Contemporary Art

Organizing Delirium: Inside the World of Hélio Oiticica

How Hélio Oiticica challenged the traditional boundaries of art, and its relationship with life, by turning the viewer into participant.

POSTED: 09.26.16

Year of the Monkey: The History Behind Ai Weiwei’s ‘Zodiac Heads’

Yi (Sally) Cao examines the meaning and history behind Ai Weiwei's Zodiac Heads.

POSTED: 08.24.16

Installing Ai Weiwei’s ‘Zodiac Heads’ in the Hall of Architecture

Mark Blatnik, chief preparator at Carnegie Museum of Art, on the challenge of installing Ai Weiwei's Zodiac Heads in the Hall of Architecture.

POSTED: 08.02.16

Los Angeles to Pittsburgh: Guest Curating from a City in Transition

Los Angeles-based writer and curator Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer reflects on her experience jurying this year's Associated Artists of Pittsburgh exhibition.

POSTED: 07.01.16

Celebrating the Playful and Ephemeral Art of Alison Knowles

At the opening of her Forum exhibition, Alison Knowles embraced the playful nature of her work with a memorable (and colorful) event.

POSTED: 06.24.16

In Abounaddara’s ‘The Russian Plane,’ Airstrikes and the Human Toll are Considered

Abounaddara: The Right to the Image is an online art exhibition that seeks to illuminate the contemporary conditions of the Syrian revolution.

POSTED: 11.06.15

In Abounaddara’s ‘Return of the Son,’ a Young Man is Martyred

Abounaddara: The Right to the Image is an online art exhibition that seeks to illuminate the contemporary conditions of the Syrian revolution.

POSTED: 10.30.15

In Abounaddara’s ‘The Kid,’ a Young Boy is Burdened by War

Abounaddara: The Right to the Image is an online art exhibition that seeks to illuminate the contemporary conditions of the Syrian revolution.

POSTED: 10.23.15

Tracing the Origins of Jacqueline Humphries’s Luminous Paintings

Jacqueline Humphries discusses influences, work habits, and her formative years in New York during the 1980s.

POSTED: 06.25.15

Born to Paint: Jacqueline Humphries’s New Direction

A true original, Jacqueline Humphries takes her signature silver and black-light paintings in an imaginative new direction.

POSTED: 06.17.15