Art In America

The most important for us is to realize what is possible and what is not.                                                           —Albert Oehlen   IF YOU HAD TO cram Albert Oehlen’s career into one sentence suitable for a book jacket blurb, you might…Read more

THREE YEARS AGO I had the privilege of participating in the Experimental Comedy Training Camp, a two-month residency program, at the Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada. Artists Michael Portnoy and Ieva Misevičiūt·e, plus guests including comedian Reggie…Read more

“I want to be bugged by museums, not tranquilized by them.” So declared Peter Blake in the pages of Art in America in 1966, attempting to justify the jarring form of Marcel Breuer’s newly completed building for the Whitney Museum of American Art. Erected…Read more

I cover the waterfront I’m watching the sea Will the one I love Be coming back to me?1 No matter what first-time visitors make of the art on view at the new Whitney Museum of American Art on Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District, they will…Read more

I’d never heard a sound like the name of this place, Klickitat County. The long drive along the Columbia River, from Portland into Washington State, past fissured rocks and forests blanketed in slashed fog, felt alien and I thought of the unanticipated…Read more

What makes a book a book? Is it two covers, a spine and the sheaf of paper glued or tied in the middle? Is it the title page, or the information included on it—the names of the publisher and the author, the network of people and institutions that lend a…Read more

  Rhonda Holberton examines military practice in order to consider how technology is used to view, read and track humans. In her earlier works, Holberton, who lives in Oakland, Calif., attempted to collapse the distance between herself and obscure sites…Read more

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