name I see referred to most often by our...

Susan Morris’s sights and sites (2000)

Susan Morris’s sights and sites “In my work, the sight— what is seen— is always the site of fantasy and desire,” says Susan Morris about her video installations. Not another...

Sudjana Kerton at the Mexican Embassy, Jakarta (2000)

Residents and visitors to Jakarta can now see an exhibition of the late Sudjana Kerton’s art which is quite different from earlier exhibits in Jakarta. Exhibited through the end of this week at...

Thom Puckey: Alien intervention

Thom Puckey: Alien intervention The headline could read “UFO crashes near Amsterdam” or “Alien aircraft unearthed in Holland.” Fallen (1999), a brass flying-saucer-turned-artwork, is the latest...

Fireworks at De Appel, Amsterdam (2000)

Review of exhibition including artwork by Ann-Sofi Sidén, Johan Grimonprez, Gerald van der Kaap, Simon Starling, Ayse Erkmen, and Katarzyna Kozyra. Fireworks at De Appel, Amsterdam What do you...

Alison Wilding: Surgery for Ambit (2000)

Alison Wilding: Surgery for Ambit Making Sculpture’s cover is a treat for many artists, yet rarely is their recently unveiled artwork plucked out of the water before the magazine’s even off the...

“Acoustic Architecture...” at De Veemvloer, Amsterdam (2000)

Amsterdam’s Stichting Vedute (Vedute Foundation) recently held the exhibition “Acoustic Architecture— Architectural Acoustics,” which required works to meet specifications set by guest curator Frans...

Coventry, UK’s million pound art bonanza (2000)

As part of its £20 million downtown regeneration scheme, the City of Coventry has commissioned a variety of public, site-specific artworks by Chris Browne, Susanna Heron, David Ward, Françoise...

Yoes Rizal at Taman Ismail Marzuki, Jakarta (2000)

Yoes Rizal at Taman Ismail Marzuki, Jakarta Emerging bodies, an exhibition of 22 paintings by Yoes Rizal is showing at Taman Ismail Marzuki, from April 18 to April 27. With this exhibition, the...

Semsar Siahaan: Hero into exile (2000)

With Suharto gone, Indonesia’s most outrageous anti-Suharto artist chooses exile. Why? Semsar Siahaan: Hero into exile Born in blood by the authority of guns, the New Order’s preferred art was...

Tomoko Takahashi interview: Staging controlled chaos (1999)

Tomoko Takahashi interview Lights, camera, Tomoko Takahashi. How many artists can claim to have experienced the launch of a media and critical frenzy in the space of little over a year;...

Cornelia Parker at Frith Street Gallery, London (1999)

Cornelia Parker at Frith Street Gallery Suspicious fires, explosions, poltergeists, and padded cells. Cornelia Parker’s recent show included these and more, with subject matter "too emotional,...

Morris Arboretum: A living collection (2000)

Feature article on the sculpture site in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, USA. Morris Arboretum, Philadelphia Along the edge of Philadelphia’s tweedy Chestnut Hill neighborhood, banners line the...

Indonesian artists reflect on past horrors (2000)

The staged and spontaneous riots with violent repercussions in Jakarta in early 1998, leading to Soeharto’s stepping down, continue to reverberate through contemporary Indonesian art. While this...

Jane and Louise Wilson at Serpentine Gallery, London (1999)

Jane and Louise Wilson at Serpentine Gallery The identical twins Jane and Louise Wilson presented three cinema-scale video installations, one sculpture, and nine C-Type prints on aluminum...

Video installation at Montevideo/TBA, Amsterdam (1999)

Review of exhibition featuring work by Kirsten Geisler, Marnix de Nijs, Tobias Schalken and Stefan van Dinther in Amsterdam. Video installation at Montevideo/TBA As part of the World Wide Video...

Michael Paha at Feigen Contemporary, New York (1999)

Michael Paha at Feigen Contemporary, New York With the installation of Memories of a Place I think I’ve Been or Wanted to Be (1996-1999), Michael Paha creates dreamy, poetic landscapes with...

