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

“I want to be bugged by museums, not tranquilized by them.” So declared Peter Blake in the pages of Art in America in 1966, attempting to justify the jarring form of Marcel Breuer’s newly completed building for the Whitney Museum of American Art. Erected…Read more

I cover the waterfront I’m watching the sea Will the one I love Be coming back to me?1 No matter what first-time visitors make of the art on view at the new Whitney Museum of American Art on Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District, they will…Read more

I’d never heard a sound like the name of this place, Klickitat County. The long drive along the Columbia River, from Portland into Washington State, past fissured rocks and forests blanketed in slashed fog, felt alien and I thought of the unanticipated…Read more

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