Art in America - Most Recent The most recent items from Art in America. http://www.artinamericamagazine.com Thu, 29 Jun 2017 03:27:44 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 A Day at the Beach: Walking with David Horvitz http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/a-day-at-the-beach-walking-with-david-horvitz/ <p>On the morning of June 10, as part of the group show "Paratextual" at Samuel Freeman Gallery in Los Angeles (May 13&ndash;June 17), the LA-based artist David Horvitz led an off-site excursion to a public beach in Rancho Palos Verdes.</p> By David Matorin Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/06/27/img-public-access-1_161321521631.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg A Printed Surf Club: Saying Goodbye to Packet Biweekly http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/a-printed-surf-club-saying-goodbye-to-packet-biweekly/ <p>A group of eager Pratt grads, a biweekly crit, and a Risograph printer in the living room&mdash;this was the recipe for Packet Biweekly, a humble booklet of fresh art and writing that was published every two weeks since 2012.</p> By Vanessa Thill Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/06/26/img-packet-biweekly-1_132929470592.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Artists First: Around Skulptur Projekte Münster http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/artists-first-around-sculpture-projects-mnster/ <p>Skulptur Projekte M&uuml;nster has changed quite radically since its initial incarnation. It's much more eclectic, encompassing sculpture but also performance, sound art, video, and other mediums. Yet it remains focused on artists, and committed to realizing works in the city, where they can be viewed free of charge by a broad public.</p> By Gregory Volk Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:24:00 +0100 /files/2017/06/22/img-skulptur-projekt-volk-1_105732905312.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Trusting the Camera: Black Queer Brooklyn on Film http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/trusting-the-camera-black-queer-brooklyn-on-film/ <p>The Black Queer Brooklyn on Film series, which runs every Thursday in June at the Brooklyn Museum, illuminates the active legacy of artists featured in "We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965&ndash;85," an exhibition about artists involved in anti-racist and feminist activist movements.</p> By Ariel Goldberg Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/06/21/img-black-queer-brooklyn-on-film-1_103538777503.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Beyond the Revolution http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/magazine/beyond-the-revolution/ <p>In the aftermath of Castro's sweeping late 1950s coup, Cuban artists have generated work reflecting multiple changes in collective and personal sensibility&ndash;&ndash;from idealistic fervor to disillusionment, from social activism to formalist secession, from nationalism to globalism.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> By Rachel L. Price Tue, 20 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/06/20/img-beyond-the-revolution-7-cropped_151855153915.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg The World’s a Stage: L.A. Dance Project Live-Streams from Marfa http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/the-worlds-a-stage-la-dance-project-live-streams-from-marfa/ <p>Intent on attracting new audiences and pushing the limits of live performance, choreographer Benjamin Millepied's L.A. Dance Project live-streamed a series of performances at Donald Judd's Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Tex. "Marfa Dance Episodes" were created exclusively for an online audience, and were choreographed for&mdash;and with&mdash;the camera.</p> By Siobhan Burke Tue, 20 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/06/20/img-marfa-dance-3_131355198354.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg A Quest for Beauty: Tiffany’s Mosaics at the Corning Museum of Glass http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/a-quest-for-beauty-tiffanys-mosaics-at-the-corning-museum-of-glass/ <p>Although he first aspired to be a painter, Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848&ndash;1933), founder of Louis C. Tiffany and Company, became the Gilded Age's leading purveyor of decorative arts. The exhibition "Tiffany's Glass Mosaics," at the Corning Museum of Glass, sheds light on a less studied area of his oeuvre: panels, friezes, fireplace surrounds, and fancy goods made from mosaic glass pieces.</p> By Carol Strickland Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/06/15/img-tiffany-glass-6_121640780746.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Naked Soap Operas: An Interview with Brontez Purnell http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/interviews/naked-soap-operas-an-interview-with-brontez-purnell/ <p>As a writer, Brontez Purnell's ink spills between zines, music columns, novels, and screenplays. Not content with just literary prodigiousness, he also counts choreography, filmmaking, musical performance and composition as part of a breakneck, punk lifestyle that finds him moving from art, music, and literary scenes in Oakland to San Francisco and beyond.</p> By Bradford Nordeen Wed, 14 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/06/14/img-brontez-purnell-5_112854539362.