Monica Bonvicini, Liliana Moro, and Grazia Toderi at De Appel, Amsterdam...

Monica Bonvicini, Liliana Moro, and Grazia Toderi—all from Italy—exhibited seven installations raising questions about gender relationships, architecture, and societal structures; and the...

Janet Cardiff at Whitechapel Library, London (1999)

Janet Cardiff at Whitechapel Library, London Canadian artist Janet Cardiff says on her “audio walk”, “I started these recordings as a way to remember— to make like seem more real. Then the voice...

Tomoko Takahashi: In the eye of the tornado (1999)

Feature article on the Japanese-born, London-resident “scatter” installation artist’s work with particular emphasis on her high-profile Saatchi Gallery piece, Line-Out. Tomoko Takahashi “So many...

Nobuhira Narumi at 30 Underwood Street, London (1999)

Nobuhira Narumi at 30 Underwood Street, London Has art gone to the dogs? You might get this impression after seeing Nobuhira Narumi’s exhibition, Dog-Cam Project (1995-99), which featured video...

Rirkrit Tiravanija at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York (1999)

Rirkrit Tiravanija at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise First Rirkrit Tiravanija cooked us a curry in the gallery as a performance installation and now he gives us his apartment. With his recent work,...

Mariko Mori at Brooklyn Museum of Art (1999)

Mariko Mori at Brooklyn Museum of Art Another prolific young contemporary art superstar has been making the international rounds. This spring and summer, Mariko Mori’s work descended from its...

MASS MoCA: Critical MASS (1999)

MASS MoCA Sometimes good things do come to those who wait. Thirteen years after it was first put on the drawing board— and after navigating through several barriers that threatened its creation—...

Sculpture in Woodland, County Wicklow, Ireland (1999)

Sculpture in Woodland The entrance to Sculpture in Woodland is so discreet that we almost missed it entirely. Traveling with a Dublin-based college friend, I rode through the rolling, green...

Fiona Foster at Riverside Studios, London

Review of exhibition "Veering Southeasterly" (1999). Fiona Foster at Riverside Studios When approaching the work of Fiona Foster, the following question arises: What are these objects? One looks...

On Desire: Susan Morris at Project 304, Bangkok (1999)

To see the text written by R.J. Preece accompanying the exhibition of artwork by Susan Morris, click On Desire: Susan Morris at Project 304, Bangkok.

Simon Faithfull interview (1998)

Simon Faithfull interview Is it a bird, a plane, or has an airborne circus come to town? Looking into the sky, some viewers in and around London have recently asked this as they examined things...

Yinka Shonibare at Ikon Gallery (1999)

Review of exhibition Dressing Down in Birmingham, England. Yinka Shonibare at Ikon Gallery Over the past few years, Yinka Shonibare has increasingly gained attention with his work shown in...

ID Boutique / Tokyo at Contemporary Arts Center, North Adams, Massachusetts...

ID Boutique / Tokyo at Contemporary Arts Center You want Jackson Pollock? You’ve got it. You want Yves Klein and Tatsuo Miyajima? You’ve got that too. The collaborative team of ID Boutique/Tokyo...

MASS MoCA: Bigger is better (1999)

Dubbed "A Cultural Factory for the 21st Century", the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary of Art (MASS MoCA) officially opened on May 30 as the largest center for contemporary visual and...

Ritual at Danielle Arnaud Gallery, London (1999)

Review of exhibition including work by Amy Eshoo, Marie France, Patricia Martin, Susan Morris and Jacqueline Pennell. Ritual at Danielle Arnaud Gallery, London Many endeavors can take on the...

Daphne Wright: Setting the intention straight (1999)

Daphne Wright: Setting the intention straight Differences between intention and interpretation can be a concern for many artists, particularly when art writing doesn’t always distinguish between...

New colours from Old Worlds: Contemporary Art from Oceania at October...

Billed as “one of the most comprehensive surveys of the contemporary art of Melanesia to be mounted in the United Kingdom”, “New Colours from Old Worlds” at October Gallery, London, exhibited forty...

