Art in America - Most Recent The most recent items from Art in America. http://www.artinamericamagazine.com Thu, 24 Apr 2014 14:38:18 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Chris Curreri http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/chris-curreri/ <p>At the center of Toronto-based artist Chris Curreri's second solo exhibition at Daniel Faria Gallery was a cement bust whose face was deliberately sliced off during the fabrication process.</p> By Milena Tomic Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/03/28/img-chris-curreri_192650113000.jpg_standalone.jpg “Crossing Brooklyn” Highlights Borough’s Artists, from Bushwick to Bay Ridge http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/crossing-brooklyn-highlights-boroughs-artists-from-bushwick-to-bay-ridge/ <p>These days, you don't necessarily have to live in America&mdash;or be an artist&mdash;to be included in the Whitney Biennial. But you'd better live and/or work in Brooklyn if you want to be on the roster of a show coming this fall to the <a href="http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/home.php">Brooklyn Museum</a>.</p> By Brian Boucher Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:50:00 +0100 /files/2014/04/23/img-paul-ramirez-jonas-crossing-brooklyn_144007580574.jpg_standalone.jpg Lucinda Parker http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/lucinda-parker-/ <p>Among the most admired painters in this region, Portland-based Lucinda Parker has forged an impressive career that includes ambitious public projects in Oregon, Washington and California.</p> By Sue Taylor Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/03/28/img-parker_192228182192.jpg_standalone.jpg Michael Kohn Goes to Hollywood http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/michael-kohn-goes-to-hollywood/ <p>"The neighborhood is gentrifying so fast, I have already turned down an offer of twice what I paid for the property," Kohn told <em>A.i.A. </em>in a phone interview.</p> By Brian Boucher Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:30:00 +0100 /files/2014/04/22/img-kohn-gallery_142509333035.jpg_standalone.jpg Elias Hansen http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/elias-hansen/ <p>Elias Hansen is a 21st-century Morandi of the backwoods&mdash;a ponderer and scavenger whose meditations on a limited array of objects read as a sort of private poetry.</p> By Leah Ollman Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/04/15/img-hansen_123346277486.jpg_standalone.jpg Corporate Aesthetics: The Yes Men Revolt http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/interviews/corporate-aesthetics-the-yes-men-revolt/ <p>There is justice in the world of the <a href="http://theyesmen.org/">Yes Men</a>. A spokesman for Dow Chemical accepted responsibility for the 1984 Bhopal disaster live on the BBC, the <em>New York Times</em> announced that the Iraq war ended in November 2008, and the<em> New York Post</em> editorial board finally responded to the reality of climate change with the screaming headline: "We're Screwed."&nbsp; <em><br /></em></p> By William S. Smith Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/04/16/img-yes-men-2_145603828140.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Samara Golden http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/samara-golden-/ <p>In the macabre comedy<strong> </strong><em>Being John Malkovich</em>, the protagonist discovers a small door in his office that turns out to be a gateway into the mind of actor/filmmaker John Malkovich, and then gives people access to it for a fee.</p> By Jennifer S. Li Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/03/28/img-actions-reflect_191930992069.jpg_standalone.jpg True Nauman: Peter Plagens on His New Volume on the Artist http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/interviews/true-nauman-peter-plagens-on-his-new-volume-on-the-artist-/ <p>In the book <em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><a href="http://www.phaidon.com/store/art/bruce-nauman-the-true-artist-9780714849959/">Bruce Nauman: The True Artist</a> </em>(due out May 5 from <a href="http://www.phaidon.com/">Phaidon</a>), the painter, critic and longtime Nauman acquaintance Peter Plagens seeks to view the subject whole.</p> By Richard Vine Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/04/21/img-nauman-mystic-artist_11385726116.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Union Made: Fred Lonidier’s Whitney Biennial Teach-In http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/union-made-fred-lonidiers-whitney-biennial-teach-in-/ <p>The Chorus was invited to the museum by Fred Lonidier, the Oregon-born, San Diego-based artist and activist, to open a "teach-in." Part of his inclusion in the <a href="http://whitney.org/Exhibitions">2014 Biennial</a> (through May 25), the event functioned as both an artist talk and an information session on current labor issues.</p> By Nick Irvin Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:15:00 +0100 /files/2014/04/16/img-fred-lonidier_133952932084.jpg_standalone.jpg Nora Schultz http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/nora-schultz-/ <p>Nora Schultz works in a loose, intuitive way. One set of ideas flows into another, past projects blur into new ones, scavenged objects are decontextualized then recontextualized, and words both intervene and provide meaning.