Art In America

Over the last few years, I made frequent visits to the Williamsburg studio of Richard Aldrich to record our conversations on art, music, writing and psychotherapy. Through our talks, I've come to know him as a curatorially minded artist whose primary…Read more

Many things were curious about Kitch. I found her in 1956 and she lived for 20 years. People often ask if I named all my cats Kitch because she was a presence in my life and work for so long. Whenever James Tenney and I were making love, the cat would…Read more

The performance niv Acosta was rehearsing when we met sets a science-fiction narrative to disco beats and uses theoretical astrophysics as a lens through which to examine issues of race and gender. DISCOTROPIC, which premieres this month in New York as…Read more

Leo Rubinfien and John Junkerman, eds, Chewing Gum and Chocolate: Photographs by Shomei Tomatsu, New York, Aperture, 2014; 224 pages, $80 hardcover. When I was about 16, around the same time he thought I was ready to inherit his preserved copies of R.…Read more

For two years in the mid-1960s, when I was just out of college and ready to see the world, I lived and worked in various cities in Germany. It was my first time in Europe, and I was impressed by a culture that was steeped in tradition and history in a…Read more

John Paul Ricco, The Decision Between Us: Art and Ethics in the Time of Scenes, University of Chicago Press, 2014; 264 pages, $45 cloth, $7 to $36 e-book. Relationality, sociality, performativity are just a few of the key terms that John Paul Ricco…Read more

FOR THOSE WHO HAVE seen more than one of Cosima von Bonin’s many exhibitions and happenings over the course of the Cologne-based artist’s 25-year career, much is familiar in her current retrospective, “Hippies Use Side Door. The Year 2014 Has Lost the…Read more

EMBOSSED CIRCLES OF matte black silicone form a constellation through which barbed projectiles burst, extending beyond the limits of the round form filling the 10-foot-square relief. The unwieldy circles come together through a false impression of…Read more

WHEN THE VENICE BIENNALE opens in May, Pamela Rosenkranz, who is representing Switzerland, will be 35 years old. Despite her relative youth, she is no stranger to high-profile exhibitions. In 2008, while she was still a student at Switzerland’s…Read more

  To find a form that accommodates the mess, that is the task of the artist now.—Samuel Beckett When Solar Reserve (Tonopah, Nevada) went "live" in the courtyard at New York's Lincoln Center on Oct. 2, viewers gasped. Foot traffic stopped. Glamorous…Read more

  An obsolete Akai x-1800SD reel-to-reel eight-track player stood in the corner of the back room at Casey Kaplan gallery. Nearby, a simple wooden cabinet held 52 reels, each containing around 40 hours of audiotape combining portions of record albums,…Read more

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