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.

Art World Roundup: Notorious B.I.G.’s crown makes bank at auction, FIAC cancels October show, and more

This week we cover the cancellation of FIAC, an artist duo who cleared more than £1 million in debt as part of a book and documentary project, the recipient of the 2020 Artists’ Legacy Foundation Artist Award, the auction of Notorious B.I.G.’s crown in Sotheby’s first Hip-Hop auction, and the Brooklyn Museum’s plans to deaccession […]

DistDancing: a series of performances turning Regent’s Canals into a stage despite police threats to shut it down

London’s canals teem with life most anytime of the year. Passing through Camden or strolling around Little Venice you might come across a busker or two while enjoying the muffled hum of a long boat’s engine, watching the locks in actions, and dodging cyclist. Most recently, Regent’s Canal has become a place where you might […]

Gallery lists for Frieze London and Frieze Masters, part of October edition of Frieze Viewing Rooms, released

Usually, at this point in the year, London would be prepping for one of the highlights of the art world: Frieze Week. However, like much of 2020, a typical Frieze Week, can’t go ahead, so instead, preparations are being made for the second edition of the Frieze Viewing Rooms, which will take place between October […]

The Nebra Sky Disk, a.k.a. the oldest picture of the stars, may be 1,000 years younger according to new research

Two decades ago, looters discovered a trove of artefacts thought to be from the Bronze Age. Among those items was a disk now known as the Nebra Sky Disc and until a recent report, it was thought to be 3,600 years old. Now, a new study proposes that the disk is in fact from the […]

Studio Museum names new cohort of artists-in-residence programme

Since 1969, the Studio Museum in Harlem has been supporting contemporary artists and, in that time, their artists-in-residence programme has helped form the canon of Black and diasporic art in the US. Adding to their cohort, the Studio Museum recently announced their newest members who will begin their 11-month residency next month. Widline Cadet, Genesis […]

Art World Roundup: update on Beirut’s art scene, a stolen Spencer painting recovered, the Musée d’Orsay in hot water, and more

In this week’s Art World Roundup, we look at the state of Beirut’s arts community a month after devastating blasts shook the city, a series of 100+ artworks by Katsushika Hokusai acquired by the British Museum, the Tate’s relationship with Anthony d’Offay, the recovery of a Robert Spencer painting by Art Recovery International, and the […]

Sculpture by Antony Gormley will soon be installed in Plymouth as part of £46m cultural centre debut

Later this month, The Box, a new £46 million museum and heritage centre will open in Plymouth that will bring together six Plymouth-based national collections. The Box’s inaugural exhibition, titled “Making It” has ruffled some feathers, though, for a commissioned sculpture by well-known artist Sir Antony Gormley that will be included in the show and […]