Our weekly round-up of news from the art world
For her project in the Polish pavilion, the photographer pays tribute to a pediatrician and writer who pioneered children’s rights
By Roberta Smith / The New York Times
Julian Stanczak, a Polish-born American abstract painter who rose to fame as a leading figure of the popular Op Art movement but slipped into obscurity when its reputation flagged, died on March 25 at his home in Seven Hills, Ohio, a Cleveland suburb. He was 88.
By Jason Fargo / The New York Times
ATHENS — Even today, in a supersaturated calendar of worldwide art events, no show matters more than Documenta, a colossal German exhibition of contemporary art, reinvented every five or so years as a “museum of 100 days.”
By Amelia Abraham/ Artsy Editorial
Drag has a rich cultural history, spanning cross-dressing performances and deliberate parodies of fixed roles of gender and sexuality. Men have been performing on stage as women since the Ancient Greek tragedies, Shakespeare famously cast men as women, and Baroque operas featured early examples of drag.
From the Contemporary Lynx archives:
Into the studio: Edward Krasinski
by Laura Robertson
Ahead of his major retrospective opening this week at Tate Liverpool, we visit the lovingly preserved former studio and home of Polish artist Edward Krasiński — uncovering ostrich eggs, VAT receipts, blue Scotch tape, toy mice, and all…