Table of Contents
- Editor's Letter
Larry Sultan's retrospective at LACMA; Harvard Art Museums reopen; Contemporary Latin American design in New York; Paris Photo at the Grand Palais; Scott Reeder's sci-fi film premieres.
Anthony Huberman, director of CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts in San Francisco, tells Chris Chang what's on his mind.
From classical allegories to Conceptual art, the theme of memory inspires British artist and filmmaker John Akomfrah.
A commercial art director discusses his knotty relationship to the art world with one of his clients.
An exhibition at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre spurs thoughts on national identity at a moment when the global profile of Thai art is growing.
Cold War, Cool Art
Richard Kalina reviews A Conspiracy of Images: Andy Warhol, Gerhard Richter and the Art of the Cold War, by John J. Curley.
The Perils of Post-Internet Art
Though its buzzworthy name implies a cutting-edge aesthetic, Post-Internet art reinforces an all-too-familiar gallery system, according to a critic of online culture.
The legendary New York dealer who helped foster Pop and Minimal art reflects on his heyday in this recently rediscovered 1991 interview with two art world impresarios.
The Hole Truth
During the 1970s, Howardena Pindell developed a unique method for creating a textured, memory-laden painting surface by adopting the simple hole punch as an artistic tool, creating distinctive abstractions inspired in part by African textiles.
Sturtevant made her name with work that closely resembled—some might say copied—the art of her peers. The author considers the artist's late-career pivot to creating frenetic video installations that were all her own.
This collaborative project takes the form of an annual report for a faux Silicon Valley firm founded by a guru/entrepreneur known as the Global Village Idiot.
The Fabric of Memory
Thailand's Jakkai Siributr endows his stitched, embroidered and sequined works with a deeply serious sociopolitical import.
In the Studio: Tommy Hartung
Religion, violence and social upheaval are among the major topics addressed in filmmaker Tommy Hartung's latest production, THE BIBLE (2014). The artist discusses his unconventional upbringing and the wide-ranging sources for his collagelike film
Backstory: The Man Who Fell to Earth
by Heinz Mack
In 1968, Zero Group artist Heinz Mack traveled to Tunisia to make a film of radiant abstract sculptures arrayed in the desert.
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.