A “Fantastic” New Show Celebrates the Black Diaspora with Myth and Magic

Art Emi Eleode Installation view of works by Nick Cave in “In the Black Fantastic” at Hayward Gallery, 2022. Photo by Zeinab Batchelor. Courtesy of Hayward Gallery. In the Hayward Gallery exhibition “In the Black Fantastic,” Nick Cave’s powerful, newly commissioned installation takes center stage. The piece, entitled chain reaction, features hundreds of black cast-plaster … Read more

Annie Morris Turns Grief into Colorful, Precarious Sculptures

Art Charlotte Jansen Annie Morris, installation view of the Oscar Niemeyer Pavilion at Chateau La Coste, 2022. Photo by Stéphane Aboudaram | WE ARE CONTENT(S). Courtesy of Chateau La Coste. Annie Morris, installation view at Chateau La Coste, 2022. Photo by Stéphane Aboudaram | WE ARE CONTENT(S). Courtesy of Chateau La Coste. An ice cream … Read more

8 Artists Making Small Paintings Who Prove Size Isn’t Everything

Art Samuel Anderson The expectation that great art should be larger than life goes back to the origins of modernism itself: Beaux-Art frames and salon style (edge-to-edge) hangings gave way to Impressionism, Abstract Expressionism, and other movements that privileged grand gestures and evoked the majesty of nature. Today, a bigger-is-better ethos stubbornly pervades, particularly in … Read more

5 Artists on Our Radar in August 2022

Art Artsy Editorial “Artists on Our Radar” is a monthly series produced by the Artsy team. Using our art expertise and access to Artsy data, we highlight five artists who have our attention. To make our selections, we’ve determined which artists made an impact this past month through new gallery representation, exhibitions, auctions, art fairs, … Read more

Clare Rojas’s Mesmerizing Paintings Weave Tales of Chaos and Serenity

Art Alexxa Gotthardt Clare Rojas, I’ll Always Have this Little Movie in My Head, 2022. Photo by Eric Ruby. Courtesy of the artist and Jessica Silverman, San Francisco. Clare Rojas just wanted to take in the view the day I’ll Always Have this Little Movie in My Head (2022) began brewing in her mind. But … Read more

Remembering Claes Oldenburg through the Curators and Gallerists Who Worked with Him

Art Artsy Editorial Portrait of Claes Oldenburg, 1985. Photography by Christopher Felver/Getty Images, courtesy Pace Gallery. Claes Oldenburg, who died on July 18th at the age of 93, wrote in 1961 what would become one of the most famous art manifestos: “I am for an art that is political-erotical-mystical, that does something other than sit … Read more

Emma Talbot Celebrates Resilience and Aging in Her Whitechapel Debut

Art Charlotte Jansen Emma Talbot, installation view of “The Age / L’Età, Max Mara Art Prize for Women: Emma Talbot” at Whitechapel Gallery, 2022. Photo by Damian Griffiths. Courtesy of Whitechapel Gallery. “I think of her as a kind of orthopedic samurai,” said artist Emma Talbot, while looking wistfully at a textile sculpture that stands … Read more

Leonora Carrington’s Surrealist Paintings Continue to Bewitch Artists, Collectors, and Curators

Art Cath Pound The visionary Surrealist painter and writer Leonora Carrington, who died in 2011, is enjoying a surge of international attention. Her work inspired the theme of this year’s Venice Biennale, titled “The Milk of Dreams” and curated by Cecilia Alemani. Over the past decade, academics have studied her Carrington’s work with renewed fervor, … Read more

Theresa Hak Kyung Cha’s Emotive Multimedia Work Is Influencing a New Generation of Artists

Art Ayanna Dozier Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, still from permutations, 1976. Courtesy of University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive; gift of the Theresa Hak Kyung Cha Archive. In the opening pages of Theresa Hak Kyung Cha’s experimental novel dictation (1982), a female protagonist enters a strange place, with a strange new … Read more

An Expansive New Show Celebrates Five Decades of Feminist Art

Art Isabel Ling Installation view, “52 Artists: A Feminist Milestone” at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, June 6, 2022 to January 8, 2023. Photo by Jason Mandella. At the beginning of the 1970s, American artists were demanding more equitable representation in institutional shows. Organizations such as the Black Emergency Cultural Coalition and the Ad Hoc … Read more