Table of Contents
- Editor's Letter
First Look: Rhonda Holberton
The California-based artist creates installations and "products" that reveal the insidiousness of U.S. military experimentation.
Collector William S. Arnett tells Chris Chang what's on his mind.
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.
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.
Food for Thought
In 1990, artist Marilyn Minter decided to promote her gallery solo "100 Food Porn" through late-night TV commercials.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.