Art in America - Most Recent The most recent items from Art in America. http://www.artinamericamagazine.com Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:02:30 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Rosemary Mayer http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/rosemary-mayer/ <p>This exhibition of works that Rosemary Mayer made between 1969 and 1973&mdash;a period during which she and nineteen other women artists founded the cooperative A.I.R. Gallery, and a broadly fertile time for the New York art scene of which she was a part&mdash;demonstrated how she gracefully negotiated between Conceptualism and gauzy materiality, between structure and the ephemeral.</p> By Thea Ballard Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/03/02/img-rosemary-mayer_14263099895.jpg_standalone.jpg Seed Money: Fran Ilich at Museo de Los Sures http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/seed-money-fran-ilich-at-museo-de-los-sures/ <p>A blend of utopian aspiration and excavated indigenous tradition animates Fran Ilich's timely<em>&nbsp;</em>project<em>, Aridoam&eacute;rica Winter Plan</em>, an intriguing social experiment that takes the form of a free coffee shop.</p> By Erick Lyle Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/03/24/img-seed-money-lead_114304223154.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Ken Price http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/ken-price/ <p>Ken Price (1935&ndash;2012) wanted his ceramics to look like they were made out of color&mdash;and that was certainly the effect of those exhibited in the North Gallery of Hauser &amp; Wirth&rsquo;s impressive survey show. Displayed on plinths and softly spotlit, the sixteen pieces appeared intensely radiant, almost jewel-like.</p> By Gabriel Coxhead Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/03/02/img-ken-price_14252449635.jpg_standalone.jpg Yuki Kimura http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/yuki-kimura/ <p>Questions about how humans conceive of time underpinned Japanese artist Yuki Kimura&rsquo;s CCA Wattis exhibition, her first solo show in the United States.</p> By Linda Mai Green Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/02/28/img-yuki-kimura-_162908263274.jpg_standalone.jpg Kochi-Muziris Biennale http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/kochi-muziris-biennale-1/ <p>The biennale showcases works by ninety-seven artists from thirty-one countries. The curatorial theme, &ldquo;Forming in the pupil of the eye,&rdquo; is about using the sense of sight to experience and assimilate the multiplicities of the world.</p> By Blessy Augustine Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/03/02/img-kochi-muziris-biennale-1_14372534944.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Ways of Listening: Arthur Russell at BAM http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/ways-of-listening-arthur-russell-at-bam/ <p>While Arthur Russell managed to release only several proper albums before his death from AIDS-related complications in 1992 at age forty, an ongoing effort to collect and release material from his genre-spanning oeuvre has created a sense of sustained relevance.</p> By Thea Ballard Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/03/21/img-russell-10_122610580503.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Diane Simpson http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/diane-simpson/ <p>Though Diane Simpson (b. 1935) has been exhibiting steadily in and around her native Chicago since the late 1970s, until recently her work was largely unseen outside of the Midwest.</p> By Rachel Wetzler Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/03/02/img-diane-simpson_143703659070.jpg_standalone.jpg Duane Linklater http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/duane-linklater-/ <p>In this exhibition, which originated at Mercer Union in Toronto, Duane Linklater offered<strong>&nbsp;</strong>an assortment of artworks by himself and by family members that raised urgent questions about how institutions of power systematically grant&mdash;or deny&mdash;access to spaces, narratives, and property.</p> By Elizabeth Buhe Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/02/28/img-duane-linklater_161757824659.jpg_standalone.jpg Sam Durant http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/sam-durant-/ <p>Sam Durant imbues his work with morally fraught historical narratives of the sort that, properly understood, might make for a more effectual United States citizenry.</p> By Jennifer S. Li Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/02/28/img-sam-durant-rw_160720657822.jpg_standalone.jpg Get Free: Music and Gender at MoMA PS1 http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/get-free-music-and-gender-at-moma-ps1/ <p>The three afternoons of performances for &ldquo;Between 0 and 1<em>&rdquo;&nbsp;</em>attempted to convey the energy and sound of those spaces, featuring appearances by icons like Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and Terre Thaemlitz (DJ Sprinkles) and younger stars, like Elysia Crampton and Juliana Huxtable.&nbsp;</p> By Nora Khan Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/03/16/img-between0and11_125635965706.