Table of Contents
- Editor's Letter
Berlin’s KW Institute reopens; New Year’s Day Marathon Reading by the Poetry Project; Paris’s Centre Pompidou turns forty; The Noguchi Museum commemorates the artist’s WWII internment; Three performance fests in New York; A trio of art fairs in LA
First Look: Walter K. Scott
Walter K. Scott skewers the art world—especially young artists' often self-destructive pursuit of success—through the comic-strip misadventures of his alter ego, Wendy.
Atlas Dubai: Consumed Culture
The work of many artists in Dubai, a locale hosting a hodgepodge of nationalities, suggests that the emirate is not a melting pot but a welter of distinct cultural parts.
Liza Lou reflects on the physical and emotional intimacy woven into the beaded works she has created over the past eleven years with women in South Africa.
Bartholomew Ryan on Conceptualism and Other Fictions: The Collected Writings of Eduardo Costa, 1965–2015; plus related titles in brief.
The Artist's Artist: A Rauschenberg Symposium
With a Robert Rauschenberg retrospective currently at Tate Modern in London, six artists share their personal and professional thoughts on the late master.
In the seventeenth century, French painters Valentin de Boulogne and the Brothers Le Nain used lessons drawn from Caravaggio to initiate a closer observation of everyday scenes and characters.
For some forty years, Mierle Laderman Ukeles has striven—through artworks, performances, and manifestos—to bring greater recognition to women's domestic labor and the underappreciated services of New York City's Sanitation workers. Yet even she, the author argues, cannot entirely escape the exploitive regime of municipal authorities.
The Music of Chance
Best known as an experimental poet, the multifaceted Jackson Mac Low brought many comparable techniques to his drawings, on view in a solo exhibition that opens this month at the Drawing Center in New York.
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.