Fifty years after its first outing, the artist reprises his legendary Walking Sculpture performance in the US. Perched on a quiet bend of the Hudson's east bank, Cold Spring, New York, is a far cry f
For his first solo exhibition in a public institution in the UK, Elger Esser (b1967) presented a new body of photographic pieces, entitled Morgenland (Morning land), at Parasol Unit, London. The wor
The American artist Jenny Holzer, known for challenging texts imposed on urban settings, has been chosen as the next contemporary artist to tackle one of the most privileged spaces in the UK, the baro
The late-1900s movement, arte povera, drew upon the use of unconventional materials and methods. Its literal meaning translates to 'poor art' in Italian, and considers disposable and unextraordinary i
Michelangelo Pistoletto, a luminary of Italian art since the inception of Arte Povera in the 1960s, stands unassuming in Blenheim Palace’s Long Library. Above him, historic portraits of British aristo
Eventually,’ said Michelangelo Pistoletto, ‘it became a movement. In fact, I believe that arte povera was the last true movement. Since then all artists have been individuals.’ We were sitting one baking hot day last month in his cool study in Biella, a small town in the foothills of the Alps where he has established a huge museum...
An Italian artist acclaimed as a founding father of 1960s Arte Povera – the “poor art” movement that only used worthless everyday materials – will be next to colonise the stupendously grand halls of Blenheim Palace.
One of the most radical changes in the art world in the last 20 years is the way in which art fairs have become indispensable to a gallery’s economic well being. A report commissioned by The European Fine Art Fair in Maastricht in 2014 said that a broad section of the world’s galleries made an average 33 per cent of their income through...