Art in America - Most Recent The most recent items from Art in America. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 21:04:57 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Philippe Vergne on Nasreen Mohamedi <p>Mohamedi&rsquo;s work hoverxsbetween figuration and abstraction, and in many ways remind me of Ellsworth Kelly&rsquo;s photography. But they came from a totally different cultural perspective. Later when I saw her drawings and paintings, they all seemed so rigorous, so radical. There is a system in them, but one directed by human decision, by mistake, by something extremely organic.</p> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/07/28/img-philippe-vergne-on-nasreen-mohamedi_115423209196.jpg_standalone.jpg Art in America and ARTNews Team Up as World’s Largest Art Media Platform <p>Today it was announced that <em>Art in America</em>, along with our sister publications (<em>The Magazine Antiques</em> and <em>Modern</em>) will join forces with ARTNEWS S.A. Peter M. Brant, who has owned <em>Art in America</em> since 1983, will have a controlling interest in the newly formed company.</p> By Lindsay Pollock Wed, 29 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/07/29/img-aia-annual-guide-pink-and-green_14571280054.jpg_standalone.jpg Cheyenne Westphal on “The World Goes Pop” <p>There is a very rich Pop art culture in Europe, which is often overlooked because the style has such a strong Anglo-American focus. The Tate is taking Pop art of the 1960s and &rsquo;70s global, looking at Asia, the Middle East and other regions.&nbsp;</p> By Cheyenne Westphal Tue, 28 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/07/28/img-cheyenne-westphal-on-the-world-goes-pop_113335817441.jpg_standalone.jpg Mari Carmen Ramírez on Joaquín Torres-García <p>Torres-Garc&iacute;a is&nbsp;considered an avant-garde pioneer in Latin America. He was a theoretician as well as a multifaceted artist who made paintings, wood constructions, drawings and more. He is difficult to classify because he didn&rsquo;t produce completely abstract work like his peers, but wanted to merge the grid with forms and pictographs that reference universal culture.&nbsp;</p> By Mari Carmen Ramírez Tue, 28 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/07/28/img-mari-carmen-ramrez-on-joaqun-torres-garca_114351843500.jpg_standalone.jpg Sarah Crowner on Alberto Burri <p>Although I&rsquo;ve never had a chance to see Alberto Burri&rsquo;s work in person, I know that it needs to be experienced with your full body. That&rsquo;s how it reveals its spirit. Because the pieces are cut, burned, torched and stitched, they are clearly not images, they&rsquo;re objects. It&rsquo;s the kind of art that will grow and expand as you approach it physically.&nbsp;</p> By Sarah Crowner Tue, 28 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/07/28/img-sarah-crowner-on-alberto-burri_115731677212.jpg_standalone.jpg Anne Pasternak on Black Mountain College <p>I learned about Black Mountain College in the late 1980s, thanks to Mary Emma Harris&rsquo;s seminal book&nbsp;<em>The Arts at Black Mountain College</em>, which had just come out. This was a pivotal moment for me in understanding the magic that can happen when artists are able to collaborate and experiment without boundaries.</p> By Anne Pasternak Tue, 28 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/07/28/img-anne-pasternak-on-black-mountain-college_120754664713.jpg_standalone.jpg Kay Rosen on Fischli and Weiss <p>&ldquo;In 1990, someone in Zurich gave me a VHS tape of Peter Fischli and David Weiss&rsquo;s&nbsp;<em>Der Lauf der Dinge</em>&nbsp;or, in English,&nbsp;<em>The Way Things Go</em>&nbsp;[1987]. I instantly fell in love with it, because it is so smart and so dumb at the same time&mdash;and so funny.&nbsp;<em>The Way Things Go</em>&nbsp;is a masterpiece of staging, camerawork, editing and, I imagine, trial and error. &nbsp;</p> By Kay Rosen Tue, 28 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/07/28/img-kay-rosen-on-fischli-and-weiss_121313204913.jpg_standalone.jpg The Biennial of the Americas Puts Colorado at the Center of the Map <p>In the state&rsquo;s capital, Denver, the third iteration of the Biennial of the Americas&nbsp;(through Aug. 30) is currently examining the divisions, topographic and otherwise, between countries&mdash;and between the Northern and Southern hemispheres&mdash;over 20 years after the signing of the North American Free Trade Agreement.</p> By Julia Wolkoff Fri, 24 Jul 2015 14:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/07/23/img-mca-denver-6_122229556298.