Art in America - Most Recent The most recent items from Art in America. http://www.artinamericamagazine.com Sat, 31 Jan 2015 14:13:09 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Brad Troemel http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/brad-troemel/ <p>Brad Troemel's deceptively sparse installation at Tomorrow Gallery was awash in lurid color.&nbsp;</p> By Ian Edward Wallace Fri, 30 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/12/20/img-brad-troemel_202737636301.jpg_standalone.jpg Dave Hardy http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/dave-hardy/ <p>At first, "The Hairy Hand," a show of recent sculptures by Brooklyn-based artist Dave Hardy, appeared to be a single, site-specific installation consisting of glass panels, foam and other materials strewn about and piled up on a gray floor.&nbsp;</p> By David Ebony Fri, 30 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/12/20/img-dave-hardy_203222207060.jpg_standalone.jpg “AS WE WERE SAYING” http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/as-we-were-saying/ <p>Meticulously curated by Claire Barliant, "As We Were Saying: Art and Identity in the Age of &lsquo;Post'" dealt with the legacy of identity-based practices within a cultural climate defined by the encroachment of "a new blandness."</p> By David Markus Thu, 29 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/12/20/img-as-we-were-saying_202336822632.jpg_standalone.jpg Lu Yang http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/lu-yang-/ <p>This two-gallery exhibition offered U.S. viewers their first substantial glimpse of the world of Lu Yang, the prodigiously talented enfant terrible of the Chinese art scene.&nbsp;</p> By Christopher Phillips Thu, 29 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/12/20/img-lu-yang-and-hhuuaazzii_202533910758.jpg_standalone.jpg Huguette Caland http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/huguette-caland/ <p>Portraying<strong>&nbsp;</strong>the nude body and female sexuality has long proved problematic for Middle Eastern artists, particularly women. But Lebanese artist Huguette Caland&rsquo;s confidence in rendering these subjects speaks to a not-distant past when such explorations seemed increasingly possible without one&rsquo;s needing to conduct them from exile.&nbsp;</p> By Austin Considine Mon, 19 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/01/12/img-huguette-caland_150220546782.jpg_standalone.jpg Judy Pfaff http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/judy-pfaff/ <p>Navigating Judy Pfaff&rsquo;s exhibitions is like moving through jungle chaos. Multisized assemblages converge into installations that sometimes consume entire rooms.</p> By Dennis Kardon Fri, 16 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/01/12/img-judy-pfaff_145705962881.jpg_standalone.jpg Jeremy DePrez http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/jeremy-deprez/ <p>At a moment when many shows consist of neatly delimited bodies of work in which the artist has tweaked a process or a style to produce a group of paintings that have only minor variations, it was refreshing to walk into a gallery where there were four or five distinct modes on view.&nbsp;</p> By Raphael Rubinstein Thu, 15 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/01/12/img-jeremy-deprez_145132719929.jpg_standalone.jpg From the Archives: Art from Cuba http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/from-the-aia-archives-made-in-the-usa-art-from-cuba/ <p>Long before last month's&nbsp;historic announcement of thawed relations&nbsp;between the U.S. and Cuba, the visual arts had provided a rare avenue of communication between the two Cold War foes. In our April 1986 issue, critic Lucy Lippard examined the sophisticated aesthetics of &ldquo;the new Cuban art.&rdquo;</p> By Lucy R. Lippard Thu, 15 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/01/14/img-cuba1_133646825379.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Jean-Luc Moulène http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/jean-luc-moulne/ <p>If Jean-Luc Moul&egrave;ne&rsquo;s &ldquo;Opus&rdquo;&mdash;an ongoing conglomeration of images and objects the Paris-based artist has produced since 1995&mdash;constitutes a body of work, it is also what his fellow Frenchman Antonin Artaud once termed a &ldquo;body without organs.&rdquo;</p> By Gillian Young Wed, 14 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/01/12/img-jean-luc-moulne_144451464692.jpg_standalone.jpg Mike Cloud http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/mike-cloud/ <p>Mike Cloud lays it on thick&mdash;in his paint application and in his symbolism.