Art In America

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

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

THERE IS A BLUNTNESS, even a brutality, to Wang Bing’s documentary films, which typically plod at an agonizing pace—’Til Madness Do Us Part (2013), filmed inside a men’s mental hospital, lasts three hours and forty-seven minutes; Tie Xi Qu: West of theRead more

The forward-looking art of Josh Kline keeps an eye on the people and ideas that get discarded in pursuit of the new. JOSH KLINE'S ART is social science fiction. He takes issues that he thinks will occupy the people of the future and creates suites of…Read more

With their dogged poetry and existential wit, Gene Beery’s text paintings have developed a cult following. FOR MORE THAN fifty years, Gene Beery (b. 1937) has churned out words. Not words as they are typeset, but words as they are inscribed by a…Read more

AMONG THE SUBTLER indications that technology is driving profound changes in cultural institutions are the new words and symbols that have cropped up in museums’ communications to their visitors. A curator’s introduction, printed in vinyl on the wall,…Read more

Beyond exhibiting design objects, the Cooper Hewitt seeks to transform museumgoers into designers, a tech-driven approach that is creating a new role for cultural institutions. FROM BEHIND the sleek thermoformed desk that curves through the wood-paneled…Read more

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