Art in America - Most Recent The most recent items from Art in America. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:49:59 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 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 Lida Abdul <p>Lida Abdul describes herself as an artistic nomad. Born in Kabul in 1973, she and her family fled Afghanistan soon after the Soviets invaded in December of 1979.&nbsp;</p> By Paul B. Franklin Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/07/15/img-abdul_091317815682.jpg_standalone.jpg Tala Madani <p>A British series of educational books published in the 1960s and colloquially known as Peter and Jane (its proper title was Key Words Reading Scheme) was parodied to brilliant effect in artist/comedian Miriam Elia's recent book&nbsp;<em>We Go to the Gallery</em>.&nbsp;</p> By James Cahill Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/07/15/img-madani_091231782087.jpg_standalone.jpg Missed Connections: Jan Frank and John Chamberlain <p><a href="">A show currently on view at New York gallery Nahmad Contemporary</a> (through July 26) demonstrates that John Chamberlain's painted-metal sculptures can connect with the medium of drawing, via juxtaposition with works by Jan Frank.</p> By Raphael Rubinstein Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/07/21/img-jan-frank-1_143217624845.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Walk Like An Egyptian: Donald Baechler on his Controversial &ldquo;Walking Figure&rdquo; <p>Donald Baechler has been searching since 1989 for ways to transport the elegantly awkward protagonists of his paintings and drawings into three dimensions. The artist spoke recently with <em style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal">A.i.A.</em> at his studio in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood while on a break from preparations for a September show at Galerie Forsblum in Helsinki.</p> By David Greenberg Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/07/17/img-donald-baechler-walking-figure_134734944186.jpg_standalone.jpg Michelle Stuart <p>Ever since the late 1960s, Michelle Stuart has been radically expanding the idea of drawing. "Michelle Stuart: Drawn from Nature," a traveling survey of about 60 works organized by Anna Lovatt for the Djanogly Art Gallery, Nottingham, UK, uses works on paper to touch on the artist's interests in ecological history, mapping, nautical exploration and what she calls the "archeology of nature."</p> By Michael Duncan Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/07/15/img-stuart_091130196770.jpg_standalone.jpg Dark Machines: Wyatt Niehaus <p>The "lights out" factory&mdash;devoid of humans, run entirely by machines&mdash;has long been a dream for industrial manufacturers. Twenty-five-year-old, New York-based artist Wyatt Niehaus describes it as "an entirely automated factory&mdash;one that could run without lights, heating, air-conditioning and most other requirements of human labor."</p> By Louis Doulas Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/07/15/img-wyatt-niehaus-3_144924298811.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg “A Close Distance”: Tris Vonna-Michell <p>Family histories can be hazy and elusive. Tris Vonna-Michell mines this territory in his slide-and-audio work <em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;">Postscript III (Berlin)</em>, ongoing for several years.</p> By Brian Boucher Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/07/16/img-tris-vonna-michell-1_151615527535.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Martino Stierli Appointed MoMA Chief Architecture and Design Curator <p>New York's Museum of Modern Art announced today that Martino Stierli will be its new chief curator of architecture and design. Stierli replaces Barry Bergdoll, who <a href="">left</a> the museum last summer for a professorial appointment at New York's Columbia University. Bergdoll will remain a part-time MoMA curator; Stierli assumes his new post March 2015.</p> By Leigh Anne Miller Tue, 15 Jul 2014 15:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/07/15/img-martino-stierli_14351522469.jpg_standalone.jpg 12th Bienal Internacional de Cuenca <p>A voice from another world resounded through the Casa de los Arcos, a rambling structure perched above the Tomebamba River in Cuenca, Ecuador.&nbsp;</p> By William S. Smith Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/07/15/img-cuenca_091203585518.jpg_standalone.jpg Systems of Associations: Soft Matter at Wallspace Gallery <p>Artist Justin Beal has collected 50 years' worth of "Soft Matter" in a group exhibition at New York's Wallspace gallery.</p> By Elliot Camarra Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/07/08/img-wallspace-4_151019293984.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg