Contemporary art

Russia’s performance artists are heard

Garage Museum organises the first exhibition of the movement, from the Futurists’ early experiments to today’s “artivists”

Published online: 21 October 2014

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Interview: Camille Henrot, life, the universe and everything

The French artist’s film in Prospect 3 reflects her fascination with the human quest for control over the natural world

Published online: 21 October 2014

A better Prospect for African-American artists

In reflecting New Orleans’s racial mix, the biennial is breaking the mould

Published online: 21 October 2014

Can a biennial fix New Orleans?

In its short life, the Prospect biennial in Louisiana has lurched from critical acclaim to near-collapse. Can the third edition, opening this month, at last achieve its aims to help regenerate the city?

Published online: 21 October 2014

Fondation Louis Vuitton reveals its secrets

As well as new commissions, Bernard Arnault's private museum plans to borrow works from the Hermitage and Tate

Published online: 20 October 2014

Younger and mid-career artists fare well in contemporary auctions

But are cracks appearing in the markets for Gerhard Richter and Andy Warhol?

Published online: 18 October 2014

 

Say what?

“What would the earth say if it could speak back?” is a question that has bothered the South African conceptual artist Willem Boshoff over...

Kara’s candid camera

The hashtag #vulvaselfie is rarely applied to works of art, but Kara Walker’s colossal sculpture A Subtlety or the Marvelous Sugar...

Go fig-ure

Mature art-worlders may have fond memories of “Fig-1”, the ever-changing Soho project organised by Mark Francis (now a director at Gagosian...

 

An interview with the curators of the 31st Bienal de São Paulo

Charles Esche and his team (Galit Eilat, Pablo Lafuente, Nuria Enguita Mayo and Oren Sagiv) have given a series of interviews that offer fascinating and occasionally prurient insights into the process of grappling with the biennial beast in general and the Bienal beast in particular—the recruitment process, the unforgiving character of the space and their ambitions to broaden the social base of the artists who participate and the visitors who attend.