Art in America - Most Recent The most recent items from Art in America. http://www.artinamericamagazine.com Thu, 02 Apr 2015 00:26:23 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Théâtre de la Mode http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/magazine/thtre-de-la-mode-/ <p>A New York artist finds himself mysteriously drawn to a remote museum in the Columbia River Gorge, home to a collection of haute couture dolls from WWII-era Paris.</p> By Nick Mauss Wed, 01 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0100 Man of Letters http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/magazine/man-of-letters/ <p>Author and installation artist Paul Chan, winner of this year's Hugo Boss Prize, launched his maverick publishing venture Badlands Unlimited to expore the nature of the book, the disruptive roles of pornography and genre fiction, and the tangled interrelationship of print and digital media.</p> By Brian Droitcour Wed, 01 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0100 First Look: Rhonda Holberton http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/magazine/first-look-rhonda-holberton-/ <p>The California-based artist creates installations and "products" that reveal the insidiousness of U.S. military experimentation.&nbsp;</p> By Ceci Moss Wed, 01 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/03/26/img-holberton-_160800654015.jpg_standalone.jpg Digital Sculptor http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/magazine/digital-sculptor/ <p>Since 2009, Yugoslavia-born video and internet artist Aleksandra Domanović has increasingly used her new-media skills to produce tech-savvy sculptural installations involving stacked paper, huge acrylic scrims and sci-fi prostheses.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> By Kirsty Bell Wed, 01 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0100 Farewell to Nature http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/magazine/farewell-to-nature/ <p>Artists such as Germany's Christoph Keller, Argentina's Eduardo Navarro as well as Guillermo Faivovich and Nicol&aacute;s Goldberg, and Brazil's Daniel Steegmann Mangran&eacute; employ high-tech means&mdash;including microphotography and virtual reality&mdash;to radically alter viewers' engagement with the natural world.</p> By Sarah Demeuse Wed, 01 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0100 From the Archives: Kehinde Wiley’s 2005 Brooklyn Museum Debut http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/from-the-archives-kehinde-wileyrsquos-2005-brooklyn-museum-debut/ <p>Over the past 15 years, painter Kehinde Wiley has become internationally known for his works combining realistic renderings of contemporary African-Americans and motifs from European portraiture. For <em>A.i.A.</em>&rsquo;s April 2005 issue, art historian, curator and author Sarah Lewis&mdash;then a curatorial assistant at the Museum of Modern Art&mdash;wrote a feature on Wiley entitled "De(i)fying the Masters."</p> By Sarah Lewis Wed, 01 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/03/31/img-kehinde-wiley-1_135808558621.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Ann Cathrin November Høibo http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/ann-cathrin-november-hibo/ <p>Ann Cathrin November H&oslash;ibo, an idiosyncratic and refreshingly eccentric young Norwegian, is garnering international attention for her offbeat sculptures and paintings utilizing weaving, fabric, dangling string and cords, rubber bands, various found objects and spare, intense color.&nbsp;</p> By Gregory Volk Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/03/12/img-hibo_174212967250.jpg_standalone.jpg Oliver Laric http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/oliver-laric/ <p>Laric has excavated moments of transformation found in what the gallery describes as &ldquo;over 100 years of animated film and videos.&rdquo;</p> By Hannah Black Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/03/12/img-laric_174139988918.jpg_standalone.jpg Art + Practice Pairs Art with Social Change in Los Angeles http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/art-practice-pairs-art-with-social-change-in-los-angeles/ <p>Art + Practice is a nonprofit founded by artist Mark Bradford, collector and philanthropist Eileen Harris Norton, and activist Allan DiCastro. Its mission is unique and multipronged, with a stated mandate to promote contemporary art and provide services and support to foster youth.</p> By Jennifer S. Li Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/03/27/img-art-practice-1_104138170019.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Marvin Gaye Chetwynd http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/marvin-gaye-chetwynd/ <p>For her second solo exhibition at Massimo De Carlo, Chetwynd created a typically colorful and exuberant atmosphere.