Table of Contents
- Editor's Letter
Sci-fi-influenced video art at the Moderna Museet, Malmö. Sweden; College Art Association Conference; L.A. Art Book Fair; Zona Maco art fair, Mexico City; Laura Poitras solo at the Whitney Museum, New York; 21-39 art festival in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
First Look: Sondra Perry
In a two-channel video installation in MoMA PS1's "Greater New York," Sondra Perry, a Columbia University-trained artist now in residence at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, explores domestic rituals—some traditionally African-American, some newly contrived for the camera—involving friends and family in Perth Amboy, N.J.
Atlas Moscow: Refuseniks and Apparatchiks
Artists' fiercely outrageous, often politically charged public actions galvanized the Russian cultural scene in the 1990s. Today, organizations like the private V-A-C Foundation seek to alter the urban fabric—both physical and social—in subtler, more pervasive ways.
Tang Museum director Ian Berry tells Chris Chang what's on his mind.
Eleanor Heartney on Charlene Spretnak's The Spiritual Dynamic in Modern Art: Art History Reconsidered, 1800 to the present and Aaron Rosen's Art + Religion in the 21st Century; plus related titles in brief.
Painter and sculptor Joaquín Torres-García left his native Uruguay for 40 years, absorbing radical new art in Europe and the U.S., before returning home in 1934 to advocate for a School of the South, a distinct Latin American movement.
That Which Pleases
In paintings, installations, videos and extended performances, Scottish-born artist Lucy McKenzie freely appropriates images, genres and techniques, ranging from trompe l'oeil painting to detective movies to fashion and design.
The Chinese-American artist Martin Wong (1945-1999) celebrated both his cultural heritage and New York's gritty Lower East Side in paintings rife with firemen, convicts, pop icons, graffitied walls and ASL hand signs.
In the Studio: Keltie Ferris
On the occasion of her first East Coast museum solo, Ferris discusses her "autonomous" body prints and abstract paintings.
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.