Art In America

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Mark Leckey, Noon Photoshoot, digital photograph by Adam Laycock.

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Table of Contents

  1. Editor's Letter
  2. The Brief

    Basim Magdy survey at Chicago’s MCA; Russian Revolution–era works at New York’s MoMA; Miami Art Week; International Festival of New Latin American Cinema in Havana; India’s Kochi-Muziris Biennale.

  3. First Look

    Jasmine Nyende

    Los Angeles artist Jasmine Nyende specializes in performances that mockingly protest the American heritage of slavery and racism.

  4. Atlas Miami: Flotsam from the Future

    What should citizens—especially art professionals—do in response to rising sea levels and other ecological threats in socially fragmented Miami?

  5. Sightlines

    Raqs Media Collective talks to Ross Simonini.

  6. Global Context

    An Armorial Age

    In the exhibition “Jerusalem 1000–1400,” now at New York’s Metropolitan Museum, artworks and artifacts created during the bloody turmoil of the Crusades are displayed in peaceful coexistence, despite their divergent religious origins.

  7. Up Close: Buildings Seeking Art

    Real estate developer John Portman's model of integrating art into self-contained architectural spaces affects even edgy galleries and funky nonprofits in Atlanta, where artists are often invited to spearhead gentrification.  

  8. Backstory

    Going the Distance

    David White, senior curator at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, recalls helping the artist mount the first showing of his giant installation The ¼ Mile or 2 Furlong Piece in Fort Myers, Florida, in 1982.

  9. Books

    Multiple Originals

    Eleanor Heartney on Reiko Tomii’s Radicalism in the Wilderness: International Contemporaneity and 1960s Art in Japan; plus related titles in brief.

  10. Everything Is About To Begin

    Visiting the US in 1966 and 1969, Italy’s controversial postwar Renaissance man, Pier Paolo Pasolini, found a rejuvenating energy in his encounters with fellow filmmakers, artists, writers, and activists.

  11. Portfolio

    A lifelong fan of “low” British culture, artist Mark Leckey presents seven new digital photographs referencing e-commerce, ecology, gender politics, cosmic bodies, and Felix the Cat.

  12. Las Vegas Revisited

    Artist, writer, and former A.i.A. editor Brian O'Doherty visits the Neon Museum in a now transformed Las Vegas, searching for the great roadside signs he lauded in a 1972 article.    

  13. Suburban Futurism

    Arguing that urban sprawl is the dominant growth paradigm of the present and future, the author advocates a close examination of dynamic, amorphous metroplexes like Phoenix and Dubai.

  14. Artworld

    People, Awards, Obituaries

Worldly Abstraction

After decades of critical neglect, 101-year-old painter Carmen Herrera—born in Cuba, long based in New York—currently offers a triumphant survey of her linear abstractions at the Whitney Museum.

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