In the Art Rags


Despite–or maybe to spite–bitter winds, spring is in the air. The art world and its rags are responding in kind. In Oslo, rabbits are about to do funny things with humans. Vartan Avakian investigates his (heroic!?) namesake for Bidoun. With an eye for natural light, Hiroshi Sugimoto plays dress up with lightening and the Kyoto Costume Institute in Modern Painters. In frieze, Diedrich Diederichsen illuminates the erotic epiphanies of architecture. Marcel Dzama, whose Dracula shivers me timbers, talks to the Tate about his spooky new video for Department of Eagles. In Art on Paper, Santi Moix takes a road trip with Cervantes. And The Art Newspaper reports that the recent major art theft in Syndey included a number of fakes!

Rumpus contributing editor Ari Messer was a frequent contributor to the San Francisco Bay Guardian from 2006-2010. Here is his web life. More from this author →