Art in America - Most Recent The most recent items from Art in America. http://www.artinamericamagazine.com Thu, 02 Oct 2014 01:56:23 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 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 Sarah Hromack, Rob Giampietro 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 Roos Theuws http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/roos-theuws/ <p>Although we know full well that video takes place on a stationary two-dimensional plane, moving images endeavor to solicit the willing suspension of disbelief.</p> By Mieke Bal Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/09/25/img-roos-theuws_084059141077.jpg_standalone.jpg Paul Chan http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/paul-chan/ <p>Paul Chan's "Selected Works," installed over two floors of the Schaulager and spilling out onto LED screens on the building's exterior, is the New York-based artist's most extensive exhibition to date.</p> By Aoife Rosenmeyer Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/09/25/img-paul-chan_084219559063.jpg_standalone.jpg Nathan Mabry http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/nathan-mabry/ <p>When done well, the mash-up casts a critical eye on its constituent elements by way of smart juxtapositions, while simultaneously generating its own hybrid aesthetic.</p> By Jennifer S. Li Fri, 26 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/09/25/img-nathan-mabry_083853137421.jpg_standalone.jpg Shara Hughes http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/shara-hughes/ <p>Shara Hughes manages to balance content and style in canvases that are by turns fantastical and ordinary, and usually tinged with humor.</p> By Stephanie Cash Wed, 24 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/08/31/img-shara-hughes_170856960996.jpg_standalone.jpg Tony Tasset http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/tony-tasset/ <p>A mound of bean dip. A puddle of multipurpose cleaner. A glob of blackberry yogurt. Three-dimensional re-creations in colored resin and other mediums of a few dozen food and consumer products, along with the actual bottles and containers associated with the original goods, cover a 72-by-54-inch wood panel, making up a composition titled <em>Baby Muscle</em>.</p> By Kyle MacMillan Wed, 24 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/09/22/img-tony-tasset_084827268141.jpg_standalone.jpg John Altoon http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/john-altoon/ <p>John Altoon (1925-1969) has long been beloved by a cult audience for his gorgeous and quirky abstractions, outrageous psychosexual drawings and legendary manic personality.</p> By Michael Duncan Wed, 24 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/09/22/img-john-altoon_084938408401.jpg_standalone.jpg Fall e-Reading: Tate Publishing http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/interviews/fall-e-reading-tate-publishing/ <p>People who talk about art books being the last bastion of print are usually thinking, explicitly or not, of the coffee table tome. So what happens when a large, traditional publisher of artist books starts making e-books?&nbsp;</p> By Kira Josefsson Wed, 24 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/09/24/img-tate-ebooks-unilever_144150368625.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Art Basel Miami Beach Reveals 2014 Exhibitors http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/art-basel-miami-beach-reveals-2014-exhibitors/ <p>The fees galleries pay for booths range from $10,000 to as much as $120,000, according to dealers who shared figures with&nbsp;<em>A.i.A.</em></p> By Brian Boucher Tue, 23 Sep 2014 17:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/09/24/img-eggleston-ceiling-fixture-abmb-2014_153835930350.jpg_standalone.jpg ICA Miami Hires Suzanne Weaver as Interim Director, Promotes Alex Gartenfeld http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/ica-miami-hires-suzanne-weaver-as-interim-director-promotes-alex-gartenfeld/ <p>The Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (ICA Miami) has named Suzanne Weaver its interim director. Weaver replaces AlexGartenfeld, who has held the position since September 2013 andwill take on the new job of deputy director and chief curator, overseeing the institution's curatorial and public programs.&nbsp;</p> By Julia Wolkoff Tue, 23 Sep 2014 16:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/09/23/img-suzanne-weaver_152433540628.jpg_standalone.jpg Exhibitors Revealed for ADAA Art Show 2015 http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/exhibitors-revealed-for-adaa-art-show-2015/ <p>The Art Dealers Association of America has announced the list of exhibitors for the 27th edition of its annual New York fair, the Art Show (Mar. 4-8, 2015). Seventy-two galleries will offer their wares at the Park Avenue Armory.