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Women on the Verge: Odwalla1221 on YouTube http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/women-on-the-verge-odwalla1221-on-youtube/ <p>Chloe Maratta and Flannery Silva, the duo behind Odwalla1221 (formerly Odwalla88), incorporate an eclectic mix of spoken-word lyrics, ambient noise, found sounds, and self-sampling in their music. To provide a sampling of the band's diverse projects, we have assembled a playlist of YouTube videos ranging from music videos to live performances to collaborations with fashion labels.</p> By Emma Holter Tue, 13 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/06/13/img-odwalla-playlist_120456213261.jpg_standalone.jpg Out of the Woods: In Conversation with Aaron Spangler http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/interviews/out-of-the-woods-in-conversation-with-aaron-spangler/ <p>On June 10, the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden reopens to the public after two years of renovation and structural reinforcement. The Sculpture Garden is both a recreational area for visitors and a space for artists to take on new challenges. Aaron Spangler joins their ranks as one of the six artists to make new work for the expanded Sculpture Garden.&nbsp;</p> By Brian Droitcour Wed, 07 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/06/07/img-spangler-5_134541896819.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Rematerializing Photography http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/magazine/rematerializing-photography/ <p>Five Americans&ndash;&ndash;Christopher Colville, Klea McKenna, Matthew Brandt, Farrah Karapetian, and Chris McCaw&ndash;&ndash;are among a sizable contingent of artists who produce striking aesthetic effects with photographic methods that are deliberately slow, antiquated, and physical.</p> By Leah Ollman Thu, 01 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /cms/image/slideshow_horz_silhouette.jpg Kindling http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/magazine/kindling/ <p>Louise Lawler's current exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York focuses on her long-standing practice of photographically re-presenting the work of other artists, often in domestic settings or unexpected combinations&ndash;&ndash;an approach many younger conceptually oriented artists have found generative.</p> By Leah Pires Thu, 01 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/05/25/img-louise-lawler-1_171635887225.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Overview: The National Exhibition http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/overview-the-national-exhibition/ <p>Both the Whitney Biennial and the Garage Triennial of Russian Contemporary Art opened in March. The Biennial is old: the current iteration is its seventy-second. The Triennial, which closed in May, was in its first edition.</p> By Brian Droitcour Thu, 01 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/05/26/img-overview-the-national-exhibition-1_103847578800.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Sascha Braunig http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/sascha-braunig/ <p>Sascha Braunig&rsquo;s modestly scaled oil paintings of humanoid presences upstaged many of the high-tech pieces in &ldquo;Surround Audience,&rdquo; the 2015 triennial at the New Museum in New York.</p> By David Ebony Thu, 01 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/05/26/img-sascha-braunig_105618124378.jpg_standalone.jpg Yves Tessier http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/yves-tessier/ <p>Yves Tessier&rsquo;s paintings, ten of which were on view in this exhibition, feature stylized figures that have been reduced to essential elements yet retain a vitality and distinct presence. His favored medium is casein on aluminum.</p> By Eric Sutphin Thu, 01 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/05/26/img-yves-tessier_10571340132.jpg_standalone.jpg Carmen Neely http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/carmen-neely/ <p>Carmen Neely titled the eight paintings in her first New York solo show after phrases she had recently heard (&ldquo;Just gotta caress it a little,&rdquo; &ldquo;Don&rsquo;t just hope it!,&rdquo; &ldquo;A good fortune can ruin your life&rdquo;), often in her own conversations.</p> By Elizabeth Buhe Thu, 01 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/05/26/img-carmen-neely_10575599496.jpg_standalone.jpg Frank Heath http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/frank-heath-1/ <p>Laced with deadpan humor, Frank Heath&rsquo;s sculptures and videos convey an obsession with archiving banalities</p> By Wendy Vogel Thu, 01 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/05/26/img-frank-heath_105828903708.jpg_standalone.jpg Teresita Fernández http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/teresita-fernndez/ <p>Among the fascinating aspects of Teresita Fern&aacute;ndez&rsquo;s probing, landscape-themed exhibition, titled &ldquo;Fire (America),&rdquo; was her use of natural materials: clay, fire, charcoal, and paper.</p> By Gregory Volk Thu, 01 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/05/26/img-teresita-fernndez_105915289121.jpg_standalone.jpg Jochen Klein http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/jochen-klein/ <p>The first solo exhibition of Jochen Klein&rsquo;s work in the United States since 1998 afforded a glimpse into the early practice of an artist for whom engagements with institutional and social critique formed a complex backdrop to a highly particular and open-ended approach to painting.