New Mexico is the land of Willa Cather, of westerns like High Noon, and of new television noir like Breaking Bad; it is also the home of an American biennial like none other.
Plus: Ellsworth Kelly summers in the Hamptons, and exhibitions in Adelaide, Basel, Buenos Aires, Cologne, and São Paulo.
Toward a Concrete Utopia
Museum of Modern Art, New York
From Sarajevo, head south on the M20 motorway until the road signs change from Roman to Cyrillic. Drive on into the Republika Srpska, and continue into the Sutjeska National Park. But stay on the main road; the area is still studded with landmines.
National Portrait Gallery, London
“He was an unbelievably talented guy. He lost his confidence. He lost tremendous confidence because of, honestly, bad-bad-bad surgery. He had the worst. He had people that did numbers on him that were just unbelievable. Facially, you know, the plastic surgeons.”
Museum Brandhorst, Munich
The German painter, whose recent work playfully bathes and prances in a complex network of citations and revisions, has always taken a male-dominated history of art as her rightful inheritance. Now at last comes the “turn of Madame”: of the lady, of the whore, of the heiress.