Art in America - Most Recent The most recent items from Art in America. http://www.artinamericamagazine.com Sat, 25 Oct 2014 19:48:39 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Made in L.A. http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/made-in-la-1/ <p>As the second edition of a show that first took place two years ago, this summer's Made in L.A. at the Hammer Museum satisfied the minimum requirements of being biennial.</p> By Kevin McGarry Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/10/24/img-made-in-la_120133555834.jpg_standalone.jpg Signe Stuart http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/signe-stuart/ <p>On entering Signe Stuart's recent painting exhibition, "Continuum," you were immediately struck by the impression, quasi-visceral/quasi-visual, of being immersed in shimmering phenomena pulled, by arcane scientific means, from the farthest reaches of the galaxy.</p> By Jan Adlmann Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/10/17/img-signe-stuart_082329810986.jpg_standalone.jpg A Private Passion Goes Public: Stanford’s Anderson Collection http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/anderson-collection-stanford-university/ <p>Stanford University, a hub of innovative entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley and the origin of the "sharing economy" (think Uber and Airbnb), is now home to a magnificent example of art sharing. The Anderson Collection, a new museum that is part of Stanford's push to elevate the arts in undergraduate education, houses a gift of 121 classic postwar and contemporary American paintings and sculptures.</p> By Carol Strickland Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:30:00 +0100 /files/2014/10/21/img-anderson-collection-exterior_162152289688.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Hubbard and Birchler http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/hubbard-and-birchler/ <p>Marfa, Tex., is the perfect setting for this exhibition of Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler's excellent trilogy of Texas-based, movie-themed videos: <em>Grand Paris Texas</em> (2009), <em>Movie Mountain (M&eacute;li&egrave;s)</em>, 2011, and now <em>Giant</em> (2014), commissioned by Ballroom Marfa.</p> By Gregory Volk Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/10/17/img-hubbard-and-birchler_082424739888.jpg_standalone.jpg Juan Logan http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/juan-logan/ <p>Since the 1960s, Juan Logan (b. 1946) has mined Southern histories to produce a powerful alloy, one joining abstraction to a narrative that yokes the social injustices of the pre-Civil Rights era to today.</p> By Tori Bush Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/10/17/img-juan-logan_082639137347.jpg_standalone.jpg Susan Sollins, Art21 and ICI Founder, Has Died http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/susan-sollins-art21-and-ici-founder-has-died/ <p>Sollins was executive director of Art21, a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing public knowledge of contemporary art, which she founded in 1997.</p> By Julia Wolkoff Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:30:00 +0100 /files/2014/10/20/img-susan-sollins-portrait_135324873288.jpg_standalone.jpg Joe Zane http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/joe-zane/ <p>Upon entering Boston artist Joe Zane's exhibition at Carroll and Sons, viewers were greeted by their reflections in a small mirror engraved with the show's title question, "Who should a person be?"</p> By Francine Koslow Miller Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/10/17/img-joe-zane_084545474382.jpg_standalone.jpg Morag Keil http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/morag-keil/ <p>For her first solo exhibition in the U.S., Scottish artist Morag Keil presented a meditation on property and authorship in the digital age.</p> By Diana Kamin Fri, 17 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/10/17/img-morag-keil_084640811168.jpg_standalone.jpg Women’s Work Sells and Freud’s Study is Reimagined at Frieze London http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/womens-work-sells-and-freuds-study-is-reimagined-at-frieze-london-/ <p>If there is one thing that dealers at Frieze London agree on, it's that the fair's 11th outing is defined by business as usual&mdash;and more of it.</p> By Iphgenia Baal Thu, 16 Oct 2014 17:30:00 +0100 /files/2014/10/16/img-christoph-buchel-sleeping-guard-frieze-london_165230723243.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Zhang Dali http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/zhang-dali/ <p>In the mid- to late 1990s, Zhang Dali spray-painted his own profile on the walls of condemned buildings in Beijing, drawing attention to the architectural and human victims of China's campaign to modernize.