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Benny Andrews http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/benny-andrews/ <p>A man stands with his legs spread wide. We see him from above so that one of his legs, foreshortened and appearing to jut out from his crotch, looks as phallic as can be.</p> By Julian Kreimer Wed, 15 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/02/28/img-benny-andrews-rw_155312357770.jpg_standalone.jpg “The Artist’s Museum” http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/ldquothe-artistrsquos-museumrdquo/ <p>A curator curating artists who curate other artists. It doesn&rsquo;t get any more meta than that. The artworks collected in &ldquo;The Artist&rsquo;s Museum,&rdquo; a nesting box of an exhibition organized by Dan Byers, are, in essence, collections themselves.</p> By Claire Barliant Tue, 14 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/02/28/img-tam-review_154451784452.jpg_standalone.jpg Michelle Grabner http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/michelle-grabner/ <p>The last time Michelle Grabner had an exhibition at James Cohan Gallery, shortly after she co-curated the 2014 Whitney Biennial, Ken Johnson panned it in the&nbsp;<em>New York Times</em>.</p> By Glenn Adamson Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/02/27/img-michelle-grabner-review_170924238545.jpg_standalone.jpg Sam Pulitzer and Peter Wächtler http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/sam-pulitzer-and-peter-wchtler-/ <p>Sam Pulitzer and Peter W&auml;chtler&rsquo;s recent exhibition at House of Gaga/Reena Spaulings Fine Art was a collaborative venture for both the artists, who are friends, and the galleries, which are based in Mexico City and New York, respectively, and have split the rent on a handsome Spanish-style building in Los Angeles&rsquo;s MacArthur Park for a program of exhibitions.</p> By Ciara Moloney Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/02/27/img-sam-pulitzer-and-peter-wchtler_17253162600.jpg_standalone.jpg How She Survived: Jamie Crewe’s Playlist http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/how-she-survived-jamie-crewes-playlist/ <p>Glasgow-based artist Jamie Crewe is the subject of the "First Look" column in our March issue. As Philomena Epps writes, Crewe's works "convey a fluid sense of cultural ancestry-one at odds with the established canon, which is heavily skewed toward binary and cisgender experiences." Here, Crewe introduces a compilation of videos that highlights an array of the artist's female icons, who span the spectrum of gender identity and sexual orientation.</p> By Jamie Crewe Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/03/10/img-jamie-crewe-playlist_112238990890.jpg_standalone.jpg Eric Wesley http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/eric-wesley-/ <p>Fifteen minutes from St. Louis&rsquo;s Gateway Arch, just across the Mississippi River in Cahokia, Illinois, the Los Angeles artist Eric Wesley has been tinkering in the shell of a former Taco Bell.</p> By Gavin Kroeber Thu, 09 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/02/27/img-eric-wesley-review_163933186798.jpg_standalone.jpg Tal R http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/tal-r/ <p>Tal R&rsquo;s work fits into a subgenre of contemporary painting that could be defined by its stylized figuration featuring saturated or high-key color and conceptually adroit subject matter laden with autobiographical references and surreal imagery.</p> By David Ebony Tue, 07 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/02/27/img-tal-r-review_153103272809.jpg_standalone.jpg Reparative Infrastructures: In Conversation with N-Prolenta http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/interviews/reparative-infrastructures-in-conversation-with-n-prolenta-/ <p>Though best known as a musician,&nbsp;Brandon Covington Sam-Sumana&nbsp;is dedicated to a larger multimedia performance project called<em>&nbsp;Black Hydra's Discharge Springs Forth Errantly From Her Many Mouths</em>&nbsp;(2014-), which engages in a critique of the transatlantic slave trade, inescapable commodification, and the networked information ecology that formed and reproduced the historical foundation of the African diasporic experience.&nbsp;</p> By Alexander Iadarola Tue, 07 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/03/07/img-nprolenta2_10320974322.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Robert Rauschenberg http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/robert-rauschenberg-/ <p>&ldquo;I think a picture is more like the real world when it&rsquo;s made out of the real world,&rdquo; Robert Rauschenberg said in 1964.</p> By Elizabeth Fullerton Mon, 06 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/02/27/img-robert-rauschenberg-review-_130231793475.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Simon Starling http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/simon-starling/ <p>The heart of Simon Starling&rsquo;s enchanting show &ldquo;At Twilight (After W.B. Yeats&rsquo; Noh Reincarnation)&rdquo; was a play by Starling that was not presented.</p> By Charles Marshall Schultz Fri, 03 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/02/27/img-simon-starling-review_151402634496.jpg_standalone.jpg Leo Twiggs http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/leo-twiggs/ <p>This heartbreaking show consisted of Leo Twiggs&rsquo;s &ldquo;Requiem for Mother Emanuel&rdquo;&mdash;a cycle of nine small paintings responding to one of the most horrific racially motivated hate crimes in the United States in decades.