&nbsp;</p> By Becky Brown Tue, 13 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/01/12/img-mike-cloud_143650361091.jpg_standalone.jpg Heinz Mack http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/heinz-mack/ <p>The scorching, mutilating and jerry-rigging that characterizes the art of Zero often makes the artists appear more like mad scientists than postwar abstractionists. Invention and experimentation, often involving cheap, quotidian materials, dictated their efforts.</p> By Aimee Walleston Mon, 12 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/01/12/img-heinz-mack-er_135817824123.jpg_standalone.jpg Architectural Light http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/magazine/architectural-light/ <p>During a European sojourn in the mid-1960s, the Chicago-based artist encountered key monuments of modern architecture&mdash;especially Le Corbusier's church in Ronchamp&mdash;that continue to inspire.</p> By Barbara Kasten Fri, 09 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/01/08/img-muse_231122345574.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Together Apart http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/magazine/together-apart/ <p>Relationality, sociality, performativity are just a few of the key terms that John Paul Ricco explores in his new book&nbsp;<em>The Decision Between Us: Art and Ethics in the Time of Scenes</em>.&nbsp;</p> By Christa Noel Robbins Fri, 09 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/01/08/img-books_232850635794.jpg_standalone.jpg R.H. Quaytman http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/rh-quaytman-/ <p>R.H. Quaytman sticks to the rules, even when she's out of her element. The paintings she has produced since 2001 adhere to certain self-imposed parameters.</p> By William S. Smith Fri, 09 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /cms/app/asset/action.php?a=createImage&id=26565&size_suffix=standalone David Ostrowski http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/david-ostrowski-/ <p>German artist David Ostrowski paints quickly and instinctually.&nbsp;</p> By Federico Florian Tue, 06 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/12/20/img-david-ostrowski_184959545411.jpg_standalone.jpg David Casini http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/david-casini/ <p>Italian artist David Casini's first exhibition with Plutschow &amp; Felchlin, "Light, measured. One soon gets used to it," used the gallery's sunlight-flooded central space to showcase eight small glass vitrines, within which organic objects met man-made materials in spare, airy arrangements.&nbsp;</p> By Aoife Rosenmeyer Mon, 05 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/12/20/img-david-casini_184832796240.jpg_standalone.jpg Lazy Susan’s Long Hangover http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/magazine/lazy-susans-long-hangover/ <p>A welter of objects and multi-medium installations, Cosima von Bonin&rsquo;s Vienna retrospective reveals the German artist&rsquo;s career-long commitment to artistic community.&nbsp;</p> By Faye Hirsch Mon, 05 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/01/06/img-cosima-von-bonin-1_152500549506.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Blackness in Abstraction http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/magazine/blackness-in-abstraction/ <p>Through the art of Adam Pendleton, the author argues for an open-ended space in which the terms of historical Conceptualism have shifted.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> By Adrienne Edwards Mon, 05 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/01/06/img-adam-pendleton-1_155349877631.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg In the Studio: Pamela Rosenkranz http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/magazine/in-the-studio-pamela-rosenkranz/ <p>When the Venice Biennale opens in May, Pamela Rosenkranz, who is representing Switzerland, will be 35 years old.&nbsp;Despite her relative youth, she is no stranger to high-profile exhibitions.</p> By Aoife Rosenmeyer Mon, 05 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2015/01/05/img-rosenkranz-9_191253952047.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Hong Kong’s Best, 2014: Jane DeBevoise and Michelle Wong http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/hong-kongrsquos-best-2014-jane-debevois-and-michelle-wong/ <p>Jane DeBevoise is the chair and Michelle Wong is a researcher at Asia Art Archive in Hong Kong. Here, they recall their favorite 2014 exhibitions from the global metropolis.</p> Fri, 02 Jan 2015 16:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/12/30/img-best-of-hong-kong-3_144506687961.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Montreal Biennale http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/montreal-biennale/ <p>An exhibition with four curators, an artistic director-Sylvie Fortin-who came on board relatively late, and a mission to combine local Quebec, Canadian and international artists could easily be a patchwork affair.