By Mel Evan / The Frieze.com
Trump’s trashing of the Paris Climate Accord makes it clear: we can’t be satisfied with art about the political, art must change it
By Jonatan Jones / The Guardian
Banksy’s Girl with Balloon comes top in a popular vote, despite its oversimplification of human emotion. Real art is ambiguous and difficult
Let Them Have Playgrounds
By Darran Anderson / The White Noise
Playgrounds were once a radical idea. Today, they remain a continually-threatened exception to streets, houses and shops. Darran Anderson explores their history and argues that, in fact, the sanctity of space to play is still a radical proposition.
By Navaz Batlivalla / The Sotheby’s
With aspirations to be a museum curator, Agnès b married young and instead went on to run a successful fashion business with nearly 300 stores around the world. Her passion for discovering young artists has led her to collaborate with them on projects and support their work in her Paris art gallery, Galerie du Jour. In spring she released the book, Agnès b Styliste, and in July an exhibition, On aime l’art opens in Avignon showcasing her contemporary art collection.
By Efi Michalarou / The Dream Idea Machine
The Skulptur Projekte was initiated in 1977 by Klaus Bußmann and Kasper König, who since that time has held the position of chief curator for every edition of the exhibition in teams of changing constellations. A public controversy over George Rickey’s kinetic sculpture “Drei rotierende Quadrate” erected in Münster in 1975, preceded the first Skulptur Projekte
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D-FILE #1 KOWALSKI’S CHAIR
By Anna Diduch
They say that behind every successful man stands a strong woman. When it comes to good design, behind its success stands usually more than one person or one situation. In “D-File” series of mini-essays, Ania Diduch – art and design critic tells the stories behind Polish designs and designers, both iconic and forgotten. Just like in police files, she collects the evidence, talks with the witnesses, examines the photos and finally writes the report.