The most widely circulated and award-winning publication in its field, ARTnews covers all art, from the ancient to the cutting edge. It provides behind-the-scenes access to galleries, museums, auction houses, and artists' studios. With profiles of artists and collectors, reviews of gallery and museum exhibitions, news dispatches from a worldwide network of correspondents, and hard-hitting investigative reporting, ARTnews offers lively and comprehensive coverage of the people, places, events, and institutions shaping the international culture scene.
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Ali Banisadr Paints a Picture • In Brooklyn, an artist looks to history to create abstractions for today
An Open Book • Nine volumes to add to your collection this spring
Art Lasts, Markets Pass • With everyone worried about art being treated like an asset, we might heed Hippocrates and update his aphorism “ars longa, vita brevis”
Long-Distance Walker • The most influential modern art institutions in the U.S. tend to be located on the coasts—think the Museum of Modern Art or the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. But for the past 50 years one museum has quietly been shaping the American art scene from its heartland: the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. The museum, now led by Mary Ceruti, was founded in 1927, but remained sleepy until 1971, when then director Martin Friedman opened a new building, and shifted the focus to cutting-edge contemporary art. To celebrate the building’s 50th anniversary, ARTnews looked back on the museum’s influence, which has spread far and wide.
That One Artwort… • …that inspired creativity of all kinds—as told to ARTnews
Curator Interrupted • Biennial organizers Cecilia Alemani and Natasha Ginwala talk about disrupted schedules, virtual studio visits, and a new sense of solidarity in the arts community
Phoenix from the Flames • How a cash-strapped museum emerged from a fire and pandemic lockdown
AFTER A YEAR OF CHANGE AND ADAPTATION, WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD FOR GALLERIES AND FAIRS?
The Spring of Our Discontent • In New York, the pandemic upended the business of selling art. As the city’s galleries come out of the worst of the crisis, here’s how they survived—and even thrived
The New Nomads • From the Hamptons and Miami to Palm Beach and Aspen, it’s been the year of the pop-up—and it’s not ending anytime soon
THE FAIR IS MOVING ON • A rough few years for Art Basel’s parent company was followed by a year of lockdown. With a big investment from James Murdoch, where does the event go from here?
Metaphysical City • In Turin, Italy, the past and future mix in a magical fashion
Bisa Butler • ARTnews asks 12 pressing questions. An artist responds.
Time Machine • The churn of the art world is relentless. Many artists who are the toast of one season are gone by the next, their work consigned to storage. Here is a countermeasure, an attempt to pick recently exhibited works that we predict will stand the test of time.
Black Art Is Beautiful • A Frank Bowling essay from 1971 as read by artist Eric N. Mack