&nbsp;</p> By Ryan Holmberg Thu, 02 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/02/27/img-leo-twiggs-review_134236730853.jpg_standalone.jpg Ritual Work http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/magazine/ritual-work/ <p>Treating dance as a species of witchcraft, LA choreographer Nina McNeely brings New Age symbols, culturally diverse music, and staccato movement to her live performances and big-name music videos.&nbsp;</p> By Tracy Jeanne Rosenthal Wed, 01 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/02/21/img-ritual-work-2_165927138446.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg More Of Less http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/magazine/more-of-less/ <p>Working with molecular structures, LA-based artist-entrepreneur Sean Raspet makes artworks in the form of food substitutes and artificial flavorings, thereby challenging conventional cuisine and its socioeconomic system.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> By A.E. Benenson Wed, 01 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/02/21/img-sean-raspet-_144337880586.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Atlas Miami: Place Markers http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/magazine/atlas-miami-place-markers/ <p>While Ugo Rondinone's flourescent multicolored stone stack reinforces Miami's bright-skyscraper ethos, works by Beverly Buchanan, Onajide Shabaka, and C&eacute;sar Trasobares more thoughtfully represent the city's diverse social history.</p> By Gean Moreno Wed, 01 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/02/24/img-atlas-miami-1_181328624107.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Urban Pastorals http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/magazine/urban-pastorals/ <p>Sited on Staten Island, Governors Island, and the Brooklyn waterfront, three enormous new parks&mdash;reflecting the distinct versions of three top international landscape design firms&mdash;provide New York with a host of additional "green" amenities.</p> By Sarah Williams Goldhagen Wed, 01 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/02/24/img-urban-pastorals-1_184000282696.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Emily Mullin http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/emily-mullin-/ <p>Emily Mullin&rsquo;s wall-mounted reliefs feature between one and five handmade clay vessels displayed on painted metal shelves. Like a photographer&rsquo;s cyclorama, each shelf curves where it meets the wall, extending upward to become a backdrop for the vessels. Mullin placed one or two fresh flowers in most of her ceramics for this exhibition, changing the floral arrangements weekly.</p> By Julian Kreimer Wed, 01 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/02/27/img-emily-mullin-review_132433989165.jpg_standalone.jpg Radical Images: The Visual Language of Protest http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/radical-images-the-visual-language-of-protest/ <p>Two exhibitions in New York are presenting the cultural and documentary history of protests, riots, and revolution that took place over the last forty years, from the election of Richard Nixon to the end of the century.<strong></strong><em></em></p> By Michael McCanne Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/02/28/img-protest-art-8_105704205369.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Lynette Yiadom-Boakye http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/lynette-yiadom-boakye/ <p>Since the British-Ghanaian artist Lynette Yiadom-Boakye (b. 1977) completed her studies at the Royal Academy Schools in London in 2003, her reputation as a talented painter of fictional portraits (she does not use models) has steadily grown.</p> By Aoife Rosenmeyer Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/01/27/img-lynette-yiadom-boakye_15060060164.jpg_standalone.jpg Candice Lin http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/candice-lin/ <p>A DIY apparatus composed of pumps, glass jars, porcelain filters, plastic tubes, a copper still, and sundry other items was installed in the first room of Candice Lin&rsquo;s solo show at Gasworks. An intense, unpleasant smell filled the air.&nbsp;</p> By Federico Florian Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/01/27/img-candice-lin_150517663417.jpg_standalone.jpg Edi Rama http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/edi-rama/ <p>&ldquo;All artists are alike,&rdquo; Dan Graham once said. &ldquo;They all dream of doing something that&rsquo;s more social, more collaborative, and more real than art.&rdquo; Few contemporary artists, however, have followed this desire to act outside the narrow confines of the art world<strong>&nbsp;</strong>as far as Edi Rama who, since 2013, has held the unusual day job of prime minister of Albania.</p> By Rachel Wetzler Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/01/27/img-edi-rama_145916422610.jpg_standalone.jpg Iris Häussler http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/iris-hussler/ <p>In past works, Iris H&auml;ussler has subsumed her identity in fictional artistic personae. Presenting &ldquo;The Sophie La Rosi&egrave;re Project&rdquo; (2009&ndash;) in concurrent exhibitions at the Art Gallery of York University (AGYU) and Scrap Metal, she dispensed with the ruse and disclosed her authorship up front, weaving an immersive fiction with historical facts.