Art in America - Most Recent The most recent items from Art in America. http://www.artinamericamagazine.com Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:27:02 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Frieze New York 2015 Exhibitor List Revealed http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/frieze-new-york-2015-exhibitor-list-revealed/ <p>Nearly 200 galleries will participate, approximately the same number as last year. About 30 percent are from New York. Exhibitors hail from 33 countries and territories, from Austria and Estonia to Taiwan and the United Arab Emirates. Last year, about 40,000 people attended the fair.</p> By Brian Boucher Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:40:00 +0100 /files/2013/02/05/img-longshows_124157581868.jpg_standalone.jpg Ellen Lesperance http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/ellen-lesperance/ <p>Despite wishful arguments for art as an agent of change, art-making itself can never be confused with real activism, where personal liberty, livelihoods, bodies, even lives are laid on the line.&nbsp;</p> By Sue Taylor Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/12/18/img-ellen-lesperance_144705643014.jpg_standalone.jpg From the A.i.A. Archive: Robert Storr on Adriana Varejão http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/from-the-aia-archive-robert-storr-on-adriana-varejo/ <p><em>On the occasion of Adriana Varej&atilde;o's first solo museum exhibition in the United States, now at the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston (through Apr. 5, 2015), </em>A.i.A. <em>delved into the archives. In the article "The Carioca &amp; the Paulista," in our September 2012 issue, curator and critic Robert Storr asserted that along with Jac Leirner, Varej&atilde;o stands at the forefront of Brazilian art today. </em></p> By Robert Storr Wed, 17 Dec 2014 10:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/11/21/img-varejao-linda-de-lapa_1600538089.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Lisa Williamson http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/lisa-williamson-/ <p>For "People in Nature," her first solo exhibition at this year-old, eclectic Hollywood gallery, Lisa Williamson produced seven carved wood totems.</p> By Kate Wolf Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/11/24/img-lisa-williamson_203610138888.jpg_standalone.jpg Sabina Ott http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/sabina-ott/ <p>Sabina Ott began her career on the West Coast as a painter in the 1980s. But it didn't take long for her work to extend off the canvas into sculpture, video and installation, often coming together in "environments that amplify sensations," as she stated in a 1999 essay published on her website.</p> By Kyle MacMillan Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/11/24/img-sabina-ott_202854233746.jpg_standalone.jpg Stéphane Aquin Named Chief Curator, Hirshhorn Museum http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/stphane-aquin-named-chief-curator-hirshhorn-museum/ <p>Aquin has been the curator of contemporary art at the Montreal Museum of Fine Art since 1998.</p> By Brian Boucher Mon, 15 Dec 2014 17:30:00 +0100 /files/2014/12/15/img-stphane-aquin_165133529352.jpg_standalone.jpg Jennifer rosa http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/jennifer-rosa/ <p>Founded in 2005 in Vicenza, Italy, by a closely knit group of dancers, choreographers and performance artists, the collective known as Jennifer rosa enlists their own bodies and those of others to create formally rigorous, psychologically searching video, photography and performance<strong>&nbsp;</strong>works.&nbsp;</p> By Peter R. Kalb Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/11/24/img-jennifer-rosa_20242788759.jpg_standalone.jpg Virgil Marti http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/virgil-marti/ <p>Philadelphia-based Virgil Marti titled his first solo show at Locks after Forest Park, in his native St. Louis.&nbsp;</p> By Jennie Hirsh Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/11/24/img-virgil-marti_20273427455.jpg_standalone.jpg From the A.i.A. Archive: John Ashbery on Jane Freilicher http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/from-the-aia-archive-john-ashbery-on-jane-freilicher/ <p>"Creation&mdash;fresh, unassuming, a little awkward still with some of its folds not yet shaken out," John Ashbery wrote, is Jane Freilicher's subject.</p> Fri, 12 Dec 2014 16:30:00 +0100 /files/2014/12/12/img-freilicher-twelfth-street-and-beyond_161655298821.jpg_standalone.jpg He Works, We Work, They Work: Christian Jankowski’s Manifesta http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/he-works-we-work-they-work-christian-jankowskis-manifesta/ <p>A curious crowd came to hear <a href="http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/christian-jankowski/">Christian Jankowski</a>, German artist and Manifesta 11 curator, explain his concept for the show at a press conference in Zurich on Thursday.