</p> By Scott Roben Thu, 01 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/05/26/img-jochen-klein_110008565175.jpg_standalone.jpg Dara Friedman http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/dara-friedman/ <p>Over the past decade, German-born, Miami-based artist Dara Friedman has made numerous works that apply the techniques of structuralist cinema to the subject of the performing body.</p> By Rachel Wetzler Thu, 01 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/05/26/img-dara-friedman_110103506535.jpg_standalone.jpg Film: Worry the Image http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/magazine/worry-the-image/ <p>For director Arthur Jafa, the essence of black cinema&ndash;&ndash;and black being&ndash;&ndash;lies in a nonlinear, quasi-musical processing of cultural memory and time.</p> By Aria Dean Thu, 01 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/05/25/img-arthur-jafa-1_172501635106.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Baseera Khan http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/baseera-khan/ <p>Baseera Khan&rsquo;s first solo exhibition in New York, &ldquo;iamuslima,&rdquo; was titled after a term, &ldquo;Muslima,&rdquo; that she had Nike stitch on a pair of sneakers to protest the company&rsquo;s refusal to allow the word &ldquo;Islam&rdquo; or &ldquo;Muslim&rdquo;&nbsp;&nbsp;on its customizable sneaker models.</p> By Jane Ursula Harris Thu, 01 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/05/26/img-baseera-khan_110453272594.jpg_standalone.jpg Tomory Dodge http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/tomory-dodge/ <p>Since the mid-aughts, Los Angeles&ndash;based artist Tomory Dodge has been known for making abstract paintings defined by a kind of structured chaos.</p> By Alina Cohen Thu, 01 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/05/26/img-tomory-dodge_110539636973.jpg_standalone.jpg Lisa Alvarado http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/lisa-alvarado/ <p>The works in Lisa Alvarado&rsquo;s &ldquo;Sound Talisman&rdquo; weren&rsquo;t paintings in a precious, gallery-bound sense. Rendered in craft-store acrylics on layers of inexpensive polyester satin, the large mandala-like hangings are supposed to be rolled, transported, and rearranged.</p> By Thea Ballard Thu, 01 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/05/26/img-lisa-alvarado_110615524012.jpg_standalone.jpg Postcommodity http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/postcommodity/ <p>Long before the forty-fifth president of the United States rolled out his demonstrably preposterous plan to build a security wall stretching two-thousand-plus miles across the country&rsquo;s border with Mexico, Postcommodity was investigating that boundary as a site of fantasy and folly.</p> By David Markus Thu, 01 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/05/26/img-postcommodity_110658761971.jpg_standalone.jpg Fred Eversley http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/fred-eversley/ <p>When I visited this exhibition of thirteen works by Fred Eversley, the black, white, and gray polyester resin and acrylic sculptures that serve as the show&rsquo;s focus reflected the New England winter sun with scintillating brilliance.</p> By Kirsten Swenson Thu, 01 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/05/26/img-fred-eversley_110815427513.jpg_standalone.jpg Hélio Oiticica http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/hlio-oiticica/ <p>Performance arguably persists only in the document, the remnant, the re-creation. Though the Brazilian artist H&eacute;lio Oiticica is not typically designated a performance artist, his work invites interactive responses from the &ldquo;participator&rdquo; (his preferred term for the viewer).</p> By Lauren DeLand Thu, 01 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/05/26/img-hlio-oiticica_110904877505.jpg_standalone.jpg Autumn Knight http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/autumn-knight/ <p>Autumn Knight, originally from Houston and lately based in New York, is best known for her charged performance works.</p> By Gavin Kroeber Thu, 01 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/05/26/img-autumn-knight_110936941888.jpg_standalone.jpg Jacqueline de Jong http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/jacqueline-de-jong/ <p>Jacqueline de Jong is perhaps best known for her affiliation with the leftist Situationist International, for which she edited the&nbsp;<em>Situationist Times</em>&nbsp;between 1962 and &rsquo;67, giving particular attention to the wildly spontaneous work of CoBrA.</p> By Ciara Moloney Thu, 01 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/05/26/img-jacqueline-de-jong_111031812746.jpg_standalone.jpg John McLaughlin http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/john-mclaughlin/ <p>John McLaughlin (1898&ndash;1976) is an avatar of a peculiarly animated and individuated proto-Minimalism associated with Los Angeles artists including Larry Bell, Robert Irwin, and John McCracken. He is widely held as first among equals in the group of LA abstract painters to whom the term &ldquo;Hard Edge&rdquo; was initially applied.