Despite its diverse critical range, A.i.A.’s 1972 special issue on Native Americans overlooked a wellspring of creative energy and institution-building efforts in Indigenous communities.ART IN AMERICA's July–August 1972 special issue devoted…Read more
Demian DinéYazhi´ works in a DIY spirit, infusing punk aesthetics with a testimony to the endurance of Indigenous culture.
DEMIAN DINÉ YAZHI´ is a Diné (Navajo) artist born to the clans Tódích´íí´nii (Bitter Water) and Naasht´ézhí Tábąąhá (Zuni…Read more
IN 1981, Hock E Aye Vi Edgar Heap of Birds (Cheyenne/Arapaho) packed up his studio in Philadelphia and drove his Volkswagen bus to Oklahoma, where he has lived ever since. A director of Just Above Midtown Gallery in New York, where Heap of Birds had…Read more
IN THE FALL OF 2016, drones moved across North Dakota skies while oil rigs methodically penetrated the earth's crust. Bulldozers cut and cleared unruly topography to make way for the 1,172-mile Dakota Access Pipeline, designed to carry crude oil from…Read more
MARIA HUPFIELD is a maker, a mover, a connector, an Anishinaabe-kwe and a member of Wasauksing First Nation. She now lives in Brooklyn, on traditional Lenape territory. Like the artist herself, Hupfield's work is never static. Her performances,…Read more
Julia Weist, the subject of the First Look profile in our September issue, collaborated with Cuban artist Nestor Siré on the project "17.(SEPT) [By WeistSiréPC]TM," on view at the Queens Museum through February 18, 2018. Their show features an archive…Read more
Based on seven years of research, the Pacific Standard Time exhibition “Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985” forges a new significance for previously excluded artists.
THE NEWEST INSTALLMENT of the Getty Foundation’s Pacific Standard Time,…Read more
A free art school conceived as a rebuke to runaway student debt, Bruce High Quality Foundation University has had to negotiate a position between institutionalization and anarchy.
A MONTH AFTER the inauguration of Donald Trump, I found myself in…Read more
Chemical and biological processes open the encounter with artwork to nonvisual modes of sensation.
BY PRESENTING AN empty-looking glass ampoule as his 1919 sculpture 50 cc of Paris Air, Marcel Duchamp brought invisible molecules into the purview of…Read more
Critical consensus formed quickly around “Viva Arte Viva,” the exhibition that Christine Macel, chief curator of the Centre Pompidou in Paris, has mounted at the 57th Venice Biennale. It’s out of touch with the harsh present, too soft to face an…Read more
LOOTED ART IS everywhere in the Kassel portion of Documenta 14, posited as something like the uncanny double of today’s globe-trotting artworks. Networks of international circulation are central to the functioning of the contemporary art world, and…Read more
DOCUMENTA 14 crash-landed in Athens like a big black monolith that shattered into a million pieces. Well, maybe not a million, but with forty-seven local venues organized by fourteen curators and curatorial advisers, there was nothing singular about…Read more