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Nick Cave Hears Detroit <p>Known for his vibrant aesthetic combining the disciplines of fashion, craft, performance and fine art, Nick Cave has expanded his practice to include public engagement and performances. For his show at the Cranbrook Art Museum, Cave has taken the city of Detroit as his muse.</p> By Wendy Vogel Mon, 20 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/06/29/img-nick-cave-detroit-5_134802726702.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg From the Archives: Transmodern Yoko <p>In <em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;">A.i.A.</em>'s February 2002 Issue, critic J.W. Mahoney delved into Yoko Ono's evasion of artistic categories through the lens of the works selected for her touring retrospective, "Yes Yoko Ono."</p> By J.W. Mahoney Mon, 13 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/06/11/img-transmodern-yoko-1_124824724828.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg No Longer a Hashtag: USC MFA Dropouts Show Their Work <p>This Friday, the seven former members of University of Southern California's MFA class of 2016&mdash;Edie Fake, Ellen Schafer, George Egerton-Warburton, Julie Beaufils, Lauren Davis Fisher, Lee Relvas and Sid M. Due&ntilde;as&mdash;open "Recesses," a show of their work, at <a href="">Park View</a>.</p> By Wendy Vogel Thu, 09 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/07/09/img-recesses-1_094642151386.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg The Original Mega-Dealer Arrives in Philly: Paul Durand-Ruel and the Impressionists <p>The marketplace for late 19th-century Impressionist art was rife with investment, speculation and sharp-elbowed business tactics. An exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA) examines the strategies employed by French Impressionist mega-dealer Paul Durand-Ruel.</p> By Lindsay Pollock Wed, 08 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/07/08/img-paul-durand-ruel-photograph_112741387763.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg From the Archives: Art After Stonewall <p>In remembrance of the Stonewall Riots that took place on June 26, 1969, catalyzing the modern LGBTQ movement, Holland Cotter spoke to 12 queer artists for our June 1994 issue.</p> By Holland Cotter Tue, 07 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/06/30/img-aia-june-1994-cover_141558841357.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg From the Archives: A Critic’s Same-Sex Wedding in Denmark <p>In celebration of <a href="">last week's historic ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court granting Americans the right to same-sex marriage</a>, we present an article by feminist critic Jill Johnston about her <em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;">Fluxmarriage</em> to her Danish partner Ingrid Nyeboe on June 26, 1993&mdash;exactly 22 years before the landmark SCOTUS decision.</p> By Jill Johnston Wed, 01 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/06/30/img-wedding-in-denmark-image-1_135814361815.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Wang Wei <p>In Wang Wei&rsquo;s recent installation,&nbsp;<em>Two Rooms</em>&nbsp;(2015), depictions of verdant planes against picture-perfect gradient skies physically and psychologically dislocated visitors to the gallery.&nbsp;</p> By Ming Lin Mon, 29 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/06/09/img-wei1_125300556438.jpg_standalone.jpg Push/Pull: A Cultural Exchange in Havana <p>I tracked international news on Cuba throughout my formative years, mythologizing the country that created a local resilience plan based on barter, large-scale urban farming and public service to survive everything from trade embargos imposed by the United States to the economic collapse of the Soviet Union during the Special Period. In my ongoing studies of resilience, Cuba features prominently.</p> By Mary Mattingly Fri, 26 Jun 2015 10:30:00 +0100 /files/2015/06/25/img-mary-mattingly-havana-2_161550998355.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Pauline Boudry and Renate Lorenz <p>The Berlin-based duo Pauline Boudry and Renate Lorenz showed two recent films at Ellen de Bruijne Projects that continue their pursuit of &ldquo;queer archeology&rdquo;&mdash;the artists&rsquo; term for mining archives and history books for characters and texts engaging queer politics.</p> By Jessica Dawson Fri, 26 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/06/04/img-boudrylorenz1_102342910416.jpg_standalone.jpg Carol Rama <p>&ldquo;The Passion According to Carol Rama&rdquo; is the largest show to date of the Italian artist, with over 200 paintings, watercolors, prints, and sculptures&nbsp;made between 1936 and 2005.