Art in America - Most Recent The most recent items from Art in America. http://www.artinamericamagazine.com Fri, 29 May 2015 08:18:35 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Emily Wardill http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/emily-wardill/ <p>From Hitchcock in <em>Rear Window</em> to Wenders in <em>Paris, Texas</em>, filmmakers seeking to make their medium reflect on the way film both attracts and deceives its audience have often begun by suggesting correspondences between viewer and character, in order to upset the equation between them.</p> By Mark Prince Thu, 28 May 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/04/28/img-wardill_11155215920.jpg_standalone.jpg Valentin Dommanget http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/valentin-dommanget/ <p>In the Aladdin&rsquo;s cave that is contemporary art, painting and its many traditions have long coexisted alongside more innovative approaches to art-making, notably those offered by new technologies. The young French artist Valentin Dommanget strives to reconcile the aesthetic possibilities of digital media with those of paint, while also leveling the hierarchy between image and support.</p> By Paul B. Franklin Wed, 27 May 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/04/28/img-dommanget_11082548444.jpg_standalone.jpg Andrea Crespo http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/andrea-crespo/ <p>Earlier in the development of online community, it was easier to imagine the Internet as a space where we&rsquo;re sprung from our bodies, able to dissimulate our identities or unlink them from attributes like age and gender.&nbsp;</p> By Hannah Black Wed, 27 May 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/04/28/img-crespo_110708145587.jpg_standalone.jpg Tony Oursler http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/tony-oursler-1/ <p>Tony Oursler has long offered moving-image installations that separate video from the flat screen to map projections onto sculptural forms. A new suite of work, produced for&nbsp;his exhibition &ldquo;template/variant/friend/stranger,&rdquo; complicates Oursler&rsquo;s investigation of the immersive video environment by addressing some of the aesthetic repercussions&nbsp;of facial-recognition technology.</p> By Harry Burke Tue, 26 May 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/04/28/img-oursler_110645883727.jpg_standalone.jpg Tom of Finland http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/tom-of-finland/ <p>The cover boys on Tom of Finland catalogues solicited visitors from outside the exhibition &ldquo;Early Work 1944-1972,&rdquo; offering something of a false promise.</p> By Bradford Nordeen Fri, 22 May 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/04/28/img-tom-of-finland_111238993807.jpg_standalone.jpg Cruising and Beyond http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/cruising-and-beyond/ <p>One of the features spotlighting the Whitney Museum's new site in <em>A.i.A.</em>'s May issue is "<a href="http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/magazine/cruising-the-waterfront-/">Cruising the Waterfront</a>," in which artist and writer Jonathan Weinberg considers the history of art and activism in the Meatpacking District in the 1970s and '80s as a context for the Whitney. In this follow-up interview, Weinberg fleshes out that history.<em> </em></p> By Brian Droitcour Fri, 22 May 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/05/22/img-jonathan-weinberg-3_144714124014.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Ben Jackel http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/ben-jackel/ <p>Physical might converges with formal presence and technical prowess in Jackel&rsquo;s elegant, richly complicated work.</p> By Leah Ollman Thu, 21 May 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/05/04/img-jackel_122502932436.jpg_standalone.jpg John Currin http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/john-currin-1/ <p>John Currin&rsquo;s latest oil paintings, which basked in the gallery&rsquo;s 20,000 square feet, chime eerily with Agraria&rsquo;s aesthetic nostalgia for the lifestyles of the landed gentry.&nbsp;</p> By Tracy Jeanne Rosenthal Wed, 20 May 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/04/28/img-currin_111733684941.jpg_standalone.jpg Corine Vermeulen http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/corine-vermeulen-/ <p>Two recent bodies of work by photographer Corine Vermeulen navigate the space between poetic vision and objectivity.&nbsp;</p> By Matthew Biro Tue, 19 May 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/04/28/img-vermeulen_111437836709.jpg_standalone.jpg Harm van den Dorpel http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/harm-van-den-dorpel/ <p>With &ldquo;Just-in-Time,&rdquo; Dutch artist Harm van den Dorpel produced a thematically cohesive show, focusing on the digital world&rsquo;s visual vocabulary and how the space between the images it produces can be warped.</p> By Anwar Batte Mon, 18 May 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/04/28/img-van-den-dorpel_110344539974.jpg_standalone.jpg Laurie Simmons http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/laurie-simmons/ <p>The six oversize color photographs (all 2015) encircling the viewer in "Laurie Simmons: How We See" present beautiful, disconcertingly dazzling young women.