</p> By Brian Boucher Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:30:00 +0100 /files/2012/12/03/img-adaa_144523616495.png_standalone.jpg Totally Plugged in http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/magazine/totally-plugged-in/ <p>In the "everyday art world," artists are always on the move, disdaining not only art objects but any kind of artistic finality whatsoever, making putative works out of mere schmoozing, and turning the art world into a string of floating cocktail parties disguised as seminars (and vice versa).</p> By Peter Plagens Tue, 23 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/09/16/img-books-_163400313246.jpg_standalone.jpg Roberto Cuoghi http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/roberto-cuoghi/ <p>Roberto Cuoghi does not mess around. When in his 20s, just out of graduate school, the Italian artist (b. 1973) resolved to become his father.</p> By Brian Boucher Tue, 23 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/08/31/img-cuoghi_17070417860.jpg_standalone.jpg Susan Sutton Named Executive Director of Ballroom Marfa http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/susan-sutton-named-executive-director-of-ballroom-marfa/ <p>Sutton succeeds&nbsp;<a href="http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/interviews/fairfax-dorn/">Fairfax Dorn</a>, who has held the position since she co-founded the non-profit contemporary art space in 2003. Dorn will take on the role of artistic director. &nbsp;</p> By Julia Wolkoff Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:45:00 +0100 /files/2014/09/22/img-susan-sutton-ballroom-marfa_131148271270.jpg_standalone.jpg Mary Weatherford Wins 2014 Artists’ Legacy Award http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/mary-weatherford-wins-2014-artists-legacy-award/ <p>Founded in 2000, the foundation, based in Oakland, Calif., has presented an annual award to painters or sculptors since 2007. The prize comes with an unrestricted $25,000 purse.</p> By Elizabeth Sultzer Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:45:00 +0100 /files/2014/09/22/img-mary-weatherford-portrait_163112608426.jpg_standalone.jpg Meschac Gaba http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/meschac-gaba/ <p>Talismans of success that originated during the Han Dynasty, money trees are installed in the hope of magically inducing financial gain. Beninese artist Meschac Gaba's first solo gallery exhibition in New York, "Exchange Market," was animated with similarly charmed and charged objects whose use, value and meaning are prismatically in flux.</p> By Aimee Walleston Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/08/31/img-gaba_165838960080.jpg_standalone.jpg Michael Berryhill http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/michael-berryhill/ <p>Michael Berryhill has a most delicious way with paint. In "Beggars Blanket," the second solo show at Kansas by the Brooklyn-based artist, Berryhill brought a heightened sense of color and tactility to his intimate consideration of life in the studio</p> By Carrie Moyer Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/08/31/img-michael-berryhill_170520741588.jpg_standalone.jpg Shaquille O’Neal, George Lucas Add Luster to Expo Chicago VIP Preview http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/shaquille-oneal-george-lucas-add-luster-to-expo-chicago-vip-preview/ <p>When filmmaker George Lucas, who collects Norman Rockwells, arrived yesterday afternoon at&nbsp;Chicago&rsquo;s Navy Pier for the VIP opening hours of Expo Chicago art fair, he was ready to buy. &ldquo;I&rsquo;m just looking for something for the walls of my apartment,&rdquo; he said.</p> By Brian Boucher Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/09/18/img-jon-pylypchuk-at-snitzer-expo-chicago_224226594493.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Aimée E. Froom Appointed Curator of Islamic Art at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/aime-e-froom-appointed-curator-of-islamic-art-at-the-museum-of-fine-arts-houston/ <p>The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, announced the selection of Dr. Aim&eacute;e E. Froom as curator of Islamic Art.</p> By Julia Wolkoff Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/09/18/img-aimee-froom_163020309608.jpg_standalone.jpg Catch ’Em All: Can A Pokémon Tournament Be An Artwork? http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/catch-em-all-can-a-pokmon-tournament-be-an-artwork/ <p>A Los Angeles artist named Johnnie JungleGuts lounged on a folding chair in the middle of a tent last Saturday at the tail end of the Great Summer Pok&eacute;mon Festival. He had just stepped off stage after performing "This Charmander," a cover version of the 1984 song "This Charming Man," by English cult favorite The Smiths.&nbsp;</p> By Maxwell Williams Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/09/16/img-pokemon_150301930681.jpg_standalone.jpg Rick Lowe Wins $625,000 MacArthur “Genius” Award http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/rick-lowe-wins-625000-macarthur-genius-award/ <p>&ldquo;My work falls into the category of what I like to call &lsquo;social sculpture,&rsquo;&rdquo; Rick Lowe, one of this year&rsquo;s 21 MacArthur Fellows&nbsp;explained in a video&nbsp;on the MacArthur Foundation&rsquo;s website.