Technology and art (1999)

Art Papers magazine, while I was the editor, did an interview with a puppeteer who had taught puppetry for years, to people from school age to retirement age. He said that he first assigns the...

Gavin Turk at South London Gallery (1998)

Gavin Turk at South London Gallery Gavin Turk approaches issues of originality, value, and celebrity. He also addresses art history and artistic cannibalism across a variety of well-executed...

Simon Faithfull at Chisenhale Gallery, London (1998)

Simon Faithfull at Chisenhale Gallery The state of the environment is an important issue for many artists, but not many of their works are described at the outset as “heroic failures”. Yet such...

Tomoko Takahashi: Demystifying the remains of our time (1998)

London-based Japanese artist Tomoko Takahashi, 32, is rapidly gaining attention for her installations. "Modern Art? It’s just junk," headlined the British daily The Express. "Portrait a Load of...

Daphne Wright at Frith Street Gallery, London (1998)

Daphne Wright at Frith Street Gallery At first, it seems that Irish sculptor Daphne Wright displays beautiful interiors and landscapes. Yet, her installations play with interior and exterior...

Aboriginal Art at October Gallery, London (1998)

Aboriginal Art at October Gallery Aboriginal art is often a feast of color and abstracted forms, of striking diversity across regions and contemporary approaches, and saturated with local...

New Contemporaries 98, London: Spotlight on Yasu Ichige, Saki Satom &...

New contemporaries annually showcases work by students and recent graduates from UK art colleges. This year, more than a third of selected artists were born outside Britain; with an...

Chinese Art, Manchester-style (1998)

The North of England is home to one of Britain’s most ambitious art centres—the Manchester Chinese Arts Centre which is currently celebrating 11 years of showing work by Chinese artists from...

From the corner of the eye at Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (1998)

From the Corner of the Eye at Stedelijk Museum From the corner of the eye [featured a selection of work by international artists] in 13 rooms and a separate satellite space. Based on the theme...

Nedko Solakov at Castlefield Gallery, Manchester (1998)

Nedko Solakov at Castlefield Gallery While CD-ROM art appears to be all the rage on the contemporary art scene, rarely does it take over an entire city—let alone two. Such was the case during...

Vasan Sitthiket: Blacklist (1997)

Review of exhibition at Aiem Joon pub, Bangkok, 23 July - 15 August. Vasan Sitthiket Vasan Sitthiket has certainly challenged audiences with “in-your-face” subjects before. He has presented the...

Keith Piper at IKON Gallery, Birmingham (1998)

Keith Piper at Ikon Gallery With Relocating the remains, British artist Keith Piper presented a technically superb retrospective/re-presentation of his work that addressed "historical legacies,...

Bhupen Khakhar at the Gate Foundation, Amsterdam (1998)

Bhupen Khakhar at the Gate Foundation Within the context of the sports and cultural programming of the Gay Games in Amsterdam, for which organizers reported an attendance of 250,000 people, the...

Yumie Kono at Rogue Gallery, Victoria, Canada (1998)

Yumie Kono at Rogue Gallery Since the early 1970s, Japanese artist Yumie Kono has established herself both in Japan and in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, where she exhibits regularly....

Cornelia Parker at Serpentine Gallery, London (1998)

Cornelia Parker at Serpentine Gallery, London In the work of Cornelia Parker, unexpected objects come to mind—all with an ironic sense of poetry. Sometimes they recall cartoon death,...

Steve Dilworth: From the ancient land (1998)

The art of Steve Dilworth may at times shock with its use of "material"—dead animals and bones, yet it is drawn from a strong feeling for the cycles of life as well as from the windswept landscape...

Bruce Nauman at Hayward Gallery, London (1998)

Bruce Nauman at Hayward Gallery Bruce Nauman’s confrontational work uses language, intonation, surveillance, and aesthetic hypnotism which can result in amusement—and psychological exhaustion....

Daniel Brun, Thomas Mohr, and Eduardo Padilha at Montevideo/TBA, Amsterdam...

Video installations by Daniel Brun, Thomas Mohr, and Eduardo Padilha provided the focus at Montevideo/TBA’s three gallery spaces in an exhibition that addressed gay-specific and gay-secondary...