&nbsp;Their heads cocked at slightly askew angles and bathed in radiant light that appears to sparkle off their strangely vacant eyes, they could be the Stepford millennials.</p> By Hilarie M. Sheets Mon, 18 May 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/04/28/img-simmons_111137568499.jpg_standalone.jpg From the AiA Archives: The Whitney’s “American Standard” http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/magazine/american-standard/ <p>Three specialists weigh the pros and cons of the first installment of the Whitney Museum&rsquo;s controversial two-part blockbuster, "The American Century: Art &amp; Culture 1900-2000."</p> <p><strong><em><br /></em></strong></p> By Barbara Rose, Jonathan Weinberg, Janet Wolff Mon, 18 May 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/05/20/img-american-standard-1_14280486954.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Emily Roysdon http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/emily-roysdon/ <p>Dozens of handmade clocks ticked away in Emily Roysdon&rsquo;s exhibition at Participant Inc., the latest in a series of projects for which the artist tangled with notions of temporality.&nbsp;</p> By Ian Edward Wallace Fri, 15 May 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/04/28/img-roysdon_105808930089.jpg_standalone.jpg Your Art Fair Antidote: The Guerrilla Girls Turn 30 http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/your-art-fair-antidote-the-guerrilla-girls-turn-30/ <p>This month, <a href="http://www.guerrillagirls.com/">the Guerrilla Girls turn 30</a>. The masked feminist avengers celebrate their birthday with new campaigns, street actions and an exhibition through May 17 at Abrons Arts Center on the Lower East Side, where <a href="http://www.guerrillagirls.com/posters/2015guerrillagirls30thbirthday.shtml">they will host a party tonight.</a></p> By Wendy Vogel Fri, 15 May 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/05/15/img-guerrilla-girls-5_104509198654.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Taylor Mac http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/taylor-mac/ <p>Here is an endurance-art accomplishment for you: wearing falsies for 24 hours straight. We&rsquo;re not talking boobs&mdash;so 20th-century drag&mdash;but eyelashes.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> By Claudia La Rocco Thu, 14 May 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/04/28/img-mac_111836515693.jpg_standalone.jpg Erik van Lieshout http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/erik-van-lieshout/ <p>Erik van Lieshout, as the central protagonist in his films, is brash and irreverent, offensive and silly, crude and reckless, yet retains a playful innocence that disarms both his viewers and the people who appear on-screen.&nbsp;</p> By Sophie O’Brien Wed, 13 May 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/04/28/img-van-lieshout_105337777700.jpg_standalone.jpg John Zurier http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/john-zurier-/ <p>For this engaging show, &ldquo;West of the Future,&rdquo; Zurier presented 14 works on linen, created with oil, distemper or both over the past two years.</p> By David Ebony Tue, 12 May 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/04/28/img-zurier_111511433298.jpg_standalone.jpg Jim Lee http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/jim-lee-and-the-cream-tones/ <p>"Jim Lee and the Cream Tones," the artist's third solo show of abstract paintings at Nicelle Beauchene, demonstrated the almost musical way in which Lee riffs on colors, forms and materials from one work to the next.</p> By Nora Griffin Mon, 11 May 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/04/28/img-lee_105249828647.jpg_standalone.jpg Claudia Comte http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/claudia-comte/ <p>For her first New York exhibition, Swiss artist Claudia Comte transformed Gladstone Gallery into a small museum of her own.</p> By Tatiana Istomina Fri, 08 May 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/04/28/img-comte_112225524022.jpg_standalone.jpg Speaking of People: Ebony, Jet and Contemporary Art http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/speaking-of-people-ebony-jet-and-contemporary-art/ <p>&ldquo;Speaking of People:&nbsp;<em>Ebony</em>,&nbsp;<em>Jet</em>&nbsp;and Contemporary Art,&rdquo; at the Studio Museum in Harlem, registered the importance of these magazines not simply as archives of representations of race, but as materials with which so many African-Americans worked to make sense of the world.</p> By Alexander Provan Thu, 07 May 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/04/28/img-speaking-of-people_112327624133.jpg_standalone.jpg Rosalyn Drexler http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/rosalyn-drexler/ <p>In opening his essay for the catalogue to &ldquo;Rosalyn Drexler: Vulgar Lives,&rdquo; critic and curator Robert Cozzolino aptly writes that the artist &ldquo;has been discovered and rediscovered so many times that the art world should be checked for amnesia.