Art in America - Most Recent The most recent items from Art in America. http://www.artinamericamagazine.com Wed, 31 Aug 2016 03:52:50 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Rachel Rose on Robert Irwin http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/magazine/rachel-rose-on-robert-irwin/ <p>As part of the Annual Guide to Galleries, Museums and Artists (<em>A.i.A.</em>'s August issue), we preview the 2016-17 season of&nbsp;museum exhibitions worldwide. In addition to offering their own top picks, our editors asked select artists, curators and collectors to identify the shows they are looking forward to. Here, Rachel Rose talks about Robert Irwin.</p> By Rachel Rose Tue, 30 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2016/08/03/img-rachel-rose-on-robert-irwin_163914830368.jpg_standalone.jpg Residency Report: Juan William Chávez at Artpace http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/interviews/residency-report-juan-william-chvez-at-artpace/ <p>From the moment I received the email invitation for a preliminary site visit to Artpace, a residency-and-exhibition program in San Antonio, it was game time! I lived and worked there for two months, and it was a day-in, day-out grind to bring all the moving parts of my project together before my exhibition at the end of the residency. It was truly a test of my endurance.&nbsp;</p> By Juan William Chávez Tue, 30 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2016/08/29/img-chavez-residency-report-1_142526503019.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Adam Szymczyk on the 2016 Kochi-Muziris Biennale http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/magazine/adam-szymczyk-on-the-2016-kochi-muziris-biennale/ <p>As part of the Annual Guide to Galleries, Museums and Artists (<em>A.i.A.</em><em>'</em>s August issue), we preview the 2016-17 season of&nbsp;museum exhibitions worldwide. In addition to offering their own top picks, our editors asked select artists, curators and collectors to identify the shows they are looking forward to. Here, Adam Szymczyk talks about the 2016 Kochi-Muziris Biennale.</p> By Adam Szymczyk Mon, 29 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2016/08/03/img-adam-szymczyk-on-the-2016-kochi-muziris-biennale_164124217431.jpg_standalone.jpg Market Research: An Interview with Michael Mandiberg http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/interviews/market-research-an-interview-with-michael-mandiberg/ <p>The 2008 recession drew attention to the destabilization of financial markets by a banking sector that skirts the edges of regulation, using purposely inscrutable financial instruments. In response, a number of artists have attempted to represent the social, political, and financial networks that comprise contemporary capitalism.</p> By Tina Rivers Ryan Fri, 26 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2016/08/22/img-michael-mandiberg-1_14284596413.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Celluloid Phantoms: The Films of José Luis Guerín http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/celluloid-phantoms-the-films-of-jos-luis-guern/ <p>To look at an image is to see a ghost. An image is a shadow of a thing that&rsquo;s no longer there. Few filmmakers understand this as deeply as Catalan filmmaker Jos&eacute; Luis Guer&iacute;n, who is the subject of&nbsp;<a href="http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/series/46147">an almost comprehensive retrospective at Anthology Film Archives</a>&nbsp;in downtown New York through September 1.&nbsp;</p> By Craig Hubert Thu, 25 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2016/08/25/img-jose-luis-guerin-5_10434291081.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Raphael Rubinstein on Jackson Mac Low http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/magazine/raphael-rubinstein-on-jackson-mac-low/ <p>As part of the Annual Guide to Galleries, Museums and Artists (<em>A.i.A.</em>'s August issue), we preview the 2016-17 season of&nbsp;museum exhibitions worldwide. In addition to offering their own top picks, our editors asked select artists, curators and collectors to identify the shows they are looking forward to. Here, Raphael Rubinstein talks about Jackson Mac Low.</p> By Raphael Rubinstein Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2016/08/03/img-raphael-rubinstein-on-jackson-mac-low_164344823704.jpg_standalone.jpg Residency Report: Zackary Drucker at the Headlands http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/residency-report-zackary-drucker-at-the-headlands/ <p>Built by the US army in 1907,&nbsp;the remote and beautiful&nbsp;Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, California, went from a soldiers' barracks that was active until the 1970s to an artists' residence in 1987. In this lovely, quiet environment, I&nbsp;feel&nbsp;deeply&nbsp;conscious of my inner world.</p> By Josephine Heston Mon, 22 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2016/08/22/img-zackary-drucker-headlands_10510418865.jpg_standalone.jpg Parts of Speech: Karel Martens as Scavenger http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/parts-of-speech-karel-martens-as-scavenger/ <p>On a recent tour of one of Donald Judd&rsquo;s many studios in Marfa, Texas, I noticed a set of twenty or so folders that would normally hang inside a filing cabinet. They were all clearly labeled, but instead of being confined to a metal box, they were spread horizontally on a bookshelf, so that every file was immediately accessible without sorting.</p> By Ryan Waller Thu, 18 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2016/08/18/img-karel-martens-1_105734532211.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Adrienne Edwards on Yto Barrada http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/magazine/adrienne-edwards-on-yto-barrada/ <p>As part of the Annual Guide to Galleries, Museums and Artists (<em>A.i.A.</em>'s August issue), we preview the 2016-17 season of&nbsp;museum exhibitions worldwide. In addition to offering their own top picks, our editors asked select artists, curators and collectors to identify the shows they are looking forward to. Here, Adrienne Edwards talks about Yto Barrada.</p> By Adrienne Edwards Wed, 17 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2016/08/03/img-adrienne-edwards-on-yto-barrada_164028391806.jpg_standalone.jpg Movable Feast: Mary Mattingly’s Floating Garden http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/movable-feast-mary-mattinglys-floating-garden/ <p>When Hurricane Sandy hit New York City in 2013, it flooded downtown Manhattan, parts of Queens, and Staten Island. An electrical substation exploded, cutting power to Lower Manhattan, and shipments of gas from New Jersey ground to a halt. Gas stations without electricity couldn&rsquo;t pump; those that could soon ran out, causing huge lines and fuel shortages.</p> By Michael McCanne Fri, 12 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2016/08/08/img-swale-8_105517104694.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Charlotte Cotton on Robert Cumming http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/magazine/charlotte-cotton-on-robert-cumming/ <p>As part of the Annual Guide to Galleries, Museums and Artists (<em>A.i.A.'</em>s August issue), we preview the 2016-17 season of&nbsp;museum exhibitions worldwide. In addition to offering their own top picks, our editors asked select artists, curators and collectors to identify the shows they are looking forward to. Here, Charlotte Cotton talks about Robert Cumming.</p> By Charlotte Cotton Fri, 12 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2016/08/03/img-charlotte-cotton-on-robert-cumming_164553815677.jpg_standalone.jpg Summer in the Artful Hamptons http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/summer-in-the-artful-hamptons/ <p>Summer is short and busy in the artful Hamptons. Now more than ever, there are high-quality galleries, sophisticated museum shows, performances, temporary exhibition spaces, pop-up events, and charity benefits&mdash;all to entice visitors away from beach and food. Herewith is a not-so-random yet in-no-way-comprehensive sampling of what this summer has been serving up.</p> By Barbara A. MacAdam Thu, 11 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2016/08/11/img-long-island-5_112323253569.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Ralph Lemon on Sibyl Kempson http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/magazine/ralph-lemon-on-sibyl-kempson/ <p>As part of the Annual Guide to Galleries, Museums and Artists (<em>A.i.A.</em>'s August issue), we preview the 2016-17 season of&nbsp;museum exhibitions worldwide. In addition to offering their own top picks, our editors asked select artists, curators and collectors to identify the shows they are looking forward to. Here, Ralph Lemon talks about Sibyl Kempson.