Susan Morris interview (1998)

Susan Morris interview Whether in the supermarket or on the subway, the surveillance camera (closed circuit television— CCTV) has become a fact of life in many urban centers. On the one hand,...

Kamin Lertchaiprasert at Tadu Contemporary Art, Bangkok (1997)

Kamin Lertchaiprasert Pavilion Y is a space that combines a car showroom, a wine bar and bistro, and the Tadu Contemporary Art Gallery. Here Kamin Lertchaiprasert presented 366 symbolic “days”,...

Hilda Soemantri in Victoria, British Columbia (1998)

Hilda Soemantri holds a long list of "firsts". One is that she is the first Asian scholar to be Orion Program Artist-in-Residence, an exchange program at the Faculty of Fine Arts at the...

Interventions and provocations introduction (1998)

Introduction Although the discourse on contemporary art has been dominated in the 1980s and ’90s by Postmodern pastiche and a sometimes facile critique of consumerism, throughout the past two...

Tomoko Takahashi at Beaconsfield, London (1997)

Tomoko Takahashi at Beaconsfield Earlier last summer Tomoko Takahashi caused a stir in the regional press with her installation work, winning first prize for her entry at the Open East...

Mirror at Museum of Installation, London (1997)

Mirror at Museum of Installation The recent exhibition, under the title Mirror, offered six installations that approached the “concept of the mirror metaphor as the point of inception to...

Brad Lochore at Victoria Miro Gallery (1998)

Catalogue essay for Lochore’s exhibition Still life (18 March - 17 April 1998). Brad Lochore makes paintings. He takes nothing for granted as to what Painting should be. The habitual...

George Grosz & Philip Evergood (1998)

George Grosz & Philip Evergood Although the artists were born into families of vastly different levels of cultivation, both were poor if not impoverished. Their parents were anxious for them...

Philip Evergood (1998)

Philip Evergood Only eight years younger than Grosz, Philip Evergood was born in 1901 in New York, the only child of parents of diverse backgrounds. Flora, his mother, was a well-educated...

George Grosz & Philip Evergood: Radical views (1998)

George Grosz & Philip Evergood: Radical views Remarkable similarities exist between George Grosz and Philip Evergood, not only were there similarities in their characters and susceptible to...

Turner Prize 1997: Generating art debate

Featuring artwork by Gillian Wearing (winner), Christine Borland, Angela Bulloch, and Cornelia Parker. Turner Prize 1997 The 1997 Turner Prize, Britain’s most prestigious and controversial art...

Susan Morris at Accident, London (1997)

Susan Morris at Accident, London Entitled Between Hits, Susan Morris’s recent show featured five individual oriented, silent video clips, and a sound piece. With four of the works arranged at a...

Kathy Acker: A tribute (1997)

Kathy Acker: A tribute Kathy Acker died November 29, 1997, having for some time engaged in a public struggle with breast cancer. Acker was a provocative performance artist and one of the most...

Murni’s art not-Murni to who? (1998)

Emerging woman artist in Bali shocks local audiences. Something is a-foot in Bali. Shoes with just the barest hint of legs disappear up into the sky. Tall boots with a life of their own cross...

Ikon in the City Program, Birmingham (1997)

Review of exhibition including work by Rigo 97, Edwina Fitzpatrick, Rozalind Drummond, Simon Grennan and Christopher Sperandio (1997). Ikon in the City Program With the closure of its John...

Thai women artists: Doin’ it for themselves (1997)

Changing attitudes at home and a number of successful national and international exhibitions have produced important changes for women artists in Thailand (with mention of Kanya Charoensupakul,...

Taipei Fine Arts Museum: Vancouver Perspectives (1997)

Review of exhibition including work by Vikky Alexander, Lorna Brown, Kati Campbell, Allyson Clay, Monique Fouquet, Lucy Hogg, Landon Mackenzie, Elspeth Pratt, Anne Ramsden, Renee Van Halm, Jin-Me...

