Art In America

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Pipilotti Rist: All, All, All, 2015, video installation, at Kunsthalle Krems, Krems an der Donau, Austria. Courtesy Luhring Augustine, New York, and Hauser & Wirth. Photo Lisa Rastl.

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Table of Contents

  1. Editor's Letter
  2. The Brief

    Time-Based Art Festival at the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art in Oregon; Printed Matter’s NY Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1; avant-garde Japanese fashion at the Denver Art Museum; Analia Saban at Houston’s Blaffer Art Museum; and more.

  3. First Look

    Antonia Wright

    Antonia Wright by Sean J. Patrick CarneyMiami-based Antonia Wright often puts herself in physical and emotional jeopardy in video performances shot with the lush compositional eye of a nineteenth-century painter.

  4. Biennials: Mixed Messages

    Incorporating works from many participants in their own online community, the New York–based collective DIS has mounted a Berlin Biennale that simultaneously exploits and critiques trendy digital strategies for marketing culture.

  5. Sightlines

    Bienal de São Paulo curator Jochen Volz tells Ross Simonini what’s on his mind.

  6. Architecture

    Causes and Effects

    As artistic director, Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena has made this year’s Venice Architecture Biennale a celebration of modest materials and inventive, socially conscientious design.

  7. Import/Export

    The Course of Empire

    A traveling show from Taipei’s National Palace Museum reflects, as did each of its predecessors since the 1950s, both the splendors of China’s past and the ambiguous, self-assertive status of Taiwan today.

  8. Up Close: The Once and Future Detroit

    As downtown neighborhoods begin to gentrify, Detroit's artistic community continues the feisty, freewheeling mode of cultural entrepreneurship that saw it through the city's darkest days. 

  9. Muse: Pentimenti

    An émigré to New York, Russian-born painter Sanya Kantarovsky argues for the fluid openness to pictorial change that he perceives in the half-obscured surface traces left by such masters as Leonardo, Matisse, and Picasso.

  10. Backstory

    Canine Freak Show

    Lynda Benglis recalls the collaborative conception and seat-of-the-pants production of her 1976 video The Amazing Bow Wow, about a husband who grows jealous of a talking dog.

  11. Books

    Screening the Middle East

    Anna Wallace-Thompson on Laura U. Marks’s Hanan al-Cinema: Affections for the Moving Image; plus related titles in brief.

  12. Varieties of Reclamation

    Rosalyn Drexler has managed, over the past sixty years, to produce innovative paintings and sculptures that deftly combine pop images with cool formalist devices.

  13. Ghost Cinema

    The supernatural is utterly natural in the films of Apichatpong Weerasethakul, who brings experimental techniques to bear on the intermingling of myth and daily life in provincial Thailand.

  14. The Big Picture

    It's not easy to convey humor through the modernist grid, but Rochelle Feinstein finds the format—along with painted texts, stock photographs, and videos—surprisingly congenial for satirizing the art world and her personal life.

  15. In the Studio: Donald Moffett

    A veteran of the AIDS-activist group Gran Fury, Donald Moffett relates how, since the early 1990s, he has produced paintings made with cake-decorating tools, monochromes serving as screens for socially engaged video projections, assemblage-style sculptures he calls "contraptions," and other funky works of the sort slated for a New York gallery show opening this month.

  16. Artworld

    People, Awards, Obituaries

The Jazz Painter

A traveling retrospective, currently at the Whitney Museum in New York, emphasizes Stuart Davis’s later paintings, especially his development of shifting, jazzlike variations over the course of decades.

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