</p> By Milena Tomic Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/01/27/img-iris-hussler_150441312322.jpg_standalone.jpg Mónica Palma http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/mnica-palma/ <p>The eleven works on paper in M&oacute;nica Palma&rsquo;s first solo show are pared-down abstractions that reflect, almost paradoxically, the dizzying entanglements of contemporary life. Palma&rsquo;s slow, repetitive process results in much-handled drawings whose cloudy monochrome fields are interspersed with sudden disruptions.</p> By Julian Kreimer Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/01/27/img-mnica-palma_145842914653.jpg_standalone.jpg The Drug of Abstraction: An Interview with Beverly Fishman http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/interviews/the-drug-of-abstraction-an-interview-with-beverly-fishman/ <p>Beverly Fishman creates powerful abstract paintings that address technology and the pharmaceutical industry. Fishman lives and works in Detroit, where she teaches painting at the Cranbrook Academy of Art.&nbsp;She spent a sabbatical in New York last year, and late in the summer I had the opportunity to visit her in her studio.&nbsp;</p> By Jason Stopa Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/02/17/img-beverly-fishman_162027544527.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Terence Gower http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/terence-gower/ <p>In 1953, the United States opened a new embassy in Havana. Designed in a modernist style that departed drastically from earlier diplomatic buildings, the structure,<strong>&nbsp;</strong>which still stands today, has a glass facade and inviting lobby that were intended to express transparency and cooperativeness.</p> By David Markus Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/01/27/img-terence-gower_145759898591.jpg_standalone.jpg Harry Dodge http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/harry-dodge/ <p>&ldquo;How would you make a smile?&rdquo; a scientist asks an android in&nbsp;<em>Mysterious Fires</em>&nbsp;(2016), a video shown in Harry Dodge&rsquo;s Armory Center exhibition. The scientist is played by an actor wearing a rubber mask of an aged face, lined and leathery, with a hooked nose and gray brows.</p> By Tracy Jeanne Rosenthal Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/01/27/img-harry-dodge_150353124091.jpg_standalone.jpg Loie Hollowell http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/loie-hollowell/ <p>For her first exhibition at Feuer/Mesler and second solo presentation in New York, painter Loie Hollowell hewed to a personal vocabulary of forms&mdash;almonds, bullet-shaped protuberances, slender-peaked droplets, and highly modeled gentle curves with receding echoes&mdash;that she has developed over the past two years.&nbsp;</p> By Elizabeth Buhe Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/01/27/img-loie-hollowell_145721898150.jpg_standalone.jpg Feminism, Live: Debate as Theater http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/feminism-live-debate-as-theater/ <p>What might feminism's present learn from feminism's past? This question is especially urgent after the terrifying first weeks of Trump's presidency. Some answers may be gleaned from&nbsp;<em>The Town Hall Affair</em>, the Wooster Group's new theatrical production at the Performing Garage in New York through March 4.</p> By Wendy Vogel Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/02/14/img-townhall2_102832653374.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Paul Thek http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/paul-thek/ <p>The recent exhibition of Paul Thek&rsquo;s work at Hannah Hoffman Gallery was surprisingly pretty. The Thek it portrayed seemed to have been an introspective sort, given to naive drawings of flowers and sensitive paintings of the sea, rather than the radical boundary-pusher he generally was.</p> By Ciara Moloney Tue, 14 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/01/27/img-paul-thek_150311405346.jpg_standalone.jpg Sondra Perry http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/sondra-perry/ <p>All but one wall in Sondra Perry&rsquo;s solo exhibition &ldquo;Resident Evil&rdquo; were painted<strong>&nbsp;</strong>chroma-key blue. Actors filmed in front of screens this color can be digitally superimposed on any background.</p> By Sam Korman Mon, 13 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/01/27/img-sondra-perry_145644650925.jpg_standalone.jpg A Human Touch: Ann Hamilton’s Portraits at UT Austin http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/a-human-touch-ann-hamiltons-portraits-at-ut-austin/ <p>Ann Hamilton's latest work,&nbsp;<em>ONEEVERYONE</em>, a series of sixty-five photographic portraits on porcelain-enamel panels, did not begin with a sketch or even an idea. It began with a vote. "My inspiration," Hamilton said in a recent public discussion in Austin, Texas, "was a gesture by the city, a huge public initiative passed in 2012 to create Dell Medical School."</p> By Carol Strickland Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2017/02/10/img-ann-hamilton-4_122535149478.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg