There’s no need for special introduction: here’s a subjective list of the 10 most interesting artist that were active in last year. Enjoy!
Who is China’s most interesting artist right now? Forget Ai Wei Wei. Cao Fei, creator of brilliant, dense and visually captivating works, with a touch of dream-like intercultural imagery to them, is the one to be excited about.
How to make contemporary feminist art? Just look at Ulman’s Instagram (plus her videos and performances too, you won’t be regretting).
Kerry James Marshall
If you think Beyonce’s “Lemonade” is boldly exploring black identity, just look at Marshall’s uncompromising paintings.
Britain’s most hip sculptor, creator of mysterious and beautiful structures, winner of this year’s Turner Prize.
After mixing animation with real-life film footage in video works, Wolfson gained broad recognition thanks to his robotic, monumental, playful, grotesque, and a bit horrifying “Colored sculpture”.
Better late then never. Cuban American abstract painter turned 101 (!) and became finally widely appreciated for her plain but bursting with energy geometrical compositions. Long live, Mrs. Herrera!
Israeli born, Germany based video artist keeps making captivating video works that blur reality and dream-like distortions in order to explore traumas and overlooked sides of everyday reality.
Feminist collective comprised of anonymous women is active since the mid-80s, still highlighting institutional inequalities.
Author of the brilliant series of works made using Google Street View (you can see it here, highly recommended) started working with VR. And it worked perfect.
We wrote about his latest show recently. Still moving forward, still creating great works, both grandeur and subtle.