&nbsp;</p> By Federico Florian Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/03/12/img-chetwynd_173948880370.jpg_standalone.jpg Kochi-Muziris Biennale http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/kochi-muziris-biennale/ <p>Under the direction of artist Jitish Kallat (b. 1974), the&nbsp;Kochi-Muziris Biennale&nbsp;brings together some 90 individual artists and groups, nearly half from India and the rest from 29 other countries</p> By Ryan Holmberg Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/03/12/img-kochi-muziris-biennale_174030530085.jpg_standalone.jpg Shinro Ohtake http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/shinro-ohtake/ <p>Ohtake (b. 1955) was the first of Japan&rsquo;s neo-Pop artists on the international art scene in the early 1980s. Many argue he might even be the most important.</p> By Prajna Desai Wed, 25 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/03/12/img-ohtake_173827249177.jpg_standalone.jpg Candida Höfer http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/candida-hfer/ <p>Candida H&ouml;fer (b. 1944) had her first gallery exhibition in 1975. Since then, the erstwhile student of Bernd Becher has gained recognition as one of the most important photographers of her generation, best known for complex interior photographs of public spaces devoid of people.</p> By Aoife Rosenmeyer Wed, 25 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/03/12/img-hfer_173904966364.jpg_standalone.jpg Amy Adler http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/amy-adler/ <p>For the past seven years, Amy Adler has taken time off from exhibiting to attend film school at the University of Southern California, where she earned an MFA in 2011, and to make two short films,&nbsp;<em>Ready for Love&nbsp;</em>(2009) and&nbsp;<em>Mein Schloss</em>&nbsp;(2012), both of which deal with sexual and autobiographical anxieties.&nbsp;</p> By Michael Duncan Tue, 24 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/03/12/img-adler_173618836915.jpg_standalone.jpg Vera Frenkel http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/vera-frenkel/ <p>Born in Bratislava, Slovakia, in 1938, Vera Frenkel is a seminal&nbsp;Canadian artist known for her use of fictitious personas in multidisciplinary projects that indicate gaps in the historical record.</p> By Milena Tomic Tue, 24 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/03/12/img-frenkel_173752832122.jpg_standalone.jpg Nam June Paik http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/nam-june-paik/ <p>Nam June Paik has been described as the "father of video art," but the medium-specific moniker obscures his broader fascination with how technologies alter our bodies and our perceptions.</p> By William S. Smith Mon, 23 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/03/10/img-paik_17275416187.jpg_standalone.jpg Luke Diiorio http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/luke-diiorio/ <p>New York-based artist Luke Diiorio&rsquo;s latest solo show addressed a gamut of issues grappled with in art since modernism: singularity versus repetition; representation versus abstraction; and the limitations of the canvas.&nbsp;</p> By Jennifer S. Li Mon, 23 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/03/12/img-diiorio_17365088873.jpg_standalone.jpg Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera’s Detroit Year Explored in DIA Show http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/frida-kahlo-and-diego-riverarsquos-detroit-year-explored-in-dia-show/ <p>Just over four months after the Detroit Institute of Arts was officially rescued from the threat of liquidation due to citywide bankruptcy, the museum opened a show of works by Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. This first major exhibition since the settlement is a victory for the city Kahlo and Rivera once called home.</p> By Austin Considine Mon, 23 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/03/23/img-dia-kahlo-rivera-3_105842292928.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Susanna Bluhm http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/susanna-bluhm/ <p>Seattle-based artist Susanna Bluhm&rsquo;s new oil paintings portray abstracted landscapes based on photographs of Yosemite National Park.</p> By Matthew Kangas Fri, 20 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/03/12/img-bluhm_173457819870.jpg_standalone.jpg Asher Hartman http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/asher-hartman/ <p>Asher Hartman&rsquo;s rambunctious theater piece&nbsp;<em>Purple Electric Play!&nbsp;</em>(<em>PEP!</em>), 2014, bounces between the thematic purples of protest, prose and psychedelics.