</p> By Ralph Lemon Mon, 08 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2016/07/28/img-ralph-lemon-on-sibyl-kempson_172418129543.jpg_standalone.jpg Sea Change: Katharina Grosse in the Rockaways http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/sea-change-katharina-grosse-in-the-rockaways/ <p>Early in her career as an abstract painter, German artist Katharina Grosse made a risky shift in her work. She exchanged her paintbrush for a spray gun and air compressor and moved off the canvas to paint, and wildly transform, architectural elements: walls, ceilings, floors, stairways, and windows.</p> By Gregory Volk Fri, 05 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2016/08/04/img-katharina-grosse-rockaway-1_142324846627.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg The Beat Spirit of Film: A Robert Frank Retrospective http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/the-beat-spirit-of-film-a-robert-frank-retrospective/ <p>Robert Frank's film work will be shown at the Brooklyn Academy of Music beginning August 4. A comprehensive series like this one has the potential to shift art-historical narratives. By providing access to work that is rarely screened, it reveals Frank as a filmmaker of remarkable vision whose work prefigures that of many contemporary artists.</p> By Craig Hubert Thu, 04 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2016/08/04/img-robert-frank-3_110455354206.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Open Book: “The Miraculous” at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/open-book-the-miraculous-at-edinburgh-sculpture-workshop/ <p>How can an art institution display or curate past performance or ephemeral art and preserve the work&rsquo;s intent? How can a curator help to record and share the effects and meaning of an ephemeral work without stripping away the power that comes from its immediacy? &nbsp;</p> By Willie Osterweil Wed, 03 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2016/08/02/img-miraculous-3_113422842348.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Brett Gorvy on Bruce Conner http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/magazine/brett-gorvy-on-bruce-conner/ <p>As part of the Annual Guide to Galleries, Museums and Artists (<em>A.i.A.</em>'s August issue), we preview the 2016-17 season of&nbsp;museum exhibitions worldwide. In addition to offering their own top picks, our editors asked select artists, curators and collectors to identify the shows they are looking forward to. Here, Brett Gorvy talks about Bruce Conner.</p> By Brett Gorvy Mon, 01 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2016/07/28/img-brett-gorvy-on-bruce-conner_17103690696.jpg_standalone.jpg Yamaguchi Keisuke http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/yamaguchi-keisuke/ <p>Once upon a time, in the mid-&rsquo;90s, contemporary art and more academic fine art were still on good terms in Japan. Mono-ha and abstraction were living traditions, allowing artists to wax metaphoric about materials and process without sounding precious. Grand philosophical themes like mankind&rsquo;s relationship to nature and technology were mused upon expansively. Art was humanist, and without a market or much of an audience.&nbsp;</p> By Ryan Holmberg Sat, 30 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2016/05/26/img-yamaguchi-keisuke_152218133408.jpg_standalone.jpg Norman Lewis http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/norman-lewis/ <p>Norman Lewis (1909&ndash;1979) was an energetic participant in the Harlem Renaissance and one of the only African-American painters who associated himself with the Abstract Expressionists. While he founded the Spiral Group (active from 1963 to 1965) with Romare Bearden, Charles Alston, and Hale Woodruff to explore the place of black artists in the Civil Rights Movement, he stated on many occasions that his aesthetic goals were separate from his activism.&nbsp;</p> By Serena Qiu Thu, 28 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2016/05/26/img-norman-lewis_135626397668.jpg_standalone.jpg Glacial Pace: The Generative Art of Zach Gage http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/glacial-pace-the-generative-art-of-zach-gage/ <p>&ldquo;When I walk down the street I want my smartphone to be doing searches constantly,&rdquo; Google CEO Eric Schmidt said in 2010, according to an anecdote in Eli Pariser&rsquo;s 2011 book&nbsp;<em>The Filter Bubble</em>. &ldquo;&lsquo;Did you know?&rsquo; &lsquo;Did you know?&rsquo; &lsquo;Did you know?&rsquo; &lsquo;Did you know?&rsquo;&rdquo;</p> By Ryan Saylor Thu, 28 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2016/07/28/img-zach-gage-4_151018154909.