Ambitious beneath his pose of indolence, James McNeill Whistler was the most contradictory of artists.
MoMA’s new expansion plans represent avant-gardism at its most deracinated.
MFAs aren’t a problem: it’s artists being content with what they know.
Do our financial wizards, like vampires, leave no reflection in the mirror of art?
The beauty and muchness of Ai Weiwei’s art is often underwhelming.
If, in an age of mechanical reproduction, art had lost its aura, he restored that aura; he enchanted an unenchanted world.
Sculpture as a study in disintegration.
Thomas Hirschhorn’s unmonumental monument to egalitarianism and Antonio Gramsci.
Two photographers focus on the difficulties of putting words to what one sees.
A painter who never lost sight of life’s being perpetually in transition.