</p> By Kyle MacMillan Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/03/28/img-schultz_191749291097.jpg_standalone.jpg Mana Contemporary Announces $10-Million Selling Show http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/mana-contemporary-announces-10-million-selling-show-/ <p>An exhibition slated for this spring aims to add Jersey City, N.J., to the itinerary of art tourists visiting New York during spring art fair week.</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:20:00 +0100 /files/2014/04/17/img-mana-contemporary_171225227384.jpg_standalone.jpg Gavlak Gallery Expands to L.A. http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/gavlak-gallery-expands-to-la/ <p>Gavlak Gallery, of Palm Beach, Fla., will open a 5,000-square-foot Los Angeles outpost this June.</p> By Ellen Schafer Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:30:00 +0100 /files/2014/04/16/img-gavlak-gallery-photo_100752911473.jpg_standalone.jpg Camille Henrot http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/camille-henrot/ <p>"Cities of Ys," organized by Miranda Lash at the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA), was Camille Henrot's first solo exhibition in the United States.</p> By Amy Mackie Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/03/28/img-henrot_191532578325.jpg_standalone.jpg Michael Snow http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/michael-snow/ <p>The Philadelphia Museum exhibition "Photo-Centric"&nbsp;imagines Michael Snow's long-standing photographic practice as&nbsp;<em>Wavelength</em>'s<em>&nbsp;</em>final image: central from the outset, but persistently neglected until now.</p> By Jacob Stewart-Halevy Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/03/30/img-michael-snow_084957461591.jpg_standalone.jpg Corporate Aesthetics: Aleksandra Mir and Corporate Mentality http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/interviews/corporate-aesthetics-aleksandra-mir-and-corporate-mentality/ <p>Published in 2003, her book <em>Corporate Mentality</em> is certainly a time capsule of the cultural economy at the turn of the millennium, but also provides a prescient guide to today's world, awash as it is in arts management graduate degree programs and energy drink-sponsored group shows.</p> By Matthew Shen Goodman Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/04/15/img-aleksandra-mir-corporate-mentality_173739226521.jpg_standalone.jpg Verbatim: Adam Pendleton http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/interviews/verbatim-adam-pendleton/ <p><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;">Adam Pendleton is an artist based in New York City and Germantown, N.Y. In his work in various mediums, <a href="http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/adam-pendleton/">as Tom Williams wrote in </a></em><a href="http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/adam-pendleton/">A.i.A.</a><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><a href="http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/adam-pendleton/"> in 2011</a>, "</em><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;">he gives form to a complex exchange between art and racial politics, which the respective histories of these fields so often ignore."</em></p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/04/16/img-pendleton-1_140016377953.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Culver City’s David Kordansky Gallery Moves to Mid-City, Triples in Size http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/culver-citys-david-kordansky-gallery-moves-to-mid-city-triples-in-size/ <p>Located at the intersection of South La Brea and Edgewood Place, the new site is in the neighborhood known as Mid-City.</p> By Brian Boucher Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/04/15/img-kordansky_145949287504.jpg_standalone.jpg Elena Filipovic to Helm Kunsthalle Basel http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/elena-filipovic-to-helm-kunsthalle-basel/ <p>Filipovic is currently senior curator of <a href="http://www.wiels.org/en/1/">WIELS Contemporary Art Centre</a>, Brussels. She will take up her new post Nov. 1.</p> By Brian Boucher Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:40:00 +0100 /files/2014/04/15/img-elena-filipovic_122640601441.jpg_standalone.jpg Sebastian Black http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/sebastian-black/ <p>Sebastian Black's recent solo exhibition was both promising and disappointing.&nbsp;</p> By Julian Kreimer Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/03/28/img-sebastian-black_191312143275.jpg_standalone.jpg A Portrait of Lucian Freud: Interview with Phoebe Hoban http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/interviews/a-portrait-of-lucian-freud-interview-with-phoebe-hoban-/ <p>Written by New York-based writer Phoebe Hoban, <em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;">Lucian Freud: Eyes Wide Open</em> uncovers many little-known aspects of the artist's turbulent life and rollercoaster career.