Why this Venice Biennale is so political

by Rachel Heidenry So far the 2015 Venice Biennale has received mixed reviews. Many critics and art enthusiasts have expressed their disappointment in the show’s curation, while others claim it is just too… Continue reading

Review: The Pavilion of Iran, 2015 Venice Biennale

by Rachel Heidenry One of the highlights of this year’s Venice Biennale is not found in the Giardini or Arsenale, but rather in the quiet residential neighborhood of Cannaregio. In a building stripped… Continue reading

In Photos: The 2015 Venice Biennale

The Venice Biennale is perhaps the most important contemporary art event in the world. This year’s iteration includes 89 pavilions in the Giardini and Arsenale, as well as scattered across the city. The central exhibition, titled All the World’s Futures… Continue reading

Art in New York & Philadelphia: June 2015

This June kicks off with some must-see art events. Everyone is already raving about the Frida Kahlo exhibition at the New York Botanical Garden + the Yoko Ono show at MoMA cannot be missed.… Continue reading

Reflection: The 2015 Armory Show

It’s always a bit ironic – the art fair. Us art enthusiasts get hyped up for the big event, purchase our tickets in advance, mark the date on our calendars. But in the… Continue reading

Review: “Francesca Woodman, I’m Trying My Hand at Fashion Photography”

There is something about her photographs that balance mystery, beauty and texture in a way that no other artist has ever managed to achieve. Francesca Woodman: I’m trying my hand at fashion photography,… Continue reading

Art in Philadelphia & New York: March 2015

Here’s our picks for the best exhibitions and public programs in New York and Philadelphia taking place this month. Happy March!   NEW YORK Performing Franklin Furnace, a night of Performances hosted by Clifford… Continue reading

Review: BLUEPRINT at Storefront for Art and Architecture

Fifty blueprints in purple and blue hues line the wall. Filled with measurements, photographs, geometries and words, the pieces are understood as both a collection of blueprints and a collection of anecdotes. Displayed… Continue reading

Art in Philadelphia & New York: February 2015

February is a jam-packed month for big openings and public programs in Philly and New York, including the much anticipated On Kawara retrospective at the Guggenheim and the opening season at the Institute… Continue reading

New Year, New Look

After two years, Public Walls has a new design! Look forward to more in-depth artist profiles, exhibition reviews and project highlights throughout 2015. As always, you can also look forward to my picks… Continue reading

Art in Philadelphia & New York: January 2015

2015 kicks off with some must-see exhibitions. Mark your calendars.   NEW YORK Learn to Read: A Surviving History of Printed Matter Through February 14 NYU’s 80 WSE Gallery Eric Corriel: Salon Vidéo… Continue reading

Artist Profile: Ha Chonghyun

He is an artist concerned with method. Ha Chonghyun is a leading figure of Tansaekhwa, the Korean Monochrome Movement. Known for their manipulation of materials – soaked canvases, ripped paper, or pushed paint… Continue reading

Review: “Brad Jones: Diptychs” at Sargent’s Daughters

It is an exhibition of portraits – of the same portrait. Or, at least, of the same subject. Some are abstract washes where the human figure is only lightly discerned. Others are more… Continue reading

Project Highlight: El Anatsui, Metas

While the exhibition may have closed its doors last week, The Mnuchin Gallery’s El Anatsui: Metas may be the best show of the winter – at least so far. El Anatusi’s draped pieces are gaspingly awe-inspiring.… Continue reading

Art in Philadelphia & New York: December 2014

Public Walls’ picks for art happenings in New York and Philadelphia this December: NEW YORK Lecture: Contemporary Art and the Global Turn in China Dr. Thomas J. Berghuis Guggenheim Museum Tuesday, December 2, 6:30 pm… Continue reading