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Ellen Cantor http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/ellen-cantor/ <p>Occupying two floors of the K&uuml;nstlerhaus Stuttgart, this exhibition encompasses works on paper, including porn photo collages, as well as films both short and long. It is the second part of an exhibition that began, with somewhat different content, at the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts in San Francisco and will have an afterlife in Stuttgart this September in a screening of&nbsp;<em>Pinochet Porn,&nbsp;</em>the film that the late Ellen Cantor (1961&ndash;2013) spent the last eight years of her life working on.&nbsp;</p> By Travis Jeppesen Wed, 27 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2016/05/26/img-ellen-cantor_15073012299.jpg_standalone.jpg From the Archives: Work in Progress http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/magazine/from-the-archives-work-in-progress/ <p>Because of prior commitments, Paris-based Chinese artist Chen Zhen is one of the first to complete his installation. Titled&nbsp;<em>Prayer Wheel</em>, it is surrounded by a crushed-paper temple which suggests nothing so much as a giant igloo. The exterior is eerily lit by a pair of upturned garbage cans covered with red light bulbs.&nbsp;</p> By Eleanor Heartney Wed, 27 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2016/07/20/img-moma-ps1-12_164450633634.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Chadwick Rantanen http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/chadwick-rantanen/ <p>For small galleries, unadorned overhead fluorescent lighting is the industry standard. It&rsquo;s cheap, efficient, bright, and balanced, creating a relatively neutral viewing environment that allows for clear exhibition photography. The even glow of such lighting has become the hallmark of galleries on New York&rsquo;s Lower East Side, which, though modest in scale, are able to extend their ambition and influence nationally and internationally via exhibition documentation on the internet. As such, the lights have also come to represent the standardizing influence of image-sharing economies on the international art market.&nbsp;</p> By Sam Korman Mon, 25 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2016/05/26/img-chadwick-rantanen_133623107506.jpg_standalone.jpg Murder on Prince: An Art-World Crime Story http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/murder-on-prince-an-art-world-crime-story/ <p>Amanda Oliver, wife of high-tech mogul and art collector Philip Oliver, has been shot dead in the couple&rsquo;s Prince Street loft. So begins&nbsp;<a href="http://www.hardcasecrime.com/books_bios.cgi?title=SoHo%20Sins"><em>SoHo Sins</em></a>&nbsp;(Hard Case Crime, 2016), the newly released crime novel by Richard Vine, managing editor of&nbsp;<em>A.i.A.</em></p> By Richard Vine Fri, 22 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2016/07/22/img-soho-sins_102807303498.jpg_standalone.jpg Maggie Lee http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/maggie-lee/ <p>In &ldquo;Fufu&rsquo;s Dreamhouse,&rdquo; her first New York solo exhibition,&nbsp;Maggie Lee (b. 1987) continued to elaborate her diaristic exploration of adolescent girlhood, Millennial subcultures, and style. Rooted in blogging, honed in zines, and realized in&nbsp;<em>Mommy</em>, her acclaimed 2015 film about the death of her mother and their life together, Lee&rsquo;s approach here turned to sculpture, the artist presenting a series of dioramas set on wooden tables.&nbsp;</p> By Nick Irvin Thu, 21 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2016/05/26/img-maggie-lee_125403659056.jpg_standalone.jpg "Electronic Superhighway (2016-1966)" http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/electronic-superhighway-2016-1966/ <p>&ldquo;Electronic Superhighway&rdquo; attempted an ambitious undertaking: to chronologically document the history of digital technologies in contemporary art and in so doing point to potential futures for art and technology. The exhibition collated more than a hundred works made by seventy-six international artists since 1966.&nbsp;</p> By Ajay Hothi Wed, 20 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2016/05/26/img-electronic-superhighway-2016-1966-1_145339523121.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Revisitation Phase: Looking at Art and AIDS http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/revisitation-phase-looking-at-art-and-aids/ <p>The traveling exhibition&nbsp;<a href="http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/magazine/critical-eye-personal-boundaries/">&ldquo;Art&nbsp;AIDS&nbsp;America,&rdquo;</a>&nbsp;on view at the&nbsp;Bronx Museum&nbsp;of the Arts,&nbsp;coincides with other shows and events that can be seen as&nbsp;augmenting its perspective by giving additional visibility to&nbsp;AIDS-affected individuals and communities that have been neglected due to racial, gender, or institutional bias.