Formed as a squat by artists seeking to save the building from demolition in the 1990s, the Tacheles Gallery in Berlin provides space for artists while remaining freely open to the public. The building, which is also a tourist attraction, is threatened by closure because the new owner wants to develop the site. Photos by Sean Gallup/Getty Images. Continue reading
The first time art critic Barbara Pollack went to China in 2004, she says the art scene reminded her of the wild, wild west: there were some brave pioneers and a general sense of lawlessness — no established rules or conventions. In the short years since then, the Chinese art scene — like the Chinese economy — has exploded, with over 400 galleries in Beijing and 1200 contemporary art museums being built across the country, according to Pollack.
Jeffrey Brown takes a look back at the life and career of the late French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson, the father of modern photojournalism. An exhibit of his photos is currently at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. Continue reading