Art In America

  Concurrent exhibitions devoted to Valentin de Boulogne and the Brothers Le Nain highlight the prescience and grittiness of seventeenth-century French painting. ONE NIGHT IN Rome, in the summer of 1632, an expat French painter named Valentin de…Read more

THE JAPANESE CERAMIC mending technique of kintsugi involves repairing broken vessels with lacquer mixed with gold or other precious metals. Instead of being hidden, seams are highlighted and carefully articulated. The object’s history is made visible,…Read more

Mierle Laderman Ukeles, known for championing those who do uncelebrated work, has served the NYC Sanitation Department since the 1970s—but to what effect? ON JUNE 13, 1974, Mierle Laderman Ukeles was on her knees in front of A.I.R., the noted New York…Read more

As suburbia becomes a global phenomenon, it's urgent to reconsider its profound limitations and speculative possibilities. Imagine a city, a city that embodies our historical moment. A set of well-worn images, reproduced in popular media and…Read more

Disused manufacturing lofts have historically attracted artists seeking affordable spaces-this is how New York's SoHo came to be, and the "SoHo effect" a widespread model of gentrification. Atlanta's former industrial buildings are being repurposed…Read more

Exactly fifty years ago, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italy’s controversial writer-activist-filmmaker, made his first of two galvanizing visits to New York.   “ACTOR NEEDED TO PLAY Pier Paolo Pasolini.” Thus reads an untitled 1990 work by Mike Kelley: a mock…Read more

Returning to Las Vegas after more than four decades, Brian O'Doherty finds that enveloping new spectacles have replaced the gigantic signs he once praised in these pages.   TIME IS ODD everywhere, particularly in America, where a century can seem…Read more

THE RUMOR THAT Miami's December art fairs could be called off due to the outbreak of the Zika virus was a perverse reminder of how measured the panic in the city feels. No meltdowns and hyperventilating politicians, no quarantines or doomsday warnings.…Read more

  Our November 2016 issue includes a portfolio of political cartoons by seven artists: Ida Applebroog, Rashid Johnson, Peter Saul, Jim Shaw, Nayland Blake, and Antoni Muntadas and Marshall Reese. In his satiric introduction, offered below, WalterRead more

Thomas Bayrle, whose first US museum survey opened in November, has been exploring the structures of contemporary life—from highways to religion—in his paintings and sculptures since the 1960s. "THE WORLD OF commodities eats its way into human beings…Read more

STAVANGER SITS on the picturesque west coast of the social democratic oil state of Norway. If I say Norway, you might picture Vikings, fjords, and northern lights. If I say Norwegian art, you might think of Edvard Munch, or Bjarne Melgaard, or even Ida…Read more

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