</p> By David Ebony Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/04/03/img-lucian-freud-phoebe-hoban_100158946726.jpg_standalone.jpg Guy Ben-Ner http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/guy-ben-ner/ <p>With the exhibition "Soundtrack," Israeli artist Guy Ben-Ner returned to New York with his first show since 2010's "Second Nature."</p> By Matthew Shen Goodman Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/03/28/img-guy-ben-ner_191159272354.jpg_standalone.jpg Verbatim: Joanne Greenbaum http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/interviews/verbatim-joanne-greenbaum/ <p><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;">With her 2&frac12;-month-old Chihuahua puppy sleeping in the crook of her arm, Greenbaum, 60, spoke with </em>A.i.A.<em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"> during a studio visit about good vs. bad paintings, material experimentation and how to incorporate sculpture into her practice.</em></p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/04/02/img-joanne-greenbaum-1_163836218338.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg From $6,000 to $600,000, Dallas Fair Hits Many Price Points http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/from-6000-to-600000-dallas-fair-hits-many-price-points/ <p>"It's starting to have more of a place on the art fair road map," said Rebecca Hoffman, director of New York's <a href="http://www.edlingallery.com/">Andrew Edlin Gallery</a>, which has participated every year.</p> By Jessica Dawson Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:55:00 +0100 /files/2014/04/10/img-dallas-art-fair-robinson_162337819278.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Edward Dolman to Take the Reins at Phillips http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/edward-dolman-to-take-the-reins-at-phillips/ <p>Edward Dolman, who worked at <a href="http://www.christies.com/">Christie's</a> for 27 years before decamping to the Middle East to lead the <a href="http://www.qma.com.qa/en/">Qatar Museums Authority</a> (QMA) in 2011, has been appointed chairman and chief executive of New York and London auction house Phillips, <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/11/arts/design/an-auctioneer-comes-back-to-the-business.html?ref=arts">according to the <em>New York Times</em></a>. He takes up his new post in July.</p> By Leigh Anne Miller Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:15:00 +0100 /files/2011/06/22/img-dolman1_151112408518.jpg_standalone.jpg Corin Hewitt and Dave McKenzie Among Rome Prize Winners http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/corin-hewitt-and-dave-mckenzie-among-rome-prize-winners/ <p>Now in its 118th year, the prize includes a stipend, studio, and room and board for a period of six months to two years in the Eternal City.</p> By Natalia Tuero Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/04/11/img-american-academy-rome_14582764559.jpg_standalone.jpg MoMA Promotes Curatorial Trio http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/moma-promotes-curatorial-trio/ <p>New York's <a href="http://www.moma.org/">Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)</a> has promoted curators Jodi Hauptman, Starr Figura and Joshua Siegel.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> By Ellen Schafer Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:40:00 +0100 /files/2014/04/11/img-moma-rendering_122714579378.jpg_standalone.jpg Lori Ellison http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/lori-ellison/ <p>In their intimate dimensions (generally 8&frac12; by 11 inches or a fraction of an inch larger), unassuming materials (the majority of images in this show were made in ballpoint pen on pages from ruled notebooks) and intense, almost devotional attention to detail, Lori Ellison's works set themselves against the grandiose overproductions of the current gilded age.</p> By Raphael Rubinstein Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/03/28/img-ellison_190850542031.jpg_standalone.jpg Corporate Aesthetics: Ingrid Baxter of N.E. Thing Co. http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/interviews/corporate-aesthetics-ingrid-baxter-of-ne-thing-co/ <p>Deep Cove Canoe and Kayak Centre, of North Vancouver, British Columbia is, without a doubt, a real business. During the high season more than 60 employees facilitate aquatic recreation in the spectacular Indian Arm fjord. Deep Cove's founder, Ingrid Baxter, has long been a skilled businesswoman, even when she was a Conceptual artist.</p> By William S. Smith Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/04/08/img-ingrid-baxter_124350609031.jpg_standalone.jpg Strolling the AIPAD Photo Show with Joshua Chuang http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/strolling-the-aipad-photo-show-with-joshua-chuang/ <p>Photography curator Joshua Chuang was excited to the point of jumping up and down on Wednesday, when he spied four of the rare original black-and-white photos Gordon Matta-Clark used in his <em>Walls paper</em> installation (1972).</p> By Leigh Anne Miller Thu, 10 Apr 2014 17:30:00 +0100 /files/2014/04/10/img-aipad-negre_143415251107.