</p> By Wade Saunders And Anne Rochette Thu, 25 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/06/04/img-rama1_10083638708.jpg_standalone.jpg Christian Marclay <p>It is perhaps unsurprising that Marclay&rsquo;s latest exhibition at White Cube, following the success of&nbsp;<em>The Clock&nbsp;</em>(2010), conveyed an air of &ldquo;after the party&rdquo; dissipation.&nbsp;</p> By James Cahill Wed, 24 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/06/04/img-marclay1_095940243189.jpg_standalone.jpg Promise Machine: At MoMA, Steffani Jemison Explores Blackness and Utopian Thought <p>At the Museum of Modern Art, Steffani Jemison debuts <a href=""><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;">Promise Machine</em></a> (June 25-28), a commission related to <a href="">"One Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence's Migration Series and Other Visions of the Great Movement North"</a> Sited in the galleries, Jemison's project includes a reading group about 19th- and 20th-century African-American experimental communities and a new musical performance based on the notion of utopia.</p> By Jess Wilcox Wed, 24 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/06/24/img-steffani-jemison-3_104302440254.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Matt Stokes <p>Questions concerning eccentricity swirled about in Matt Stokes&rsquo;s fascinating installation at Matt&rsquo;s Gallery, <em>Madman in a Lifeboat</em> (2015), the central work in which was a video projection.&nbsp;</p> By Gabriel Coxhead Tue, 23 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/06/03/img-stokes1_140020407783.jpg_standalone.jpg “The Way Things Go” <p>Encompassing works by 13 artists and artist collectives, &ldquo;The Way Things Go: A Special Curatorial Project with Rirkrit Tiravanija&rdquo; presented several strong pieces, but the exhibition overall failed to resolve basic conflicts between overlapping themes at play.</p> By Christina Linden Mon, 22 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/06/03/img-thewaythingsgo_135621452423.jpg_standalone.jpg Amelie von Wulffen <p>Always eager to learn more about the history of the medium of painting and what she might be able to contribute to it, Amelie von Wulffen consistently and confidently inserts herself into the ongoing conversation about its relevance.</p> By Keith J. Varadi Fri, 19 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/06/03/img-vonwulffen1_134658964618.jpg_standalone.jpg Angel Otero <p>Since completing his graduate studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2009, Angel Otero has devoted himself to revitalizing painting with a highly concept- and process-driven approach to the well-traveled medium.</p> By Kyle MacMillan Thu, 18 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/06/03/img-otero1_134018148127.jpg_standalone.jpg Sarah Peters <p>The bronze heads that Sarah Peters recently showed at Eleven Rivington pulled passing viewers inexorably into their orbit.</p> By Dennis Kardon Wed, 17 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/06/02/img-peters1_14031750011.jpg_standalone.jpg Alison Rossiter <p>Mostly from 2014 or &rsquo;15,&nbsp;Alison Rossiter&rsquo;s&nbsp;50-plus works at Yossi Milo pay homage to the rich idiosyncrasies of photographic papers across history, and restore a sanctity to the photograph as object.&nbsp;</p> By Leah Ollman Tue, 16 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/06/02/img-rossiter1_140123686162.jpg_standalone.jpg Ann Agee <p>Though showing a disparate range of work has become common among young sculptors, Agee&rsquo;s willingness to spiral out in so many directions, while making each piece compelling in itself, resulted in her exhibition&rsquo;s main successes.&nbsp;</p> By Julian Kreimer Mon, 15 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/06/02/img-agee1_135659457297.jpg_standalone.jpg Ericka Beckman <p>Ericka Beckman&rsquo;s 1983 film&nbsp;<em>You the Better</em>, the central work in her solo show at Mary Boone, is in part a playfully literal take on the modernist trope of the game of chance, using the structure of the game to look at the social codes that bind us to the world.&nbsp;</p> By Hannah Black Fri, 12 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/06/02/img-beckman1_135447447139.jpg_standalone.jpg Peter Saul <p>Like Robert Colescott, another artist who did not hesitate to offend in his skewering of U.S. culture, Peter Saul has never toed the line of art-world taste (or tastefulness), remaining staunchly figurative and political, and a painter to the core.