Just what is it that makes crumbling communist architecture so appealing to hipsters born after the fall of the Wall?
Plus: a vintage edition of the Rencontres d’Arles, and exhibitions in Amsterdam, Beijing, Cleveland, the Hamptons, Marseille, New York, and Toronto.
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.
Plato in LA
Palmyra: Loss and Remembrance
Getty Villa, Los Angeles
The Roman villa by the Pacific Ocean reopens with a refreshed permanent collection display and two inaugural exhibitions: one shadowed by war-ravaged Syria, one fresh from Jeff Koons’s studio