Art In America

Where does play end and art begin? The interest in such questions, largely fostered by the 2013 exhibition “Gutai: Splendid Playground” at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, has now prompted a resurgent fascination with the work of this high-energy…Read more

Walter Liedtke, curator of European paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art died Tuesday in a train accident. He was one of six victims. Liedtke was headed home to Bedford Hills, NY when his train reportedly hit an SUV on the tracks. He had worked at…Read more

Long before last month's historic announcement of thawed relations between the U.S. and Cuba, the visual arts had provided a rare avenue of communication between the two Cold War foes. In our April 1986 issue, critic Lucy Lippard examined the…Read more

Jane DeBevoise is the chair and Michelle Wong is a researcher at Asia Art Archive in Hong Kong. Here, they recall their favorite 2014 exhibitions from the "Pearl of the Orient." “Great Crescent: Art and Agitation in the 1960s—Japan, South Korea, andRead more

Julia Peyton-Jones is co-director of London's Serpentine Gallery. Here, she recalls her favorite 2014 exhibitions from England's capital.Steve McQueen, "Ashes," at Thomas Dane Gallery This memorable exhibition presented two new works. Ashes (2014) is…Read more

Connie Butler is the chief curator at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. With critic Michael Ned Holte, she co-curated the second "Made in L.A." biennial this year. Here, she recalls her top shows (and a performance) from 2014 in the City of…Read more

Simon Castets is director of New York's Swiss Institute. Here, he recalls his favorite Gotham exhibitions of 2104."Learn to Read Art: A Surviving History of Printed Matter," at New York University's 80WSE This show reflected on the unique position that…Read more

"Szalon" at the Logan Center for the ArtsCurator Monika Szewczyk's exhibition  at the University of Chicago's Logan Center initiated a rich, open-ended conversation between over 60 works of art, from Gabrielle Garland's wonky oil interiors and Ramyar…Read more

  Frieze New York has announced the galleries that will show at the fourth edition of the fair (May 14-17, 2015). Nearly 200 galleries will participate, approximately the same number as last year. About 30 percent are from New York. Exhibitors hail from…Read more

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