Table of Contents
- Editor's Letter
"Political Populism" at Kunsthalle Wien; Paris Photo; Asia Pacific Triennial; Nari Ward at the Pérez Art Museum Miami; Performa 15 in New York.
A.i.A.'s editor-at-large commemorates the idiosyncratic founder of the Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, and the A.S.A.P. residency program in Maine.
Issues & Commentary
Last summer, a series of in-house exhibitions in the tiny lactation room at New York's Museum of Modern Art gave comfort to working mothers, while highlighting the many social challenges they face.
Bricks, boots, chastity belts and a gigantic male rump are among the items that British sculptor and installation artists Anthea Hamilton employs to satirize consumer culture.
Atlas Moscow: Good Neighbors
The government's rejuvenation of neighborhood exhibition spaces and the opening of the new, privately financed Garage Museum of Contemporary Art signal an updating of Russian cultural policy.
MoMA photography curator Quentin Bajac tells Chris Chang what's on his mind.
The Feminist Art of Describing
Sue Taylor onWomen Artists: The Linda Nochlin Reaser;plus related titles in brief.
The American painter recalls her five years as a Réalités Nouvelles artist in mythic postwar Paris.
The L.A.-based artist, referencing his childhood years on a Lakota Sioux reservation and his architectural training, reveals the layered analog process by which he produced digital-looking effects in a recent series of still-life photographs.
Looking For Utopia
Better Living Through Artistry
From the mid-20th century to today, artists have repeatedly sought creative social alternatives, as reflected in Black Mountain College, the hippies, the Porn Art Movement in Brazil and the outsider films of the U.K.'s Ben Rivers.
Scrutinizing rural hermits, outcasts and commune dwellers in various countries, British filmmaker Ben Rivers seeks a link between individuality and the land.
Some 30 years ago, the exuberantly erotic Porn Art Movement eluded the censors of Brazil's staunch military government.
Lines of Thought
Examining Agnes Martin's traveling retrospective, her recent biographer considers how the formal and spiritual universals the painter sought arose out of the personal conditions she suppressed.
The German-born artist, now residing in the U.S., presents eight new monotypes featuring her signature mix of bright abstraction and playful figuration.
In the Studio: Amie Siegel
The New York artist discusses her Chicago origins, her documentary film activities in Germany, and, above all, her 16-year investigation of the nature and mechanics of cinematogrpahy itself.
People, Awards, Obituaries
by Rob Horning
Hippiedom, celebrated in a traveling exhibition currently at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, had a dark side that encompassed both the elitist self-indulgence of Timothy Leary and the lethal madness of Charles Manson.
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.