Rem Koolhaas

 Composite photo of swifts in flight in late summer

Composite photo of swifts in flight in late summer

DEAN KISSICK’s latest column is an ode to the coming fall, where New York is struggles to bring normalcy back into play. But when was New York ever normal?  

 Guggenheim Museum, New York, Countryside: the Future

Rem Koolhaas and Samir Bantal, “Countryside, the Future”, Guggenheim Museum, New York

The countryside is synonymous with the desires for escape, health, self-sustainability, and many other things that might well describe the current mood under the threat of corona. DEAN KISSICK weighs in on one exhibition that presents the nether reaches as just that: somewhere far away. 

 Rem Koolhaas's Seattle Central Library

Rem Koolhaas's Seattle Central Library

A Summer Chronicle, part 8: NATASHA STAGG concludes her summer column on an ambivalent note, reviewing Richard Linklater’s Where’d You Go Bernadette. 

 The Dadaists audience: themselves,  Berlin 1920 Opening with Hannah Höch, Otto Schmalhausen, Raoul Hausmann, John Heartfield mit Kind, Otto Burchard, Margarete und Wieland Herzfelde, Rudolf Schlichter, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (?), Unbekannt und Johannes Baader

The Dadaists audience: themselves, Berlin 1920

Opening with Hannah Höch, Otto Schmalhausen, Raoul Hausmann, John Heartfield mit Kind, Otto Burchard, Margarete und Wieland Herzfelde, Rudolf Schlichter, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (?), Unbekannt und Johannes Baader

The field of art is considered to be free, open and accessible to everyone. In reality, no outsiders have been spotted here for a long time. Does “art audience” today really only mean people who have an (economic) interest in the art world? Is anyone immune to the half-drunk advances of its warped social economy? Are we all alone? With these questions in mind, our reporter Elvia Wilk went from Berlin to Venice to the hotspots of this summer's art viewing and asked people.