Art in America - Most Recent The most recent items from Art in America. http://www.artinamericamagazine.com Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:23:40 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Thomas Ruff http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/thomas-ruff/ <p>Born in southwest Germany in 1958, Thomas Ruff has long been viewed as a key figure of the D&uuml;sseldorf School of photography, having studied under such greats as Bernd and Hilla Becher at the D&uuml;sseldorf Art Academy (where he later taught).</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> By Aoife Rosenmeyer Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/10/25/img-thomas-ruff_211322531994.jpg_standalone.jpg Henrik Håkansson http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/henrik-hkansson/ <p>The problem with environmental art is the undeniable gravity and unassailable rectitude of its theme. It may seem irresponsible for artifice to tackle a subject best left to scientific research or documentary record.</p> By Mark Prince Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/10/25/img-henrik-hkansson_210105894481.jpg_standalone.jpg Ged Quinn http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/ged-quinn/ <p>Ged Quinn's latest pictures at Stephen Friedman Gallery stacked up a kind of bonfire of the painterly vanities. On view were several of the luscious and swarming scenes that have become his hallmark.</p> By James Cahill Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/10/25/img-quinn_21002130150.jpg_standalone.jpg The Perils of Post-Internet Art http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/magazine/the-perils-of-post-internet-art/ <p>Though its buzzworthy name implies a cutting-edge aesthetic, Post-Internet art reinforces an all-too-familiar gallery system, according to a critic of online culture.</p> By Brian Droitcour Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/10/29/img-post-internet-dis-bard_160542820298.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg The Hole Truth http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/magazine/the-hole-truth/ <p>During the 1970s, Howardena Pindell developed a unique method for creating a textured, memory-laden painting surface.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> By Raphael Rubinstein Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/10/29/img-pindell-1_133118634104.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg The Fabric of Memory http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/magazine/the-fabric-of-memory/ <p>Thailand's Jakkai Siributr endows his stitched, embroidered and sequined works with a deeply serious sociopolitical import.</p> By Gregory Galligan Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/10/29/img-siributr-1_133411273394.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Cold War, Cool Art http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/magazine/cold-war-cool-art/ <p>A few general ideas about art&mdash;particularly American art&mdash;and the Cold War have long been in circulation. One is that the new, ostensibly imageless postwar abstraction was essentially apolitical. A later take on the subject was that, whatever the artists' intentions, this art was used by museum directors and government bodies (the U.S. Information Agency and the CIA among them) as propaganda for capitalism and American values.</p> By Richard Kalina Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/10/29/img-richter-marlow_131539311424.jpg_standalone.jpg Rebecca Belmore http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/rebecca-belmore/ <p>A black-haired, denim-clad woman stands with her back to the viewer and arms out to her sides in Rebecca Belmore's <em>sister</em> (2010), a single photograph split between three backlit transparencies that was included in this exhibition, titled "KWE," at University of Toronto's Barnicke Gallery.</p> By Milena Tomic Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/10/25/img-belmore_205912420203.jpg_standalone.jpg Dan Attoe http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/dan-attoe/ <p>In this exhibition of eight exquisite new paintings and drawings (all works 2013 or 2014), Dan Attoe installed an anomalous, 6-foot-tall neon bloodhound head accompanied by the statement "I know more than you think I do."</p> By Sue Taylor Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/10/25/img-attoe_205636233342.jpg_standalone.jpg From A.i.A.’s Gober Archives: Poetics of the Drain http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/from-aias-gober-archives-poetics-of-the-drain/ <p><em>On the occasion of <a href="http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/previews/faith-in-art-robert-gobers-first-us-retrospective-plumbs-religion-politics-/" target="_blank">Robert Gober's retrospective at New York's Museum of Modern Art</a>, </em>A.i.A. <em>delved into the archives.</em> <em>In our December 1997 issue,</em> <em>art historian David Joselit argued that Gober's invocation of Duchamp was even more sly than often thought.</em></p> By David Joselit Mon, 27 Oct 2014 12:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/10/17/img-gober-joselit-archive-1_140635712492.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Tony Greene http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/tony-greene/ <p>This year has been a momentous one for the late Tony Greene: nearly 25 years after his death from AIDS at age 35, and almost 20 since his work was last shown, the painter and assemblagist was the subject of four exhibitions in the span of six months.</p> By Kate Wolf Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/10/25/img-tony-greene_205809583102.jpg_standalone.jpg Made in L.A. http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/made-in-la-1/ <p>As the second edition of a show that first took place two years ago, this summer's Made in L.A. at the Hammer Museum satisfied the minimum requirements of being biennial.</p> By Kevin McGarry Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/10/24/img-made-in-la_120133555834.jpg_standalone.jpg Signe Stuart http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/signe-stuart/ <p>On entering Signe Stuart's recent painting exhibition, "Continuum," you were immediately struck by the impression, quasi-visceral/quasi-visual, of being immersed in shimmering phenomena pulled, by arcane scientific means, from the farthest reaches of the galaxy.</p> By Jan Adlmann Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/10/17/img-signe-stuart_082329810986.jpg_standalone.jpg A Private Passion Goes Public: Stanford’s Anderson Collection http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/anderson-collection-stanford-university/ <p>Stanford University, a hub of innovative entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley and the origin of the "sharing economy" (think Uber and Airbnb), is now home to a magnificent example of art sharing. The Anderson Collection, a new museum that is part of Stanford's push to elevate the arts in undergraduate education, houses a gift of 121 classic postwar and contemporary American paintings and sculptures.</p> By Carol Strickland Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:30:00 +0100 /files/2014/10/21/img-anderson-collection-exterior_162152289688.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Hubbard and Birchler http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/hubbard-and-birchler/ <p>Marfa, Tex., is the perfect setting for this exhibition of Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler's excellent trilogy of Texas-based, movie-themed videos: <em>Grand Paris Texas</em> (2009), <em>Movie Mountain (M&eacute;li&egrave;s)</em>, 2011, and now <em>Giant</em> (2014), commissioned by Ballroom Marfa.</p> By Gregory Volk Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/10/17/img-hubbard-and-birchler_082424739888.jpg_standalone.jpg Juan Logan http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/juan-logan/ <p>Since the 1960s, Juan Logan (b. 1946) has mined Southern histories to produce a powerful alloy, one joining abstraction to a narrative that yokes the social injustices of the pre-Civil Rights era to today.</p> By Tori Bush Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/10/17/img-juan-logan_082639137347.jpg_standalone.jpg Susan Sollins, Art21 and ICI Founder, Has Died http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/susan-sollins-art21-and-ici-founder-has-died/ <p>Sollins was executive director of Art21, a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing public knowledge of contemporary art, which she founded in 1997.</p> By Julia Wolkoff Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:30:00 +0100 /files/2014/10/20/img-susan-sollins-portrait_135324873288.jpg_standalone.jpg Joe Zane http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/joe-zane/ <p>Upon entering Boston artist Joe Zane's exhibition at Carroll and Sons, viewers were greeted by their reflections in a small mirror engraved with the show's title question, "Who should a person be?"</p> By Francine Koslow Miller Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/10/17/img-joe-zane_084545474382.jpg_standalone.jpg Morag Keil http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/morag-keil/ <p>For her first solo exhibition in the U.S., Scottish artist Morag Keil presented a meditation on property and authorship in the digital age.</p> By Diana Kamin Fri, 17 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/10/17/img-morag-keil_084640811168.jpg_standalone.jpg Women’s Work Sells and Freud’s Study is Reimagined at Frieze London http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/womens-work-sells-and-freuds-study-is-reimagined-at-frieze-london-/ <p>If there is one thing that dealers at Frieze London agree on, it's that the fair's 11th outing is defined by business as usual&mdash;and more of it.</p> By Iphgenia Baal Thu, 16 Oct 2014 17:30:00 +0100 /files/2014/10/16/img-christoph-buchel-sleeping-guard-frieze-london_165230723243.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Zhang Dali http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/zhang-dali/ <p>In the mid- to late 1990s, Zhang Dali spray-painted his own profile on the walls of condemned buildings in Beijing, drawing attention to the architectural and human victims of China's campaign to modernize.