Art in America - Most Recent The most recent items from Art in America. http://www.artinamericamagazine.com Fri, 20 Oct 2017 17:28:47 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Trevor Paglen http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/trevor-paglen-1/ <p>Trevor Paglen's efforts to document the institutions and apparatuses of our surveillance society have taken him from the deserts of Nevada to the bottom of the ocean.</p> By David Markus Wed, 01 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/10/17/img-trevor-paglen-review-_122315382937.jpg_standalone.jpg Unlikely Inspirations: Andrew Ross’s Playlist http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/unlikely-inspirations-andrew-rosss-playlist/ <p><em>B</em>roo<em>klyn-based artist Andrew Ross is the subject of the &ldquo;First Look&rdquo; column in our October issue.&nbsp;</em><em>Here, Ross introduces a compilation of his favorite YouTube videos, many of which are quirkily uplifting.&nbsp;</em></p> By Andrew Ross Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:47:00 +0100 /files/2017/10/20/img-rossplaylist1_122342394881.jpg_standalone.jpg Remembering Lloyd Oxendine http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/remembering-lloyd-oxendine-/ <p>It was during that time that I realized that Lloyd felt&nbsp;<em>called</em>, in a sense, to liberate Native people as artists.&nbsp;</p> By David Bunn Martine, Diane Fraher Mon, 16 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/10/16/img-oxendine-birches_13291976843.jpg_standalone.jpg Testing Trust: TBA:17 in Portland http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/testing-trust-tba17-in-portland/ <p>As a home base for the festival, Portland has a unique cultural character. Renowned for its progressivism and quaint urbanity, the City of Roses is also the whitest large city in the United States, and Oregon has the highest Klan membership per capita of any state.</p> By Minh Nguyen Fri, 06 Oct 2017 10:42:00 +0100 /files/2017/10/05/img-tba-1-_112852827051.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Permanent Revolutions: Art and October’s Centenary http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/permanent-revolutions-art-and-octoberrsquos-centenary/ <p>In the absence of official attention to the Russian Revolution's hundredth anniversary, art institutions have taken up the task of reflection and interpretation. <strong></strong><em></em></p> By Brian Droitcour Thu, 05 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /cms/image/slideshow_horz_silhouette.jpg Neighborhood Associations: Art and the City at the 15th Istanbul Biennial http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/neighborhood-associations-art-and-the-city-at-the-15th-istanbul-biennial/ <p>The Istanbul Biennial reflects the fear of hidden threats nearby while also leaving room to contemplate alternative ways of living together.<strong></strong><em></em></p> By Vanessa Thill Tue, 03 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/10/03/img-istanbul1_125511705619.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Art Warriors and Wooden Indians http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/magazine/art-warriors-and-wooden-indians/ <p>Forty-five years ago, <em>A.i.A.</em> produced a then-exceptional theme issue on art by and&mdash;to a much greater extent&mdash;about Native Americans. Here, that critical imbalance is redressed through multiple Indigenous perspectives on culture, art, environmental issues, and the human community.</p> By Kathleen Ash-Milby Sun, 01 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/09/28/img-art-warriors-and-wooden-indians-1_121326298655.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Embodying Survivance http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/magazine/embodying-survivance/ <p>Demian Din&eacute;Yazhi&acute; resists the strictures of settler conditioning by expressing a radical queer sensibility in videos and installations that target educational policies, the extraction industries, and gender stereotypes.</p> By manuel arturo abreu Sun, 01 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/09/28/img-demian-dinyazhi-1_112316644275.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg In the Studio: Hock E Aye Vi Edgar Heap of Birds http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/magazine/in-the-studio-hock-e-aye-vi-edgar-heap-of-birds/ <p>Veteran artist Hock E Aye Vi Edgar Heap of Birds relates his efforts to commemorate Indigenous history while also critiquing non-Native arrogance in acerbic visual and textual works.</p> By William S. Smith Sun, 01 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/09/28/img-edgar-heap-of-birds-1_103011587134.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Drones and Snakes http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/magazine/drones-and-snakes-/ <p>The conflict zone of the No Dakota Access Pipeline (NoDAPL) movement was shaped by what scholar Lisa Parks terms the "vertical mediation" of military-industrial technologies that connect the surface of the earth to the atmosphere.</p> By Jessica L. Horton Sun, 01 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/09/26/img-drones-and-snakes-1-_112739115185.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Alexander Calder http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/alexander-calder/ <p>The appreciation of any aural nuances in Calder's constructions requires neutral acoustics at the very least.</p> By Ara H. Merjian Sun, 01 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/09/26/img-alexander-calder-review-_12230288571.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Teresa Burga http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/teresa-burga-/ <p>When Burga was a young woman, her distaste for state-approved regional expressionism led her to develop her own brand of Conceptualism.