“I am the mouth that produces waves,” intones a disembodied pair of lips, half-submerged in a rippling lagoon. “My words are the vibrations that produce waves of pressure and displacement.” When visitors enter the basement galleries of the Hirshhorn…Read more
The revelatory retrospective of Martin Wong at the Bronx Museum, which Eleanor Heartney addresses in this month’s issue of A.i.A, focuses on his painting—a brick-red, thickly spaced world of Lower East Side tenements, Chinatown ornament, glimpsed…Read more
The High Museum in Atlanta, where Katherine Jentleson is the curator of folk and self-taught art, has the Outsider Art Fair to thank for their new hire (she started in September). "I got into this by covering the fair in 2008 when I worked at Art +…Read more
The Brooklyn Museum's "Agitprop!" (through Aug. 7) explores the many ways that artists directly address issues of public concern. A term originated in Soviet Russia, "agitprop" is an amalgamation of the words "agitation" and "propaganda"—the desired…Read more
Vincent Fremont, a cofounder of the Andy Warhol Foundation, has been named CEO of ARTnews Ltd., the parent company of this magazine. "This is an exciting new chapter for me," Fremont said. "There's a remarkable opportunity here to build upon the…Read more
Painter and longtime Art in America contributor Robert Berlind died on December 17, 2015. He was 77. Throughout his 50-year career, Berlind produced an expansive body of work, mostly landscapes rooted in observation and memory.
In 2011, the artist…Read more
Every Thursday, A.i.A. editors compile The Lookout, a series of microreviews of compelling exhibitions on view in New York. Selections range from museum blockbusters to gallery shows to presentations in small nonprofits, from the Upper East Side to…Read more
Valerie Cassel Oliver is the senior curator at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. She recently opened an 11-year survey of work by conceptual painter and sound artist Jennie C. Jones. Here, she recalls her top exhibitions and events of 2015 in…Read more
Ralph Rugoff is director of the Hayward Gallery in London. He recently curated the 13th Lyon Biennale, on view through Jan. 3, and is currently organizing a group show featuring video work that centers on the idea of performance, which will open at the…Read more
Stuart Comer is chief curator of media and performance at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He is co-organizing a Bruce Conner retrospective at MoMA and a Mark Leckey survey at MoMA PS1, both of which will open in 2016.
Comer recently spoke…Read more
Reiko Tomii is a New York-based independent scholar and co-director of PoNJA-GenKon, an academic list serve on the topic of postwar Japanese art. She spoke with A.i.A. about the best exhibitions in Japan in 2015.
"Re: play 1972/2015—Restaging…Read more
Lanka Tattersall is assistant curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA). She is currently organizing the exhibition "Hito Steyerl: Factory of the Sun," which will open at MOCA in February 2016.
In chronological order, she shares…Read more