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Artist spotlights, reviews, insights, and art world news from our team.

Achille Bonito Oliva at Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea

Achille Bonito Oliva at Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea

The Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea recently opened a major exhibition on the life and work of Achille Bonito Oliva, one of the most influential curators and historians of contemporary art. "A.B.O. THEATRON. Art or Life" connects three aspects of Bonito Oliva’s practice and includes works of artists whom he has worked with from the 1960s onwards.

“Ger ⸫ mania , An Encounter with Vettor Pisani” at the Goethe-Institut in Rome

“Ger ⸫ mania , An Encounter with Vettor Pisani” at the Goethe-Institut in Rome

“Ger ⸫ mania , An Encounter with Vettor Pisani” is happening today, June 16, at the Goethe-Institut in Rome. A collaboration with Zerynthia, the project is dedicated to the late Italian artist Vettor Pisani (1934 – 2011), a primary exponent of artistic research in Italy from the 1970s onwards and one of the most visionary authors of the art scene in his generation. The title takes its cue from “Ger ⸫ mania,” a term that Pisani coined. Such playful use of language and text characterised his artistic practice, where he delved into different forms as a painter, architect, and playwright....

Art Basel HK Post-Script: The Best Recent Exhibitions in Asia

Art Basel HK Post-Script: The Best Recent Exhibitions in Asia

After last year’s hiatus due to the pandemic, Art Basel in Hong Kong re-opened last week with a hybrid format that inaugurated on-site and digital participation. With over a hundred galleries from more than twenty countries, the fair surveyed one of the most active and flourishing regions in the art world. As the excitement builds up and re-opening continues, we took a look at some of the most rousing recent and ongoing exhibitions in Asia’s thriving art museums and galleries. Cao Fei at the UCCA Center for Contemporary Art Beijing A comprehensive career retrospective marking the artist’s first institutional show...

Hermann Nitsch and the Wagnerian Opera

Hermann Nitsch and the Wagnerian Opera

A solo exhibition of Hermann Nitsch is currently on view at the SLAG & RX Galleries in New York. Curated by Denise Wendel-Poray, the exhibition draws its title, “Bayreuth Stories”, directly from the artist’s deep connection with the Wagnerian opera. Richard Wagner’s “The Ring of the Nibelung” influenced Nitsch in introducing the Orgien Mysterien Theater (Orgies Mysteries Theater) in an attempt to explore the concept of “Gesamtkunstwerk”, or the total work of art embodied in a mystical and multi-sensory experience. “Bayreuth Stories” begins with Nitsch’s Relic painting from 1987, then moves through time to more recent colourful flower field works...