Art In America


Table of Contents

  1. Editor's Letter
  2. First Look: Rhonda Holberton

    The California-based artist creates installations and "products" that reveal the insidiousness of U.S. military experimentation. 

  3. Sightlines

    Collector William S. Arnett tells Chris Chang what's on his mind.

  4. Théâtre de la Mode

    A New York artist finds himself mysteriously drawn to a remote museum in the Columbia River Gorge, home to a collection of haute couture dolls from WWII-era Paris.

  5. Atlas Chicago

    Stability and Flux

    While the Art Institute of Chicago remains a cultural bastion, carefully dispensing art historical validation, the city's galleries and alternative spaces generate a flurry of innovative activity.

  6. Backstory

    Food for Thought

    In 1990, artist Marilyn Minter decided to promote her gallery solo "100 Food Porn" through late-night TV commercials.

  7. Books

    Criticism as Literature

    Debra Bricker Balken on Art in America, 1945-1970: Writing from the Age of Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, and Minimalism edited by Jed Pearl; plus related titles in brief.

  8. Digital Sculptor

    Since 2009, Yugoslavia-born video and internet artist Aleksandra Domanović has increasingly used her new-media skills to produce tech-savvy sculptural installations involving stacked paper, huge acrylic scrims and sci-fi prostheses.   

  9. Man of Letters

    Author and installation artist Paul Chan, winner of this year's Hugo Boss Prize, launched his maverick publishing venture Badlands Unlimited to expore the nature of the book, the disruptive roles of pornography and genre fiction, and the tangled interrelationship of print and digital media.

  10. Farewell to Nature

    Artists such as Germany's Christoph Keller, Argentina's Eduardo Navarro as well as Guillermo Faivovich and Nicolás Goldberg, and Brazil's Daniel Steegmann Mangrané employ high-tech means—including microphotography and virtual reality—to radically alter viewers' engagement with the natural world.

  11. Unbinding the System

    Samuel Levi Jones addresses the long-standing omission of African-American accomplishments from "authoritative" texts by dismantling encyclopedias and re-presenting their physical components as art.

In the Studio: Shelly Silver

With a show opening this month in Belgium, American filmmaker Shelly Silver talks about probing the lives of everyday people—be they Berliners undergoing reunification, Japanese women facing generational change, Americans wrangling with political option


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