Art in America - Most Recent The most recent items from Art in America. http://www.artinamericamagazine.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:19:42 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Living Live, Live: Peter Coffin Launches Clocktower Radio Show http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/living-live-live-peter-coffin-launches-clocktower-radio-show-/ <p>New York's <a href="http://clocktower.org/radio">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 http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/magazine/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 http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/magazine/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 http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/magazine/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 http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/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 http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/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 http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/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 http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/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 http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/lydia-yee-hired-as-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 http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/warhol-lawrence-and-diebenkorn-troves-to-cantor-arts-center/ <p>Stanford University's <a href="http://museum.stanford.edu/">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 http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/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 http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/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 http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/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 http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/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 http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/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 http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/interviews/missed-connections-jan-frank-and-john-chamberlain/ <p><a href="http://www.nahmadcontemporary.com/exhibitions/jan-frank-gangster-of-love-crushed">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; http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/interviews/walk-like-an-egyptian-donald-baechler-on-his-controversial-ldquowalking-figurerdquo/ <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 http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/michelle-stuart-1/ <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 http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/interviews/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 http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/interviews/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 http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/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="http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/barry-bergdoll-leaves-moma-for-columbia/">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 http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/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 http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/interviews/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 Pascual Sisto http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/pascual-sisto/ <p>In what has become common practice&mdash;arguably reaching something of a zenith with Christian Marclay's 2010 video&nbsp;<em>The Clock&mdash;</em>Pascual Sisto built part of his recent site-specific video installation,&nbsp;<em>Monument Valley</em>(2014)<em>,&nbsp;</em>around the seamless editing of preexisting footage.</p> By Kate Wolf Mon, 14 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/07/14/img-pascual-sisto_101011444149.jpg_standalone.jpg Hairy Who: Funky, Folky and Still Fresh http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/interviews/hairy-who-funky-folky-and-still-fresh/ <p>Who doesn't love the Hairy Who? That's the implicit message of <em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><a href="http://pentimentiproductions.org/projects/hairy-who">Hairy Who &amp; The Chicago Imagists</a></em>, a new documentary film directed by Leslie Buchbinder, the daughter of Chicago collectors Henry and Gilda Buchbinder.</p> By Richard Vine Mon, 14 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/07/14/img-hairy-who-1_120538358237.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Lynne Cooke Named National Gallery of Art Senior Curator http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/lynne-cooke-named-national-gallery-of-art-senior-curator/ <p>The <a href="http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb.html">National Gallery of Art</a>, Washington, D.C., has appointed Lynne Cooke senior curator of special projects in modern art, effective August 11. &nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> By Ellen Schafer Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/07/11/img-lynne-cooke_141251793159.jpg_standalone.jpg Kara Walker’s Sugar Sphinx Draws 130K Visitors, up to 10K/Day http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/kara-walkers-sugar-sphinx-draws-130k-visitors-up-to-10kday/ <p>"A Subtlety," Kara Walker's project featuring a massive sugar-coated sphinx with exaggerated African-American features, surrounded by life-size human figures, drew 130,000 visitors during its eight-week run (May 10-July 6).&nbsp;</p> By Brian Boucher Thu, 10 Jul 2014 17:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/07/10/img-kara-walker-subtlety_163304717535.jpg_standalone.jpg Jonathan Binstock Named Director of Rochester’s Memorial Art Gallery http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/jonathan-binstock-named-director-of-rochesterrsquos-memorial-art-gallery/ <p>Jonathan Binstock has been named director of the Memorial Art Gallery at the University of Rochester, N.Y. He succeeds Grant Holcomb, who retired this month after a nearly 29-year tenure. Binstock will be the museum's seventh director.