It's been quite a year! In the shadow of the rolling social and political controversies that dominated the news cycle (not to mention our conversations), the art world has gone through its own series of shifts over the past 12 months. New gallery hot-spots were born even as the commercial art system itself came under increasing fire; obfuscating art theories new and old were elucidated; the Post-Internet age has arrived in force as artists and curators use, abuse, and overuse the term; we’re still arguing about the political nature of art; and, as always, painting’s death was declared too soon. Explore these big ideas, and others, in the 21 major Artspace pieces we’ve gathered below.
To take a reading of the current climate, and to allow an opportunity to vent, we've asking curators, journalists, collectors, and other art tastemakers to weigh in on a single question.
A guide to the work of the brilliant art historian and critic, whose writings are key to understanding artistic production from the "Pictures Generation" to our post-9/11 era.
As its inaugural exhibitions reveal, the Met's newest physical branch is just one part of a larger, web-based strategy.
If you're wondering why artists are trying to turn themselves into turtles and filling rooms with flesh-toned liquids, this is the guide for you.
With some of the city's best galleries taking residence above 96th Street, prepare to add a whole new destination to your monthly art schlep.
7. The Art History of Donald Trump, From Disappointing Christie's to Becoming Warhol's Bête Noire & The Art History of Hillary Clinton & Bernie Sanders, From Blazing an Aesthetic Trail at the White House to Earning an Arts A+
Karen Rosenberg reflects on the recent spate of diverse portrait-positive exhibitions in museums and galleries around New York.
The influential critic went up against the biggest thinkers of her day in an effort to provide a new language for talking about modern art—here's how she did it.
The avant-garde net art organization Rhizome's art-and-tech event contained some surprising predictions for the years to come.
Embedded within the absorbing, unsettling, sometimes utopian exhibition taking place across the German capital are some tips for thriving in end times.
After looking at some truly useful political art projects, we’ve reverse engineered a how-to guide for creating—and disseminating—art as a form of activism.
The For Freedoms political action committee currently has a group show at Jack Shainman Gallery, but its founders (and the 50-some-odd artists already involved) hope to see the project extend far beyond the white cube.
From sand sculptures and houseboat installation, to sunken ships and abandoned airports, Rockaway is much more than sand and sun.
Artspace editor-in-chief Andrew M. Goldstein spoke to the renowned exhibition-maker about why the ancient art form remains strikingly relevant in the digital era.
In this essay, the artist Ajay Kurian considers one of the year's most attention-getting sculptures in light of the changing political situation in the United States.
With an intimate perspective, this longtime art world insider reflects on the characters and ideas that brought the medium from critical disdain to its current popularity.
The controversial collector/dealer explains his Darwinian approach to the art market, and why a generation of Zombie Formalists fell to "greed and stupidity."
Here, Artspace’s Loney Abrams racks the brain of an artist who’s not only speculating on the future of the art market—he’s making it.
In this interview, the iconoclastic BBC producer explains why individualistic self-expression may be at the center of liberalism's current woes.