The Roman palace by the Pacific reopens with a refreshed collection presentation, and a view of the classics stretching as far as Jeff Koons’s studio.
Plus: Brazil’s other big-time biennial, and exhibitions in Glasgow, Minneapolis, Paris, Seoul, Tokyo, Venice, and Zurich.
Film Picks for February
21st Biennale of Sydney
Art Gallery of New South Wales and elsewhere, Sydney
Is Australia becoming Asian? Is it Asian already? The world’s most popular biennial opens down under, and plots a new network of Pacific exchanges.
Tate St. Ives
“With a sudden intensity, as if she saw it clear for a second, she drew a line there, in the center. It was done; it was finished. Yes, she thought, laying down her brush in extreme fatigue, I have had my vision.”
Outliers and American Vanguard Art
National Gallery of Art, Washington
The avant-gardes have shuffled off to the retirement home, pluralism is the art world’s only watchword, but let’s be serious: when form no longer speaks for itself, social distinction has to pick up the difference.