</p> By Eric Sutphin Wed, 20 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2016/07/19/img-visual-aids-homepage-crop_164113873078.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Do Tough Guys Art?: An Interview with Richard Vine http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/interviews/do-tough-guys-art-an-interview-with-richard-vine/ <p>July 19 marked the release of&nbsp;<em>SoHo Sins</em>, an art world murder mystery by Richard Vine, managing editor of&nbsp;<em>A.i.A</em>. Here, artist and fellow novelist Travis Jeppesen interrogates the author on his motives, the origins of the tale, and the seamy relationship between art criticism and noir fiction.</p> By Travis Jeppesen Tue, 19 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2016/07/19/img-red-grooms_150220290062.jpg_standalone.jpg Cao Fei http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/cao-fei/ <p>While viewers of Cao Fei&rsquo;s excellent survey exhibition will be familiar with myriad products manufactured in China, it&rsquo;s likely that few will have considered, beyond a vague inkling of anonymous workers toiling away in distant factories, who actually makes those products. For her video&nbsp;<em>Whose Utopia</em>&nbsp;(2006), the Chinese artist embedded herself in an Osram lightbulb factory in the Pearl River Delta city of Foshan.&nbsp;</p> By Gregory Volk Mon, 18 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2016/05/26/img-cao-fei_131348839993.jpg_standalone.jpg A Dialogue with Nature: Dennis Oppenheim at Storm King http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/a-dialogue-with-nature-dennis-oppenheim-at-storm-king/ <p>&ldquo;Dennis Oppenheim: Terrestrial Studio,&rdquo; this summer&rsquo;s major exhibition at Storm King Art Center in New Windsor, New York, focuses solely on the artist&rsquo;s unique engagement with the land. While not a full-scale retrospective, it examines how his approach to nature evolved over the course of his career.&nbsp;</p> By David Ebony Fri, 15 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2016/07/15/img-oppenheim-6_105615618431.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Anri Sala http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/anri-sala/ <p>The term &ldquo;immersive&rdquo; is often abused&mdash;a fancy-sounding clich&eacute; to describe an exhibition that is merely expansive, cluttered, or, as the critic Ben Davis noted, &ldquo;full of big things.&rdquo; Not so with regard to the New Museum&rsquo;s recent survey<strong>&nbsp;</strong>of works by the Albanian-born artist Anri Sala. The installations were immersive in the truest, most gratifying sense of the term, placing viewer-listeners within multi-channel video and sound environments and challenging them to feel as well as contemplate them.</p> By Austin Considine Wed, 13 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2016/05/26/img-anri-sala_134347664300.jpg_standalone.jpg Farideh Lashai http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/farideh-lashai/ <p>Farideh Lashai&rsquo;s retrospective&mdash;spanning five decades and occupying all three stories of Bait Al Serkal, a nineteenth-century home-turned&ndash;exhibition space in downtown Sharjah run by the Sharjah Art Foundation&mdash;included paintings, animated projections on painted canvases or prints, sculptures, and an installation.</p> By Eric Sutphin Mon, 11 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2016/05/26/img-farideh-lashai_151800721152.jpg_standalone.jpg Karen Kilimnik http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/karen-kilimnik/ <p>The collages featured in Karen Kilimnik&rsquo;s exhibition at 303&nbsp;Gallery (all works 2015 or 2016) included reproductions of&nbsp;classical tapestries that the artist adorned with a range of cutout images and stickers depicting birds, butterflies, perfume bottles, and, most frequently, cats. In one collage, there&rsquo;s a cat in Jesus&rsquo;s lap.&nbsp;</p> By Sam Korman Fri, 08 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2016/05/26/img-karen-kilimnik_123638357362.jpg_standalone.jpg Making Noise: Mika Tajima on YouTube http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/making-noise-mika-tajima-on-youtube/ <p>New York artist Mika Tajima creates sculptures, installations, prints, and performances based on digital data that she collects. Her work often reflects the relationship between changing economic conditions and collective human emotions.