2013 was the year when New Yorkers stood in line for up to eight hours to go through a rainy, dark room. It was also the year when a painting of a tiny bird from the 1600's drew record crowds to a local museum. And when a famous rotunda was filled with anything but light.
If you missed some of the blockbuster art shows of this year -- The Rain Room at the Museum of Modern Art, Dutch Masters at the Frick Collection and James Turrell at the Guggenheim -- there's still some good stuff to see before the year is over.
In this interview, WNYC's art critic Deborah Solomon talks about her four picks. They are all by female artists, three of which work with found objects. "This might be right now the prevailing trend in contemporary art," she said. "Artists who add objects to the world are wondering, how can I add an original object to the world, or does the world need more objects? We are already drowning in objects."
- Isa Genzken at MoMA
- Wangechi Mutu at the Brooklyn Museum
- Josephine Meckseper at Andrea Rosen gallery
- Yayoi Kusama at David Zwirner gallery