</p> By Tracy Jeanne Rosenthal Fri, 20 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/03/12/img-hartman_173537760054.jpg_standalone.jpg A Perfectly Basel Hong Kong http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/a-perfectly-basel-hong-kong/ <p>"Same Old, Brand New" read Chinese artist Cao Fei's projection on Hong Kong's 1,600-foot International Commerce Centre last Saturday evening. Capping the second preview day of the 2015 Art Basel Hong Kong fair (Mar. 15-17), the spectacle deftly reflected the art world's current state of affairs.</p> By Richard Vine Fri, 20 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/03/20/img-art-basel-hk-2015-cao-fei_162226442908.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Anne Collier http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/anne-collier/ <p>The Los Angeles-born, New York-based artist Anne Collier takes on today's fast-paced digital paradigm and its implications, indirectly if not directly, in nearly 40 black-and-white and color photographs.</p> By Kyle MacMillan Thu, 19 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/03/10/img-collier_161732757387.jpg_standalone.jpg Margarita Cabrera http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/margarita-cabrera/ <p>Fourteen life-size desert plants constructed from sections of dark green U.S. Border Patrol uniforms were casually arrayed in terra-cotta pots on the gallery floor for El Paso artist Margarita Cabrera&rsquo;s recent exhibition.&nbsp;</p> By Frances Colpitt Thu, 19 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/03/12/img-cabrera_173415270782.jpg_standalone.jpg “Zero Tolerance” http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/ldquozero-tolerancerdquo/ <p>Organized by Klaus Biesenbach and Margaret Aldredge, "Zero Tolerance" brings together an international ensemble of artists who investigate conflicts of freedom and control by documenting protests, demonstrations, civil disobedience and other well-established forms of popular political speech.&nbsp;</p> By Anwar Batte Wed, 18 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/03/10/img-zero-tolerance_163033792471.jpg_standalone.jpg Amalia Ulman http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/amalia-ulman/ <p>To enter Amalia Ulman's first solo show in New York, called "Stock Images of War," you had to push aside a tall black curtain while listening to Rage Against the Machine and the Bloodhound Gang.&nbsp;</p> By Dan Allegretto Wed, 18 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/03/10/img-ulman_163904358580.jpg_standalone.jpg Reading and Rumor: The Problem with Kenneth Goldsmith http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/reading-and-rumor-the-problem-with-kenneth-goldsmith/ <p>At Interrupt 3, a conference on poetry and digital media at Brown University in Providence, Kenneth Goldsmith read the autopsy of Michael Brown, the teenager who was murdered by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Mo., in August 2014.</p> By Brian Droitcour Wed, 18 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/03/18/img-kenneth-goldsmith-michael-brown_12431369852.jpg_standalone.jpg Andreas Schulze http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/andreas-schulze/ <p>The automobile has a central place in the history of modern art, serving to symbolize both the efficiency of industrial production and the spectacle of mass consumption.&nbsp;</p> By Antonia Pocock Tue, 17 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/03/10/img-schulze_162217981606.jpg_standalone.jpg John Waters http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/john-waters-1/ <p>The changes in John Waters's creative life, of course, reflect a radically shifted gay cultural climate.</p> By Bradford Nordeen Tue, 17 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/03/10/img-waters_16270585146.jpg_standalone.jpg Filmmaking as Family Therapy: An Interview with Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/interviews/the-salt-of-the-earth-wim-wenders-and-juliano-ribiero-salgado/ <p>Brazilian photographer Sebasti&atilde;o Salgado's career is chronicled by his son Juliano Ribeiro Salgado and Wim Wenders in the Academy Award-nominated documentary <em>The Salt of the Earth</em>.</p> By Julia Wolkoff Mon, 16 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/02/23/img-salt-of-the-earth_155002553294.jpg_standalone.jpg Martin Puryear http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/martin-puryear-1/ <p>If Martin Puryear's distinct style of minimalist sculpture has earned him widespread recognition these last several decades, it is partly because his work is so deeply satisfying.&nbsp;</p> By Austin Considine Mon, 16 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/03/10/img-puryear_162016466290.png_standalone.jpg John Baldessari http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/john-baldessari/ <p>With "Movie Scripts/Art" at Marian Goodman Gallery, John Baldessari created a world of unsteady narratives with a series of large diptychs.