For its first commissioned art installation, the Park Avenue Armory and curator Tom Eccles invited Brazillian artist Ernesto Neto to design one of his amorphous, interactive installations for the Armory's Wade Thompson Drill Hall. Anthropodino
is a cavernous maze rendered from hundreds of yards of material suspended from the ceiling and spanning over 100 feet across the hall's truss. Throughout the main cavity, weighted arms drop down like stalactites, dividing the space into the vast series of tunnels and nooks that characterize Neto's immersive works. Jess Wilcox met with the artist on the occasion of his opening to discuss his latest project.
Opening today at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Pictures Generation : 1974-1984
is the first major museum exhibition to focus on the tightly-knit group of artists, now collectively known as the 'pictures' generation, whose work formed what may be considered the last definitive movement of the 20th Century. Following up on Art in America'
s April issue, which revisited that decade from several critical perspectives, independent curator and critic Jess Wilcox spoke with the exhibition's curator, Douglas Eklund:
Adam Pendleton is a New York-based conceptual artist who is best known for his painting, publishing, and performance projects that investigate in the potential of language to shape subjects, re-engage history, and point toward new horizons. Currently, his work can be seen in the solo exhibition, " EL T D K" at Haunch of Venison Berlin (through April 25), and will be part of the New Museum's "Generational", Younger Than Jesus, opening April 8th. Here Pendleton converses with independent curator, Jess Wilcox.