Lee Ufan Installs 20,000 Steel Rods in Sand at Dia:Beacon

An exploration of the Mono-ha movement through the work of one of its pioneers

Unbound and spellbinding, “Relatum (Iron Field)” (1969/1994/2018) is one of five large-scale Lee Ufan works currently on display at Dia:Beacon. To see it—a sandy spill of a sculpture, pierced by 20,000 reed-like steel rods—means understanding the values of Ufan and the Mono-ha movement he pioneered. Active from 1968-74, the loosely affiliated Mono-ha artists set basic materials (manmade and natural) in opposition to one another, in …

The Aboriginal Artist Finally Being Shown in America

John Mawurndjul—an Aboriginal artist living in the remote community of Maningrida—is highly regarded in Australia and across Europe. While his art has garnered praise from critics proclaiming him as “one of our greatest artists of all time,” it (and other work by Indigenous Australians) is not commonly shown in the United States. To rectify that, two Miami-based collectors, Dennis and Debra Scholl, will be giving over …

Word of Mouth: Aix-en-Provence

Cézanne's workshop, a historic old town and some of the world's most magnificent light

A mention of the south of France often conjures visions of Slim Aarons-style grandeur, neatly positioned umbrellas stretching along strips of beach and perhaps a yacht or two. And yet, 30 minutes north of Marseilles (and easily accessible by an inexpensive, frequent bus from the Marseilles airport), Aix-en-Provence appeals more to the quiet aesthete—someone traveling to appreciate centuries-old beauty dressed in summer sun that lingers …