&nbsp;</p> By William J. Simmons Mon, 16 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/03/10/img-baldessari_16163068203.jpg_standalone.jpg Susan Te Kahurangi King http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/-susan-te-kahurangi-king/ <p>Cartoons have long inspired non-cartooning artists.&nbsp;</p> By Faye Hirsch Fri, 13 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/03/10/img-king_164512435046.jpg_standalone.jpg Unveiling the Unhouse http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/magazine/unveiling-the-unhouse/ <p>An essay by architecture historian Reyner Banham for <em>Art in America</em>&rsquo;s April 1965 issue overturned mainstream narratives of modernism and predicted the shape of things to come.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> By Robert M. Rubin Fri, 13 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/03/12/img-banham-1_171149246565.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Technology for Experiment’s Sake: An Interview with François Dallegret http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/technology-for-experimentrsquos-sake-an-interview-with-franois-dallegret/ <p>Robert M. Rubin's article <a href="http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/magazine/unveiling-the-unhouse/">"Unveiling the Unhouse"</a> looks back to an influential essay by the late architecture historian Reyner Banham. One of the most remarkable things about Banham's article is the illustrations by the architect Fran&ccedil;ois Dallegret.</p> By Brian Droitcour Fri, 13 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/03/12/img-dallegret-3_172916221159.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Enrico David http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/enrico-david/ <p>Enrico David's recent exhibition comprised mostly figurative, small-scale sculptures.&nbsp;</p> By Austin Considine Thu, 12 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/03/10/img-david_164212231920.jpg_standalone.jpg Life Goes On: At Singapore Art Week, Artists Respond to Market Attention http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/life-goes-on-at-singapore-art-week-artists-respond-to-market-attention/ <p>Leading up to Asia Art Week in New York (Mar. 13-21) and Art Basel Hong Kong (Mar. 15-17) we offer a recap of Art Stage Singapore. <em>A.i.A.</em> traveled in January to the fair, which primarily featured spaces from Southeast Asia, to learn more about the region&rsquo;s expanding market.</p> By Julia Wolkoff Wed, 11 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/03/10/img-singapore-1_121018538499.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Meriç Algün Ringborg http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/meri-algn-ringborg/ <p>&ldquo;A Work of Fiction (Revisited),&rdquo; 2013-14, actualizes the example sentences that dictionary editors provide to demonstrate word usage.&nbsp;</p> By Mark Prince Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/02/05/img-ringborg_155925652554.jpg_standalone.jpg Whose Name Was Writ in Water http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/magazine/whose-name-was-writ-in-water/ <p>Robert Gober's recent retrospective at New York's Museum of Modern Art prompts expansive reflections on the legacy of the readymade, the nature of obscenity and the poetics of plumbing.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> By Ariana Reines Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/02/27/img-robert-gober-1_103419878386.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg In the Studio: Jaanus Samma http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/magazine/in-the-studio-jaanus-samma/ <p>In the last few years, Estonia's Jaanus Samma (b. 1982) has emerged as one of the most widely recognized artists of Baltic Europe, primarily for his queer themes and interventionist methods rather than any particular medium or style.</p> By Travis Jeppesen Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/03/02/img-in-the-studio-jaanus-samma_165750999394.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Into the Marketplace, Comrades! http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/magazine/into-the-marketplace-comrades/ <p>China's huge economy, rapid urbanization, environmental and social problems, and swelling ranks of both millionaires and migrant workers are not the only things that capture headlines in the West.</p> By Henry Meyric Hughes Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/03/02/img-into-the-marketplace-comrades_172657636429.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg