Art in America - Most Recent The most recent items from Art in America. Wed, 03 Sep 2014 02:35:53 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Lygia Clark <p>Seen after a tour of the Museum of Modern Art's permanent collection, "Lygia Clark: The Abandonment of Art, 1948-1988" inspired a sense of d&eacute;j&agrave; vu.</p> By Courtney Fiske Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/08/31/img-lygia-clark_164912128813.jpg_standalone.jpg “The Details”: Mark Bradford <p>For me, it's always a detail&mdash;a detail that points to a larger thing. It can be text; it can be a quote.</p> By Mark Bradford Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/09/02/img-mark-bradford_092827943072.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg How We Lived Then <p>British Conceptual artist Stephen Willats responded to a period of social tumult with a 1979 exhibition. Now re-created, the show offers insight into the past and future of socially engaged art.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> By Ajay Hothi Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/09/02/img-stephen-willats_095016822771.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Pantheon of the Anteater <p>In the first installment of a two-part article, the author recounts his experience taking a free art criticism course taught by David Salle at Bruce High Quality Foundation University, New York.</p> By P.C. Smith Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/09/02/img-david-salle_092012353877.jpg_standalone.jpg Artists Protest Israeli Funding of São Paulo Bienal <p>Some 56 artists have signed an open letter to the the S&atilde;o Paulo Bienal foundation, asking that the organization decline funding from the state of Israel. The letter states that the artists were previously unaware of Israeli support for the exhibition. The signatories represent a significant portion of the 100-some participants in the show.</p> By Brian Boucher Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/08/25/img-sao-paulo-bienal-yael-bartana_144459390674.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg “Restricting Eyes”: Lee Yong-woo on Gwangju Biennale Censorship <p>In his first interview since announcing his resignation, Lee talked to <em style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal">A.i.A. </em>via e-mail about the need for free expression in South Korea's young democracy and the future of the exhibition he cofounded.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> By Julie Baumgardner Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/08/26/img-lee-yong-woo-gwangju-biennale_104751822033.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Summer eReading: Badlands Unlimited <p>From Saddam Hussein's didactic speeches on democracy (yes, really) to a strangely poetic collection of GIFs with quasi-philosophical captions, the catalogue of Brooklyn publisher <a href="">Badlands Unlimited</a> is as wide-reaching as the work of its founder, artist Paul Chan.</p> By Kira Josefsson Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/08/28/img-badlands-1_142307744159.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Self-Determination in Western Sahara: Metahaven and Independent Diplomat <p><em>A.i.A.</em>'s August cover is the product of a collaboration between the New York-based non-profit advisory group <a href="">Independent Diplomat</a>, which has worked with the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic to promote self-determination since 2006, and Dutch graphic design studio <a href="">Metahaven</a>.They talked to <em>A.i.A. </em>about making conflict visible.</p> By Matthew Shen Goodman Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/07/15/img-august-2014-cover_161211553007.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg São Paulo Bienal Reveals Artists and Projects <p>Titled "How to (...) things that don't exist," the biennial will, the organizers say, take on a research-based approach with open meetings on art and society rather than settling on a specific theme.</p> By Julia Wolkoff Mon, 25 Aug 2014 16:45:00 +0100 /files/2014/08/25/img-sao-paulo-bienal-yael-bartana_144459390674.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Shukhov Tower, Modernist Moscow Landmark, Escapes Demolition <p>The city of Moscow issued a conservation order this week to protect the Shukhov broadcasting tower, an iconic Soviet modernist masterpiece that was originally designed to top the height of the Eiffel Tower.</p> By Noam Dvir Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/08/21/img-shukhov-tower_165304329503.jpg_standalone.jpg The School of Doodle for Creative Girl Power <p>Part online school, part content platform, School of Doodle<em> </em>aims to empower and inspire creativity in teenage girls.</p> By Beryl Gilothwest Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:30:00 +0100 /files/2014/08/21/img-school-of-doodle_101228643715.jpg_standalone.jpg Ger van Elk, 1941-2014 <p>Pioneering Dutch Conceptual artist Ger van Elk died on Sunday at 73. Born in Amsterdam in 1941, van Elk gained international note in the 1960s through his inclusion in seminal group exhibitions such as "Op Losse Schroeven" at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (1969) and Harald Szeemann's "When Attitudes Become Form" at the Kunsthaus Bern (1969).</p> By Julia Wolkoff Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:45:00 +0100 /files/2014/08/20/img-ger-van-elk_152424521144.jpg_standalone.jpg Hammer Announces Winners of $150,000 in “Made in L.A.” Awards <p>Los Angeles's Hammer Museum has tapped Alice K&ouml;nitz's project, the Los Angeles Museum of Art (LAMOA); Magdalena Suarez Frimkess and Michael Frimkess; and Jennifer Moon for its "Made in L.A. 2014" awards. All are included in the second iteration of the <a href="">eponymous biennial</a> of area artists.</p> By Brian Boucher Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:15:00 +0100 /files/2014/08/19/img-mila-1_17391135713.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Artists Activate in Response to Ferguson Shooting <p>The St. Louis arts community has been active in response to the fatal Aug. 9 shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by a white policeman in Ferguson, Mo.</p> By Brian Boucher Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/08/19/img-ferguson_122510182666.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Corcoran Can Disband, Judge Rules <p>The fight to save the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.,ended in defeat on Monday when Judge Robert D. Okun of the District of Columbia Superior Court ruled that the institution could continue its planned merger with the National Gallery of Art and George Washington University, both also in D.C.</p> By Julia Wolkoff Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:45:00 +0100 /files/2014/02/19/img-corcoran_165624689386.jpg_standalone.jpg Gunilla Klingberg <p>Over 13 days in the summer of 2012, when the low tide coincided with the early morning duties of maintenance workers at Laga Beach in Ibarranguelua, Spain, Swedish artist Gunilla Klingberg made&nbsp;<em>A Sign in Space</em>, her vivid, idiosyncratic variation on Land art.</p> By Gregory Volk Fri, 15 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/07/30/img-klingberg_064114410712.jpg_standalone.jpg Richard D. Marshall, 1947-2014 <p>New York-based curator, art consultant and art historian Richard D. Marshall died unexpectedly on Aug. 8 at his home in La Jolla, Calif. He was 67. The cause of his death has not yet been determined. Since 2003, Marshall was curator of The Lever House Art Collection, New York.</p> By Julia Wolkoff Wed, 13 Aug 2014 17:30:00 +0100 /files/2014/08/14/img-richard-d-marshall_101428525635.jpg_standalone.jpg Edward Leffingwell, 1941-2014 <p>Edward Leffingwell, curator, writer and former Brazil correspondent for <em>A.i.A.</em>, 72, died on Aug. 5 from cardiac arrest after a long illness. Working in New York and Los Angeles, Leffingwell organized contemporary and modern art exhibitions at museums and galleries nationally, authored several books and regularly contributed to art publications.</p> By Elizabeth Fazzare Wed, 13 Aug 2014 17:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/08/13/img-ed-leffingwell_163845229855.jpg_standalone.jpg Kasia Fudakowski <p>To artists, the term "local" can be almost derogatory, implying provincialism or lack of international success. Yet widespread international exhibitions and biennials rely on and reinforce the concept of local identity.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> By Elvia Wilk Wed, 13 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/07/30/img-fudakowski_064157400851.jpg_standalone.jpg MoCA Leaves North Miami, Becomes Institute of Contemporary Art <p>In a statement released today, Irma Braman and Ray Ellen Yarkin, co-chairs of the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami board, announced that MoCA staff is leaving their city-owned home of almost twenty years and will reopen as the Institute of Contemporary Art in a temporary museum facility in Miami's Design District.</p> By Julia Wolkoff Wed, 06 Aug 2014 18:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/08/06/img-moca-north-miami-moore_174730745441.jpg_standalone.jpg Summer eReading: Klaus_eBooks <p>At first glance, ebooks and artist's books seem the perfect marriage. The multimedia and interactive features possible in ebooks provide fertile ground for experimentation.</p> By Kira Josefsson Wed, 06 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/08/01/img-klaus-ebooks-1_124908948933.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg New Museum Announces Scholarship Initiatives, Book on Net Art <p>New York's New Museum has won a $500,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support scholarly efforts, including rebooting a publication series that will start with a book on Internet art.</p> By Julia Wolkoff Tue, 05 Aug 2014 16:54:00 +0100 /files/2013/10/02/img-chris-burden-new-museum-1_144920198517.jpg_standalone.jpg David Lamelas <p>A potted maple tree, encircled by 20 white marble slabs forming a dashed line on the floor, occupied the center of Lia Rumma gallery's ground floor.</p> By Federico Florian Tue, 05 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/07/30/img-lamelas_064241402706.jpg_standalone.jpg A New Generation of Chinese Artists <p>Curious about new Chinese art but can't afford a ticket to Beijing? Try Florida, where you can see the exhibition "My Generation: Young Chinese Artists," organized by New York-based Barbara Pollack.</p> By Richard Vine Mon, 04 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/07/29/img-pollack-1_130142776194.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Sam Hunter, 1923-2014 <p>Hunter, who focused on modern and contemporary art, penned over 50 books and three times that many essays, museum and gallery catalogues and articles.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> By Julia Wolkoff Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/08/01/img-sam-hunter-obituary_123629667814.jpg_standalone.jpg Everything Is Illuminated: Meet Germany’s Centre for International Light Art <p>When it was announced last week that the first International Light Art Award (ILAA), with a $13,400 purse, was slated to be granted in 2015, the release escaped the notice of most American art news outlets.</p> By Julie Baumgardner Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/07/29/img-lichtkunst-1_152327629777.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Harun Farocki, 1944-2014 <p>Harun Farocki, a prolific German filmmaker whose works were often shown in international art museums, died July 30 at 70. The cause of death has not yet been released.</p> By Elizabeth Fazzare Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:30:00 +0100 /files/2014/07/31/img-farocki-1_123348485370.jpg_standalone.jpg Living Live, Live: Peter Coffin Launches Clocktower Radio Show <p>New York's <a href="">Clocktower Radio</a>, the experimental online art radio station, will host <em>Living Live</em>, a series of twice-monthly radio shows and viewing parties this summer from Red Bull Studios in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood. The broadcasts (Aug. 6-Sept. 17) will accompany Peter Coffin's current solo exhibition, "Living," on view at the space (through Sept. 16).</p> By Julia Wolkoff Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:45:00 +0100 /files/2014/07/30/img-peter-coffin-red-bull_142519220962.jpg_standalone.jpg N. Dash on Liz Deschenes <p>"The press release for Liz Deschenes's show at the Walker says only that she is creating new work. The vague description is appropriate, perhaps, because Deschenes's projects are resolutely physical and best experienced in the real."</p> By N. Dash Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/07/30/img-deschenes_063918668849.jpg_standalone.jpg Philip Tinari on Lee Mingwei <p>"'Lee Mingwei and His Relations' will be an event for Tokyo."</p> By Philip Tinari Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/07/30/img-mingwei_064014990958.jpg_standalone.jpg Marilyn Minter on Robert Gober <p>"Robert Gober was profound for me."</p> By Marilyn Minter Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/07/30/img-gober_063802436546.jpg_standalone.jpg Cameron Kitchin to Head Cincinnati Art Museum <p>The Cincinnati Art Museum has named Cameron Kitchin the museum's new director. Kitchin is currently director of the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art in Memphis, Tenn. He takes up his new post Oct. 1.</p> By Brian Boucher Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:30:00 +0100 /files/2014/07/29/img-cameron-kitchin_182034329495.jpg_standalone.jpg Emily K. Rafferty, Met Museum President, To Retire <p>Metropolitan Museum of Art president Emily Rafferty, 65, will retire in spring 2015, after 11 years in the position and nearly 40 years at the New York museum.</p> By Elizabeth Fazzare Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:15:00 +0100 /files/2014/07/29/img-emily-rafferty_171436370661.jpg_standalone.jpg Brian Gayman, 1948-2014 <p>Brian Gayman, 65, died July 1 in Melville, N.Y., after complications following a heart attack. Gayman had been exhibiting sculpture and photography in New York City and elsewhere since the early 1970s.</p> By Elizabeth Fazzare Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/07/24/img-brian-gayman_170412811358.jpg_standalone.jpg Otto Piene, 1928-2014 <p>Otto Piene, German artist and co-founder of the postwar art group Zero, died July 17 in Berlin at 86.</p> By Elizabeth Fazzare Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/07/24/img-otto-piene_09593417959.jpg_standalone.jpg Lydia Yee Hired as Chief Curator at Whitechapel Gallery <p>Lydia Yee will be chief curator at London's Whitechapel Gallery. Yee has been curator at London's Barbican Art Gallery since 2007. She will take up her new position in February 2015.</p> By Elizabeth Fazzare Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/07/24/img-lydia-yee_154231472047.jpg_standalone.jpg Warhol, Lawrence and Diebenkorn Troves to Cantor Arts Center <p>Stanford University's <a href="">Cantor Arts Center</a> has received large gifts of works by Richard Diebenkorn, Jacob Lawrence and&nbsp;Andy Warhol. The donation comprises 26 sketchbooks containing approximately 1,300 Diebenkorn drawings, 26 works by Lawrence in various mediums and some 3,600 contact sheets and negatives by Warhol.</p> By Melissa C. Morris Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/07/23/img-cantor-andy-warhol_150834473393.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Andrew Lord <p>Andrew Lord began working in ceramics some 40 years ago&mdash;long before the medium's recent renaissance in the art world&mdash;creating pieces that explore concerns far beyond those of functional household objects.&nbsp;</p> By Aoife Rosenmeyer Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/07/15/img-lord_091351495935.jpg_standalone.jpg MACBA To Expand <p>The museum expansion trend continues, this time with Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), which will subsume the neighboring <em>Convent dels Angels</em> compound for the museum's programming.</p> By Julie Baumgardner Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:15:00 +0100 /files/2014/07/22/img-macba_141451231963.jpg_standalone.jpg Magnus Renfrew to Bonhams as Asia Deputy Chairman <p>International auction house Bonhams has hired Magnus Renfrew as deputy chairman and director of fine arts, Asia. He will work out of the company's Hong Kong headquarters and will take up his new post in September. Renfrew is currently Asia director at Art Basel.</p> By Elizabeth Fazzare Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/07/22/img-magnus-renfrew_112345545210.jpg_standalone.jpg