</p> By Elizabeth Fazzare Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:15:00 +0100 /files/2014/07/10/img-binstock_135907516297.jpg_standalone.jpg Agnès Varda http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/agnes-varda/ <p>For her first museum exhibition in the United States, Agn&egrave;s Varda has returned to California.&nbsp;</p> By Megan Heuer Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2013/10/31/img-agns-varda_124440987788.jpg_standalone.jpg Yilmaz Dziewior Will Direct Cologne’s Museum Ludwig http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/yilmaz-dziewior-will-direct-colognes-museum-ludwig-/ <p>The Museum Ludwig in Cologne has appointed Yilmaz Dziewior its new director, effective February 2015.&nbsp;</p> By Leigh Anne Miller Wed, 09 Jul 2014 18:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/07/09/img-yilmaz-dziewior_155632363406.jpg_standalone.jpg Signature Piece: The Comeback of Ericson and Ziegler http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/interviews/signature-piece-the-comeback-of-ericson-and-ziegler-/ <p>Controversial then, and largely forgotten now, the artist duo Kate Ericson and Mel Ziegler emerged in the early 1980s from the theoretically oriented program at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), in Valencia, and pioneered a hybrid form of performance, conceptual and Land art.&nbsp;</p> By Julie Baumgardner Wed, 09 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/07/09/img-ericson-and-ziegler-3_183747971246.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Lane Hagood http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/lane-hagood/ <p>Visitors to Lane Hagood's recent show had to pass between two literary references in the gallery's front space before getting to the artist's six new paintings (all 2014).</p> By Raphael Rubinstein Tue, 08 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/06/29/img-hagood_204421930328.jpg_standalone.jpg Zlatko Ćosić http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/zlatko-cosic/ <p>A refugee of the Yugoslav wars, Zlatko Ćosić reflects on his transcultural survival narrative in the seven video works that comprised "Still Adjusting," his recent solo exhibition at Gallery 210 at the University of Missouri, St. Louis.</p> By Jessica Baran Mon, 07 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/06/29/img-zlatko-cosic_204212617617.jpg_standalone.jpg Rendering the Veil: Izhar Patkin at MASS MoCA http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/interviews/rendering-the-veil-izhar-patkin-at-mass-moca/ <p>It took 10 years to develop the unique printer used to create the exquisitely rendered veils at the core of Israeli-born artist Izhar Patkin's survey "The Wandering Veil," on view at MASS MoCA.</p> By Phoebe Hoban Mon, 07 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/07/03/img-patkin-01_135004362334.jpg_wide_hthumb.jpg Miranda Lash Named Speed Art Museum’s Contemporary Art Curator http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/miranda-lash-named-speed-art-museums-contemporary-art-curator/ <p><a href="http://www.speedmuseum.org/visit.html">The Speed Art Museum</a> in Louisville, Ky., has appointed Miranda Lash its new curator of contemporary art.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> By Ellen Schafer Thu, 03 Jul 2014 19:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/07/03/img-miranda-lash_180411465621.jpg_standalone.jpg Opposition Group Files Suit to Halt Corcoran Dissolution http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/opposition-group-files-suit-to-halt-corcoran-dissolution/ <p>The proposed dissolution of the Corcoran Gallery of Art and the Corcoran College of Art and Design may have hit a roadblock.</p> By Leigh Anne Miller Thu, 03 Jul 2014 11:45:00 +0100 /files/2014/02/19/img-corcoran_165624689386.jpg_standalone.jpg Judy Ledgerwood http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/judy-ledgerwood/ <p>Best known for canvases with electric colors and bold patterns, Chicago artist Judy Ledgerwood has increasingly ventured into the realm of installation in recent years, painting directly on gallery walls to create enveloping works.</p> By Kyle MacMillan Thu, 03 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/06/29/img-judy-ledgerwood_204044204884.jpg_standalone.jpg Los Angeles Commissions Glenn Kaino for Public Artwork http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/los-angeles-commissions-glenn-kaino-for-public-artwork/ <p>Los Angeles has commissioned artist Glenn Kaino to create a major public artwork as part of the Sixth Street Viaduct Replacement Project. Also known as the Sixth Street Bridge, the Sixth Street Viaduct is one of 14 historic structures crossing the Los Angeles River, bridging the city's arts district and the neighborhood of Boyle Heights.</p> By Matthew Shen Goodman Wed, 02 Jul 2014 14:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/07/02/img-glenn-kaino_134316965174.jpg_standalone.jpg Yeesookyung http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/yeesookyung/ <p>This exhibition by Korean artist Yeesookyung (b. 1963) was her first solo in North America in nearly 20 years. It overlapped with the Philadelphia Museum of Art's "Treasures from Korea," a wide-ranging survey of the arts of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910).&nbsp;</p> By A. M. Weaver Wed, 02 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/06/29/img-yeesookyung_203948755442.jpg_standalone.jpg Carnegie Reveals More Acquisitions from International http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/carnegie-reveals-more-acquisitions-from-international/ <p>Pittsburgh's&nbsp; <a href="http://www.cmoa.org/ExhibitionDetail.aspx?id=23042">Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA)</a> has announced its third and final acquisition of works by artists included the <a href="http://ci13.cmoa.org/">2013-14 Carnegie International</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> By Ellen Schafer Tue, 01 Jul 2014 13:00:00 +0100 /files/2014/06/30/img-lara-favaretto_155542454844.jpg_standalone.jpg