</p> By Aileen June Wang Thu, 16 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/09/27/img-zhang-dali-_095226385263.jpg_standalone.jpg From the Archives: Warhol, Judd and others Weigh In on Matisse http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/from-the-archives-warhol-judd-and-others-weigh-in-on-matisse/ <p><em>On the occasion of an encyclopedic 1975 show of Henri Matisse's work at Paris's Mus&eacute;e d'Art Moderne, </em>A.i.A. <em>devoted an entire issue to the master. In one article, eight contemporary artists shared observations on the artist; interviews with Roy Lichtenstein, <a href="http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/paul-sharits/">Paul Sharits</a>, Carl Andre, <a href="http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/a-visit-to-the-judd-foundation/">Donald Judd</a>, Andy Warhol and <a href="http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/previews/wesselmann/">Tom Wesselmann</a>, conducted by French art historian Jean-Claude Lebensztejn, are reproduced here.</em></p> Wed, 15 Oct 2014 16:30:00 +0100 /files/2014/10/15/img-matisse-cut-out-archive_153803352369.jpg_standalone.jpg Toward an Egalitarian ArtPrize http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/toward-an-egalitarian-artprize/ <p>ArtPrize is changing. Touted as the contemporary art world's largest open-call, public-vote cash competition, ArtPrize is no longer a hyper-local celebration of hyper-realist art. Now in its sixth year, the festival is acting more like an international exposition&mdash;albeit one based in Grand Rapids, Mich. (population 192,000).</p> By Jason Foumberg Wed, 15 Oct 2014 11:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/10/15/img-agha-artprize-1_103110283325.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Kate Ericson and Mel Ziegler http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/kate-ericson-and-mel-ziegler/ <p>According to the U.S. Department of the Interior's National Register of Historic Places, almost every county in the United States has registered at least one locale as a "historic place worthy of preservation."&nbsp;</p> By Aimee Walleston Wed, 15 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/09/27/img-kate-ericson-and-mel-ziegler_095135306338.jpg_standalone.jpg Rico Gatson http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/rico-gatson/ <p>For almost two decades, Rico Gatson has been making strong work that stands at the intersection of formalist abstraction and social commentary.&nbsp;</p> By Sarah Schmerler Tue, 14 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/09/27/img-rico-gatson_095049818499.jpg_standalone.jpg Proving his Mettle: Danh Vo Shakes Things Up at the Kitchen http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/interviews/proving-his-mettle-danh-vo-shakes-things-up-at-the-kitchen/ <p>Visitors to the Kitchen should not be alarmed by the thunderous pounding that greets them as they enter the art and performance space inManhattan's West Chelsea neighborhood.</p> By Emily Nathan Fri, 10 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/10/08/img-danh-vo-xiu-xiu_123212751420.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Ai Weiwei Breaks into Alcatraz http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/ai-weiwei-breaks-into-alcatraz/ <p>A rocky island full of crumbling buildings is hardly a typical contemporary art venue. Yet "@Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz," a site-specific exhibition of seven new works, could not have found a better venue.</p> By Carol Strickland Thu, 09 Oct 2014 10:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/10/01/img-ai-weiwei-2_143156239123.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Walter Robinson http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/walter-robinson/ <p>Throughout his storied career, Walter Robinson has been classified under different categories yet contained by none of them.</p> By Sarah Schmerler Thu, 09 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/09/27/img-walter-robinson_094952692794.jpg_standalone.jpg Prison, Punk, Porn: Egon Schiele’s Portraits http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/interviews/prison-punk-porn-egon-schieles-portraits/ <p>Viennese Expressionist Egon Schiele was perhaps most exciting and provocative in his portraits, which are the subject of an exhibition opening today at New York's Neue Galerie.&nbsp;</p> By Tracy Zwick Thu, 09 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/10/09/img-schiele-1_132218636448.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg A Look at Hudson’s Collection at Envoy Enterprises http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/a-look-at-hudsons-collection-at-envoy-enterprises/ <p>All dealers need to do a little handholding when managing their artists. Some, however, stand out for not only nurturing their stable but also inspiring them. New York dealer Hudson was one of those.&nbsp;</p> By Julie Baumgardner Wed, 08 Oct 2014 14:30:00 +0100 /files/2014/10/08/img-hudsonfern_135508668663.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Maya Lin Wins $300,000 Gish Prize http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/maya-lin-wins-300000-gish-prize/ <p>Established in 1994 in memory of actress Lillian Gish ("the First Lady of American cinema"), the prize recognizes "highly accomplished artists who have pushed the boundaries of their art forms, contributed to social change and paved the way for the next generation." Past winners include Frank Gehry, Bob Dylan, Merce Cunningham and Spike Lee.