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Cooper Union Delays Show on Russian Art School, Raising Censorship Concerns [Updated]
New York art school Cooper Union has postponed the exhibition “Vkhutemas: Laboratory of the Avant-Garde,” originally scheduled to open on January 25. The Moscow art and architecture school Vkhutemas,

Kelly Taxter Named Deputy Director of Artists Space
Kelly Taxter, who from 2013 to 2021 served as the Barnett and Annalee Newman Curator of Contemporary Art at the Jewish Museum in New York, has been announced as the new deputy director of the nonprofit

Odili Donald Odita
Odili Donald Odita’s colors are not easy. Like those of Ellsworth Kelly or Ad Reinhardt, they sear into the eye with deep chromatic intensity. For Odita, hue produces a complex set of relations, a

14th Gwangju Biennale Announces Full Artist List
Organizers of the Gwangju Biennale have revealed the seventy-nine artists who will be participating in the fourteenth iteration of the event. Titled “soft and weak like water,” the 2023 edition of the

Brook Hsu
A painted wood stripe runs along the perimeter of the interior walls of the deconsecrated ninth-century church of Sant’Andrea De Scaphis. Like the river Tiber lying a stone’s throw away, the band ebbs

Anna Ortiz
According to legend, the capital of the Aztec Empire, Tenochtitlan—today known as Mexico City—was founded by the Mexica (the early Aztecs) when they left Aztlán, their former home, in search of a new

“The Voices of a Tempest”
Among the achievements of Une tempête (1969), Aimé Césaire’s transposition of Shakespeare’s late romance onto the imaginative landscape of 1960s anticolonialism, is its sensitivity to how language and

Hlynur Pálmason’s Godland takes a leap of faith
GODLAND HAS TWO TITLE CARDS: one in Icelandic, the other in Danish. Hlynur Pálmason’s new film exists in the tension between these two languages, which are really two worlds: one wild and unforgiving,

Anish Kapoor Bean Makes New York Scene
Anish Kapoor’s massive stainless-steel sculpture known colloquially as the bean was unveiled in New York City’s TriBeCa neighborhood on January 31. The shiny curved colossus, which closely resembles

Jeni Spota C.
One might be misled by the title of Jeni Spota C.’s most recent exhibition, “Works on Paper.” A more appropriate name might be “Works in Paper” or, even more accurately, “Wonderfully Weird Miniature

Whitney Union Members Demonstrate Outside Museum Fundraiser
Unionized members of New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art on January 31 staged a protest outside a fundraising event at the museum. Workers greeted passersby and attendees of the Art Party, a $

Pope.L
Pope.L’s new video installation was commissioned by De Appel and shot during the summer of 2022. The work is a continuation of a series of projects (video, sculpture, performance) that have premiered

Joseph Yaeger
There’s a creeping sense of unease in “Time Weft,” Joseph Yaeger’s show of twenty-five new paintings, occupying all five levels of the Perimeter’s converted mews-house space. We see the right arm of a

Hiji Nam around downtown Manhattan
THE SWISS INSTITUTE opening for Ser Serpas and Alfatih took place one day after January 24, which a friend told me had officially been declared the most depressing day of the year. I shared this with

Jenny Moore Named Inaugural Director of Montana’s Tinworks
Jenny Moore has been announced as the founding director of Tinworks Art in Bozeman, Montana. Moore arrives to the four-year-old arts organization from Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas. She led that


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