</p> By Julia Wolkoff Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/09/17/img-rick-lowe_165347246390.jpg_standalone.jpg Jeanne van Heeswijk to Meld Art and Activism at Bard http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/jeanne-van-heeswijk-to-meld-art-and-activism-at-bard/ <p>Dutch artist and instigator Jeanne van Heeswijk arrives in New York this week to begin her yearlong stint as the inaugural Keith Haring Fellow upstate at Bard College, where she'll "work with students to address questions about how people can better exercise their rights to their own environments," she told <em>A.i.A</em>. by phone last week from New Zealand.</p> By Tracy Zwick Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/09/16/img-jeanne-van-heeswijk_133705529806.jpg_standalone.jpg Sam Moyer http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/rachel-uffner/ <p>Sam Moyer's impressive third solo exhibition at Rachel Uffner advanced the artist's history of creating works that activate a familiar, painterly space on the gallery wall but have much in common with sculpture.</p> By Austin Considine Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/08/31/img-sam-moyer_170430728827.jpg_standalone.jpg Yto Barrada Wins Abraaj Group Prize http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/yto-barrada-wins-abraaj-group-prize/ <p>Moroccan-born artist Yto Barrada has won the Abraaj Group Art Prize, awarded annually since 2008. Barrada gets a $100,000 commission to create a new work to appear in a group show at the seventh edition of the Art Dubai fair (Mar. 18-21, 2015)</p> By Brian Boucher Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/09/15/img-yto-barrada-abraaj-prize_142822837163.jpg_standalone.jpg Matt Connors http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/matt-connors/ <p>A freestanding, 14-foot-tall, canary yellow wall greeted visitors to Matt Connors's third solo show, "Machines," at Canada.&nbsp;</p> By Nora Griffin Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/08/31/img-matt-connors_16573537453.jpg_standalone.jpg The Things They Carried: Lamia Joreige’s Objects of War at the New Museum http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/interviews/the-things-they-carried-lamia-joreiges-objects-of-war-at-the-new-museum/ <p>Lamia Joreige's video installation&nbsp;<em><em>Objects of War</em>&nbsp;</em>stands out as uniquely immersive and affecting in the New Museum's exhibition "Here and Elsewhere."</p> By Jessica Gallucci Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/09/15/img-lamia-joreige_120452921814.jpg_standalone.jpg Brotherly Love, David Lynch-Style http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/interviews/brotherly-love-david-lynch-style-/ <p>Best known as the Academy Award-nominated director of such films as <em>Blue Velvet </em>and <em>Mulholland Drive</em>, David Lynch is also a prolific painter and printmaker. His retrospective "The Unified Field" opens next week at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, where he trained as a painter and made his first forays into filmmaking during the late 1960s.</p> By Edward Epstein Thu, 11 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/09/09/img-david-lynch-1_154444424141.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Dia Art Foundation Names Jessica Morgan Director http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/dia-art-foundation-names-jessica-morgan-director/ <p>Tate Modern curator Jessica Morgan will take the reins at New York's Dia Art Foundation. Replacing&nbsp;<a href="http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/philipe-vergne-named-director-moca-la/">Philipe Vergne, who departed in January to head the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles,</a>&nbsp;Morgan takes up her new post in January 2015.</p> By Brian Boucher Wed, 10 Sep 2014 17:25:00 +0100 /files/2014/09/10/img-jessica-morgan_161907615806.jpg_standalone.jpg Brooklyn Museum Director Arnold Lehman to Retire http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/brooklyn-museum-director-arnold-lehman-to-retire/ <p>During his tenure, the director focused on increasing the diversity of museum visitors, bringing in underserved and younger audiences.</p> By Julia Wolkoff Wed, 10 Sep 2014 13:30:00 +0100 /files/2014/09/10/img-arnold-l-lehman_134956817763.jpg_standalone.jpg Phillips Collection Curator Eliza Rathbone Retires http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/phillips-collection-curator-eliza-rathbone-retires-/ <p>Eliza Rathbone, chief curator of the Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., is stepping down from the position she has held for more than 20 years.</p> By Julia Wolkoff Tue, 09 Sep 2014 12:45:00 +0100 /files/2014/09/09/img-eliza-rathbone_120335220399.jpg_standalone.jpg Meyer Vaisman http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/meyer-vaisman/ <p>An artist of Lithuanian Jewish descent born in Caracas, Meyer Vaisman has made a habit of exploring his own complex sense of identity.</p> By Gillian Young Tue, 09 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/08/31/img-meyer-veisman_165532435298.jpg_standalone.jpg