</p> By Josephine Heston Thu, 07 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2016/07/07/img-mika-tajima-playlist_130541506542.jpg_standalone.jpg “Megacities Asia” http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/ldquomegacities-asiardquo/ <p>The broad title of the MFA&rsquo;s spring headliner belies the exhibition&rsquo;s narrow focus. Far from a sweeping survey of art from and about Asia&rsquo;s vast urban agglomerations, the show features work by just under a dozen artists, all in a single genre: found-object installation. Makeshift structures and environments abound, made from bamboo scaffolding, discarded plastic bags, bicycles, cheap plastic wares, and (in the work of three of the show&rsquo;s four Chinese artists) architectural salvage.</p> By Gavin Kroeber Wed, 06 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2016/05/26/img-megacities-asia_134935649469.jpg_standalone.jpg Choreographed Obedience: Authority Figure at the Knockdown Center http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/choreographed-obedience-authority-figure-at-the-knockdown-center/ <p>&ldquo;Can I touch you?&rdquo; asked a young brunette woman in a black polo shirt, taking my hand and leading me into the cavernous main space of the Knockdown Center in Maspeth, Queens. Around us, about a dozen individuals in identical attire paired up with audience members.</p> By Wendy Vogel Wed, 06 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2016/07/05/img-authority-figure-4_1745364258.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Family Function: Harm van den Dorpel’s Algorithmic Art http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/family-function-harm-van-den-dorpels-algorithmic-art/ <p>Perhaps some aspects of the creative mind can be stored in code, but all of it?&nbsp;While the analytical capabilities of artificial intelligence are recognized as &ldquo;real,&rdquo; many refuse to acknowledge that simulations of taste can be equally authentic.&nbsp;</p> By Nora N. Khan Thu, 30 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2016/06/27/img-van-den-dorpel-1_114454136064.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Overview: Los Angeles Reflections http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/overview-los-angeles-reflections/ <p>Type &ldquo;Los Angeles&rdquo; into the search box of iStockphoto.com&nbsp;and you will see over seventy thousand images, many of which look very much the same. For the works in a recent exhibition at Gagosian in Beverly Hills, Alex Israel spent what must have been many grueling hours scouring the database, finally selecting a group of images that distill the clich&eacute;s underwriting the romantic fantasy that&mdash;for some&mdash;is Los Angeles.&nbsp;</p> By Jonathan Griffin Wed, 29 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2016/05/26/img-overview-los-angeles-reflections-1_111402771057.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Substitute Teacher: Pepón Osorio’s Philadelphia School http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/substitute-teacher-pepn-osorios-philadelphia-school/ <p>Budget cuts, the privatization of the commons, the dismantling of the social safety net, urban deindustrialization, and the loss of blue-collar jobs to factories overseas are among the well-documented effects of decades of neoliberal policy on American society. To this list I&rsquo;d add a peripheral yet significant outcome: the rise of social practice art.&nbsp;</p> By Erick Lyle Tue, 28 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2016/06/27/img-osorio-1_165338355983.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Allen Jones http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/allen-jones/ <p class="p1">Organized by art historian Norman Rosenthal, this survey of Allen Jones&rsquo;s work aimed to provide a historical view of the controversial artist&rsquo;s oeuvre&mdash;going as far back as the mid-&rsquo;60s, when he was living and working in the Chelsea Hotel. It was successful insofar as it conveyed Jones&rsquo;s unyielding effort to find new ways of representing a recurrent trope: the female figure, portrayed in stylized, borderline pornographic terms.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> By Charles Schultz Mon, 27 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2016/05/26/img-allen-jones_133023227447.jpg_standalone.jpg