</p> By Eric Sutphin Sun, 01 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /cms/app/asset/action.php?a=createImage&id=32824&size_suffix=standalone Thomas Trosch http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/thomas-trosch-/ <p>Such figures in Trosch's recent works have an almost sad quality, as if they are mere extensions of their possessions;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> By Eric Sutphin Sun, 01 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/09/26/img-thomas-trosch-review-_131057971236.jpg_standalone.jpg Guy Goodwin http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/guy-goodwin-/ <p>The fundamental tension between movement and stasis gives each piece an unsettled quality, as in a frieze immortalizing a transient moment.&nbsp;</p> By Julian Kreimer Sun, 01 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /cms/app/asset/action.php?a=createImage&id=32828&size_suffix=standalone Kaari Upson http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/kaari-upson-/ <p>Each piece served as just one node in a densely woven web of cross-references and associations dealing with the mental conflicts and anxieties of everyday life.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> By Tatiana Istomina Sun, 01 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/09/26/img-kaari-upson-review_132748522130.jpg_standalone.jpg Gelatin http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/gelatin-review-/ <p>Walking through the apparently hijinks-free gallery, I wondered if the artists-now pushing fifty years old-had decided it was finally time to grow up.</p> By Rachel Wetzler Sun, 01 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/09/26/img-gelatin-review-_13413668700.jpg_standalone.jpg Veronika Pausova http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/veronika-pausova-/ <p>Like Renaissance cabinet pictures, her works repay close looking.&nbsp;</p> By Elizabeth Buhe Sun, 01 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/09/26/img-veronika-pausova-review_13481776442.jpg_standalone.jpg Tom Burr http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/tom-burr-/ <p>The works recall previous "portrait" sculptures by Burr, in which clothing serves as an index of personhood.&nbsp;</p> By David Markus Sun, 01 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/09/26/img-tom-burr-review_135703557398.jpg_standalone.jpg Tania Pérez Córdova http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/tania-prez-crdova-/ <p>P&eacute;rez C&oacute;rdova has produced an unwieldy vehicle for immaterial transactions, substituting a relatively large, cumbersome object for the convenient pocket-size card it immortalizes.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> By Lauren DeLand Sun, 01 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/09/26/img-tania-prez-crdova-review_140614772093.jpg_standalone.jpg Paul Gauguin http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/paul-gauguin-/ <p>The curators of "Gauguin: Artist as Alchemist" didn't have to settle for second best.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> By Stephen F. Eisenman Sun, 01 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/09/26/img-paul-gauguin-review-1-_141340172235.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg “Between Land and Sea: Artists of the Coenties Slip” http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/ldquobetween-land-and-sea-artists-of-the-coenties-sliprdquo/ <p>"Between Land and Sea" argued that the search for abstraction was an active endeavor on the Slip, pursued by artists who were not yet household names.&nbsp;</p> By Christina Bryan Rosenberger Sun, 01 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/09/26/img-between-land-and-sea-artists-of-the-coenties-slip-review_150527919699.jpg_standalone.jpg Rosy Keyser http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/rosy-keyser-/ <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>A series of canvas-based works called "Periscopes" suggests that Keyser may be moving away from messy, loose gestural abstraction and toward more controlled brushwork.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> By Elizabeth Buhe Sun, 01 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/09/26/img-rosy-keyser-review_151408183553.jpg_standalone.jpg Geta Brătescu http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/geta-brtescu-/ <p>The artist treated her studio as an autonomous zone outside any political influence and as a space of refuge.</p> By Federico Florian Sun, 01 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/09/26/img-geta-brtescu-review_152302495052.jpg_standalone.jpg Michael Armitage http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/michael-armitage-/ <p>Armitage critiques not only exoticist tropes of Western artists but also social mores and beliefs prevalent within Africa.&nbsp;</p> By Elizabeth Fullerton Sun, 01 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/09/26/img-michael-armitage-review-_152844712767.jpg_standalone.jpg “Action!” http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/ldquoactionrdquo-/ <p>Artists have historically used action as a medium to create fleeting and expressive works, to disrupt typical social behaviors, and as a direct form of protest.&nbsp;</p> By Aoife Rosenmeyer Sun, 01 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/09/26/img-action-review_153631574486.jpg_standalone.jpg Assemble http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/assemble-/ <p>Assemble seems to be made up of idealists who want to effect real social change.&nbsp;</p> By Karin Bellmann Sun, 01 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/09/26/img-assemble-review_154455799076.jpg_standalone.jpg Honoring Songs: A Benefit for Spiderwoman Theater http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/honoring-songs-a-benefit-for-spiderwoman-theater/ <p>A benefit for the Indigenous feminist performance group featured an intergenerational roster of musicians, storytellers, actors, and activists, all united by a sense of joy in sharing the work and play of performing.