</p> By Aoife Rosenmeyer Fri, 12 Dec 2014 13:30:00 +0100 /files/2014/12/12/img-christian-jankowski-manifesta_121046676937.jpg_standalone.jpg Carlos Motta, Nástio Mosquito Win Future Generation Art Prize http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/carlos-motta-nstio-mosquito-win-future-generation-art-prize/ <p>Carlos Motta of Colombia and N&aacute;stio Mosquito of Angola have been awarded the main prize of the third edition of the Future Generation Art Prize, sharing $100,000. They beat out <a href="http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/shortlist-revealed-for-pinchuks-100000-future-generation-prize-/">a shortlist of some 19 other artists</a>.</p> By Elizabeth Sultzer Fri, 12 Dec 2014 13:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/12/12/img-motta-and-mosquito-win-future-generation-prize_122534918581.jpg_standalone.jpg Gordon Hall http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/gordon-hall/ <p>For Gordon Hall's first solo exhibition at Foxy Production, the New York-based artist presented a series of precise, minimal sculptures and site-specific works that made veiled reference to objects of traditional American culture.&nbsp;</p> By Ian Edward Wallace Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/11/24/img-gordon-hall_203058462738.jpg_standalone.jpg Bradford Young http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/bradford-young/ <p>Bradford Young's three-channel film&nbsp;<em>Bynum Cutler</em>, installed at the Bethel Tabernacle AME Church in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, was presented as one of four site-specific works making up "Black Radical Brooklyn: Funkgodjazzmedicine,"<em>&nbsp;</em>a group exhibition organized and sponsored by Creative Time and the Weeksville Heritage Center.</p> By Miriam Atkin Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/11/24/img-bradford-young_202622975237.jpg_standalone.jpg Forever Young or New Zombies? MoMA on Painting Today http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/interviews/forever-young-or-new-zombies-laura-hoptmans-take-on-painting-today/ <p>As its paradoxical title cautions, an upcoming survey of contemporary painting at New York's Museum of Modern Art, "The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World," is full of contradictions.</p> By Jessica Dawson Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/12/11/img-richard-aldrich-forever-now_170636712280.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Jane Corrigan http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/jane-corrigan/ <p>In her first solo show at Kerry Schuss, the Canadian-born, New York-based painter Jane Corrigan (b. 1980) exhibited eight oil-on-linen works (all 2014) that depict women of indeterminate ages wearing sporty clothing, such as track jackets, gym shorts or simple summer outfits.&nbsp;</p> By Nora Griffin Thu, 11 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/11/24/img-jane-corrigan_203214446658.jpg_standalone.jpg Marco Breuer http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/marco-breuer/ <p>Eschewing digital technologies as well as conventional photographic genres, Marco Breuer manipulates near-obsolete chemical developing and printing processes to create striking abstract compositions.&nbsp;</p> By Sarah S. King Thu, 11 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/11/24/img-breuer_202333788500.jpg_standalone.jpg Jane Freilicher, “A Poet’s Painter,” 1924-2014 http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/jane-freilicher-a-poets-painter-1924-2014/ <p>Freilicher was best known for expressionistic rural landscapes and cityscapes, which often combined interior still lifes with exterior views. She was one of few women members of the New York School of painters and poets.</p> By Julia Wolkoff Wed, 10 Dec 2014 18:15:00 +0100 /files/2014/12/10/img-jane-freilicher-1965_18215523402.jpg_standalone.jpg Brian Droitcour, Kyle Bentley Join A.i.A. Editorial Team http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/brian-droitcour-kyle-bentley-join-aia-editorial-team/ <p>Droitcour is a writer, translator and PhD candidate in comparative literature at New York University. Bentley edits publications for various institutions, notably the exhibition catalogues <em>Gauguin: Metamorphoses</em> (2014) and <em>Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 1960-71</em> (forthcoming in 2015) for New York's Museum of Modern Art.</p> Wed, 10 Dec 2014 17:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/12/01/img-december-2014-cover_102402717850.jpg_standalone.jpg Jochen Volz Named Curator, 2016 São Paulo Bienal http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/jochen-volz-named-curator-2016-so-paulo-bienal/ <p>Born in Braunschweig, Germany, Volz is the head of programs at London's Serpentine Galleries, and is familiar with the South American art world, having previously served as artistic director at Instituto Inhotim in Minas Gerais, Brazil.