The Tricky Expectations of the Photographer/Subject Relationship

Even the language with which we describe the medium—’take’ someone’s picture, ‘capture’ him, ‘shoot’ them—implies a fraught process with an inherent power imbalance. Over the years, photographers have reconsidered what they owe the people in their frames,” Alina Stein writes in her thoughtful piece about photographers and their subjects. The relationship between the two is tricky—both morally and monetarily. For example, compensation for subjects is …

Anxiety Versus Serenity at Artsy Projects Miami 2017

Curator Elena Soboleva brings together new works by Jillian Mayer, performance art collective FlucT and more

It’s a place of opposition—natural and artificial, serene and anxious. This is the latest Artsy Projects, the continuation of a programming series that’s occupied everywhere from Brussels to San Francisco, and now opening its doors to the public in Miami for Art Week. Each location and installation addresses concepts at play in the world of art. Last year, curator Elena Soboleva tackled augmented reality, through …

Miami Art Week 2016: Theater + Virtual Reality Collide

From intimate, immersive drama to no-limits theater and geodesic dome dance performances, all in the Faena District

One can expect many things from Art Basel Miami Beach and Miami Art Week as a whole—there’s the frequent opportunity for Anish Kapoor selfies; plenty of Instagrammable, text-based statement pieces (some good, some really not); and unlikely collaborations at obscure locations that one must fight against the traffic to witness. This year, however, a few surprises left resounding impressions, and they were drawn from the …

Famous Art Heists Gone Wrong

In an article as fascinating as it is funny, authors Abigail Cain and Isaac Kaplan highlight eight major art theft failures while referencing many more. The tales, even the most grandiose ones, all feature a comedy of errors or simple lack of oversight. From too-small getaway cars and flat tires to ambitious ransom notes and incompetent support staffs, there’s some glamour here but a lot …

The Art of Tiki Tabu

Artist Misha Kahn ups the celebratory ante for the LES rooftop bar's reopening

A New York City summer isn’t complete without a few romps on rooftop bars. After a successful pop-up launch last summer—that was so well-received it was extended well into the winter—Tiki Tabu at SIXTY LES is back and better than ever. Everything we loved about it last summer remains intact: stunning views, outdoor seating in addition to covered seating for rainy days, and fun, clever …