&nbsp;</p> By Dana Kopel Sun, 01 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/10/16/img-spiderwoman-1_154247273056.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg The Strength of Water http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/magazine/the-strength-of-water-/ <p>Maria Hupfield's community-oriented projects draw connections based on tribal relations and kinship, rather than the institutional structures of the art world.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> By Vanessa Dion Fletcher Sun, 01 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/10/19/img-strength-of-water-2_10434330595.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Strains of Dissent: Art and Music at MOCAD http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/strains-of-dissent-art-and-music-at-mocad/ <p>The show juxtaposes documents of activist histories with presentations that emphasize listening to music as a private experience. <strong></strong><em></em></p> By Sarah Rose Sharp Fri, 29 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /cms/image/slideshow_horz_silhouette.jpg Packet Switching: Cuba’s Offline Internet http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/magazine/packet-switching-cubas-offline-internet/ <p><em>El paquete semanal</em>&nbsp;(the weekly package), Cuba's offline digital media circulation system based on in-person file sharing, is a far more diverse in its content and structure than is typically reported.&nbsp;</p> By Nestor Siré, Julia Weist Thu, 28 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/09/28/img-julia-weists-playlist-_154432896490.jpg_standalone.jpg The Microbial Level: A Conversation at NeueHouse http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/the-microbial-level-a-conversation-at-neuehouse/ <p>Science, like art, can problematize generalizations that have been held for hundreds of years.<strong></strong><em></em></p> By Brian Droitcour Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/08/15/img-molecular-sculpture-6_181833682616.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg The Iceman Cometh: Guariglia Flies with NASA To Make Eco-Art http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/interviews/the-iceman-cometh-guariglia-flies-with-nasa-to-make-eco-art/ <p>Justin Brice Guariglia&rsquo;s&nbsp;aerial photographs document the rapid rate at which 110,000-year-old Arctic glaciers are disappearing.</p> By Carol Strickland Tue, 12 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/09/12/img-justin-brice-guariglia-1_131552240740.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Wayward Potential: In Conversation with E. Jane http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/interviews/wayward-potential-in-conversation-with-e-jane-/ <p>"I really wanted the album to be something that was loving of all black women."</p> By Alexander Iadarola Tue, 05 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/09/05/img-jane-3_101541196750.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Drastic Times http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/magazine/drastic-times/ <p>Based on seven years of research, the Pacific Standard Time exhibition "Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985" forges a new significance for previously excluded artists.</p> By Julian Kreimer Fri, 01 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/08/16/img-radical-women-1_105957202488.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg MFA Quality http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/magazine/mfa-quality/ <p>Bruce High Quality Foundation University brought a DIY, group-talk approach to technical training and critical judgment.&nbsp;</p> By Erica Dawn Lyle Fri, 01 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/08/16/img-bhqfu-1_111423850266.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Molecular Sculpture http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/magazine/molecular-sculpture/ <p>Following a path blazed by Duchamp, a host of current artists are using scents, atmospheric conditions, and microorganisms to create a new, multisensory rapport between viewers and artworks.</p> By Ruba Katrib Fri, 01 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/08/15/img-molecular-sculpture-1_181617662451.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Becky Suss http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/becky-suss/ <p>Becky Suss convincingly articulates intimate details of clothing and decor, yet a sense of artifice prevails in the works.</p> By David Ebony Fri, 01 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/08/16/img-becky-suss_11471643851.jpg_standalone.jpg Pooh Kaye http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/pooh-kaye/ <p>Pooh Kaye's corporeal-cinematic experiments defamiliarize her usual surroundings.</p> By Dana Kopel Fri, 01 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/08/16/img-pooh-kaye_114853577034.jpg_standalone.jpg Laura Cottingham http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/laura-cottingham/ <p>Laura Cottingham's film serves to document a social scene as much as to tell a cinematic story.</p> By Wendy Vogel Fri, 01 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/08/16/img-laura-cottingham_114944846200.jpg_standalone.jpg Mira Dancy http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/mira-dancy/ <p>Mira Dancy offered images of female empowerment alongside text components that highlight echoes between advertising and protest language.</p> By Alina Cohen Fri, 01 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/08/16/img-mira-dancy_115031784375.jpg_standalone.jpg