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Subtle humor from Britain and South Africa in Colombia

Internationally renowned contemporary artists John Wood and Paul Harrison have brought a subtle British humor to the Colombian city of Medellin with a major exhibition at the Antioquia Museum, an anthology of drawings and videos they have made for the past 20 years. According to the curator Nydia Gomez, humor is the main resource of [...]

How much bigger and better is Art Basel Hong Kong?

By E. Leigh   I spent four days visiting Art Basel Hong Kong in an area that occupied almost 35,000 square meter (115,000 square feet) of the Convention Center by the waterfront. It was impossible, of course, to see all the exhibitions from 245 participating galleries from 39 countries and territories and go to over [...]

Sorrows at the Guggenheim, 1909-1944

An essay by Elaine Smollin   Renato Bertelli,Continuous Profile of Musillini, 1933 Last night, I quickly scanned the spiraling galleries for works that would outpace Renato Bertelli’s, 1933, rotating heads of Mussolini for a formal embodiment of psychic imprinting of modernization- the kind we now take for granted as imprinted on our collective [...]