A New VR Experience Takes You Into a Museum of Stolen Masterpieces

The Stolen Art Gallery VR experience features five works of art that have been stolen. (image courtesy Compass UOL) It is mostly dark in the Stolen Art Gallery, with a night sky above punctured by twin skylights that passively illuminate the room. You can’t see the walls, because there are no walls. You can’t see … Read more

Pace Gallery Takes on Pioneering Abstract Painter Virginia Jaramillo – ARTnews.com

Pace Gallery now represents Virginia Jaramillo, a pioneering abstract painter who has been making work for over six decades but has only recently seen a resurgence in interest. Jaramillo will continue to work with Hales Gallery, which has locations in London and New York. With this representation, Jaramillo will become one of the few US-born … Read more

Laurie Anderson Takes Stock of Today’s Unpredictable Weather

WASHINGTON, DC — I visited The Weather, Laurie Anderson’s retrospective at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, on a chilly day. The temperature was supposed to be in the upper 60s, but overnight it dropped to the low 40s, as a winter storm put more than 13 million people on emergency alert. At the same … Read more

London Art Week takes a musical turn

From the July/August 2022 issue of Apollo. Preview and subscribe here. London Art Week ‘After lockdown, we needed to find new ways of working together,’ says Luce Garrigues, acting director of London Art Week. This year’s event (3–8 July) sees a partnership with the Philharmonia Orchestra and arts hub Cromwell Place. A trio of the … Read more

Circle Jerk Takes the Absurdity of Modern Existence to the Extreme

There’s an absurdity to modern existence that’s difficult to articulate. The more you use apps like Twitter, the more the lexicon of the internet becomes part of your real-life vocabulary, while all the inanity of reality is reported about and read on social media. You can call it an ouroboros loop, but it feels a … Read more

50-Year Artist Friendship Takes Center Stage in New Exhibition in L.A. – ARTnews.com

In 1969, three artists, all of their mothers and divorcees, met at the University of California, Irvine, where they had enrolled in the school’s newly minted MFA program. Their introduction to each other would prove transformative. The artists, Barbara T. Smith, Marcia Hafif, and Nancy Buchanan, had all graduated from West Coast colleges and had … Read more

A Painter Takes a Collaborative Approach to the Portrait

LONDON — The relationship between portraitist and sitter is complex. Myriad interwoven power dynamics come into play, dependent on socioeconomic factors such as wealth, gender, class, and race. It is perhaps temptingly reductive to dismiss every artist-sitter relationship as hierarchical and exploitative — undoubtedly, there is a clear thread of such images woven through European … Read more