Table of Contents
- Editor's Letter
Sarah Charlesworth survey at New York's New Museum; Moscow's Garage Museum of Contemporary Art reopens; Art Basel; Moholy-Nagy paintings at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art; Arles photo festival; art and music exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art,
Ray Johnson's Life-Poem
David Ebony on Ray Johnson's Not Nothing: Selected Writings by Ray Johnson, 195401994 and The Paper Snake; plus related titles in brief.
Concentrating on highly tended spaces, New York-based Daniel Heidkamp infuses landscape painting with irony and formal stylization.
International curator Ute Meta Bauer tells Chris Chang what's on her mind.
Muse: Stuart Hall
Recalling his beginnings as a filmmaker, Isaac Julien pays homage to an intellectual mentor—radical British social theorist Stuart Hall.
Painting with Dad
In the early 1950s, a boy's life at home in Paris meant time in the studio "collaborating" with his father, the Hungarian-born painter Simon Hantaï.
The Accidental Abstractionist
Admired by many young artists today, the endlessly inventive German painter Albert Oehlen combines formal diversity with superb technical skills.
Too Funny for Words
Why does comedy play such a large role in art today? Is humor as culturally specific as taste? These and other timely questions are addressed in a special A.i.A. section this month.
Stages of Laughter
Artists Aki Sasamoto, Amy SIllman and Martine Syms along with comedian Kate Berlant reflect on the pleasures and perils of their unorthodox modes of "performance."
Artists like Gelitin, Judith Hopf, Antoine Catala and Paul McCarthy forge a seemingly unlikely link between classic slapstick and recent sculpture.
David Robbins's book Concrete Comedy and programs such as the Experimental Comedy Training Camp in Banff, Alberta, urge young art humorists to repond directly to specific locales.
In the Studio: Stanya Kahn
The Los Angeles-based artist, a veteran of live performance, discusses her use of visual, physical and verbal comedy in the deliberately lo-fi videos and drawings she now produces.
Atlas Cairo: Return Flight
by Sarah Rifky
The author says farewell to a city where, under tightening governmental restraints, artistic opportunities are diminishing and archival evidence of past work is scarce.
These volumes of Art in America’s history have not yet been digitized.
Founded in 1913 by art critic, historian and collector Frederic Fairchild Sherman under founding editor Wilhelm R. Valentiner, A.i.A., in its early issues, focused on old masters in American collections. For much of the ‘20s, the magazine was named Art in America and Elsewhere, reflecting its increasing geographic reach.
Its editors have been Jean Lipman (1941-71), Brian O’Doherty (1971-74), Elizabeth C. Baker (1974-2008), Marcia E. Vetrocq (2008-2011), and Lindsay Pollock (2011-present). Among the noted artists and critics who have written for its pages are Bernard Berenson, Benjamin H.D. Buchloh, Hal Foster, Adolph Gottlieb, Rosalind Krauss, Donald Kuspit, Thomas McEvilley, Robert Morris, Barbara Rose, Irving Sandler, Leo Steinberg, Craig Owens and Robert Storr.
The magazine was purchased in 1984 by Peter M. Brant, who owns it today.