Bangkok: Summer of chaos (1997)

The cover story in Time Asia on 25 August, From baht to worse, certainly captures the tone. The bubble seems to have burst, with the devaluation of the Thai baht by more than 20%, finance...

Environmental Art on Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong (1997)

Environmental Art on Victoria Harbour Organized by the French-Canadian Jacques Bossé and sponsored by Hong Kong Yellow Pages, the outdoor exhibition The Yellow Pages Great Wall was recently...

Yoshiko Shimada at John Batten Gallery, Hong Kong (1997)

Yoshiko Shimada: Female positions John Batten Gallery, Hong Kong 9 - 23 September 1997 Press release text by John Batten Gallery Yoshiko Shimada, one of Japan’s leading young artists, will be...

Contemporary art in Sri Lanka: In spite of war (1997)

Imagine sitting on an elevated patio at an international hotel facing the Indian Ocean drinking a beer, listening to waves crashing on the beach, and watching the sun slowly dip behind the...

Senaka Senanayake: Artist Voice from Sri Lanka (1997)

Senaka Senanayake Born in 1951, Senaka Senanayake’s art career began early in life. Identified as a child prodigy, his first exhibition took place in 1959 and his art was launched on an...

Anoli Perera: Artist Voice from Sri Lanka (1997)

Anoli Perera First educated at the University of Colombo, Anoli Perera went on to study in Santa Barbara, California and Princeton, New Jersey where she apprenticed under sculptor Milt Liebson....

Laki Senanayake: Artist Voice from Sri Lanka (1997)

Born in 1937, Laki Senanayake has been an important force in Sri Lanka’s art scene. He has worked on painting and sculpture commissions for architect Geoffrey Bawa. He is a practicing artist in a...

Jagath Weerasinghe: Artist Voice from Sri Lanka (1997)

Jagath Weerasinghe Born in 1954, Jagath Weerasinghe received a BFA from the Institute of Aesthetic Studies, University of Kelaniya, and an MFA from American University in 1990. He teaches art...

Rahju: Artist Voice from Sri Lanka (1997)

Rahju Born in 1963, Rahju has always painted and drawn since being a child. He studied in Oslo, Norway, and returned to Sri Lanka in 1982. Now, he lives and paints near Kandy. He "avoids...

Muhanned Cader: Artist Voice from Sri Lanka (1997)

Muhanned Cader Born in 1966, Muhanned Cader studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and graduated with a BFA in painting and drawing. In addition to his art, he also teaches at...

Yoshiko Shimada: No more sumimasen (1997)

Yoshiko Shimada At a recent gallery-opening talk, Yoshiko Shimada presented her latest installation, The Labor of Love, to a mixed crowd of art people and social activists. Set in the background...

Yoko Terauchi at Museum für Post und Kommunikation (1996)

Review of exhibition Hot Line in Berlin, Germany (1996). Yoko Terauchi at Museum für Post und Kommunikation Art in unexpected places offers great opportunities to rethink the purpose and roles of...

Montien Boonma at Visual Dhamma Gallery, Bangkok (1996)

Montien Boonma at Visual Dhamma Gallery Montien Boonma has already established himself on the international art circuit. His current show, entitled Arokhayasan (The Healing Room) shows why he...

Brenda Fajardo & Noel Soler Cuizon at Hiraya Gallery, Manila...

Brenda Fajardo & Noel Soler Cuizon at Hiraya Gallery, Manila In response to the centennial recognition of the beginning of the Filipino revolution in 1896, Hiraya Gallery’s recent show...

A Voyage Around Art Criticism (1996)

My commission for this article was to address the question of how someone becomes an art critic. (What art criticism is is another question that we’ll have to deal with in due course.) The route...

Ryusho Matsuo, Shosaku Miyata & Noriko Saito at Galerie Papist +...

Yume (Dream) contains the work of three Japanese [artists]— Ryusho Matsuo, Shosaku Miyata, and Noriko Saito. Ryusho Matsuo, better known for his expressive paintings with gestured bursts of...

On a performance by Paik Nam June (with Joseph Beuys) at Gallery Hyundai,...

