Allese Thomson

Swan’s Way

An evening celebrating David Hallberg and the Bolshoi Ballet

July 2014 NEW YORK

IN AUGUST 1991, during the last days of the Soviet Union, a three-day coup placed then president Mikhail Gorbachev under house arrest in the Crimea. Citizens turning on their TVs looking for news were met with a broadcast of Swan Lake, played… READ ON

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Shark Tale

The 45th edition of Art Basel

June 2014 BASEL

IT’S BEEN AT LEAST A DECADE since the term “art fair art” gained critical currency. So perhaps it’s forgivable that, as we hit the ground running at the forty-fifth edition of Art Basel, the peculiar “perform the fair” attitude … READ ON

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Christina Mackie

Christina Mackie on her latest work in Chicago and Basel

June 2014

Christina Mackie is best known for her layered sculptural installations that evoke the natural world, often probing the relationship between the empirical and ephemeral. Her current exhibition at the Renaissance Society in Chicago, which runs… READ ON

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Darren Bader

Darren Bader speaks about his exhibition in New York

June 2014

Darren Bader’s multivalent practice includes writing, artist books, videos, and sculptures of found objects that have ranged from live kittens (to be adopted), to fruit and vegetables on pedestals (to be replaced as soon as they go bad), … READ ON

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Mark Handforth

Mark Handforth talks about his work at Governors Island

May 2014

Miami-based artist Mark Handforth is widely recognized for his large-scale public sculptures. For his latest project, he has created four new works on Governors Island in New York. Along with artist Susan Phillipsz, he is an inaugural artist… READ ON

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In Plane Sight

The 10th Gallery Weekend Berlin

May 2014 BERLIN

THE CLOSING GALA for the tenth anniversary of Gallery Weekend Berlin was held last Saturday at the Flughafen Tempelhof, an airport designed in 1923 that was later renovated by Albert Speer as part of his reconstruction of Berlin as a symbol… READ ON

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Anna-Sophie Berger

May 2014

Ruins can be preserved, or they can offer debris from which to build. It is with such wreckage that Vienna-based artist and fashion designer Anna-Sophie Berger creates work: Her practice is not fashion or art but a bricolage built upon … READ ON

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The Eyes Have It

The 6th Dallas Art Fair

April 2014 DALLAS

THE JOULE HOTEL was the nexus of activity during the sixth edition of the Dallas Art Fair. Everyone from Heidi Klum to artists like Richard Phillips and Will Boone and dealers including James Fuentes and Max Levai spent the week in its sleek… READ ON

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Female Trouble

The Independent fair and Jordan Wolfson’s (Female figure)

March 2014 NEW YORK

THIS YEAR, Vito Schnabel decided that women are underrepresented in the art world. And so, in an act of either spirited generosity or ham-fisted tokenism, he devoted the final edition of the Brucennial—the Bruce High Quality Foundation’s… READ ON

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Culture Club

Art Basel Miami Beach and NADA

December 2013 MIAMI

ALMOST TWO DECADES after Leonardo DiCaprio and Baz Luhrmann made a movie inspired by Miami’s urban strip of beach, they have come together again to toast a project just as spectacular, a fiction-cum–reality land, complete with … READ ON

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