George Herold, Beverly, cast aluminum finished with coral red car paint on a white plinth, 2011/2017.

George Herold, Beverly, cast aluminum finished with coral red car paint on a white plinth, 2011/2017.


Parcours at Art Basel 2018. The good and the bad.

Last year, the Parcours sector at Art Basel was so good I did not think it could be topped, and I was right. Perhaps overconfidence, or the fact that the really good projects were done last year emerged, but this year’s Parcours just did not measure up to the quality of the projects from the […]


Mikhael Subotzky & Patrick Waterhouse, Ponte City, 2008-2014.

Mikhael Subotzky & Patrick Waterhouse, Ponte City, 2008-2014.


Unlimited at Art Basel: Ritual and Community Building

By Nancy Nesvet The Unlimited sector at Art Basel 2018 had great video and fabulous installations that alternately made me laugh, think and cry. Lots of work could be categorized as social justice, running the gamut. Alfredo Jaar’s The Hong Kong Project, including A Hundred Times Nguyen, runs four different images of a little girl […]


Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010), "Untitled" 2005, Fabric, thread, and stainless steel, 78 1/4 x 24 x 20 in.

Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010), "Untitled" 2005, Fabric, thread, and stainless steel, 78 1/4 x 24 x 20 in.


Galleries Sector at Art Basel

Basel, Switzerland ⎯ The Galleries sector of Art Basel was lively and bustling on the last day of VIP entrance. Lots of lookers, buyers, and stimulating conversations with gallery directors. Crowds of people lined up to talk about the works. The larger number of VIPS compared to last year’s group probably meant there were more […]


On the left: "Head" by Francis Bacon, 1949. On the right: "Le Nez (The Nose)" by Alberto Giacometti, 1947–1949.

On the left: "Head" by Francis Bacon, 1949. On the right: "Le Nez (The Nose)" by Alberto Giacometti, 1947–1949.


It’s a beautiful day at the Beyeler Foundation.

It’s Tuesday, June 12 and Kaveh Mojtabai, Artscope publisher, accompanied by Nancy Nesvet, writer, have the distinct pleasure of attending a talk at the Fondation Beyeler in Riehen, Switzerland. The talk includes Sam Keller, foundation director, along with Chief Curator Raphael Bouvier, and Diana Widmaier Picasso, the granddaughter of Marie Therese Walter and Pablo Picasso. […]


Jaco van Schalkwyk, “Nemora”, 2018, at the Volta Art Fair.

Jaco van Schalkwyk, “Nemora”, 2018, at the Volta Art Fair.


Day 1 Rainy Day in Basel at Volta and Liste

Rain or shine, and it did, Nancy Nesvet, intrepid Artscope writer, spent the first day in Basel before Art Basel opens at two satellite fairs, Volta and Liste. Both showed artists, and galleries reflecting subjects with the environment and social-political issues using codes to define and display nationhood. The socially concerned seemed to predominate at […]


Marsha Nouritza Odabashian, Altamira (detail).

“Marsha Nouritza Odabashian: Skins” is on view through June 24 at the Armenian Museum of America, 65 Main St., Watertown, Mass. For more information, call (617) 926-2562 or visit https://www.armenianmuseum.org/skins.


Marsha Nouritza Odabashian: Skins – The Body Landscape at the Armenian Museum of America

By J. Fatima Martins WATERTOWN, MASS. — Marsha Nouritza Odabashian’s small but mighty solo exhibition “Skins” is on view through June 24 at the Armenian Museum of America. “Skins” features 3 components — “Reliquaries Series,” “Altamira” and “Galaxy Waltz” — that dialogue together, creating a powerful meditative and revelatory environment containing within a remarkable transcend […]



Doug and Mia Cross’s individual work “crosses” over on their collaborative group show at Fountain Street

By Jacob Cutler Image: “Push” by Doug Cross and “The Color Blues I Would Miss Most If I Went Blind Part 2” by Mia Cross are their unique interpretations of the word anxiety. “Crossover,” an exhibition featuring the work of Doug and Mia Cross, is on view at Fountain Street Gallery through July 1. This […]



Les Liaisons Dangereuses at Central Square Theater

By James Foritano Image: Dan Whelton (Valmont) and Eddie Shields (Tourvel). Photo: A.R. Sinclair Photography. “Les Liaisons Dangereuses” by Christopher Hampton currently playing at the Central Square Theater is based on the novel by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, an army officer and aristocrat who saw action both on and off the battlefield in the heated […]


“Nora Valdez: Immigration Nation” was on display from May 25 through 28 at the Museum of Fine Art, Boston, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston, Mass. For more information, call (617) 267-9300.


Nora Valdez’s Immigration Nation Settles at MFA Boston for Memorial Day Weekend

By Suzanne Volmer On Memorial Day Weekend, audiences at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston will have the opportunity to encounter “Immigration Nation” by artist Nora Valdez. This Intervention style artwork is planned as a happening in three locations inside the MFA: the Shapiro Family Courtyard, Gallery 168 and Druker Family Pavilion. The artist will […]


The Women Who Mapped the Stars production

Sarah Oakes Muirhead (Henrietta Swan Leavitt) in The Women Who Mapped the Stars at Central Square Theater. Photograph by A.R. Sinclair Photography.


The Women Who Mapped the Stars at Central Square Theater

By James Foritano There are times when a reviewer comes home after a late night to look at his theater ticket and feel like kissing it for the scintillating drama its admission provided. That’s how I felt, in spades, as I looked at author Joyce Van Dyke’s light blue ticket to her play, “The Women […]