&nbsp;</p> By Gregory Volk Fri, 02 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/12/20/img-anton-vidokle-and-pelin-tan_200131336492.jpg_standalone.jpg London’s Best, 2014: Julia Peyton-Jones http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/londons-best-2014-julia-peyton-jones/ <p>Julia Peyton-Jones is co-director of London's Serpentine Gallery. Here, she recalls her favorite 2014 exhibitions from England's capital.</p> Tue, 30 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/12/10/img-lawrence-weiner-london-round-up_111315944408.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Elizabeth McAlpine http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/elizabeth-mcalpine-1/ <p>Elizabeth McAlpine's series of 10 photographic works is elusive, even deceptive, but not in the way we typically think of photography as being.</p> By Mark Prince Tue, 30 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/12/20/img-mcalpine_184634584581.jpg_standalone.jpg L.A.’s Best, 2014: Connie Butler http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/las-best-2014-connie-butler/ <p>Connie Butler is the chief curator at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. With critic Michael Ned Holte, she co-curated the second "Made in L.A." biennial this year. Here, she recalls her top shows (and a performance) from 2014 in the City of Angels.<strong><br /></strong></p> Mon, 29 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/12/10/img-edgar-arceneaux-la-round-up_110757395317.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Jason de Haan http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/jason-de-haan/ <p>Jason de Haan's first solo exhibition, in his hometown of Calgary in 2007, was titled "Where the Ocean Meets This Guy"&mdash;a phrase that conjured the enormity of the natural world and humans' insignificance in front of it.</p> By Gabrielle Moser Mon, 29 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/11/24/img-de-haan_203708612674.jpg_standalone.jpg New York’s Best, 2014: Simon Castets http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/new-yorks-best-2014-simon-castets/ <p>Simon Castets is director of New York's Swiss Institute. Here, he recalls his favorite Gotham exhibitions of 2104.<strong><br /></strong></p> Fri, 26 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/06/24/img-sam-pulitzer_091503477022.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Taipei Biennial 2014 http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/taipei-biennial-2014/ <p>The title of the 2014 Taipei Biennial, "The Great Acceleration: Art in the Anthropocene," translates into the cultural arena an idea that has become increasingly accepted among scientists.&nbsp;</p> By Kevin McGarry Fri, 26 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /cms/app/asset/action.php?a=createImage&id=26555&size_suffix=standalone Chicago’s Best, 2014: Solveig Øvstebø http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/chicagos-best-2014-solveig-vsteb/ <p>Solveig &Oslash;vsteb&oslash; is director of Chicago's Renaissance Society. Here, she recalls her favorite Windy City exhibitions of 2104.<strong><br /></strong></p> Tue, 23 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/12/23/img-szalon_123442499720.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Frieze New York 2015 Exhibitor List Revealed http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/frieze-new-york-2015-exhibitor-list-revealed/ <p>Nearly 200 galleries will participate, approximately the same number as last year. About 30 percent are from New York. Exhibitors hail from 33 countries and territories, from Austria and Estonia to Taiwan and the United Arab Emirates. Last year, about 40,000 people attended the fair.</p> By Brian Boucher Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:40:00 +0100 /files/2013/02/05/img-longshows_124157581868.jpg_standalone.jpg Ellen Lesperance http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/ellen-lesperance/ <p>Despite wishful arguments for art as an agent of change, art-making itself can never be confused with real activism, where personal liberty, livelihoods, bodies, even lives are laid on the line.&nbsp;</p> By Sue Taylor Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/12/18/img-ellen-lesperance_144705643014.jpg_standalone.jpg From the A.i.A. Archive: Robert Storr on Adriana Varejão http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/from-the-aia-archive-robert-storr-on-adriana-varejo/ <p><em>On the occasion of Adriana Varej&atilde;o's first solo museum exhibition in the United States, now at the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston (through Apr. 5, 2015), </em>A.i.A. <em>delved into the archives. In the article "The Carioca &amp; the Paulista," in our September 2012 issue, curator and critic Robert Storr asserted that along with Jac Leirner, Varej&atilde;o stands at the forefront of Brazilian art today. </em></p> By Robert Storr Wed, 17 Dec 2014 10:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/11/21/img-varejao-linda-de-lapa_1600538089.