</p> By Elizabeth Sultzer Wed, 10 Dec 2014 16:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/12/10/img-jochen-volz_162156587553.jpg_standalone.jpg Shanghai Biennale Reveals China at a Crossroads http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/shanghai-biennale-reveals-china-at-a-crossroads/ <p>Shanghai changes so quickly, it's impossible to keep up. Marked everywhere by rustic-seeming bamboo scaffolding, the coastal metropolis is a constant sponge for China's rural residents, turning it into an ever-expanding behemoth&mdash;one of the largest cities in the world.</p> By Maxwell Williams Wed, 10 Dec 2014 14:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/11/21/img-firenze-lai_111922128092.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Guy C. Corriero http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/guy-c-corriero/ <p>In its traditional form, gesso consists of ground chalk suspended in a binding medium of rabbit-skin glue.</p> By Matthew Nichols Wed, 10 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/11/24/img-guy-c-corriero_201724427390.jpg_standalone.jpg John Divola http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/john-divola-1/ <p>Studying in Los Angeles in the early 1970s under Robert Heinecken, John Divola encountered Abstract Expressionism as a photographic phenomenon.</p> By Courtney Fiske Wed, 10 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/11/24/img-john-divola_20214811311.jpg_standalone.jpg Christine Tohme and Martha Wilson Win Bard Curatorial Award http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/christine-tohme-and-martha-wilson-win-bard-curatorial-award/ <p>Curator Christine Tohme and artist Martha Wilson have won the 2015 Audrey Irmas Award for Curatorial Excellence, awarded annually by the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College (CCS Bard), Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y.</p> By Julia Wolkoff Tue, 09 Dec 2014 18:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/12/09/img-christine-tohme-irmas-award-2014_17243493624.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg From the Archives: Lee Krasner on Protest and Pollock http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/from-the-archives-lee-krasner-on-protest-and-pollock-/ <p></p> <p><em>On the occasion of the exhibition "From the Margins: Lee Krasner and Norman Lewis, 1945-1952," at New York's Jewish Museum (through Feb. 1, 2015), </em>A.i.A. <em>delved into the archives. For our September-October 1977 issue, we explored the question "What is it that draws artists to New York?" Fifteen artists talked about what the city meant to them and their art, about the "old days" versus the scene in their day and about urban existence in general. Lee Krasner touched on protest and opposition as well as towering figures such as Jackson Pollock.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 08 Dec 2014 14:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/12/08/img-lee-krasner-self-portrait_135507872051.jpg_standalone.jpg “Thread Lines” http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/thread-lines/ <p>Discovering that the Drawing Center's SoHo building was originally designed to house a loom factory, Anne Wilson has staged a performance for "Thread Lines" that turns the site itself into a loom.&nbsp;</p> By Leah Ollman Mon, 08 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/11/24/img-thread-line_201122757733.jpg_standalone.jpg As Buyers Storm NADA Miami Preview, Protests Echo at ICA and Rubell http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/as-buyers-storm-nada-miami-preview-protests-echo-at-ica-and-rubell/ <p>Amid all the blithe shopping and celebrating, you might not even notice that the country is in the midst of a wave of protests nationwide over the failure of a Staten Island grand jury to indict police in the fatal arrest of Eric Garner.</p> By Brian Boucher Fri, 05 Dec 2014 12:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/12/05/img-jaar-at-basel_112825155665.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Frank Heath http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/frank-heath/ <p>In 2012, Hostess halted the production of Twinkies, the beloved cream-filled snack cakes.&nbsp;</p> By Gillian Young Fri, 05 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/11/24/img-frank-heath_201639101139.jpg_standalone.jpg Johannes VanDerBeek http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/johannes-vanderbeek-1/ <p>The imposing steel screens greeting visitors to Johannes VanDerBeek's exhibition initiated impressions of a dystopic playground or institutional holding pen.</p> By Dennis Kardon Thu, 04 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/11/24/img-johannes-vanderbeek_201505418080.jpg_standalone.jpg DiCaprio Shopping, Dealers “Killing It” at Art Basel Miami Beach http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/di-caprio-shopping-dealers-killing-it-at-art-basel-miami-beach/ <p>"Leonardo DiCaprio just came by and bought a 1973 Frank Stella painting," Ricky Manne of Marianne Boesky (New York) reported. "It was priced at slightly under a million dollars."</p> By Brian Boucher Wed, 03 Dec 2014 18:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/12/03/img-chris-ofili-miami_152428662047.