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Guggenheim Foundation 2014 Fellows Include Mary Reid Kelley, La Toya Ruby Frazier http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/guggenheim-foundation-2014-fellows-include-mary-reid-kelley-la-toya-ruby-frazier/ <p>This year the fine arts section boasts 23 fellows, in addition to 11 in photography and 14 in film and video.</p> By Brian Boucher Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:00:00 +0100 /files/2009/11/13/img-mary-reid-kelley_101146821464.jpg_standalone.jpg SFMOMA to Open Largest Photo Gallery in U.S. Museum http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/sfmoma-to-open-largest-photo-gallery-in-us-museum/ <p>When it reopens in 2016 after completing its 235,000-square-foot <a href="http://snohetta.com/">Sn&oslash;hetta</a>-designed <a href="http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/sfmoma/">expansion</a>, the museum will unveil the John and Lisa Pritzker Center for Photography, which it says will be the largest exhibition space for photography of any art museum in the United States.</p> By Brian Boucher Thu, 10 Apr 2014 14:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/04/10/img-sfmoma-building_112722181778.jpg_standalone.jpg Frieze New York Reaches Agreement With Unions http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/frieze-new-york-reaches-agreement-with-unions/ <p>Frieze New York has reached an agreement with unions following a dispute over hiring practices, as confirmed by a press representative of Teamsters Joint Council 16.</p> By Matthew Shen Goodman Thu, 10 Apr 2014 12:20:00 +0100 /files/2013/05/31/img-frieze-tent_10341869060.jpg_standalone.jpg Deborah Grant http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/deborah-grant/ <p>For her first New York museum solo exhibition, filling the Drawing Center's project space, Toronto-born, New York-based artist Deborah Grant presented a visually compelling and thematically cohesive group of recent multi-panel paintings plus a series of works on paper.</p> By David Ebony Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/04/10/img-deborah-grant-review_10162136290.jpg_standalone.jpg AICA Announces Best Show Awards for 2013 http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/aica-announces-best-show-awards-for-2013/ <p>The U.S. chapter of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA-USA) has announced its annual best show awards. Eighteen winners and runners-up in nine categories are recognized from among more than 140 finalists proposed by AICA-USA's 400-plus members.</p> By Brian Boucher Wed, 09 Apr 2014 15:00:00 +0100 /cms/app/asset/action.php?a=createImage&id=23303&size_suffix=standalone Paulo Bruscky http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/paulo-bruscky/ <p>Five decades of work comprise "Art is Our Last Hope," Brazilian artist Paulo Bruscky's first solo show in the U.S.</p> By Matthew Shen Goodman Wed, 09 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/03/28/img-bruscky_191012857977.jpg_standalone.jpg Verbatim: Simon Schama http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/interviews/verbatim-simon-schama/ <p>Simon Schama talked to <em>A.i.A. </em>recently about the Jewish tradition of visual imagery, locating "Jewishness" in Mark Rothko, and the idea that beauty itself can be a mitzvah.</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/04/04/img-simon-schama-1_155307709436.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Skate Capital Acquires ARTnews Magazine http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/skate-capital-acquires-artnews-magazine/ <p>Russian art market analyst and investor Sergey Skaterschikov has purchased <em><a href="http://www.artnews.com/">ARTnews</a></em> magazine for an undisclosed sum via his company, Skate Capital Corp., <em>ARTnews </em>has announced.</p> By Brian Boucher Tue, 08 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/04/08/img-artnews_123212563510.jpg_standalone.jpg Beatrix Ruf To Helm Stedelijk Museum http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/beatrix-ruf-to-helm-stedelijk-museum/ <p>Ruf, who turns 53 this year, has been director of the Kunsthalle Zurich since 2001.</p> By Brian Boucher Tue, 08 Apr 2014 10:30:00 +0100 /files/2014/04/08/img-beatrix-ruf_101544407143.jpg_standalone.jpg Wayne Herpich http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/wayne-herpich/ <p>A recent exhibition at Blackston on the Lower East Side offered one of those rare opportunities to see accomplished work by an older artist you've never heard of, yet who is not an "outsider" in the classic sense of the word.&nbsp;</p> By Faye Hirsch Tue, 08 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/03/30/img-wayne-herpich_082824117793.jpg_standalone.jpg Tom Finkelpearl to Head Department of Cultural Affairs http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/tom-finkelpearl-to-head-department-of-cultural-affairs/ <p>He succeeds Kate D. Levin, who served from 2002 to 2013 under Mayor Michael Bloomberg. His appointment will be announced today at the Queens Museum.</p> By Brian Boucher Mon, 07 Apr 2014 11:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/04/07/img-finkelpearl_105908318118.jpg_standalone.jpg