The Best and Worst of the Art World This Week in One Minute

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Piet Mondrian Victory Boogie Woogie. Courtesy the Gemeentemuseum.
Piet Mondrian Victory Boogie Woogie. Courtesy the Gemeentemuseum.

BEST
Lovers of the work of Dutch painter Piet Mondrian, rejoice! The biggest Mondrian show ever is coming.

Londoners will be treated to artworks by Michael Rakowitz and Heather Phillipson in the city’s next Fourth Plinth commissions.

We know more and more about the next documenta exhibition, including the show’s Athens venues.

Beloved artist Sophie Calle will mount an exhibition at Brooklyn’s Green-Wood cemetery, hosted by public art organization Creative Time, that will last for a quarter-century, starting with a performance where the artist will be present.

Dana Schutz. Image via Metropolitan Museum of Art Artist Project.

Dana Schutz. Image via Metropolitan Museum of Art Artist Project.

WORST
Race, representation, and questions about white privilege are at the heart of a searing debate over an artwork by Dana Schutz, showing the murdered Emmett Till in his coffin, at the Whitney Biennial. The artist has weighed in on the matter—as have fraudsters.

In what her lawyer calls “an attack on art and artistic expression,” Turkish-Kurdish painter and journalist Zehra Doğan received a jail sentence of nearly three years for creating a painting that shed a light on violence wrought by Turkish security forces.

The artist Corrina Mehiel, who was assisting Mel Chin on a project in Washington, DC, was found murdered in that city on March 21.

The art world lost a prominent ally in Trisha Brown, who died this week, aged 80.

A canvas by Thomas Gainsborough was the victim of an attack by a man wielding a screwdriver at London’s National Gallery.


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