As you may know, Joseph Beuys and Paik Nam June had a long friendship. In fact, they were planning to perform together at the 1988 Seoul Olympics. For this performance, they planned to merge...

Modern & contemporary Indonesian art bibliography (1994)

The following is an important resource for those interested in modern and contemporary Indonesian painting, art and its cultural context. Modern & contemporary Indonesian art bibliography A...

Dede Eri Supria: Urban chronicles (1994)

Excerpt from Astri Wright’s book Soul, spirit and mountain: Preoccupations of contemporary Indonesian painters. Dede Eri Supria Dede Eri Supria (b. 1956), Indonesia’s most important urban painter,...

Affandi: The existentialist self-portrait (1994)

Affandi: 1 | Footnotes and references: 2 Affandi: The existentialist self-portrait - Footnotes & references Footnotes [1] This chapter in part draws on essays published as Supangkat and...

Affandi: The existentialist self-portrait [1] (1994)

Excerpt from Astri Wright’s book Soul, spirit and mountain: Preoccupations of contemporary Indonesian painters. Affandi Affandi (1907?-90) is among the first Indonesian painters to become...

Michael Craig-Martin at Muzeum Sztuki Łódź (1994)

Michael Craig-Martin at Muzeum Sztuki Lodz: 1 | 2 9 In a show at the Rowan Gallery in London in 1978, Michael Craig-Martin made a series of drawings made with black and/or red adhesive tape...

Michael Craig-Martin at Muzeum Sztuki Łódź, Poland (1994)

Beginning The walls of a gallery room are painted from floor to ceiling and from edge to edge in a single, intense colour. Set within the resulting overwhelming visual field is an object, an...

Montien Boonma interview: Arte Amazonas (1992)

Montien Boonma interview In February 1992, Montien Boonma was invited to Brazil to participate in the artists’ workshop in the Amazon basin, six million square km of river and jungle. Montien...

Melancholic Trance at Visual Dhamma Gallery, Bangkok (1992)

Melancholic Trance at Visual Dhamma Gallery The following Internet pages linked below show the text and images of the artist pages in the brochure accompany the exhibition Melancholic Trance...

Montien Boonma interview: Reaching beyond tradition (1991)

Alfred Pawlin: A German art historian has written that you seem to be trying to escape from established art genres. Would you agree with this? Montien Boonma: It is not that simple. I am not so...

Affandi (1907-1990): The setting of a warming sun (1990)

It was November 1987 and I was standing in the half-light, in the middle of the old Affandi gallery (the new museum was not finished yet), when there was a flourish of activity by the door. The...

Mella Jaarsma & Nindityo Adipurnomo (1990)

Mella Jaarsma & Nindityo Adipurnomo The forces of history roll ahead, leading men and women into the unknown; the lives of people and nations turn out in ways that could not have been...

Bali offers access to Indonesia’s modern art (1989)

Bali offers access to Indonesia’s modern art Bali is known throughout the world for its wealth of traditional visual and performing arts, flourishing ever more under the accelerated influx of...

Djoko Pekik: A painter of expressive empathy (1989)

Djoko Pekik’s work is unique in the painting world of Indonesia in the 1980s, both in regards to subject matter as well as to style. Djoko Pekik paints what moves him, he says, and what moves him...

Sulebar Sukarman at Taman Ismail Marzuki, Jakarta (1989)

Sulebar Sukarman at Taman Ismail Marzuki Bright sunlight filled the gallery’s central atrium, bouncing off the white stones, while from the walls splashes of color dashed back towards the center....

Sudjana Kerton fills canvases with scenes of daily life (1989)

It is now 48 years since Sudjana Kerton set himself up in Bandung as a self-taught portrait painter, and 44 years since he joined the Indonesian struggle for independence from the Dutch. In...

Nuansa Indonesia artists at Taman Ismail Marzuki, Jakarta (1988)

Thus, for the critic, it is easier to write about someone whose work you have come to know fairly well, and for the collector it is perhaps more tempting to buy the work of someone that you have...

Farida Srihadi & Nunung W. S. (NI) at Taman Ismail Marzuki, Jakarta...

