Lidija Haas is the New Books columnist for ‘Harper's Magazine’ and a contributing editor at ‘Bookforum’

Haute couture and holy robes at the Met

High fashion turns out to be no match for some lavish loans from the Vatican

19 Sep 2018

‘I always felt that paintings had a lot of ego’

R.H. Quaytman talks to Apollo about the problems and possibilities of painting

26 Nov 2017
Untitled, n.d., Marisa Merz, mixed media, variable dimensions. Fondazione Merz, Turin; photo: Renata Ghiazza; courtesy Archivio Merz, © the artist and Fondazione Merz, Turin

The menacing charm of Marisa Merz

The playful sculptures and paintings of the only woman in the Arte Povera movement have a distinctly steely edge

22 Mar 2017

Committed to memory: the art of Doris Salcedo

Doris Salcedo makes monuments to the victims of political violence – out of chairs, sewing needles, and rose petals.

4 Jun 2016
Robert Ryman, installation view, 545 West 22nd Street, New York City

Robert Ryman and the many shades of white

An exhibition of Ryman’s eerie paintings in New York rewards repeated viewings

16 Apr 2016