Katherine Keener

Katherine Keener is an art historian and art writer. Currently based in London by way of the USA, she finds inspiration in the ever-changing landscape of the art world.

‘AI: More Than Human’ – past, present, future, and an exhibition you should check out

‘AI: More Than Human’ takes on a lot. It seeks to explore humanity’s first notions of AI, or what one could maybe call AI, how we developed AI into the force it is today and where we’re going with it. So, what it’s tackling is no small feat. Chock-full of objects, the exhibition quickly bounces […]

Monet’s ‘Meules’ goes for $110 million despite an underwhelming evening at Sotheby’s

At Sotheby’s New York on the evening of May 14th, one of Claude Monet’s iconic haystack paintings set a new record for Impressionists. After more than eight minutes of continuous bidding, the gavel fell and the 1890 painting, titled Meules, sold for a whopping $110.7 million. The winning bid shattered the painting’s pre-sale estimate of […]

Steve Martin’s collection of Indigenous Australian painters on show at Gagosian

Recently, the Gagosian opened an exhibition highlighting works by ten major Indigenous Australian painters titled ‘Desert Painters of Australia.’ The works, which span three generations of artists from the Central and Western Desert regions of Australia, belong primarily to American actor and comedian Steve Martin and his wife Anne Stringfield.     Martin bought his […]

Art Gallery of Ontario’s bold, new, and cheap membership campaign

Museums in recent years have been rethinking the ways in which they engage their audiences, and, for some, that has meant reevaluating their admission costs. The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, for example, introduced a new price band highlighting the gender pay gap in which visitors who felt affected by the gap paid only 81% […]

2019 Golden Lion winners announced at the Venice Biennale

With the kick off of the 58th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale this past Saturday, a number of awards were announced during the official awards ceremony. Out of more than 80 countries with pavilions and 79 artists participating in the main exhibition, one pavilion and one artist were selected by jury for the […]

Five must-see London exhibitions

In London, as the days get warmer and the sun stays out longer, it’s tempting to spend every possible moment outside in the parks or in a garden sipping a G&T. However, if you find yourself a little too sunburnt or the cool weather snaps back, there are a number of exhibitions around the city […]

Shipwreck that killed hundreds shown at the Venice Biennale

Venice is a city known for boats. Throughout history, it has been a navel superpower, and today, given its 150 canals, boats are still a main way to travel – and not just for tourists looking for a romantic gondola ride. However, with the 58th Venice Biennale, another boat has graced the ‘City of Water.’ […]