Table of Contents
- Editor's Letter
Basim Magdy survey at Chicago’s MCA; Russian Revolution–era works at New York’s MoMA; Miami Art Week; International Festival of New Latin American Cinema in Havana; India’s Kochi-Muziris Biennale.
Los Angeles artist Jasmine Nyende specializes in performances that mockingly protest the American heritage of slavery and racism.
Atlas Miami: Flotsam from the Future
What should citizens—especially art professionals—do in response to rising sea levels and other ecological threats in socially fragmented Miami?
Raqs Media Collective talks to Ross Simonini.
An Armorial Age
In the exhibition “Jerusalem 1000–1400,” now at New York’s Metropolitan Museum, artworks and artifacts created during the bloody turmoil of the Crusades are displayed in peaceful coexistence, despite their divergent religious origins.
Up Close: Buildings Seeking Art
Real estate developer John Portman's model of integrating art into self-contained architectural spaces affects even edgy galleries and funky nonprofits in Atlanta, where artists are often invited to spearhead gentrification.
Going the Distance
David White, senior curator at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, recalls helping the artist mount the first showing of his giant installation The ¼ Mile or 2 Furlong Piece in Fort Myers, Florida, in 1982.
Eleanor Heartney on Reiko Tomii’s Radicalism in the Wilderness: International Contemporaneity and 1960s Art in Japan; plus related titles in brief.
Everything Is About To Begin
Visiting the US in 1966 and 1969, Italy’s controversial postwar Renaissance man, Pier Paolo Pasolini, found a rejuvenating energy in his encounters with fellow filmmakers, artists, writers, and activists.
A lifelong fan of “low” British culture, artist Mark Leckey presents seven new digital photographs referencing e-commerce, ecology, gender politics, cosmic bodies, and Felix the Cat.
Las Vegas Revisited
Artist, writer, and former A.i.A. editor Brian O'Doherty visits the Neon Museum in a now transformed Las Vegas, searching for the great roadside signs he lauded in a 1972 article.
Arguing that urban sprawl is the dominant growth paradigm of the present and future, the author advocates a close examination of dynamic, amorphous metroplexes like Phoenix and Dubai.
People, Awards, Obituaries
After decades of critical neglect, 101-year-old painter Carmen Herrera—born in Cuba, long based in New York—currently offers a triumphant survey of her linear abstractions at the Whitney Museum.
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.