</p> By Elizabeth Sultzer Wed, 08 Oct 2014 12:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/10/08/img-maya-lin-gish-prize_114548229411.jpg_standalone.jpg Brice Dellsperger http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/brice-dellsperger/ <p>French artist Brice Dellsperger's&nbsp;exhibition offered a single body of work shown in two ways: at Team Gallery's Wooster Street space, the 30 videos comprising the artist's "Body Double" series played on five monitors; at the gallery's Grand Street location, a selection of videos from the series were projected one at a time on a large screen in a black-box setting.</p> By Ian Edward Wallace Wed, 08 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/09/27/img-dellsperger_094852860819.jpg_standalone.jpg The Accumulation of Self: How Rashid Johnson’s Art Adds Up http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/interviews/the-accumulation-of-self-how-rashid-johnsonrsquos-art-adds-up/ <p>As you walk into&nbsp;<a href="http://davidkordanskygallery.com/">David Kordansky</a>'s&nbsp;<a href="http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/culver-citys-david-kordansky-gallery-moves-to-mid-city-triples-in-size/">recently relocated gallery</a>&nbsp;in Los Angeles, a creamy, nutty smell wallops you&mdash;the unmistakable scent of raw shea butter.</p> By Maxwell Williams Wed, 08 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/10/01/img-rashid-johnson-1_114352920514.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Documenta 17 Goes to Athens, Splits Self in Two http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/documenta-17-goes-to-athens-splits-self-in-two/ <p>For the deep-pocketed art pilgrim, this adds yet another summer 2017 destination, in addition to the 57th Venice Biennale and the 47th edition of the mammoth Art Basel fair.</p> By Brian Boucher Tue, 07 Oct 2014 13:30:00 +0100 /files/2014/10/07/img-documenta-fridericianum_12541887216.jpg_standalone.jpg Regina Bogat http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/regina-bogat/ <p>For the second time in under a year, Z&uuml;rcher mounted an exhibition by the 86-year-old artist Regina Bogat, who was a familiar enough figure in the New York art world from 1966 to '77, the years covered, but is little known today.&nbsp;</p> By Faye Hirsch Tue, 07 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/09/27/img-regina-bogat_094724228470.jpg_standalone.jpg Dallas Museum of Art Launches Art History Institute with UT Dallas http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/dallas-museum-of-art-launches-art-history-institute-with-ut-dallas-/ <p>The Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) has partnered with the University of Texas at Dallas to form the Edith O'Donnell Institute of Art History, a center for art historical research and conservation study.&nbsp;</p> By Julia Wolkoff Mon, 06 Oct 2014 18:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/10/06/img-dallas-museum-of-art-launches-art-history-institute-with-ut-dallas-_171337347513.jpg_standalone.jpg Michael Bauer http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/michael-bauer/ <p>All the paintings in Michael Bauer's second solo exhibition at Lisa Cooley have a similar composition: a central mass of miscellaneous marks and symbols that scatters like shrapnel toward the edges.</p> By Becky Brown Mon, 06 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/09/27/img-michael-bauer_094522845188.jpg_standalone.jpg Matthew Monahan http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/matthew-monahan-1/ <p>Matthew Monahan doesn't want to tell a story or make a scene. He doesn't want his sculptures to sing or dance.&nbsp;</p> By David Ebony Fri, 03 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/09/27/img-monahan_094625882835.jpg_standalone.jpg Identity Crisis http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/magazine/identity-crisis/ <p>This month, <em>A.i.A.</em> examines the creative economy that links contemporary art and graphic design.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> By William S. Smith Fri, 03 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/10/01/img-graphics_221323165107.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Laura Raicovich to Head Queens Museum http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/laura-raicovich-to-head-queens-museum-/ <p>Laura Raicovich, 41, has been named the new president and executive director of the <a href="http://www.queensmuseum.org/">Queens Museum</a>, New York, effective Jan. 1, 2015. Her appointment follows the departure of former director <a href="http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/tom-finkelpearl-to-head-department-of-cultural-affairs/">Tom Finkelpearl</a>, who left the museum in May to become commissioner of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs under Mayor Bill de Blasio.</p> By Julia Wolkoff Thu, 02 Oct 2014 13:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/10/02/img-raicovich_115819398227.jpg_standalone.jpg Sterling Ruby http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/sterling-ruby--1/ <p>Sterling Ruby's exhibition at Hauser and Wirth's cavernous downtown gallery was a stunning display of sculpture and painting that challenged viewers with aggressive scale, colors and textures.