Art in America - Most Recent The most recent items from Art in America. http://www.artinamericamagazine.com Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:18:36 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Pavilion Problems http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/magazine/pavilion-problems/ <p>What is there in the history of the Venice Biennale&mdash;or in its current procedures&mdash;that dampens the quality of so many national displays?</p> By Brian Droitcour Tue, 01 Sep 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/08/28/img-pavilions-1_133741392565.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg In the Studio: Tania Bruguera http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/magazine/in-the-studio-tania-bruguera/ <p>At her house in Havana, the activist artist reflects on her conscience-pricking performances, her anticapitalist convictions, her concerns for Cuba's future&mdash;and her many run-ins with the secret police.</p> By Travis Jeppesen Tue, 01 Sep 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/08/28/img-tania-1_142427847992.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg CHARTing Northern European Galleries in Copenhagen http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/charting-northern-european-galleries-in-copenhagen/ <p>After a cool, drizzly Scandinavian summer, the clouds parted ways and sundress weather reigned for the vernissage of <a href="http://copenhagenartweek.dk/en/">Copenhagen Art Week</a> (Aug. 21-30). During the opening weekend, much activity was centered around <a href="http://www.chartartfair.com/">CHART Art Fair</a> (Aug. 21-23), a thoughtfully curated show featuring exclusively Nordic galleries.</p> By Wendy Vogel Thu, 27 Aug 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/08/27/img-roepstorff_154808435930.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Going Underground: An Interview with Simone Leigh http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/interviews/going-underground-an-interview-with-simone-leigh/ <p style="line-height: 200%;">Simone Leigh's <em>Free People's Medical Clinic</em> (FPMC) was originally a community-based art commission for "<a href="http://creativetime.org/projects/black-radical-brooklyn/">Funk, God, Jazz and Medicine: Black Radical Brooklyn</a>," a collaboration between Creative Time and the Weeksville Heritage Center. Here, the artist reflects upon the legacy of health care in the black community, the art of caregiving, and the problem of framing black life around the liberal discourses of dignity and empathy in our present moment of violent state enclosure.</p> By Rizvana Bradley Thu, 20 Aug 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/08/20/img-simone-leigh-intrvw-1_093843180217.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg SITE Santa Fe Celebrates 20 Years http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/site-santa-fe-celebrates-20-years/ <p>SITE Santa Fe was founded in 1995 to present the first international art biennial in the United States, and soon after, developed a year-round schedule of programming. The art space's 20th anniversary program, <a href="https://sitesantafe.org/exhibition/site-20-years-20-shows-summer/">"SITE: 20 Years/20 Shows,"</a> reflects its history as a production-oriented institution.</p> By Wendy Vogel Wed, 19 Aug 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/08/06/img-site-20-yrs-4_153305660774.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Daata Editions and Monegraph Grow Online Marketplace for Digital Art http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/daata-editions-and-monegraph-grow-online-marketplace-for-digital-art/ <p>Since video art emerged in the 1960s and &lsquo;70s, new media artists have struggled to earn a living comparable to their colleagues working in more traditional forms like painting and sculpture. Our recent shift to digital, though, rather than being another source of the problem, just might lead us toward a solution.</p> By Whitney Mallett Mon, 17 Aug 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/08/14/img-digital-art-licensing-4_101354106615.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Design as Translation: An Interview with Project Projects http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/communication-is-never-transparent-an-interview-with-project-projects/ <p><em>A.i.A. </em>commissioned New York-based design firm <a href="http://www.projectprojects.com/">Project Projects</a> to create the cover for the <em><a href="http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/magazine/">2015 Guide</a> to Museums, Galleries and Artists</em>, on newsstands now. In their Chinatown office, Prem Krishnamurthy and Chris Wu discuss their design, typographical focus and the imperfections of translation.</p> By Julia Wolkoff Thu, 13 Aug 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/08/13/img-project-projects-interview-1_144039526930.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Hands Over Head: An Interview with Jack Pierson http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/interviews/hands-over-head-an-interview-with-jack-pierson/ <p style="line-height: 200%;">Jack Pierson's show at New York's Cheim &amp; Read, <a href="http://www.cheimread.com/exhibitions/jack-pierson_3">"onthisisland"</a> (through Aug. 29), combines candy-colored compositions of oil, paint, sand and wax on canvas with subtle graphite drawings and beautifully lush watercolors. Pierson spoke to <em>A.i.A. </em>about the mythology surrounding artistic creation, as well as his personal investment in this complex, unexpected series.</p> <p style="line-height: 200%;">&nbsp;</p> By William J. Simmons Fri, 07 Aug 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/07/15/img-jack-pierson-work-9_102130291213.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Puppies and Proselytizing: Jeff Koons in Bilbao http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/puppies-and-proselytizing-jeff-koons-in-bilbao/ <p>"You're probably the only person, aside from me and Jeff, who has seen the show at all three venues," Scott Rothkopf said when I told him that I caught Jeff Koons's retrospective at the Whitney Museum in New York last fall, the Centre Pompidou in Paris last winter, and <a href="http://www.guggenheim-bilbao.es/en/exhibitions/jeff-koons-a-retrospective/">at the Guggenheim Bilbao</a>, where it ends its run on Sept. 27.</p> By Leigh Anne Miller Thu, 06 Aug 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/07/23/img-jeff-koons-guggenheim-3_122715722771.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Philippe Vergne on Nasreen Mohamedi http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/magazine/philippe-vergne-on-nasreen-mohamedi/ <p>As part of the Annual Guide to Galleries, Museums and Artists (<em>A.i.A.</em>'s August issue), we preview the 2014-15 season of museum exhibitions worldwide. In addition to offering their own top picks, our editors asked select artists, curators and collectors to identify the shows they are looking forward to. Here, museum director Philippe Vergne talks about Nasreen Mohamedi.</p> By Philippe Vergne 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 http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/art-in-america-and-artnews-team-up-as-worlds-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” http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/magazine/cheyenne-westphal-on-the-world-goes-pop/ <p>As part of the Annual Guide to Galleries, Museums and Artists (<em>A.i.A.</em>'s August issue), we preview the 2014-15 season of museum exhibitions worldwide. In addition to offering their own top picks, our editors asked select artists, curators and collectors to identify the shows they are looking forward to. Here, global co-head of contemporary art at Sotheby's Cheyenne Westphal talks about "The World Goes Pop."</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 http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/magazine/mari-carmen-ramrez-on-joaqun-torres-garca/ <p>As part of the Annual Guide to Galleries, Museums and Artists (<em>A.i.A.'</em>s August issue), we preview the 2014-15 season of museum exhibitions worldwide. In addition to offering their own top picks, our editors asked select artists, curators and collectors to identify the shows they are looking forward to. Here, curator Mari Carmen Ram&iacute;rez talks about Joaqu&iacute;n Torres-Garc&iacute;a.</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 http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/magazine/sarah-crowner-on-alberto-burri/ <p>As part of the Annual Guide to Galleries, Museums and Artists (<em>A.i.A.</em>'s August issue), we preview the 2014-15 season of museum exhibitions worldwide. In addition to offering their own top picks, our editors asked select artists, curators and collectors to identify the shows they are looking forward to. Here, artist Sarah Crowner talks about Alberto Burri.</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 http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/magazine/anne-pasternak-on-black-mountain-college/ <p>As part of the Annual Guide to Galleries, Museums and Artists (<em>A.i.A.</em>'s August issue), we preview the 2014-15 season of museum exhibitions worldwide. In addition to offering their own top picks, our editors asked select artists, curators and collectors to identify the shows they are looking forward to. Here, museum director Anne Pasternak talks about Black Mountain College.</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 http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/magazine/kay-rosen-on-fischli-and-weiss/ <p>As part of the Annual Guide to Galleries, Museums and Artists (<em>A.i.A</em>.'s August issue), we preview the 2014-15 season of museum exhibitions worldwide. In addition to offering their own top picks, our editors asked select artists, curators and collectors to identify the shows they are looking forward to. Here, artist Kay Rosen talks about Peter Fischli and David Weiss.</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 http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/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 http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/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 http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/magazine/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 http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/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="http://www.parkviewparkview.com/">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 http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/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 http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/magazine/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 http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/magazine/from-the-archives-a-critics-same-sex-wedding-in-denmark/ <p>In celebration of <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/27/us/supreme-court-same-sex-marriage.html">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 http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/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 http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/pushpull-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 http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/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 http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/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 http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/christian-marclay-1/ <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 http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/interviews/promise-machine-at-moma-steffani-jemison-explores-blackness-and-utopian-thought/ <p>At the Museum of Modern Art, Steffani Jemison debuts <a href="http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/exhibitions/1550"><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;">Promise Machine</em></a> (June 25-28), a commission related to <a href="http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/exhibitions/1549">"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 http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/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” http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/ldquothe-way-things-gordquo/ <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 http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/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 http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/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 http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/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 http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/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 http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/ann-agee-1/ <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 http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/ericka-beckman-1/ <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 http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/peter-saul-1/ <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 http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/magazine/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 Joshua Cohen, Alexander Provan, Jon Kessler Thu, 11 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/06/10/img-kessler-portfolio-1_114617823581.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Anicka Yi http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/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