&rdquo;</p> By Faye Hirsch Wed, 06 May 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/04/28/img-drexler_105211913575.jpg_standalone.jpg Atlas Bangkok: Who’s/Whose “Thai Contemporary?” http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/magazine/atlas-bangkok-whorsquoswhose-ldquothai-contemporaryrdquo/ <p>While Thailand's art scene flourishes with up-to-date, concept-driven work, Thai collectors and cultural authorities lag behind their East Asian peers in capitalizing on the new.</p> By Gregory Galligan Wed, 06 May 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/05/06/img-atlas-bangkok-kamol_101335960388.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Hito Steyerl http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/hito-steyerl-1/ <p>Despite the image of a calm, sparkling ocean that recurs in Hito Steyerl&rsquo;s film&nbsp;<em>Liquidity, Inc</em>. (2014), existential and fiscal precarity are not concealed in the work.&nbsp;</p> By Abbe Schriber Tue, 05 May 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/04/28/img-steyerl_110927634354.jpg_standalone.jpg Project Projects Wins Cooper Hewitt National Design Award http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/project-projects-wins-cooper-hewitt-national-design-award/ <p>Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum announced New York-based design studio <a href="http://projectprojects.com/">Project Projects</a> as the winner of its 2015 <a href="http://www.cooperhewitt.org/national-design-awards/">National Design Award</a> in the category of communications design. The prizes recognize outstanding American design in 11 disciplines.</p> By Julia Wolkoff Tue, 05 May 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/05/05/img-k-design-award-1_120836414220.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Charles Atlas http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/charles-atlas-1/ <p>Blown-up, color-saturated, overwhelming scenes of nature covered the walls, the kind of drenched, vibrant sky and seascapes you want to sink into forever.</p> By Claudia La Rocco Mon, 04 May 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/04/28/img-atlas_112346190113.jpg_standalone.jpg Takis http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/takis/ <p>The sculptures of Takis (born Panayiotis Vassilakis) have waned from view over the past 20 years. Now, simultaneous exhibitions&mdash;a compact one at the Menil Collection in Houston and a comprehensive one at the cavernous Palais de Tokyo in Paris&mdash;offer welcome overviews of his work.&nbsp;</p> By Wade Saunders And Anne Rochette Mon, 04 May 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/04/28/img-takis_11103975880.jpg_standalone.jpg From the Archives: Renzo Piano’s Menil Collection http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/from-the-archives-renzo-pianorsquos-menil-collection/ <p><em>A.i.A.</em>'s <a href="http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/magazine/">May issue </a>focuses on the Whitney Museum of American Art as it inaugurates its new building, designed by Renzo Piano, in New York's Meatpacking District. We've delved into our archives to revisit an article by architectural historian Reyner Banham on Piano's first U.S. museum commission&mdash;the <a href="https://www.menil.org/">Menil Collection</a> in Houston, Tex.</p> By Reyner Banham Mon, 04 May 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/05/04/img-menil-from-the-archives-1_115817953355.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg New Museum Triennial http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/new-museum-triennial/ <p>&ldquo;Surround Audience&rdquo; focuses heavily on work that reflects a climate in which hyper-connectivity and new technologies have redefined the roles and practices of artists, leading to what many have cursorily labeled &ldquo;post-Internet&rdquo; art.&nbsp;</p> By Austin Considine Fri, 01 May 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/04/28/img-new-museum_110856168906.jpg_standalone.jpg The Breuer Effect http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/magazine/the-breuer-effect/ <p>In 1966,&nbsp;<em>A.i.A. </em>devoted four articles in its September-October issue to the then-new Whitney Museum designed by Marcel Breuer. Architectural historian Timothy M. Rohan discusses the views of our writers, who characterized the massive building as a bastion of culture amid the sleek ad-world towers of its Madison Avenue neighbors.</p> By Timothy M. Rohan Fri, 01 May 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/04/28/img-1966_133113621752.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Cruising the Waterfront http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/magazine/cruising-the-waterfront-/ <p>Painter and art historian Jonathan Weinberg remembers the crumbling Hudson River piers of the 1970s and '80s, a zone of gay cruising and maverick art projects, predating today's gentrification and new Whitney.</p> By Jonathan Weinberg Fri, 01 May 2015 00:00:00 +0100 In the Studio: Joan Jonas and Jason Moran http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/magazine/in-the-studio-joan-jonas-and-jason-moran/ <p>Video and performance pioneer Joan Jonas, this year's U.S. representative at the Venice Biennale, is joined by her four-time collaborator, jazz phenom Jason Moran, to discuss the growth of their free-associative, call-and-respons process.