Art In America

The people are a crew of square-jawed construction workers swilling beers at the end of a long day, pressing chilled bottles against their greasy foreheads, pumping quarters into the jukebox. The people are a band of protesters of all colors and…Read more

First the good news. “Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World,” now appearing at the Guggenheim Museum in New York through January 7, samples China’s most fertile and challenging post-Mao period of art production in ways that are stimulating for…Read more

“MUSEUM-QUALITY DESIGN.” These days, you are much more likely to encounter objects evoking that phrase in a store than in an actual museum. Over the past decade, design curators have been rethinking their approach, moving away from a model originally…Read more

Stephen Shore's retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, on view through May 28, 2018, highlights the range of the photographer's output over half a century as he has explored color and materiality with a variety of camera formats andRead more

When I met Yto Barrada, she immediately clarified several misconceptions that the art world tends to hold about her. For one, she is primarily known as a Moroccan artist, but this, she explains, is misleading. Though her parents are Moroccan and she…Read more

  SINCE DECLARING of war against Mexico in 1994, the Zapatistas of Chiapas, Mexico, have hosted several gatherings of Indigenous activists from all over the world that the group has referred to as “encuentros intergalacticos” (intergalactic…Read more

THE ST. LOUIS art world today is defined by the oppositional consciousness that emerged in the wake of the 2014 killing of Michael Brown and subsequently spread out through the streets and into museums around the world in the ensuing three years.…Read more

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 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

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