&nbsp;</p> By Faye Hirsch Thu, 11 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/06/02/img-saul1_135123298377.jpg_standalone.jpg Annual Report 2014: GlblVlgIdiot <p>A collaborative project from&nbsp;<em>A.i.A&rsquo;</em>s&nbsp;Nov. 2014 issue offers a status update on The Web, a visionary attempt at reuniting art and life developed by a guru/entrepreneur known as the Global Village Idiot.</p> By Jon Kessler, Joshua Cohen, Alexander Provan Thu, 11 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/06/10/img-kessler-portfolio-1_114617823581.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Anicka Yi <p>A concatenation of gender, body politics, illness and consumption characterized Anicka Yi&rsquo;s exhibition &ldquo;You Can Call Me F,&rdquo; curated by The Kitchen&rsquo;s Lumi Tan.</p> By Joseph Henry Wed, 10 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/06/02/img-yi1_134944319439.jpg_standalone.jpg Pieter Schoolwerth <p>Pieter Schoolwerth is known for reworking old-master paintings to create nearly abstract compositions.&nbsp;</p> By P.C. Smith Tue, 09 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/06/02/img-schoolwerth1_134714777395.jpg_standalone.jpg Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian <p>Iranian artist Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, better known simply as Monir, has long believed in the transcendental possibilities of mirrors.</p> By David Ebony Mon, 08 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/06/02/img-farmanfarmaian1_134559381077.jpg_standalone.jpg “When the Curtain Never Comes Down” <p>Among the crucial insights of the American Folk Art Museum&rsquo;s exhibition &ldquo;When the Curtain Never Comes Down&rdquo; is that the performative impulse was vital to self-taught (or &ldquo;outsider&rdquo;) artists long before it emerged in contemporary art in the 1970s.&nbsp;</p> By Abbe Schriber Fri, 05 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/06/02/img-whenthecurtainneverfalls1_13434533737.jpg_standalone.jpg Same As It Ever Was: A Conference on Art Criticism in the Digital Age <p><a href="">Superscript</a>, a conference at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis and co-organized by <a href="">MN Artists</a>, covered how&mdash;or whether&mdash;arts journalism and criticism is changing in the digital age.</p> By William S. Smith Fri, 05 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/06/08/img-james-bridle-rainbow-plane-superscript_092023446756.jpg_standalone.jpg Lutz Bacher <p>One always treads uncertain territory with Lutz Bacher, who has made a habit of elusiveness; assuming a pseudonym early in her 40-year career, she has maintained a slippery identity for herself and her work.</p> By Faye Hirsch Thu, 04 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/06/02/img-bacher1_13413093371.jpg_standalone.jpg Hank Willis Thomas <p>Hank Willis Thomas has created a body of work over the last decade that attempts to unravel issues like identity and race in popular culture. Until now, he has looked most closely at representations of African-American men.&nbsp;</p> By Jean Dykstra Wed, 03 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/05/28/img-hank-willis-thomas_111512850988.jpg_standalone.jpg William Pope.L <p>William Pope.L&rsquo;s powerful exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art&rsquo;s Geffen Contemporary subtly replaces passive viewing with multisensory experience. The show teems with possibilities for heightened sensation&mdash;smell, touch, vision and hearing&mdash;and draws on Pope.L&rsquo;s decades of performance and video work to evoke the kinds of physical and psychical shifts a performer might experience.</p> By Annie Buckley Tue, 02 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/05/28/img-william-popel_111314930434.jpg_standalone.jpg Sharjah Biennial <p>Feeling out of place, I found myself marching through the streets of Sharjah with hundreds of others&mdash;artists, curators, critics and students&mdash;who had come for the opening weekend of the ambitious biennial in this tiny emirate bordering Dubai.</p> By William S. Smith Mon, 01 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/05/28/img-sharjah-biennial_111224114993.jpg_standalone.jpg The Accidental Abstractionist <p>Admired by many young artists today, the endlessly inventive German painter Albert Oehlen combines formal diversity with superb technical skills.</p> By Raphael Rubinstein Mon, 01 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/05/29/img-oehlen1_140023423962.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg