Women Artists Lost to Museum Archives

With the artist Marisol Escobar as his first example, Washington Post writer Sebastian Smee argues that retrospectives in national and prolific establishments remind the zeitgeist of great artists—and women have been under-serviced. Marisol, who went solely by her first name when exhibiting, was a Warhol contemporary and highly sought-out in the ’60s. Her shows were swamped and she accumulated much acclaim. No major institution has …

“Bruce Nauman: Disappearing Acts” at Schaulager Basel

Eerie, irreverent and at times uncomfortable, a career-spanning exhibition on the artist

“Get out of my mind, get out of this room,” Bruce Nauman’s recorded voice quietly, maddeningly implores over and over again. These words also function as the name of Nauman’s piece which is nothing more than a room, the aforementioned recording and a flickering lightbulb. It’s deeply unsettling and powerful—a restrained explosion of solitude. This installation is one of 170 pieces from Nauman’s extraordinary catalogue …

Björk: A MoMA Retrospective

An emotional sonic journey through the singular Icelandic artist's solo career

Between releasing her new “complete heartbreak” album Vulnicura (which describes the end of a 13-year relationship with artist Matthew Barney) and performing at New York venues from Carnegie Hall to Governors Ball this spring, the singular Icelandic artist Björk is offering something else for fans: a large-scale retrospective opening this Sunday at the Museum of Modern Arts. Simply titled “Björk,” this exhibition—which encompasses her work …