logo studio international
Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum. The Two II, 2020 (detail). Pencil, oil and acrylic on wood panel, 152 x 152 cm. © the artist.
Through multilayered works that merge vibrant female figures with fantastical landscapes, the South African artist, who currently has a solo show at Goodman Gallery, London, is forging more complex and nuanced portrayals of black women
John Byrne. Three Cats, 2020. Screenprint, 55 x 45 cm. © the artist.
This celebratory exhibition of Byrne’s screenprints, along with a companion show of portraits of the artist, by his friend the photographer John Eustace, champions the camaraderie, craft and warmth of one of Scotland’s most admired and multi-talented artists.
Héctor Zamora, Lattice Detour, 2020. Installation view, The Roof Garden Commission, courtesy of the artist. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photo: Anna-Marie Kellen.
With its nod to the US-Mexico border wall, Zamora’s installation at the Met raises provocative questions about socioeconomic and environmental issues as well as the increasing scrutiny facing art in public spaces.
Jean-Marie Appriou, The Horses, 2019. Cast aluminum, courtesy of the artist and CLEARING, New York/Brussels; Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zürich/New York. Presented by Public Art Fund, Doris C. Freedman Plaza, Central Park, Sep 11, 2019 - Aug 30, 2020. Photo: Nicholas Knight, Courtesy of Public Art Fund, NY.
With museums and galleries shut due to the pandemic, art had to be rethought. Online shows have their place but can’t compete with seeing the real thing. With that in mind, here is a roundup of New York’s best outdoor offerings.
Christo in front of the London Mastaba, Hyde Park, London, 2018. Photo: Tim Whitby, Getty.
A clever smartphone app has turned Christo & Jeanne-Claude’s London Mastaba into a trick of augmented reality that you can carry around in your pocket, allowing you to site it anywhere you chose.
Yoko Ono, DREAM TOGETHER, 2020, installed at The Metropolitan Museum of Art © Yoko Ono. Image: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photo by Anna-Marie Kellen.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York reveals Yoko Ono’s new commission, created in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, ahead of the museum’s reopening this month.
The Artist in Time: A Generation of Great British Creatives by Chris Fite-Wassilak is published by Herbert Press
With contributions from painters, poets, illustrators and film-makers, including Ralph Steadman, Rasheed Araeen and Frank Bowling, this glossy publication gives older creatives a platform to discuss their daily working habits and motivations, and how their approaches have adapted over the years.
Pat Steir in her studio. Film still, Pat Steir: Artist, 2019. Courtesy Pat Steir and Veronica Gonzalez Peña.
She discusses a new, candid documentary of her life, and talks about her art practice and the influence of John Cage, Sol LeWitt and Agnes Martin, and about feminism, politics and civil rights.
Aliza Nisenbaum.
Nisenbaum is preparing for two exhibitions this year, one at Anton Kern Gallery in New York and one at Tate Liverpool. She was meant to be in the UK now, painting for the Liverpool show. She explains how she has instead had to adapt to working with her subjects via Zoom.
Sam Lucas.
The artist talks about clay’s therapeutic and expressive qualities, and how her work helps her to explore and articulate feelings of social awkwardness and displacement.
Anish Kapoor. Eight Eight, 2004, onyx. Courtesy the artist and Lisson Gallery. © Anish Kapoor. All rights reserved DACS, 2020. Photo: Pete Huggins.
Anish Kapoor’s postponed exhibition at Houghton Hall opens as lockdown eases in the UK.
Toby Ziegler, The sudden longing to collapse 30 years of distance, installation view, Simon Lee Gallery, London. Courtesy of the artist and Simon Lee Gallery. Photo: Ben Westoby.
In a new series of large geometric works on paper and smaller figurative oil paintings on aluminium, Ziegler explores the relationships between memory and images.
Jacqueline Poncelet. Photo: Anthony Stokes.
A major UK survey exhibition of her work reveals the restless creativity and curiosity of this talented, multimedia artist. She talks about her love of landscape and her revolutionary approach to pattern.
Alberta Whittle. Photo: Matthew A Williams, 2019.
The artist talks about the erasure of black people in everyday society, and how this informs and motivates her to challenge herself, and her audience, with her filmic and performative installations.
Heather Phillipson with THE END, Fourth Plinth, Trafalgar Square, London, 2020. Photo: David Parry PA.
With her sculpture THE END finally installed in Trafalgar Square, after a delay due to Covid-19, and the first full monograph of her work now out, Phillipson talks about the pandemic, subversion, her multimedia practice and endings and beginnings.
Natacha Nisic. Photo © Tim Trompeter.
The French artist and film-maker Natacha Nisic talks about The Crown Letter, the international participatory art project she launched in April, which offers a digital space for female artists from around the world.
Li Qing, East of Eden, installation view, Galerie Eigen + Art, Berlin, 2020.
The Chinese artist Li Qing explores the tensions between east and west through the lens of architecture and the urban environment, documenting what he calls Hangzhou’s ‘lonely house’ phenomenon.
Ibrahim Mahama, No Friend but the Mountains 2012-2020, 2020. Installation view for the 22nd Biennale of Sydney (2020), Cockatoo Island. Commissioned by the Biennale of Sydney with generous support from Anonymous, and assistance from White Cube. Courtesy the artist; Apalazzo Gallery, Brescia and White Cube, London / Hong Kong. Photograph: Zan Wimberley.
Forced to close because of the Covid pandemic, the biennale has reopened for an extended period. As its first Australian Indigenous curator, Brook Andrew hopes to challenge the dominant narrative and shine a light on environments in shadow.
Nicole Schoeni talking to Studio International about disCONNECT, July 2020. Photo: Martin Kennedy.
Schoeni discusses the challenges of curating an immersive group exhibition in a London townhouse during lockdown.
Satoshi Hirose. World map, 1991. Map. Private collection.
The Milan-based Japanese artist’s solo exhibition invites visitors to think about differing cultural values and associations held by societies.
Toby Deveson, Selfie, Great Sand Dunes National Park, September 2016. © the artist.
The photographer talks about his love of landscapes, his instinctive composition, and that elusive somewhere you can never reach.
studio international logo
Copyright © 1893–2019 Studio International Foundation.

The title Studio International is the property of the
Studio International Foundation and, together with
the content, are bound by copyright. All rights reserved.
studio international cover 1894
Home About Studio
Archive Yearbooks
Interviews Contributors
Video Cybernetic Serendipity
CyberArt Contact us
twitter facebook RSS feed instagram

Studio International is published by:
the Studio International Foundation, PO Box 1545,
New York, NY 10021-0043, USA