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Lisa Williamson http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/lisa-williamson-/ <p>For "People in Nature," her first solo exhibition at this year-old, eclectic Hollywood gallery, Lisa Williamson produced seven carved wood totems.</p> By Kate Wolf Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/11/24/img-lisa-williamson_203610138888.jpg_standalone.jpg Sabina Ott http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/sabina-ott/ <p>Sabina Ott began her career on the West Coast as a painter in the 1980s. But it didn't take long for her work to extend off the canvas into sculpture, video and installation, often coming together in "environments that amplify sensations," as she stated in a 1999 essay published on her website.</p> By Kyle MacMillan Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/11/24/img-sabina-ott_202854233746.jpg_standalone.jpg Stéphane Aquin Named Chief Curator, Hirshhorn Museum http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/stphane-aquin-named-chief-curator-hirshhorn-museum/ <p>Aquin has been the curator of contemporary art at the Montreal Museum of Fine Art since 1998.</p> By Brian Boucher Mon, 15 Dec 2014 17:30:00 +0100 /files/2014/12/15/img-stphane-aquin_165133529352.jpg_standalone.jpg Jennifer rosa http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/jennifer-rosa/ <p>Founded in 2005 in Vicenza, Italy, by a closely knit group of dancers, choreographers and performance artists, the collective known as Jennifer rosa enlists their own bodies and those of others to create formally rigorous, psychologically searching video, photography and performance<strong>&nbsp;</strong>works.&nbsp;</p> By Peter R. Kalb Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/11/24/img-jennifer-rosa_20242788759.jpg_standalone.jpg Virgil Marti http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/virgil-marti/ <p>Philadelphia-based Virgil Marti titled his first solo show at Locks after Forest Park, in his native St. Louis.&nbsp;</p> By Jennie Hirsh Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/11/24/img-virgil-marti_20273427455.jpg_standalone.jpg From the A.i.A. Archive: John Ashbery on Jane Freilicher http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/from-the-aia-archive-john-ashbery-on-jane-freilicher/ <p>"Creation&mdash;fresh, unassuming, a little awkward still with some of its folds not yet shaken out," John Ashbery wrote, is Jane Freilicher's subject.</p> Fri, 12 Dec 2014 16:30:00 +0100 /files/2014/12/12/img-freilicher-twelfth-street-and-beyond_161655298821.jpg_standalone.jpg He Works, We Work, They Work: Christian Jankowski’s Manifesta http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/he-works-we-work-they-work-christian-jankowskis-manifesta/ <p>A curious crowd came to hear <a href="http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/christian-jankowski/">Christian Jankowski</a>, German artist and Manifesta 11 curator, explain his concept for the show at a press conference in Zurich on Thursday.</p> By Aoife Rosenmeyer Fri, 12 Dec 2014 13:30:00 +0100 /files/2014/12/12/img-christian-jankowski-manifesta_121046676937.jpg_standalone.jpg Carlos Motta, Nástio Mosquito Win Future Generation Art Prize http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/carlos-motta-nstio-mosquito-win-future-generation-art-prize/ <p>Carlos Motta of Colombia and N&aacute;stio Mosquito of Angola have been awarded the main prize of the third edition of the Future Generation Art Prize, sharing $100,000. They beat out <a href="http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/shortlist-revealed-for-pinchuks-100000-future-generation-prize-/">a shortlist of some 19 other artists</a>.</p> By Elizabeth Sultzer Fri, 12 Dec 2014 13:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/12/12/img-motta-and-mosquito-win-future-generation-prize_122534918581.jpg_standalone.jpg Gordon Hall http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/gordon-hall/ <p>For Gordon Hall's first solo exhibition at Foxy Production, the New York-based artist presented a series of precise, minimal sculptures and site-specific works that made veiled reference to objects of traditional American culture.&nbsp;</p> By Ian Edward Wallace Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/11/24/img-gordon-hall_203058462738.jpg_standalone.jpg