&nbsp;</p> By Stephen Westfall Thu, 01 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/05/26/img-john-mclaughlin_111127725395.jpg_standalone.jpg Anouk Kruithof http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/anouk-kruithof/ <p>Between the normalization of &ldquo;alternative facts&rdquo; and the speed with which false information spreads through social media, evidence doesn&rsquo;t seem to count for much these days. Anouk Kruithof&rsquo;s &ldquo;#Evidence,&rdquo; the Dutch artist&rsquo;s first solo exhibition in the United States, presented a suite of novel works, many of them sculptural that test the concept&rsquo;s elasticity</p> By Matt Sussman Thu, 01 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/05/26/img-anouk-kruithof_111300145550.jpg_standalone.jpg Peter Hujar http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/peter-hujar/ <p>&ldquo;Much of the New York that mattered to Hujar,&rdquo; read one of this exhibition&rsquo;s wall texts, &ldquo;was to be found only after sundown.&rdquo;</p> By Ara H. Merjian Thu, 01 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/05/26/img-peter-hujar_111347600928.jpg_standalone.jpg “All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace” http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/all-watched-over-by-machines-of-loving-grace/ <p>A quiet, placid atmosphere filled the rooms of the group show &ldquo;All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace.&rdquo; The sculptures, installations, and video projections on view evoked a present tense where technology has imbued every aspect of human life, and therefore reshaped the mechanisms of our affections.</p> By Federico Florian Thu, 01 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/05/26/img-all-watched-over-by-machines-of-loving-grace_111449864333.jpg_standalone.jpg Damien Hirst http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/damien-hirst-1/ <p>Damien Hirst&rsquo;s exhibition &ldquo;Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable&rdquo; is like a vast art theme park, a journey into a fantasy world in which myriad mythologies and cultures collide.&nbsp;</p> By Elizabeth Fullerton Thu, 01 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/05/26/img-damien-hirst_111645132381.jpg_standalone.jpg Terry Fox http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/terry-fox/ <p>The exhibition &ldquo;Elemental Gestures&rdquo; at the Kunstmuseum Bern charted the development of Terry Fox&rsquo;s oeuvre over the course of his career in the United States and Europe, bringing together an extensive selection of his videos, sculptures, drawings, and installations, as well as documentation of his dramatic performative interventions.</p> By Aoife Rosenmeyer Thu, 01 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/05/26/img-terry-fox_111729270934.jpg_standalone.jpg Mounir Fatmi http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/mounir-fatmi/ <p>Tucked into a corner alcove of Mounir Fatmi&rsquo;s exhibition &ldquo;Inside the Fire Circle&rdquo; was a short video in which the artist sits down at a typewriter, picks up a pair of hammers, and begins to bang on the keyboard with them.</p> By Rahel Aima Thu, 01 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/05/26/img-mounir-fatmi_111833235355.jpg_standalone.jpg Language as Instrument: The Music of Odwalla1221 http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/language-as-instrument-the-music-of-odwalla1221/ <p>The raw songs Chloe Maratta and Flannery Silva have created as Odwalla1221 (formerly known as Odwalla88) paste together crisp, discrete imagery through their signature spoken-word delivery. Within Odwalla1221's sparse, electronic-based arrangements, language itself becomes an instrument.</p> By Thea Ballard Thu, 01 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/06/01/img-odwalla-3_123729675435.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Mark Dion http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/mark-dion/ <p>Mark Dion has been creating works that mimic the vitrines and dioramas in natural history museums since the mid-1980s, often as a humorous means of critiquing established ways of gathering, organizing, and sharing knowledge of the world.&nbsp;</p> By Aoife Rosenmeyer Tue, 30 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/04/21/img-mark-dion_141417978827.jpg_standalone.jpg A Generous Medium: In Conversation with Melissa Catanese http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/interviews/a-generous-medium-in-conversation-with-melissa-catanese/ <p>Along with her partner, the photographer Ed Panar, Melissa Catanese runs Spaces Corners, a photo book store in Pittsburgh. The store is small, and only open on Saturdays and by appointment, but along with Dashwood Books in New York, and Photo Eye in Santa Fe, it's one of the more influential and important photo book stores in the country.</p> By Hayden Bennett Tue, 30 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/05/30/img-catanese-1_123515316925.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg The Harrisons http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/the-harrisons/ <p>For a California resident living under the constant threat of drought, the Harrisons' recent exhibition at Various Small Fires did not make for reassuring viewing.&nbsp;</p> By Ciara Moloney Fri, 26 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/04/21/img-the-harrisons_141321772572.jpg_standalone.jpg