&nbsp;</p> By Austin Considine Thu, 02 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/09/27/img-sterling-ruby_094250648826.jpg_standalone.jpg Christopher Williams http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/christopher-williams/ <p>Every element of this Christopher Williams retrospective&mdash;from the lucid photographs he has made over the past 35 years to the exhibition architecture to the catalogue to the press release&mdash;can be considered part of his artistic output.&nbsp;</p> By Arthur Ou Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/09/27/img-christopher-williams_104021557652.jpg_standalone.jpg The Museum Interface http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/magazine/the-museum-interface/ <p>Two experts assess the impact of digital media and new design on today's cultural institutions.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> By Rob Giampietro, Sarah Hromack Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/10/01/img-museum-interface_105140438490.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Design in Flux http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/magazine/design-in-flux/ <p>Change your life and get a job&mdash;this was the startling advice that Fluxus founder George Maciunas gave his fellow artists in 1964. But what did he really mean?</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> By Colby Chamberlain Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/10/01/img-fluxus_110549515525.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Antoine Catala http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/antoine-catala/ <p>Antoine Catala's solo show at Peep-Hole, titled "Heavy Words," had a playful space-age feel, offering a holographic E.T., inflatable screens and flying drones.</p> By Federico Florian Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/09/25/img-antoine-catala_084334177427.jpg_standalone.jpg Romeo Castellucci http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/romeo-castellucci/ <p>The ravishing images in <em>Hyperion: Letters of a Terrorist</em>, the Italian Romeo Castellucci's stage adaptation of a Romantic epistolary novel by Friedrich H&ouml;lderlin, accrete as optic poetry, awakening thoughts about revolution, civilization, childhood and the act of seeing.</p> By Paul David Young Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/09/25/img-romeo-castellucci_084454750298.jpg_standalone.jpg Ned Vena http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/ned-vena/ <p>Usually, where contemporary U.S. painting is still in thrall to its great flowering of the 1950s and '60s, its allusions are ironic or critical qualifications of an earlier ideal of direct, painterly expression.</p> By Mark Prince Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/09/25/img-ned-vena_084559282541.jpg_standalone.jpg In the Studio: Richard Tuttle http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/magazine/in-the-studio-richard-tuttle/ <p>Richard Tuttle began showing his work in the mid-'60s, at the age of 24, and quickly became a significant contributor in an art scene that included artists as diverse as Robert Smithson and Agnes Martin. While some of Tuttle's early, spare work builds upon the precedent of Minimalism, his art for the last 50 years has maintained its own curious independence: defiant of trends in contemporary culture, poetic in times dominated by austere conceptual art.</p> By Ross Simonini Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/09/30/img-tuttle_102054887411.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Pantheon of the Anteater, Part II http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/magazine/pantheon-of-the-anteater-part-ii/ <p>In the second installment of a two-part article, the author continues his account of taking a free art criticism course in fall 2013 taught by David Salle at Bruce High Quality Foundation University in New York. The first installment appeared in A.i.A.'s September issue.</p> By P.C. Smith Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/09/30/img-david-salle-the-cold-child_101202414538.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Painting the Unseen http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/magazine/painting-the-unseen/ <p>"Unlike the critics, none of the artists I know has ever accused me of being a painter. The question isn't whether painting is alive or dead, either&mdash;that's a completely demented debate. Like every medium in art, painting has a specific significance, that's all there is to it."</p> By Stephen Westfall Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/09/30/img-tuymans-books_101620718343.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Yuji Agematsu http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/yuji-agematsu/ <p>For the past 25 years, Japan-born, Brooklyn-based Yuji Agematsu (b. 1956) has maintained an archive of urban detritus&mdash;cast-off bits of chewed gum, tattered and illegible printed matter, shrimp shells, lint, etc.-gathered on daily forages through city streets.</p> By Nick Irvin Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/09/25/img-yuji-agematsu_084001460480.jpg_standalone.jpg