Egyptian Artist Wael Shawky wins Ernst Schering Foundation Art Award

Egyptian artist Wael Shawky wins Ernst Schering Foundation Art Award. Art Writer Leanne Goebel recalls his controversial participation in SITE Santa Fe’s Lucky Number Seven biennial.

The Stinks and Rapids: Is Art Important?

We need fewer artists doing the same thing and more artists pushing the boundaries stretched by artists from the past. We need independent voices willing to speak out and act as regulators of the marketplace—not regulators of the Art. We need critics willing to debate and stand up for what they believe. We need to recognize that there are artists all over the world quietly making interesting and challenging art, overlooked by the system and market.