</p> By Aileen June Wang Thu, 16 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/09/27/img-zhang-dali-_095226385263.jpg_standalone.jpg From the Archives: Warhol, Judd and others Weigh In on Matisse http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/from-the-archives-warhol-judd-and-others-weigh-in-on-matisse/ <p><em>On the occasion of an encyclopedic 1975 show of Henri Matisse's work at Paris's Mus&eacute;e d'Art Moderne, </em>A.i.A. <em>devoted an entire issue to the master. In one article, eight contemporary artists shared observations on the artist; interviews with Roy Lichtenstein, <a href="http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/paul-sharits/">Paul Sharits</a>, Carl Andre, <a href="http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/a-visit-to-the-judd-foundation/">Donald Judd</a>, Andy Warhol and <a href="http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/previews/wesselmann/">Tom Wesselmann</a>, conducted by French art historian Jean-Claude Lebensztejn, are reproduced here.</em></p> Wed, 15 Oct 2014 16:30:00 +0100 /files/2014/10/15/img-matisse-cut-out-archive_153803352369.jpg_standalone.jpg Toward an Egalitarian ArtPrize http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/toward-an-egalitarian-artprize/ <p>ArtPrize is changing. Touted as the contemporary art world's largest open-call, public-vote cash competition, ArtPrize is no longer a hyper-local celebration of hyper-realist art. Now in its sixth year, the festival is acting more like an international exposition&mdash;albeit one based in Grand Rapids, Mich. (population 192,000).</p> By Jason Foumberg Wed, 15 Oct 2014 11:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/10/15/img-agha-artprize-1_103110283325.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Kate Ericson and Mel Ziegler http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/kate-ericson-and-mel-ziegler/ <p>According to the U.S. Department of the Interior's National Register of Historic Places, almost every county in the United States has registered at least one locale as a "historic place worthy of preservation."&nbsp;</p> By Aimee Walleston Wed, 15 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/09/27/img-kate-ericson-and-mel-ziegler_095135306338.jpg_standalone.jpg Rico Gatson http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/rico-gatson/ <p>For almost two decades, Rico Gatson has been making strong work that stands at the intersection of formalist abstraction and social commentary.&nbsp;</p> By Sarah Schmerler Tue, 14 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/09/27/img-rico-gatson_095049818499.jpg_standalone.jpg Proving his Mettle: Danh Vo Shakes Things Up at the Kitchen http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/interviews/proving-his-mettle-danh-vo-shakes-things-up-at-the-kitchen/ <p>Visitors to the Kitchen should not be alarmed by the thunderous pounding that greets them as they enter the art and performance space inManhattan's West Chelsea neighborhood.</p> By Emily Nathan Fri, 10 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/10/08/img-danh-vo-xiu-xiu_123212751420.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Ai Weiwei Breaks into Alcatraz http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/ai-weiwei-breaks-into-alcatraz/ <p>A rocky island full of crumbling buildings is hardly a typical contemporary art venue. Yet "@Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz," a site-specific exhibition of seven new works, could not have found a better venue.</p> By Carol Strickland Thu, 09 Oct 2014 10:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/10/01/img-ai-weiwei-2_143156239123.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Walter Robinson http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/walter-robinson/ <p>Throughout his storied career, Walter Robinson has been classified under different categories yet contained by none of them.</p> By Sarah Schmerler Thu, 09 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/09/27/img-walter-robinson_094952692794.jpg_standalone.jpg Prison, Punk, Porn: Egon Schiele’s Portraits http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/interviews/prison-punk-porn-egon-schieles-portraits/ <p>Viennese Expressionist Egon Schiele was perhaps most exciting and provocative in his portraits, which are the subject of an exhibition opening today at New York's Neue Galerie.&nbsp;</p> By Tracy Zwick Thu, 09 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/10/09/img-schiele-1_132218636448.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg A Look at Hudson’s Collection at Envoy Enterprises http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/a-look-at-hudsons-collection-at-envoy-enterprises/ <p>All dealers need to do a little handholding when managing their artists. Some, however, stand out for not only nurturing their stable but also inspiring them. New York dealer Hudson was one of those.&nbsp;</p> By Julie Baumgardner Wed, 08 Oct 2014 14:30:00 +0100 /files/2014/10/08/img-hudsonfern_135508668663.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Maya Lin Wins $300,000 Gish Prize http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/maya-lin-wins-300000-gish-prize/ <p>Established in 1994 in memory of actress Lillian Gish ("the First Lady of American cinema"), the prize recognizes "highly accomplished artists who have pushed the boundaries of their art forms, contributed to social change and paved the way for the next generation." Past winners include Frank Gehry, Bob Dylan, Merce Cunningham and Spike Lee.