venice biennale 2015

Pamela Rosenkranz Will Represent Switzerland at the 2015 Venice Bienniale

Installation view of 'Pamela Rosenkranz: Because They Try to Bore Holes' at Miguel Abreu in 2012. (Courtesy Miguel Abreu)

The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia announced today that its biennial jurors have tapped Pamela Rosenkranz to represent Switzerland in the 2015 Venice Biennale, which opens next May. Ms. Rosenkranz, who was born in Sils-Maria, Switzerland, in 1979 and shows in New York with Miguel Abreu, has been a mainstay of major exhibitions recently, having been selected for the 2014 Taipei Biennial, the 2014 Marrakech Biennale, the 2013 Venice Biennale and the 2012 Liverpool Biennial. Read More

On View

Urs Fischer at Gagosian Gallery and the Lever House Art Collection

Installation view of 'Urs Fischer: mermaid / pig / bro w/ hat,' at Gagosian's temporary gallery at 104 Delancey Street. © Urs Fischer. (Photo by Robert McKeever, courtesy the artist and Gagosian Gallery)

The 40-year-old Urs Fischer may end up being the greatest sculptor of his generation, but he’s not exactly rushing to secure that title. When he is in the zone, throwing himself at his discipline with gleeful extravagance, he’s unstoppable. But he is also a profligate producer, almost proudly inconsistent. I’ve been rooting for him, so it’s disappointing to see him stuck in a holding pattern in three concurrent New York shows. Read More

On View

‘Alibis: Sigmar Polke 1963–2010′ at the Museum of Modern Art

'Raster Drawing (Portrait of Lee Harvey Oswald)' (1963) by Polke. (Estate of Sigmar Polke/ Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn)

This retrospective of the German artist Sigmar Polke finds profound coherence in what is often termed his eclectic style. Unlike previous Polke surveys it mixes mediums: alongside painting and drawing there’s photography, sound, video, film and collage.Their combination proves key in assessing Polke’s reinvention of painting. From his rasterized halftone dot paintings, to paintings in photographic silver bromide (a light-sensitive chemical that darkens over time) on Bubble Wrap, and even uranium-exposed photographs, Polke effected a tectonic shift in how we think about what a painting can be. Read More


David Kordansky Will Move to 20,000-Square-Foot Space in Los Angeles’s South La Brea Corridor

Installation view of "John Wesley: Objects and Paintings," 2013, at Kordansky. (Courtesy David Kordansky Gallery)

Los Angeles’s David Kordansky Gallery announced today that, in September, it plans to decamp from its current Culver City digs to a 20,000-square-foot space at the corner of Edgewood Place and South La Brea, at the southeast edge of the Mid-Wilshire, South La Brea corridor neighborhood, just a five-minute drive from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. (Culver City is about 8 to 10 minutes from LACMA by car.) Read More


Highlights From Christie’s Press Release About the Gritty Underbelly-Esque Side of Contemporary Art

Jeff Koons, "Aqualung." (Courtesy Christie's)

When Christie’s sends out a news flash with a phrase about how an upcoming auction “encapsulates the gritty underbelly-esque side of Contemporary art,” and said release is illustrated with work by Andy  Warhol (estimated price: $7.5 million to $9.5 million), Jeff Koons ($9 million to $12 million) and Martin Kippenberger (again, $9 million to $12 Read More