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Sam Thorne

Six-years in the making, the comprehensive ‘Museum of Obsessions’ tracks the life and work of the prolific and enormously ambitious curator 

Sam Thorne on the abundance of artists creating clouds, or works that cloud our vision 

The 15th anniversary of Joshua Tree's annual art event: High Desert Test Sites 

A new book on the legendary curator Walter Hopps 

Cover page of Jakob Ullmann’s score, voice, books and FIRE II/4, 1996–98, exhibited at documenta 14, Athens, 2017. Courtesy: the artist

What are the implications of documenta 14’s focus on the aural?

Exhibitions from, or about, the past that help make sense of the present 

Recently released online, MoMA’s vast exhibitions archive shakes up the modernist canon

How are art schools changing?

Rendering of Pavilion of Reflections at Manifesta 11, 2016. Courtesy: © ETH Studio Emerson

The rise of the artist-curated biennial

Greenhouse designed by Francisco Gonzalez-Pulido in the Ethnobotanical Gardens, Oaxaca, 2015

Is a new greenhouse in Mexico a blueprint for the museum of the future?

Bakunin’s Barricade, 2015, mixed media, dimensions variable; loan contract stipulating that the barricade may be requested and deployed during economic, social, political or transformative moments and social movements; and works from the Van Abbemuseum collection including the following paintings: René Daniëls, Grammofoon, 1978; Marlene Dumas, The View, 1992; Asger Jorn, Le monde Perdu, 1960; Oskar Kokoschka, Augustusbrücke Dresden, 1923; Fernand Léger, Une Chaise, un pot de fleurs, 2 bouteilles, 1951; El Lissitzky, Proun P23, No. 6, 1919; Pablo Picasso, Nature morte à la bougie, 1945; Jan Vercruysse, Schöne Sentimenten, 1988. Courtesy: the artist and Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; photograph: Peter Cox

Sam Thorne discusses activism, collaboration and the uses of absurdity with Ahmet Öğüt

A new book by Bruce Altshuler explores the history of postwar exhibitions