Words and Images Commingle in Social-distance Intimacy

August 17, 2020

In a time long ago, before photography, and certainly before the internet or widespread world travel, words were the primary conduit to experiencing an artwork from afar. Words aspired to, in the best of circumstances, convey the essence and the sensation of being in the presence of an artwork to readers who might never see […]

David Zwirner Takes Younger Galleries Under Wing During CV Crisis

May 1, 2020

To confront the new reality of social distancing under COVID-19, galleries are engaging in a virtual arms race. Whether experimenting with virtual and augmented reality, or building more basic digital platforms to keep connected with clients, dealers and auction houses are fast-tracking their digital strategies. On a superficial level, these efforts appear to be paying […]

Report from London

March 27, 2020

Over the past several weeks Londoners have been living in a time warp. On Friday, March 12, I visited White Cube Bermondsey where, as my phone convulsed with push notifications and emails of museum closures in the United States, a gloved gallery attendant stood by the entrance to open the door for me. As each […]

SPRING/BREAK 2020: Less Rowdy and a Little More Grown Up

March 6, 2020

It seems almost comical that this year’s theme for the SPRING/BREAK Art Show in New York is “IN EXCESS.” I feel obligated to ask: When was that never the case? Celebrating its ninth edition in the borough of Manhattan, the preeminent satellite fair of New York’s Armory Week, has always celebrated surplus, overabundance, and superfluity: […]