Modernism

The last hurrah? Art world excess at Art Basel in Miami Beach

Plus, UK culture cuts and Ukrainian Modernism in Madrid

Hosted by Ben Luke and Aimee Dawson. With guest speaker Anny Shaw. Produced by David Clack and Henrietta Bentall
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Mexican émigré Olga Costa makes a fruitful return to her native city with Leipzig exhibition

The German city is hosting the first major European exhibition of her paintings, which are barely known outside her adopted country of Mexico

Ukrainian Modernist masterpieces transported from Kyiv under missile fire find refuge in Madrid exhibition

Survey show at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza will open with an address by President Zelensky and a symposium calling for a European cultural deal with Ukraine

Sophia Kishkovsky. With additional reporting by Kabir Jhala
Booksreview

Innovative or elitist? A new book takes a close look at Latin American Modernism

A study of four 20th-century artists concentrates on close examination of works and intentions, rather than grand simplifying narratives.

The Big Review: Postwar Modern—New Art in Britain 1945-1965 at Barbican Gallery

A show shaped by refugees and immigrants who made new lives on British shores has a war-stained resonance with today

Brazilian Modernist building struck by fire receives Getty conservation grant

The Jorge Machado Moreira-designed architecture and urbanism building of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro has received a $240,000 grant from the Getty Foundation to support the conservation of its archive

Designinterview

Loki’s production designer on the Modernist inspiration behind the show’s stunning visuals

Kasra Farahani explains why the Time Variance Authority waiting room looks so much like the Breuer building, and how the inside of a Fabergé egg became an alien train carriage

This book makes an arresting argument for the foundations of modern art

The Hamburger Kunsthalle’s exhibition catalogue groups Tiepolo, Fragonard and Goya as forerunners of Modernism

This little book will help the Scottish Colourists find further fame south of the border

Well known between the two World Wars, the four French-trained artists are slowly coming back into critical attention

A Southern belle with a range of painterly styles is bought to the fore in this thorough book

Dusti Bongé was an artist who lived and worked in the Deep South and who was a versatile, if little known, artist

Hammer Time: Christie's Impressionist and Modern evening sale November 2019

In our new video series, deputy art market editor Margaret Carrigan recaps the highlights of New York's billion-dollar auction week

Hosted and directed by Margaret Carrigan. Filmed and edited by Travis Wood. Produced by Helen Stoilas

What art world figures think of MoMA's $450m makeover

Curators and dealers perceive a “new metabolism” in the permanent collection galleries

'Art history isn’t the neat package you think it is': first look at MoMA's $450m expansion

How the New York museum has remixed its unrivalled collection ahead of its 21 October re-opening

Thoroughly Modern Maharaja: how an Indian prince amassed one of the world’s greatest interwar design collections

Paris exhibition includes furniture by Eileen Gray, sculptures by Constantin Brancusi and photographs by Man Ray

This catalogue succinctly surveys Leon Kossoff’s London life paintings

Cityscapes and portraits, along with his Old Master transcriptions, feature in this book that accompanies an exhibition at London's Piano Nobile Gallery

Eileen Gray’s and Le Corbusier’s architectural gems reopen after extensive restoration

A Modernist villa and hut in the south of France feature wall paintings by Le Corbusier

The Getty Conservation Institute maps out a plan to preserve the Eames House

The Los Angeles Modernist home was designed and lived in by Charles and Ray Eames

Germanypreview

New Berlin exhibition exposes Emil Nolde’s Nazi ties

Show at the Hamburger Bahnhof explores how the German artist hid behind Hitler's "degenerate" label

Weimar—birthplace of Bauhaus—opens new museum dedicated to the influential design school

On the same day, the nearby Neues Museum Weimar will open a new permanent exhibition on early Modernism

Booksreview

Frida Kahlo's letters conceal nothing and reveal nothing

Kahlo’s communications with her mother are unsurprisingly banal

More to Viennese Modernism than Klimt and Schiele: new show on forgotten female artists

Organisers had to delve deep into the Belvedere archives and visit artist's descendants to assemble the exhibition

Bauhausfeature

Bauhaus is 100 years old in 2019—but which one are we celebrating?

The German school, one of the crucibles of Modernism, was a complex entity

Bauhausfeature

Germany celebrates 100 years of Bauhaus with a bonanza of museum openings and exhibitions

From newly conserved buildings and puppet shows to virtual-reality installations and ballet, across the country the German school is finally getting its due

Picture this: from €10,000 to €1.3m, what to buy at Paris Photo

Prices for photography tend to be lower than standard art market price ranges but Richard Avedon’s famous Warhol image has a seven-figure price tag

Feminist photographer Anne Brigman rediscovered in Nevada Art Museum show

The artist, once championed by Alfred Stieglitz, fell into obscurity after her death in 1950

Art historyinterview

Reliving the dawn of Modernism in India

An art historian explores the importance of the pathbreaking Progressive Artists’ Group, the focus of an exhibition opening at Asia Society

The digital age meets design classics at Design Miami

Galleries test the market for innovation, but there is also a wealth of Modernism on show

Exhibition explores the avant-garde aspects of the conservative Pre-Raphaelites

The Pre-Raphaelite movement was conservative: “back to the future” might well have been its motto