</p> By Interview by Joan Simon Fri, 01 May 2015 00:00:00 +0100 Go West, Young Goddess: Adam Lindemann Opens Venus Over Los Angeles http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/interviews/go-west-young-goddess-adam-lindemann-opens-venus-over-los-angeles/ <p>Adam Lindemann went from trading media stocks to building a Latin radio and music company to opening a gallery called <a href="http://venusovermanhattan.com/">Venus Over Manhattan</a> in 2012. Building on the success of his New York gallery, Lindemann has expanded to the West Coast with Venus Over Los Angeles.</p> By Chris Wyrick Fri, 01 May 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/04/30/img-adam-lindemann-1_11373716738.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Pierre Bismuth http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/pierre-bismuth/ <p>For his show &ldquo;The Curator, The Lawyer, and the Psychoanalyst,&rdquo; French-born, Brussels-based artist Pierre Bismuth asked three people with the title professions to select a number of his works and elucidate their choices in wall texts accompanying the exhibits.</p> By Karin Bellmann Thu, 30 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/04/02/img-bismuth_110217260214.jpg_standalone.jpg Jorinde Voigt http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/jorinde-voigt/ <p>Berlin-based artist Jorinde Voigt (b. 1977) once told an interviewer that her work is like music and that &ldquo;you can enjoy it without being able to read the score.&rdquo; Given this characterization, it&rsquo;s not surprising that Voigt, who has played the cello since the age of nine, in 2012 devoted a series of her abstract, diagrammatic drawings to Beethoven&rsquo;s 32 piano sonatas.&nbsp;</p> By Federico Florian Wed, 29 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/04/02/img-voigt_105652716115.jpg_standalone.jpg John Armleder http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/john-armleder-/ <p>Inappropriately enough, in the 1980s, John Armleder was briefly associated with the Neo-Geo movement. The geometric idiom in painting is chiefly a means of closing down the arbitrariness of subjective decision-making, whereas Armleder has always been interested in letting what he has called &ldquo;the&nbsp;<em>great whatever</em>&rdquo; have full rein. And yet he also claims that his paintings are &ldquo;inevitable.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> By Mark Prince Wed, 29 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/04/02/img-armleder_110431941271.jpg_standalone.jpg Rashid Johnson http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/rashid-johnson/ <p>Checkering the walls of the first gallery of American artist Rashid Johnson&rsquo;s exhibition &ldquo;Smile&rdquo;<em>&nbsp;</em>were multiple prints of a 1950 photograph by Elliott Erwitt, showing a young black boy grinning as he holds a pistol to his head.</p> By James Cahill Tue, 28 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/04/02/img-johnson_105949960717.jpg_standalone.jpg Lynn Hershman Leeson http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/lynn-hershman-leeson/ <p>From the beginning of Hershman Leeson&rsquo;s career&mdash;as this dazzling retrospective at the Zentrum f&uuml;r Kunst und Medientechnologie (ZKM) makes clear&mdash;the body appears as radically open to modifications by self and others, to violence and transformation.&nbsp;</p> By Hannah Black Mon, 27 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/04/02/img-hershman-leeson_111818367440.jpg_standalone.jpg Oliver Husain http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/oliver-husain/ <p>In Oliver Husain&rsquo;s work, everything mutinies against its form.&nbsp;</p> By Chris Randle Fri, 24 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/04/02/img-husain_111625418964.jpg_standalone.jpg From Trade Show Aesthetics to the Airport: An Interview with Simon Denny http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/from-trade-show-aesthetics-to-the-airport-an-interview-with-simon-denny/ <p>Simon Denny's MoMA PS1 exhibition <a href="http://momaps1.org/exhibitions/view/396">"The Innovator's Dilemma"</a> rethinks the retrospective form as a dense, content-packed trade show. The artist Skyped with <em>A.i.A. </em>from Venice, where he is <a href="http://www.nzatvenice.com/">representing New Zealand in the upcoming Biennale</a>, for a conversation about Genius, embracing corporate aesthetics, and why he doesn't have a favorite color.</p> By Kevin Champoux Fri, 24 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/04/17/img-simon-denny-interview-2_12380770506.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Julia Stoops http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/julia-stoops-/ <p>Over the past two decades, Julia Stoops has forged a multi-faceted career in Portland, founding a design studio, teaching art, writing fiction and showing her paintings at various venues around the city.</p> By Sue Taylor Thu, 23 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/04/02/img-stoops_112547127307.jpg_standalone.jpg