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Sat, 19 Aug 2017 08:51:20 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Muscle Memory: A Conversation with Anna K.E. <p>Anna K.E. alters the physical experience of her work by guiding her audience to unexpected perspectives.</p> By Katy Diamond Hamer Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/08/17/img-anna-ke-3_120002288882.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Letters: Identities Clarified? <p>In a 1993 letter to the editor, Jimmie Durham renounced American Indian identity.&nbsp;</p> By Nancy Marie Mitchell, Jimmie Durham, Lucy Lippard Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Issues & Commentary: The Artist Formerly Known as Cherokee <p>Just as Rachel Dolezal's position at the NAACP did not give her a pass to misidentify herself as African American, neither should Jimmie Durham's work on behalf of Native people be confused with confirmation of his tribal affiliation.</p> By Ashley Holland (Cherokee Nation) Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/08/15/img-durham-response-letters_123933523124.jpg_standalone.jpg Issues & Commentary: Ethnic Fraud and Art <p>To be Cherokee, at the very minimum, requires Cherokee ancestors. Jimmie Durham has none.&nbsp;</p> By America Meredith Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/08/15/img-durham-response-letters-2_170337286771.jpg_standalone.jpg Issues & Commentary: Jonathan Griffin Responds <p>The fact that I&mdash;like so many others&mdash;was oblivious to the extraordinary claims of &ldquo;ethnic fraud&rdquo; in Durham&rsquo;s narrative raises troubling questions about who gets to write art history, about the effectiveness of our archives, and about whose voices are amplified and whose are ignored.</p> By Jonathan Griffin Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/08/15/img-durham-response-letters-3_171933338659.jpg_standalone.jpg “Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power” <p>&ldquo;Soul of a Nation&rdquo;&nbsp;demonstrates different ways black artists from across the United States contended with issues of identity and representation and the role of art in a society pervaded with racism.</p> By Elizabeth Fullerton Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/08/14/img-soul-of-a-nation-1_170655300314.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg The Long Island Art Vortex: A Conversation with Daniel Heidkamp <p>New York artists have traveled the hundred-some miles to Long Island's East End since the late nineteenth century. Daniel Heidkamp's exhibition "Coasting,"&nbsp;now on view at Harper's Books, includes eleven new paintings that show a complex representation of the&nbsp;place.</p> By Hayden Bennett Thu, 10 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/08/10/img-heidkamp-1_131235663178.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg At the Borderline of Uncontrollability: Six Lessons from Eva Hesse <p>A 2016 documentary on Eva Hesse is notable for its unexpectedly intimate look into the mind of a young sculptor. The film, which will be available for purchase on iTunes and Amazon on August 15, constructs an emotionally intense portrait of the German-born American artist.</p> By Vanessa Thill Tue, 08 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/08/08/img-hesse-4_105419468304.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Performing History: Politics and Poetry in Arles <p>This year Les Rencontres d'Arles demonstrates how photography is a medium that constantly reinvents itself to reflect the complexities, even the absurdities, of sociopolitical reality.</p> By Ela Bittencourt Fri, 04 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/08/01/img-arles-1_163807820670.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Travis Jeppesen on Joe Bradley <p>"No one does shit like Bradley. Probably no one else is brave enough."</p> By Travis Jeppesen Tue, 01 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/07/25/img-joe-bradley_151656490586.jpg_standalone.jpg William Cordova on Juana Valdes in “Relational Undercurrents” at MOLAA <p>"Valdes's installation makes us inspect mass-produced objects as part of the neocolonial narrative."</p> By William Cordova Tue, 01 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/07/25/img-juana-valdes_151824815100.jpg_standalone.jpg Nancy Princenthal on David Wojnarowicz <p>"Wojnarowicz was so savagely honest about where he came from and making it part of his work, which is full of passion and rage but still has this amazingly lyrical touch."</p> By Nancy Princenthal Tue, 01 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/07/25/img-david-wojnarowicz_152641613769.jpg_standalone.jpg Jay Sanders on Allen Ruppersberg <p>"He explores how you can use popular forms but have a set of avant-garde concerns operating in the work."&nbsp;</p> By Jay Sanders Tue, 01 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/07/25/img-allen-ruppersberg_152442371703.jpg_standalone.jpg Yuko Hasegawa on Taus Makhacheva <p>"Taus Makhacheva has a very sophisticated, subtle way of opening up the history of everyday life."</p> By Yuko Hasegawa Tue, 01 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/07/25/img-taus-makhacheva_152246593833.jpg_standalone.jpg Antonia Carver on Hassan Sharif <p>"Attention from the market and institutions has created a somewhat mythic persona that appears contradictory for a practitioner who was resolutely collaborative, down-to-earth."</p> By Antonia Carver Tue, 01 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/07/25/img-hassan-sharif_152134296758.jpg_standalone.jpg Stephanie Smith on Mark Dion <p>"We need Mark's artful mix of science, nerdiness, creative obsession, wonder, and humor right now."</p> By Stephanie Smith Tue, 01 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/07/25/img-mark-dion_152023483753.jpg_standalone.jpg Highlights from the 2017 Guide <p><em>Art in America</em>'s 2017 Guide to Museums, Galleries, and Artists&nbsp;spotlights the top museum exhibitions of the 2017&ndash;18 season. Here, we're sharing a few of the summer shows that are now on view or opening soon. For more, look for the Guide at newsstands, and check out the online Guide!</p> By The Editors Tue, 01 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/07/26/img-takashi-murakami_10200139818.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Steppe Forward: Art and Tech at Expo 2017 Astana <p>As Kazakhstan aspires to a larger role on the world stage, it also seems to understand the value, both intangible and quite tangible, of a flourishing contemporary art scene<strong></strong><em></em></p> By Lilly Wei Tue, 01 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/08/01/img-astana-6_115006997767.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Socializing and Surviving in Old Havana: An Interview with Javier Castro <p>Much of Javier Castro's work details everyday situations in the Old Havana blocks where he lives and works.</p> By Rachel L. Price Mon, 31 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/07/31/img-javier-castro-interview-1_131106274491.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Sex and Dying in High Society: A Lauren Greenfield Retrospective <p>Lauren Greenfield's career-spanning survey gives the pursuits of riches, fame, and eternal beauty their due as the epic sagas of our time.</p> By Ryan Saylor Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:29:00 +0100 /files/2017/07/24/img-greenfield-6_122615925571.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Humor and Bite: David Leggett’s Playlist <p>Chicago-based artist David Leggett is the subject of the "First Look" column in our June/July issue. Here, Leggett introduces a compilation of his favorite videos, many of which tackle thornier aspects of the American experience with humor.</p> By David Leggett Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/07/19/img-leggett-playlist_111211649810.jpg_standalone.jpg The Truth is Difficult to Find: A Conversation with Maja Bajevic <p>Informed by experiences of life in different cities, French-Bosnian artist Maja Bajevic engages with the foundational concepts of modern society, such as gender roles, religious dogma, and the free market, and how these concepts play out in everyday life.</p> By Aoife Rosenmeyer Tue, 18 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/07/17/img-bajevic-2_133806774020.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Reality Check: Oakland’s Museum of Capitalism <p>The Museum of Capitalism is unusual among institutions that call themselves museums.</p> By Brandon Brown Mon, 17 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/07/17/img-museum-capitalism-4_104206626072.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Emphasis on the Magic: A Wyeth Retropective <p>Andrew Wyeth, who insisted he wasn't a photographic realist at all, painted with a magic realism that draws on surrealism and abstraction.&nbsp;</p> By Carol Strickland Tue, 11 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/07/10/img-andrew-wyeth-4_160234204935.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Silent Testimony: Some Questions for Luke Willis Thompson <p><em>Autoportrait</em> (2017)&mdash;the sole work in Luke Willis Thompson's first solo exhibition in the UK, on view through August 27 at London's Chisenhale Gallery&mdash;focuses on a black subject afflicted by&nbsp;police violence.</p> By Philomena Epps Mon, 10 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/07/10/img-luke-willis-thompson_165139129174.jpg_standalone.jpg Love Poems: John Giorno around New York <p>As its title suggests, "Ugo Rondinone: I &hearts; John Giorno" is both a valentine from a sweetheart and an open invitation to explore the legacy of an iconic New York poet.</p> By Jameson Fitzpatrick Thu, 29 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/06/29/img-john-giorno-1_11535733904.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg 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 <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 <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 <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 <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 <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 <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 <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 <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 <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 <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 <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 <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 <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