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Of Failures and Withdrawals: An Interview with Basim Magdy http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/interviews/of-failures-and-withdrawals-an-interview-with-basim-magdy/ <p>Basim Magdy is not afraid of color. A DayGlo palette enlivens his otherwise saturnine paintings, surreal compositions that lament bygone visions of the future. Jewel-like color effects&mdash;achieved through low-tech manipulations of film stock&mdash;add an air of fairy-tale whimsy to his films and photographs, which narrate, through deadpan but allusive text fragments, Kafkaesque parables about aspiration and failure.</p> By Murtaza Vali Wed, 03 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/12/02/img-bm-replacement_120739313256.jpg_standalone.jpg Agnieszka Kurant http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/agnieszka-kurant/ <p>Agnieszka Kurant examines myriad forms of collective engagement&mdash;from the online crowdsourcing so ubiquitous today to more unconscious, fundamental processes, like Darwinian evolution.</p> By Austin Considine Wed, 03 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/11/24/img-agnieszka-kurant_201221950552.jpg_standalone.jpg Suppression Architectures: An Interview with Addie Wagenknecht http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/interviews/suppression-architectures-an-interview-with-addie-wagenknecht/ <p>An American artist based in Vienna, Austria and New York, Addie Wagenknecht, 33, engages the history of participation and the avant-garde with creative manipulations of hardware and software that ensnare audiences in their very design.</p> By Mike Pepi Wed, 03 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/12/02/img-addie-wagenknecht-1_081812725374.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Richard Nonas http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/richard-nonas/ <p>Richard Nonas treats space as a material: a medium, like plaster or plywood, to be orchestrated rather than simply occupied.&nbsp;</p> By Courtney Fiske Tue, 02 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/11/24/img-richard-nona_200846577645.jpg_standalone.jpg Duncan Campbell Wins 2014 Turner Prize http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/duncan-campbell-wins-2014-turner-prize/ <p>He takes home nearly $42,000, while <a href="http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/turner-prize-2014-shortlist-revealed/">runners-up</a> Ciara Phillips, James Richards and <a href="http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/interviews/a-close-distance-tris-vonna-michell/">Tris Vonna-Michell</a> each receive approximately $8,500.</p> By Julia Wolkoff Mon, 01 Dec 2014 18:15:00 +0100 /files/2014/12/01/img-duncan-campbell_164826850777.jpg_standalone.jpg Here Comes the Sun http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/magazine/here-comes-the-sun/ <p>When&nbsp;Solar Reserve&nbsp;(Tonopah, Nevada)&nbsp;went "live" in the courtyard at New York's Lincoln Center on Oct. 2, viewers gasped.&nbsp;</p> By Carol Becker Mon, 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/11/29/img-gerrard_162036454877.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg “Fiber: Sculpture 1960-Present” http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/fiber-sculpture-1960-present/ <p>Diller Scofidio + Renfro's glass-and-steel museum seems an improbable site for an exhibition of fiber art, a genre that intimates preindustrial weaving and crocheting.</p> By Kirsten Swenson Mon, 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/11/24/img-jean-stamsta_200807949721.jpg_standalone.jpg Claude Viallat http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/claude-viallat/ <p>Of the artists who have questioned traditional forms of painting over the past century, Claude Viallat is one of the most radical.</p> By Michael Duncan Mon, 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/11/24/img-claude-viallat_195713193488.jpg_standalone.jpg In the Studio: Kevin Beasley http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/magazine/in-the-studio-kevin-beasley-/ <p>An obsolete Akai x-1800SD reel-to-reel eight-track player stood in the corner of the back room at Casey Kaplan gallery.</p> By Mike Pepi Mon, 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/11/29/img-gerrard_16222312752.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Conditionally You http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/magazine/conditionally-you/ <p>Hong Kong's Lee Kit creates enigmatic objects and installations that, while seemingly banal, eerily suggest the absent, the potential and the might-have-been.</p> By Travis Jeppesen Mon, 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/11/30/img-lee-kit_121733660058.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg The Art of War http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/magazine/the-art-of-war/ <p>For many years, the consensus was that in Europe, at least, the air had been sucked out of visual creativity during the years of WWII.</p> By Michèle C. Cone Mon, 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/11/30/img-the-art-of-war_12402857547.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg