Art In America

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Ed Ruscha, GUTS, 2013, bleach on fabric on board, 16 by 20 inches. Courtesy Gagosian Gallery.

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Table of Contents

  1. Editor's Letter
  2. The Brief

    New York’s International Center of Photography reopens; Berlin Biennale; NYC Electroacoustic Music Festival; Stuart Davis survey at the Whitney Museum; “The Women of Abstract Expressionism” at the Denver Art Museum; Goya prints at the Blanton Museum

  3. First Look

    Daniel R. Small

    In photography, film, and sculpture, Los Angeles artist Daniel R. Small explores the murky realm between history and fable, myth and fact.

  4. Alternative Spaces

    Fung Wah Biennial

    Evoking the nomadism of cultural workers in the new gig economy, New York’s nonprofit Flux Factory recently launched an art biennial on Chinatown buses plying the Northeastern corridor.

  5. Sightlines

    Architect Craig Dykers of Snøhetta tells Ross Simonini what’s on his mind.

  6. Atlas Dallas

    Self Help

    Dallas artists have created a thriving DIY culture, often mixing visual works and music, and blithely blurring the line between private residences and public space.

  7. Critical Eye: Personal Boundaries

    The traveling exhibition “Art AIDS America,” opening this summer at the Bronx Museum, finds renewed relevance in the culture wars of the 1980s and ’90s, especially the dual political-aesthetic strategies of the era’s most socially committed artists.

  8. Books

    Profoundly Blotto

    David Ebony on Michael Peppiatt’s Francis Bacon in Your Blood; plus related titles in brief.

  9. Backstory

    Stranger in a Strange Land

    Looking back to 1989, artist Kehinde Wiley recalls the culture shock of departing South Central Los Angeles as a twelve-year-old to participate in a cultural exchange with students in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

  10. Ambient Aesthetics

    Monitoring commodity prices, asset values, and the digital measurement of collective happiness, 
Mika Tajima creates artworks and installations—sometimes diffuse and cloudy, sometimes violent—that reflect current socioeconomic dynamics. 

  11. Trust Lust

    Art collector and self-taught painter William N. Copley translated his love of Surrealism into bright, cartoonish canvases devoted to everyday objects and scenes of good-natured raunch.

  12. Concrete Future

    The Met Breuer, housed in the revamped concrete building that Marcel Breuer designed for the Whitney Museum, launched with a survey show whose “unfinished” theme chimes with the rough materiality of the modernist architectural landmark.

  13. Writing and Non-Writing

    Singapore-based Heman Chong addresses timeless epistemological questions—what do we know, and how do we know it?—through subtly conceptual, often semi-collaborative, “documentary” works.

  14. Kelly's Late Shift

    In the final years of a seven-decade career, Ellsworth Kelly defied the notion of a “late” style, instead drawing imaginatively on his long-standing motifs to create diverse new works in a full range of mediums.

  15. In the Studio: Christian Jankowski

    Chief curator of this summer’s Manifesta 11, German artist Christian Jankowski speaks candidly about his artist-meets-nonartist plan for the global event, as well as his own irreverent artworks—videos that parody today’s mass media formats and art world mores.

  16. Artworld

    People, Awards, Obituaries

Geometry of the Beach

Sharply linear, formally severe, yet somehow lyrical, the tool-assisted drawings of Indian modernist Nasreen Mohamedi are featured in the new Met Breur's first monographic survey.

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