</p> By Elizabeth Sultzer Wed, 08 Oct 2014 12:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/10/08/img-maya-lin-gish-prize_114548229411.jpg_standalone.jpg Brice Dellsperger http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/brice-dellsperger/ <p>French artist Brice Dellsperger's&nbsp;exhibition offered a single body of work shown in two ways: at Team Gallery's Wooster Street space, the 30 videos comprising the artist's "Body Double" series played on five monitors; at the gallery's Grand Street location, a selection of videos from the series were projected one at a time on a large screen in a black-box setting.</p> By Ian Edward Wallace Wed, 08 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/09/27/img-dellsperger_094852860819.jpg_standalone.jpg The Accumulation of Self: How Rashid Johnson’s Art Adds Up http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/interviews/the-accumulation-of-self-how-rashid-johnsonrsquos-art-adds-up/ <p>As you walk into&nbsp;<a href="http://davidkordanskygallery.com/">David Kordansky</a>'s&nbsp;<a href="http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/culver-citys-david-kordansky-gallery-moves-to-mid-city-triples-in-size/">recently relocated gallery</a>&nbsp;in Los Angeles, a creamy, nutty smell wallops you&mdash;the unmistakable scent of raw shea butter.</p> By Maxwell Williams Wed, 08 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/10/01/img-rashid-johnson-1_114352920514.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Documenta 17 Goes to Athens, Splits Self in Two http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/documenta-17-goes-to-athens-splits-self-in-two/ <p>For the deep-pocketed art pilgrim, this adds yet another summer 2017 destination, in addition to the 57th Venice Biennale and the 47th edition of the mammoth Art Basel fair.</p> By Brian Boucher Tue, 07 Oct 2014 13:30:00 +0100 /files/2014/10/07/img-documenta-fridericianum_12541887216.jpg_standalone.jpg Regina Bogat http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/regina-bogat/ <p>For the second time in under a year, Z&uuml;rcher mounted an exhibition by the 86-year-old artist Regina Bogat, who was a familiar enough figure in the New York art world from 1966 to '77, the years covered, but is little known today.&nbsp;</p> By Faye Hirsch Tue, 07 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/09/27/img-regina-bogat_094724228470.jpg_standalone.jpg Dallas Museum of Art Launches Art History Institute with UT Dallas http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/dallas-museum-of-art-launches-art-history-institute-with-ut-dallas-/ <p>The Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) has partnered with the University of Texas at Dallas to form the Edith O'Donnell Institute of Art History, a center for art historical research and conservation study.&nbsp;</p> By Julia Wolkoff Mon, 06 Oct 2014 18:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/10/06/img-dallas-museum-of-art-launches-art-history-institute-with-ut-dallas-_171337347513.jpg_standalone.jpg Michael Bauer http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/michael-bauer/ <p>All the paintings in Michael Bauer's second solo exhibition at Lisa Cooley have a similar composition: a central mass of miscellaneous marks and symbols that scatters like shrapnel toward the edges.</p> By Becky Brown Mon, 06 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/09/27/img-michael-bauer_094522845188.jpg_standalone.jpg Matthew Monahan http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/matthew-monahan-1/ <p>Matthew Monahan doesn't want to tell a story or make a scene. He doesn't want his sculptures to sing or dance.&nbsp;</p> By David Ebony Fri, 03 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/09/27/img-monahan_094625882835.jpg_standalone.jpg Identity Crisis http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/magazine/identity-crisis/ <p>This month, <em>A.i.A.</em> examines the creative economy that links contemporary art and graphic design.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> By William S. Smith Fri, 03 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/10/01/img-graphics_221323165107.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Laura Raicovich to Head Queens Museum http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/laura-raicovich-to-head-queens-museum-/ <p>Laura Raicovich, 41, has been named the new president and executive director of the <a href="http://www.queensmuseum.org/">Queens Museum</a>, New York, effective Jan. 1, 2015. Her appointment follows the departure of former director <a href="http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/tom-finkelpearl-to-head-department-of-cultural-affairs/">Tom Finkelpearl</a>, who left the museum in May to become commissioner of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs under Mayor Bill de Blasio.</p> By Julia Wolkoff Thu, 02 Oct 2014 13:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/10/02/img-raicovich_115819398227.jpg_standalone.jpg