Art In America

The most important for us is to realize what is possible and what is not.                                                           —Albert Oehlen   IF YOU HAD TO cram Albert Oehlen’s career into one sentence suitable for a book jacket blurb, you might…Read more

THREE YEARS AGO I had the privilege of participating in the Experimental Comedy Training Camp, a two-month residency program, at the Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada. Artists Michael Portnoy and Ieva Misevičiūt·e, plus guests including comedian Reggie…Read more

By the time I began making films and videos in the early ’80s, radical sociologist Stuart Hall was already a cultural hero to many artists and filmmakers who gathered in London’s artistic workshops and collectives, including one I was involved in…Read more

A dumb thud echoed throughout Gelitin’s “The Fall Show” at New York’s Greene Naftali gallery in 2012, as visitors stepped on levers on pedestals that sent sculptures flying to the floor. Broken, the works remained there until someone put them back. The…Read more

ART HAS ALWAYS had a sense of humor. Scenes from Greek theatrical comedies are immortalized on classical vases. Bawdy sexual jokes are common in the art of the Dutch Golden Age. And many of the paintings favored by 18th-century French aristocrats wereRead more

ART HAS ALWAYS had a sense of humor. Scenes from Greek theatrical comedies are immortalized on classical vases. Bawdy sexual jokes are common in the art of the Dutch Golden Age. And many of the paintings favored by 18th-century French aristocrats were…Read more

ART HAS ALWAYS had a sense of humor. Scenes from Greek theatrical comedies are immortalized on classical vases. Bawdy sexual jokes are common in the art of the Dutch Golden Age. And many of the paintings favored by 18th-century French aristocrats were…Read more

ART HAS ALWAYS had a sense of humor. Scenes from Greek theatrical comedies are immortalized on classical vases. Bawdy sexual jokes are common in the art of the Dutch Golden Age. And many of the paintings favored by 18th-century French aristocrats were…Read more

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