Nuansa Indonesia: 1 | Dolorosa Sinaga, Hildawati Soemantri, Edith Ratna: 2 | Rahmayani, Siti Adiyati, Lucia Hartini, Wiranti Tedjasukmana: 3 | Nunung W. S., Farida Srihadi: 4 | 5 Farida Srihadi...

Nuansa Indonesia artists at Taman Ismail Marzuki, Jakarta (1988)

Nuansa Indonesia: 1 | Dolorosa Sinaga, Hildawati Soemantri, Edith Ratna: 2 | Rahmayani, Siti Adiyati, Lucia Hartini, Wiranti Tedjasukmana: 3 | Nunung W. S., Farida Srihadi: 4 | 5 Rahmayani &...

Nuansa Indonesia artists at Taman Ismail Marzuki, Jakarta (1988)

Nuansa Indonesia: 1 | Dolorosa Sinaga, Hildawati Soemantri, Edith Ratna: 2 | Rahmayani, Siti Adiyati, Lucia Hartini, Wiranti Tedjasukmana: 3 | Nunung W. S., Farida Srihadi: 4 | 5 Dolorosa Sinaga...

Nuansa Indonesia artists at Taman Ismail Marzuki, Jakarta (1988)

At this year’s Nuansa Indonesia exhibition, the group’s third one, nine artists are participating. They are exhibiting their work at the Old Gallery at Taman Ismail Marzuki daily until Nov. 30....

Heri Dono at Purna Budaya, Yogyakarta (1988)

Heri Dono at Purna Budaya In the last month a couple of articles have appeared in the Yogyakarta daily, Kedaulatan Rakyat, announcing something called "legend wayang". At the "creation-wayang"...

Contemporary art in Yogyakarta (August 1988)

Contemporary art in Yogyakarta The second week of August was a busy one for the art public of Yogyakarta. In a single week, five exhibitions were put on, an almost impossible feat in a city...

Bagong Kussudiardja at Bentara Budaya, Yogyakarta (1988)

Bagong Kussudiardja at Bentara Budaya: 1 | 2 | 3 Bagong Kussudiardja at Bentara Budaya: 1 | 2 | 3

Bagong Kussudiardja at Bentara Budaya, Yogyakarta (1988)

Bagong Kussudiardja at Bentara Budaya Rhythms is the title given to Bagong Kussudiardja’s solo exhibition at present showing at the Bentara Budaya [in Yogyakarta]. And in the exhibition-pamphlet,...

Nindityo Adipurnomo at Cemeti gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia...

Nindityo Adipurnomo at Cemeti gallery On July 1st, an exhibition of Nindityo Adipurnomo’s paintings and drawings opened as the fifth solo exhibition showed at Cemeti, the gallery Nindityo manages...

Heri Dono at Mitra Budaya Gallery, Jakarta (1988)

Heri Dono at Mitra Budaya Gallery This week the Mitra Budaya on Jl. Tanjung is hosting young painter Heri Dono’s first solo exhibition. The lively works by this artist from Yogyakarta can be seen...

Kartika Affandi-Köberl at Duta Fine Arts Gallery, Kemang, South Jakarta...

Kartika Affandi-Köberl at Duta Fine Arts Gallery [Kartika Affandi-Köberl] is an accomplished painter who also happens to be a woman. These two aspects of Kartika are connected in so far as they...

The Tremaine Collection: 20th Century Masters (1984) (list of artworks in...

The following is a spotlighted list of works on view in the exhibition The Tremaine Collection: 20th Century Masters at the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford (26 February - 29 April 1984). After each...

Philip Johnson lecture on Chick Austin and Burton & Emily Hall Tremaine...

In the following lecture given at the unveiling of the exhibition The Tremaine Collection - 20th century masters: The spirit of modernism (1984), Philip Johnson talks about the Tremaine’s...

A New York collector selects... at San Francisco Museum of Art...

Exhibition checklist of work selected by the legendary art collector Emily Hall Tremaine for the exhibition. The following exhibition checklist is for artworks selected by Emily Hall Tremaine,...